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Mark Fisher stands, during Thursday afternoon's rain, where one of two planned bridges is planned to improve access to Barrie's dog-off-leash area in Sunnidale Park. MARK WANZEL photo

Spending questioned

Mark Fisher says it's a leap to put two bridges across the little waterway at Barrie's Sunnidale Park.

Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard announced federal Canada Summer Jobs grant funding for the Town of Innisfil on Wednesday. He was joined by Innisfil Mayor Gord Wauchope, Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin, councillors Stan Daurio, Carolyn Payne and Doug Lougheed, and some of the students who have been hired. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Jobs program a ‘resounding success’

The training room at Innisfil’s operations centre was filled with young workers on Wednesday morning, receiving training for their new summer jobs with the town’s parks or roads departments.

WWI medals not stolen

INNISFIL – Four World War One medals from an uncle wounded at Vimy Ridge were not stolen during a break-in here Tuesday, it turns out.

Attempted robbery

City police are looking for two guys after an attempted robbery of four youths in Barrie Tuesday afternoon.

A couple from the Greater Toronto Area faces numerous weapon and drug charges after being arrested with a loaded 9-millimetre Glock handgun, carrying nine rounds, behind a Barrie motel on Monday morning. City police say a Montreal teen staying at the same hotel was connected to the pair and faces three drug-related charges. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Handgun, drug charges: UPDATE

A GTA couple face numerous weapon and drug charges after being arrested with a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun, carrying nine rounds, behind a Barrie motel Monday morning.

Provincial police and Bradford West Gwillimbury firefighters were called to a truck crash on the Highway 400 northbound lanes near Canal Road Thursday afternoon after high winds blew a transport truck onto its side. There were no injuries but there were minor traffic disruptions while the scene was cleared. Environment Canada officials say more unsettled weather could be in store for area residents this summer. PAUL NOVOSAD PHOTO

Big winds, minor damage

Provincial police and Bradford West Gwillimbury firefighters were called to a truck crash on the Highway 400 northbound lanes near Canal Road Thursday afternoon after high winds blew a transport truck onto its side.

Senior injured

A Barrie senior was injured when his power-assisted tricycle collided with a Mazda near the corner of Simcoe and Mary streets Wednesday afternoon.