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'Illuminate Barrie' will include fireworks, a cultural festival, public art, live music and interactive displays as part of Celebrate Barrie, to celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary this year. City of Barrie image

Flags on waterfront

Illuminate Barrie will include 150 new Canadian flags around the waterfront and two new paintings to be installed.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibault during an event Friday to outline the province's Fair Hydro Plan.

Minister visits Orillia to outline hydro plan

It definitely had a pre-election feel, but Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibault said he had been planning to visit Orillia for weeks to discuss his government's plan to tackle escalating electricity prices.

Check your schedule

High school students with the public board better carefully check their schedules later this month.

Stranger inside

BRADFORD – A teenager was arrested after a man awoke Thursday morning to find someone inside his Fletcher Street home.

South Simcoe police

No walking away

INNISFIL – A hit-and-run crash Thursday evening resulted in the arrest of an Alliston man on foot later that night.

City police are looking for two men after a car trailer was taken from Georgian Chevrolet last Sunday. Contributed photo

Car trailer stolen

Barrie police are looking for two men after a car trailer was stolen from Georgian Chevrolet on March 19.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Pete Sheehan, president of OPSEU Local 329 at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, seen speaking during a rally last year said more full-time staff would help to alleviate problems at the Penetanguishene facility that now faces three Ministry of Labour charges.

Waypoint charged by Ministry of Labour

A Penetanguishene mental health facility that houses some of Ontario's most dangerous forensic patients faces three provincial charges relating to a patient attack on staff last April.

Clayton Donoghue photo. (Supplied Photo)

Donoghue back in court in April

Clayton Donoghue, 62, returns to court April 26 to be sentenced on two charges after pleading guilty late last year to one count of uttering a forged document and another of obstructing a public officer of the Armed Forces police. During that appearance, he also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to two years’ proba