Stevie Lewis of the Barrie Baycats gets back to first base before the tag during their game against the London Majors in London on Friday. The Baycats claimed their Intercounty Baseball League title since 2005 with a 5-3 win in Game 4 to sweep the Majors. MIKE HENSEN/ QMI AGENCY

Baycats are champions

The Barrie Baycats swept the London Majors at Labatt Park on Friday night to claim the 2014 Intercounty Baseball League title.

Alison McLeod, chief custodian at Cundles Heights Public School in Barrie, gets ready to put a final polish on one of the north-end Barrie school's hallways on Friday. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Final preparations

Barrie-area schools are getting the white-glove treatment ahead of the first day of school on Tuesday.

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Man pulled from pond

ADJALA-TOSORONTIO TWP. - A Hamilton man is in critical condition after being pulled from a pond here early Friday afternoon.

Distraction thefts

Thefts by distraction from area drug stores have caught the attention of Barrie city police.

No insurance

INNSFIL – A Beeton woman faces a hefty bill for driving without insurance here on Thursday morning.

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Downed lines close Hwy. 400

BRADFORD-WEST GWILLIMBURY – Low-hanging hydro lines completely closed Highway 400 in both directions for about three hours Wednesday night.

Preparing for her first year in college, Karissa Black shops for school supplies while at the north-end Barrie Walmart, Thursday. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Back-to-school or bust

Shayna Mahon was dragging her 11-year-old son around Georgian Mall while back-to-school shopping, Thursday.