BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Mayor Jeff Lehman, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca were at the South Barrie GO station, Friday, to announce the expansion of GO train service from the current 70 to 200 trips per week on the Barrie line. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

GO plan on track: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne hopped off a southbound GO train at the Barrie South station shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Simcoe County's Administration Building (Examiner Files)

County planning ahead

Simcoe County wants residents to know more about its Official Plan (OP) and how it will affect them.

Moment of reflection

A Supreme Court ruling that municipal meetings can't begin in religious prayer is being contemplated by two local township councils that typically rec


Court brief

George Jowitt of Mississauga pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol April 14 in Owen Sound court. Charges against

Police cruiser nearly struck

The driver of a vehicle in the wrong lane which nearly struck a police cruiser was charged with impaired and dangerous driving Thursday night.


Clark wins nomination

Myrna Clark will be the New Democratic Party candidate for the riding of Barrie-Innisfil in the upcoming federal election.

Weapons, drug charges

ALCONA – Two teens were charged after police responded to a call about youths armed with a knife looking to buy drugs Thursday.

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