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Moe Singh, owner of Player's Card Shop and Restaurant on Dunlop Street East, will be closing the doors of the downtown shop — which has incorporated a diner for decades — next week after running it for 16 years. It's been a mainstay in the core for upwards of 50 years. Moe is looking forward to retirement but many of his regulars will miss dropping by. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Player's closing up shop in Barrie

Whether it was for some last minute greeting cards, a quick lunch or breakfast or perhaps some smokes and a lottery card, Player's has always been there.

The Change of Command Ceremony (CoC) handover of command of Base Borden from Brig.-Gen. J.B.C. Doyon, CD (front right) to Col. L.P. McGarry, CD (front left), is overseen by Military Personnel Generation Commander Maj.-Gen. J.G.E. Tremblay, CD (centre front), incoming Chief Warrant Officer M.J. Charette (back left), and Military Personnel Generation Formation Chief Warrant Officer CWO G.R.C. McCann, MMM, CD, which happened on June 30th, 2016 at Sicily Parade Square at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, Ontario. Cpl. Katharine Quint/Photo

New commander of Base Borden

Col. Liam McGarry assumed the role of commander of CFB Borden from Brig.-Gen. Carl Doyon on Thursday morning at a ceremony held at the base, west of Barrie.

Sayed Mabase-Zamani, 27, was sought by police for breaching his parole. POLICE PHOTO

Federal offender sought by police

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of breaching his parole.

Traffic makes its way north on Highway 400. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

OPP keeping closer tabs on the roads

(ORILLIA) – In the wake of a tragic weekend that saw eight people die in four separate collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads, the OPP is appealing to drivers who plan on heading out this coming long weekend to avoid all forms of risk that could contribute to further loss of life on Ontario roads.

Barrie's Paul Davies, right, is ready to leap out of an airplane on Wednesday at Skydive Toronto in Innisfil in memory of his father Ron, a member of the British Airborne Forces during the Second World War. Ron passed away in hospital on Christmas Day 2015, but not before being a lifelong active member of the British Airborne Forces Association (BAFA) in Canada. With Paul, from right, are his wife Kim, son Hunter, mother Barb and other son David, along with BAFA members.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/

One last jump

INNISFIL — Ron Davies was always ready to jump one more time, as per the Latin motto of the British Airborne Forces — Utrinque Paratus (ready for anything) — of which he was a member.

Fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay capped off a full day of celebrations for Canada Day in Barrie. J.T. McVeigh Photo

Canada Day bash in Barrie

Canada celebrates its 149th birthday on Friday, July 1, and the City of Barrie is throwing a party in downtown Barrie.