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Members of the both the Barrie rowing club and canoe club fight the cold wind as they worked away at reassembling and installing the dock for another season on Kempenfelt Bay on Saturday. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

New dock, new season

Members of the both the Barrie rowing club and canoe club fight the cold wind as they worked away at reassembling and installing the dock for another season on Kempenfelt Bay on Saturday.

Paramedics prepare to remove “victims” in a mock collision between a GO train and a car on Tuesday during a Train Safety Week exercise on the tracks in Bradford West Gwillimbury. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

More trains lead to safety message

The scenario had a driver texting and failing to see the flashing lights at a level crossing along the GO train line between Barrie and Bradford on Tuesday.

Justin Corry, left, sends a bag of donated clothes through the air on Saturday to fellow worker Parker O'Hara at Kidney Clothes, a trust that raises funds for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Donations for Kidney Foundation

Justin Corry, left, sends a bag of donated clothes through the air on Saturday to fellow worker Parker O'Hara at Kidney Clothes, a trust that raises funds for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Insp. Tina Chalk of the OPP speaks at a news conference Tuesday morning, announcing more charges laid against an Oro-Medonte man. Det.-Staff Sgt. Scott Moore and Jennifer Richardson, director of the provincial anti-human trafficking co-ordination office, joined Chalk as speakers. PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES

'It happens right here'

An Oro-Medonte man already facing 21 sex-related charges has been hit with a further five, after two more persons believed to be victims have come forward.

Man facing 17 charges

BRADFORD – Two men face multiple charges after being stopped in a stolen car Monday afternoon in the downtown.

South Simcoe police

Firearm robbery

INNISFIL – A man was shot with a pellet gun and robbed of his car Wednesday night on the 10th Line, near Lake Simcoe.

A public meeting was held Monday for the proposed development of a second 11-storey apartment building at 37 Johnson St. in Barrie. MHBC Planning image

Roar of opposition

There was no lack of squeaky wheels grinding against a proposed apartment tower in the east-end at Barrie City Hall Monday night.

Barrie firefighters were called to a brush fire in a wooded ravine near Harvie Road and Emms Street Sunday afternoon in the city's south end. There were no injuries. Firefighters Eric Webster, left, and Bryce Aitken make their way out of the bush after they and fellow firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. Area fire departments are reminding residents to be especially cautious as local fields and forests begin to dry up this time of year.

That time of year again

Barrie firefighters were called to a brush fire in a wooded ravine near Harvie Road and Emms Street Sunday afternoon in the city's south end.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Bridget Higgins is pictured next to the stone she bought in memory of her late husband Barry Higgins, a former OPP civilian employee. The money goes to the OPP Youth Foundation that helps young people across the province.

Support a stone's throw away

For Bridget Higgins, having her late husband's name etched in stone is about more than just keeping his memory alive -- it also helps out youth in the community.

A man passed out in a parked vehicle that was still running drew the attention of a security guard early Saturday morning.

Asleep behind the wheel

A man passed out in a parked vehicle that was still running drew the attention of a security guard early Saturday morning.