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Keith and Eve Binns are astonished and grateful, as AM Roofing Solutions Ltd. of Collingwood replaced the roof of their Sandycove Acres home, in honour of their seven-year-old grandson Carson, who is battling illness. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

A roof for Carson

INNISFIL - A Collingwood-base roofing company gave an Innisfil family an early Christmas gift on the weekend - a free roof job.

Good weather and the spirit to join the community in giving back to the less fortunate brought out a large crowd to this years CANIrunning Snowflake Series event held at Couchiching Beach Park on Sunday morning. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Runners enjoy milder weather

Bracebridge runner Tyler Thomson beat his personal best 5K run time by finishing just under 17 minutes at the inaugural CANIrunning Snowflake Series race.

South Simcoe police RIDE spotcheck. FILE PHOTO

Impaired charge

INNISFIL – A Newmarket man who denied drinking early Sunday faces an impaired driving charge after failing a roadside test.

Master Corp. David Anderson, 45,

UPDATE: Soldier killed in crash

ESSA TWP. – The Canadian soldier killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Angus was an avionics systems technician with 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

Drunk driver hits vehicle: police

Two men are facing impaired driving charges after one crashed his pickup truck into a parked vehicle and the other was found passed at the wheel, both in Barrie.

South Simcoe police

Police board OKs budget hike

The Bradford West Gwillimbury-Innisfil Police Services Board has approved a 2016 South Simcoe Police budget - including the operating budget of $16.345 million, representing an increase of about $630,000 over 2015, or 3.98%.

The malls and stores in Barrie have been packed with shoppers trying to take advantage of Black Friday sales. The buying is expected to continue Monday when shoppers are urged to go online for Cyber Monday. Above, shoppers make their way through the RioCan Georgian Mall in Barrie. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Hitting the stores

The malls and stores in Barrie have been packed with shoppers trying to take advantage of Black Friday sales.

Man wanted in armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man in connection with an armed robbery that took place in Orillia Thursday between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.


County targets homelessness

Simcoe County council will soon vote on whether to help fund community-based homeless initiatives in Orillia, Barrie and Midland.