Marie 'Tonie' Farrell sits in her mother’s Orillia home where she now lives because she can’t work after suffering injuries from being beaten by an OPP officer. In the background is her son, R.J. Farrell, who bought her a silver-plated gavel with the words Not Guilty engraved on it. Tracy McLaughlin Photo

Farrell suing cop and OPP

An Orilllia grandmother who suffered "catastrophic" injuries in an altercation with a police officer has launched a $4 million lawsuit against the cop

Trouble in the lobby

A 32-year-old Innisfil woman is facing an assault charge after Barrie police say she punched her common-law partner several times in the face.

Ted Stuart from Pretty River Academy in Collingwood was one of many students who took part in Simcoe County regional science fair on the weekend in Barrie. ZACH MACPHERSON PHOTO

Very scientific

Elementary school students from throughout the area showed off their skills on Saturday at the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair.

Barrie firefighters pack up their equipment after dousing a dumpster fire next to a an Edgehill Drive highrise Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL OWEN/QMI AGENCY

Dumpster fire clears building

Barrie firefighters were called into action early Saturday afternoon after a dumpster fire in the parking lot of a west-end apartment building sent sm

Camille Snow and Tyler Flinsenburg take a walk after stopping for lunch at Casa Cappuccino, in Barrie's downtown. Many restaurant and bar owners are looking forward to a busy spring. Mark Wanzel/QMI Agency

Changes on downtown menu

New blood and some sad farewells: as downtown bars and restaurants gear up for a busy spring, there will be some different faces and choices on the me