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RVH Foundation chairman David McCullough, RVH president and CEO Janice Skot, Lloyd Lawrence and David Blenkarn. SUBMITTED

RVH honours Lawrence

On Thursday night during a donor appreciation event held at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), longtime RVH friend Lloyd Lawrence was honoured with the David Blenkarn Spirit Award.

Midhurst resident Robert Wellwood stopped in at St. Vincent Park in Barrie on Friday while playing Pokemon Go. Since mid-July, Wellwood says he has walked more than 180 kilometres while playing the smartphone-based game. However, a Barrie city councillor has called for more bylaw enforcement in her ward due to increased garbage and poor driving habits. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Pokemon, go away

Coun. Bonnie Ainsworth would like to see Pokemon Go players gone from her part of the city.

Students from École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance in Barrie joined other francophone schools across the province Friday as they celebrated Journée des Franco-Ontariens with special activities throughout the day. ANDREW PHILIPS/PHOTO

Barrie francophones celebrate

Students from École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance in Barrie joined other francophone schools across the province Friday as they celebrated Journée des Franco-Ontariens with special activities throughout the day.

Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School in Beeton had 74 of its windows smashed overnight Wednesday to Thursday, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. MIRIAM KING POSTMEDIA NETWORK.

School windows smashed

NEW TECUMSETH – Someone smashed 74 windows at Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School in Beeton this week, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Barrie's Lockhart Rd. to be closed

GO Transit requires the full closure of Barrie's Lockhart Road, from Yonge Street to the 20th Sideroad, for an emergency repair to the railway crossing.

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Grow-op raided

NEW TECUMSETH – A licensed marijuana growing operation near Beeton which police say had significantly exceeded its limit was raided by OPP Tuesday, leading to drug production charges against four people.

Money owing

A Barrie man faces weapon, forcible confinement and threatening charges after he went looking for money owed at two city residences this week.

Adding some pomp and ceremony Town Crier Steve Travers proclaims the Barrie's Historical Archive officially open during Wednesday's official launch at City Hall. The archive is a free online museum which helps to celebrate and preserve Barrie's rich history through digital media. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

GALLERY: Celebrating local history

The Barrie Historical Archive hosted the grand unveiling of its online museum on Wednesday at Barrie City Hall with 10 of the city's former mayors in attendance. The archive is a free online museum which helps to celebrate and preserve Barrie's rich history through digital media. The archive can be viewed at www.barriearchive.ca.

Over a dozen transport truck trailers have taken up billboard duty along a section of the 400 highway just north of Innisfil Beach Road. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Remove trailer ads: Lehman

Ontario's Transportation Ministry needs to get moving and remove trailer advertising littering the Highway 400 corridor near Barrie, says Mayor Jeff Lehman.

Women groped

City police are investigating two sexual gropings Tuesday in Barrie.