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MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Doug Moore, supervisor at New Path Youth and Family Services in Orillia, speaks about the importance of increasing awareness of children's mental health.

Minding their health

A Ramara Township school is jumping on board the province-wide Children's Mental Health Week campaign.

Midland painted turtles Mike Francis Photo

Handle with care

Be careful where you walk, there may be creatures underfoot slithering and hopping into spring.

Edith Ferrier places a wreath at at Barrie City Hall, Thursday, to remember fallen workers. Under Bill 180 all flags at government buildings were flown at half-staff to honour the National Day of Mourning. CHERYLBROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

National Day of Mourning: SEE TWEETS

The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

Vehicle punched

A spray can was thrown at a vehicle, which was then punched, when a motorist almost hit a construction worker in Barrie Wednesday afternoon.

Cosmetics arrest

A Barrie woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of cosmetics from a Cundles Road East grocery store.

GISELE WINTON SARVIS PHOTO Ron Anderson, seen outside his business, resigned from Wasaga Beach council at the April 21 meeting, for reasons over his frustration with the divisiveness of council.

'I didn't like the way things were run'

WASAGA BEACH - Ex-Wasaga Beach councillor Ron Anderson said he quit abruptly at the last council meeting due to frustration over ongoing divisiveness in council, particularly between the Mayor Brian Smith and Deputy Mayor Nina Bifolchi.