Former NHLer Mike Gartner speaks during the official launch of Hockey Night in Simcoe County X at the Barrie Molson Centre, Thursday. The event, which has raised more than $1.8 million, helps fund local charities and hospitals. This year’s game will take place Thursday, Aug. 10 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event will go on sale starting April 24. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Hockey Night X

Former NHLer Mike Gartner speaks during the official launch of Hockey Night in Simcoe County X at the Barrie Molson Centre, Thursday.

A mid-19th-century fur trader checks out the pelts.

Springtime was trapping time

In the late 19th century, newspapers around Simcoe County published series in their papers, giving local pioneers a space to write about their experie

Members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team warm up at centre court during the start of their show at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

Trotters bounce into Barrie

Local basketball fans witnessed the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters when they performed at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

East-end resident Nadine Saunders continues her fight against a proposed development of a second 11-storey apartment building at 37 Johnson St., in Barrie’s east end. Saunders has gathered more than 430 signatures on a petition opposing the project. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Too high, too much

Neighbours continue to rally against the proposed development of a second 11- storey apartment building at 37 Johnson St. in Barrie.

The South Simcoe police Wardrop II boat.

Boat towed to shore

INNISFIL – A police boat towed a vessel to shore after it ran out of gas and was in danger of being grounded by high winds Wednesday evening.

OPP Cruiser

High school searched

NEW TECUMSETH - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School was searched Thursday after police got a text message that a violent act could take place.

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.

Open beer in dash

A bottle thrown through a Barrie home's window and an open beer in the front cup-holder of a vehicle led to the arrest of a Caledon man.

Justice Richard Kivell administers the oath of office to new South Simcoe Police Chief Andrew Fletcher in Innisfil, on Tuesday April 18, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Change of Command

In a symbolic Change of Command Ceremony, on Tuesday, leadership of the South Simcoe Police Service passed from retiring Police Chief Rick Beazley to

     

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