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Glenn Robbins pushes the wheelbarrow with mulch as his friend Nick Thirgood follows him at the tree-planting event, Sunday, near the Barrie landfill organized by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and its partners. Photo by Moush Sara John

Putting down roots

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and partners of The Creeks Project held a tree-planting community event on Sunday at the headwaters of Dyment's Creek.

Pickup truck driver charged

ORO-MEDONTE - A 23- year-old Bracebridge man is facing in impaired driving-related charge after OPP received complaints about a pickup truck causing an issue on the road.

Tess Wilk gets in all the cracks to help clean up Barrie's waterfront Saturday morning. ZACH MACPHERSON/PHOTO

Spring cleaning

Volunteers turned out in droves Saturday morning to help tidy up Barrie's waterfront.

OPP investigate death

TINY TWP. – OPP are investigating after a man was found dead near a residence on Farlain Lake Road Saturday afternoon.

Orchidee Xuan Lan Bongard, 46, died after the car she was driving collided with a transport truck on Highway 400 early Thursday morning. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

'Orchidee was a determined girl'

Full of love, luck and determination, Orchidee Xuan Lan Bongard lost her life in a flash of metal when her car collided with a transport truck on Highway 400 early Thursday morning.

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) watershed co-ordinator Andee Pelan teaches Tayte Pelan to plant a tree as Rowyn McNair looks on. The LSRCA is hosting a community tree planting in Barrie on Sunday. Moush Sara John

Planting an idea

The intermittent cold and sometimes freezing rain has not deterred the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and partners of The Creeks Project to hold a tree-planting community event on Sunday at the headwaters of Dyment's Creek.

St. John Ambulance Barrie Simcoe Muskoka — along with Simcoe County paramedics, the Springwater Township fire department and the OPP — are hosting a natural disaster response training exercise on Sunday. Herman Koeslag Photo

Planning for disaster

SPRINGWATER TWP. — There will be casualties, injuries and broken bones aplenty at the Barrie Community Sports Complex on Sunday.