Lyle Buttineau

A legacy of kindness

After mowing an elderly woman’s lawn, Lyle Buttineau hopped on his bike and paid a brief visit to a friend.

Russell Simpson polishes up his 1941 Massey Harris 101 Super on Monday in preparation for the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2014 (IPM), which runs from Tuesday Sept. 16 to Saturday, Sept. 20 near Ivy, southwest of Barrie in Essa Township. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Plowing ahead

ESSA TWP. — After two years of planning, an Essa Township farm and some of the surrounding fields southwest of Barrie have been transformed into a cit

Punching a cruiser

A 34-year-old Barrie man wound up sleeping it off in jail after Barrie police say he punched a cruiser.