Next step in waste plan

The process to determine where the county's proposed organics processing and materials management facilities will be located was recently approved by

Delighted owner Jessica Mahon reunited with Ovi the cat, missing for 2 years - thanks to information provided by a microchip, at the Alcona Animal Hospital in Innisfil. SUBMITTED

The cat came back

INNISFIL - Ovi the cat is back with his owners, two years after he went missing – and it's all thanks to a microchip.

Chairman of the Barrie Terry Fox Run, Patrick Scott, is hoping residents will help fulfil Fox's Marathon of Hope wish 35 years later by each donating $1 to raise $145,000 on Sept. 20. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

Terry's legacy lives on

One of Patrick Scott's earliest memories of Terry Fox was film footage of the Canadian icon practising for the Prince George marathon in 1979.

Proceeds from the 5th annual Honda Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon were handed out to several local organizations on Monday. The groups shared $44,500. Receiving cheques are, from left, Marguerite Glanfield of the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Arkady Spivak of Talk is Free Theatre, Adam Brown and Alex McIntosh of YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown for Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka, Dave McCullough of RVH Cardiac Care Unit, Erin Nightingale and Andrea McNulty of Autism Ontario Simcoe Chapter, Andrea Roylance of CNIB Simcoe Muskoka (bottom left), Sara Peddle of David Busby Street Centre, and Georgia Bubel for the JDRF Simcoe County. Cheryl Browne/Barrie Examiner

Running for good causes

Nine large cardboard cheques representing the bodies, sweat and cheers of 1,500 runners were gratefully accepted by local charities on Monday in Barri