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Teen admits to crimes

A resident of Michael Crescent in Barrie's north end attended the police station Monday morning advising that his vehicle had been entered overnight.

A two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Innisfil Street and Essa Road sent two people to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday afternoon. Police say the collision involved a vehicle that suffered brake failure and charges were laid against one of the drivers. ZACH MACPHERSON PHOTO

Two sent to hospital

A two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Innisfil Street and Essa Road sent two people to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday afternoon.

Nate Platt winds up as he has some fun at the annual Labour Day picnic at Sunnidale Park in Barrie, Monday. ZACH MACPHERSON PHOTO

A day for labour

Like everything else at the Labour Day picnic at Sunnidale Park, a colourful hand-made paper chain turned soggy in the rain Monday afternoon.

Vehicle impounded

INNISFIL - A 51-year-old Toronto woman lost her vehicle for a week after she was caught drinking and driving in Innisfil.

Georgian College in Barrie. MARK WANZEL/THE BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI

College faculty reach tentative deal

Faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges, including Georgian College, reached a tentative agreement with the College Employer Council just four days before the first day of school.

Severn Township firefighters take part in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice-bucket challenge outside their Burnside Line fire station Saturday afternoon.

ALS challenge douses Severn fire

Severn Township firefighters are doused with 5,000 gallons of water in support of Fire Chief Eric Dowell and the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice-bucket challenge.

Lynn Whelan looks out over the logjam on the Black River along her property line. Ramara Mayor Bill Duffy said he believes the logjam is making spring flooding in the north end of the township by slowing the flow of the water down, but the MNR disagrees. (ROBERTA BELL/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES)

Logjam likely not responsible for flooding

Lynn Whelan is not convinced clearing the logjam in the Black River behind her house will do much to alleviate spring flooding in the north end of Ramara Township — and a provincial ministry agrees.

Election website highlights trustees

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, along with L'Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario and L'Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques, created a new website that profiles school board trustee candidates...