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Innovative Automation owner Stephen Loftus leads Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, right, and Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth through the Saunders Road facility on Friday. The premier spoke to reporters about her government's Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Proposed legislation raises minimum wage

A Barrie firm's success shows why a fair workplace is good for employees and the company, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday at Innovative Automation.

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood and OPP Supt. Jim Smyth address the media during a press conference in Barrie Wednesday where they unveiled Simcoe County Case Files, a new initiative to reinvigorate cold-case investigations with the help of area residents as well as social media through Facebook. Visit fb.me/simcoecountycasefiles to learn more. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Barrie police, OPP join forces to solve unsolved murders, missing persons

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood and OPP Supt. Jim Smyth address the media during a press conference in Barrie Wednesday where they unveiled Simcoe County Case Files, a new initiative to reinvigorate cold-case investigations with the help of area residents as well as social media through Facebook.

The Simcoe County District School Board's sixth annual Poetry Slam was held on Tuesday at the board's education centre. Keynote speaker Wali Shah, who was one of the event judges, was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 in 2014. Approximately 60 grades 7 and 8 youngsters from 11 schools presented group and individual poems during the event. Shah, above, is a Canadian speaker and poet and University of Toronto student who combines social issues, experiences, comedy and his South Asian and Muslim background to bring his work to life.

Poetry competition a slam dunk

(STAFF) — The Simcoe County District School Board's sixth annual Poetry Slam was held on Tuesday at the board's education centre.