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Driving a garden tractor pulling a trailer filled with cold drinks at the Georgian Bay Steam Show in Cookstown, Ont. on Saturday July 30, 2016. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Steam show rolling in Cookstown

The Georgian Bay Steam Show takes place all Civic Long Weekend, July 29-Aug. 1 at the Georgian Bay Steam, Auto, Gas & Antiques Club's show grounds on Victoria Street West in Cookstown.

RIDE nets no impaired drivers

(WASAGA BEACH.) – Huronia West OPP officers conducted two RIDE programs on Friday night and laid no impaired driving charges after checking more than 200 vehicles.

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Town eyeing review of train whistles

INNISFIL - The Town of Innisfil will approach Metrolinx to determine what is needed to eliminate train whistles at a number of public crossings, including the 10th Line, 7th Line, 5th Line/Belle Aire Beach Road, Killarney Beach Road, Shoreacres Drive, and Gilford Road.

The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count is running in Barrie until Aug. 15. PHOTO: COURTESY OF VICTORIA MACPHAIL OF WILDLIFE PRESERVATION CANADA

Barrie ripe for bumblebee count

If you see Barrie residents seemingly urging shrubbery and flowers to smile as they take close-up snapshots, they may not be as crazy as they seem.

Two are dead following a Highway 401 multi-car accident on Sunday.

Charges pending in cattle truck crash

(NEW TECUSMETH) - OPP expect to lay charges against the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying 40 cows that collided with a pickup truck on Highway 89 west of Alliston.

Yonge Street (County Rd. 4) is down to a single lane, at times this week for resurfacing from Fennell's Corners to Bradford. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Roadwork snarls traffic near Bradford

(STAFF) - Traffic has been snarled on Yonge Street (County Road 4) this week warning motorists of construction planned between Fennell's Corners (County Rd. 89) in Innisfil, and the north limit of Bradford.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Brant Mawdsley heads the Orillia branch of People First of Ontario, a group that provides support and advocacy for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Putting people first

Brant Mawdsley wants to help people with intellectual and physical disabilities become champions for their own rights -- as someone who knows well what it means to be marginalized.