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Janie Cooper-Wilson, right, admires the Lieutenant Governer's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership received last week by Mayor Harry Hughes on behalf of the township for the work done on the restoration of the Oro-African Church. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Oro-Medonte church receives heritage awards

To Janie Cooper-Wilson, the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church is a gold mine of history, culture and community, and recognition of its restoration by the province is incentive to use it as a beacon of hope.

Drug raids, charges

Six people face drug-related charges after police raided homes in Barrie and Innisfil Wednesday morning.

No light on e-bike

NEW TECUMSETH – An Alliston woman was charged after police spotted her e-bike going south on 8th Avenue without its front light on Sunday night.

After over 40 years of service to the community the Crock & Block Restaurant, located on Bayfield Street, has closed its doors. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Crock & Block closes

After over 40 years of service to the community the Crock & Block Restaurant, located on Bayfield Street, has closed its doors.

While walking along Barrie’s North Shore Trail, a couple ventures out onto the ice as fog hovers over Kempenfelt Bay on Wednesday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Foggiest of walks

While walking along Barrie’s North Shore Trail, a couple ventures out onto the ice as fog hovers over Kempenfelt Bay on Wednesday.

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood. SUBMITTED

Sexual assaults review

Barrie city police will review every sexual assault investigation during 2015 and 2016, in response to a national story on the frequency of unfounded reports.

Barrie city police are looking for this man in connection with frauds totalling $50,000. Submitted photo

High heating bill

The bill has reached $50,000 for Barrie heating and air conditioning businesses recently defrauded.

Peggy and Dave Lynn walk along the boardwalk in the fog Wednesday morning. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Walkers in the fog

Fog blanketed Barrie Wednesday morning and is expected to hang around bringing warm temperatures into Thursday.

No licence

INNISFIL – A local man faces charges after police stopped a speeding car on 20 Sideroad Tuesday evening.