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An OPP cruiser.

Excavator stolen

Police are looking for a mini-excavator stolen in Oro-Medonte Township earlier this week.

YMCA opening doors as warming centre

In response to the extreme-cold alert announced Friday by Environment Canada, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s health, fitness and aquatic centres will be open and free to the public during normal business hours, to be used as warming centres for the duration of the alert.

South Simcoe police have released this image of a woman suspected of stealing shoes from Famous Footwear at Tanger Outlets in Cookstown.

Shoes take walk

INNISFIL – South Simcoe police are looking for a woman after a $100 pair of Nike shoes were walked out of Famous Footwear at Cookstown's Tanger Outlets.

Keys taken

INNISFIL – A citizen took the keys from a suspected impaired driver after seeing the car in front of him being driver erratically.

Avoiding RIDE

BRADFORD – A driver who made a u-turn to avoid a RIDE check early Friday faces numerous charges.

Family Day fun in Barrie. ZACH MACPHERSON/File

Family Day activities in Barrie

The City of Barrie has plenty of events and activities planned to keep you and your family busy this Family Day (Monday). The holiday will also affect certain services. Here is what residents need to know this Family Day:

Mary Ellen Love, registered nurse in the cancer program, was honoured for 45 years of services at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) annual Service Awards.  Congratulating Love is Kirsten Parker (left), chair, Board of Directors, RVH, and Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. SUBMITTED  

RVH honours long-time employees

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) recently honoured employees and physicians for their years of service, celebrating their dedication and commitment to the health centre and its patients.

Man barred from LCBO

BRADFORD – A man wanted for lifting two bottles of liquor from an LCBO store here Wednesday afternoon was later arrested for public intoxication at the Lefroy liquor store.

Jake Lucas readies to drill for soil samples at the Barrie's waterfront as snow squalls are forecasted to hit the area Friday afternoon. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Frigid temps hamper work

STAFF – As the mercury tumbled, two men dressed for the cold were dispatched to take soil samples at the lake shore on Friday.

Tardy charge

BRADFORD – A man who was three hours late for his court date spent the night in jail.

Indecent act

City police are looking for a man who exposed himself to LCBO customers in downtown Barrie on Thursday afternoon.