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IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER Barrie's former Lakeview Dairy site has been tied up in the courts since late 2011, but the Ontario Superior of Justice has recently dismissed the lawsuit by a potential developer and 185/205 Dunlop St. E. is for sale

Lakeview land up for grabs

A lawsuit has been dismissed against the owners of Barrie's former Lakeview Dairy site, so this prime piece of waterfront property is on the market again.

Reuters The federal government has opened doors to privatized vendors for medical marijuana production.

Medical pot talk surfaces

INNISFIL — Innisfil residents learned more about medical marijuana production facilities in the town during an open house Thursday evening.

OPP officer hurt in crash

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY TWP. - An OPP officer suffered minor injuries following an early-morning crash on Highway 400, Thursday,

Firefighters from Springwater and Tay townships battled a blaze at a farmhouse on Floss Road 8 west of Ushers Sideroad north of Barrie Friday afternoon. There were no injuries and it is believed the house was unoccupied at the time. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Farmhouse gutted by fire

Firefighters from Springwater and Tay townships battled a blaze at a farmhouse on Floss Road 8 west of Ushers Sideroad north of Barrie Friday afternoon.

CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER Registered nurses Miae Kim, left, Eloise Bonin, Marian Facciolo, Lori Brown and Anita Moore picket on St. Vincent Street near the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit in Barrie, Friday.

Health-care workers walk the line

Bundled up against the frigid wind, dozens of nurses walked the picket line on Sperling Drive Friday in Barrie after talks with management at the province's Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) broke down, Thursday.

Garbage can damage

A Barrie man used a garbage can to cause several hundred dollars in damage to an apartment building lobby Friday morning.

South Simcoe police RIDE spotcheck. QMI FILE PHOTO

More RIDE

South Simcoe police will be raising their game for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Driver's licence suspended

BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY – A Toronto man who misidentified himself to police after his vehicle went into the ditch Thursday faces two charges.

Twice the limit

A complaint led to impaired driving charges against a senior Thursday in Barrie.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Jim Woodford, pictured Thursday in his Sugarbush home with his wife, Pat, is dying of cancer. Woodford is upset the charitable status of an organization called Dying With Dignity, which advocates for more patient say on the issue of right-to-die, has been revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Dying with dignity

For the past two decades, Jim Woodford has spent time helping dying cancer patients come to terms with the fact their lives are ending.

Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bone-marrow donor for myelodysplastic syndrome. Hekman's sister, Kathi Anderson, who donated blood for the first time for the cause, watches Canadian Blood Services (CBS) phlebotomist Terri Brunelle prepare Spiegelberg for his donation. Dozens of paramedics — and even strangers coming into the Bayview Drive CBS facility for a scheduled donation — took part. A second blood donor clinic has been set up at the Simcoe County administration offices in the mobile unit on Monday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Giving their all

Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bone-marrow donor for myelodysplastic syndrome.