Barrie native Ali Massie, 19, plants a kiss on his mother Wendy's cheek after winning the bronze medal in Snowboard X Adaptive at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colo., on the weekend. SUBMITTED

Massie brings home bronze

Barrie native Ali Massie, 19, won the bronze medal in Snowboard X Adaptive at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colo., on the weekend.

Innisfil firefighters investigate a fire in 2013. The fire department is asking town council for money to hire four more full-time firefighters. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Firefighters want staffing boost

INNISFIL — Innisfil firefighters are asking town council for a 15% increase — $531,000 — from the previous year in the proposed 2015 operational budge

Rebecca Harbridge, a public health nurse in the tobacco program with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, was at Jackson Toyota Scion Monday to show off one of three vehicles smokers who quit smoking for the month of March can win. These include a Scion tC, Toyotal Corolla or Nissa Sentra. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Driving home a message

If the idea of driving a new vehicle that doesn't stink of cigarette smoke appeals to you, keep reading.

An OPP vehicle. FILE PHOTO

Wasaga Mac's robbed

On Sunday, Jan. 25th around 6 p.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report that the Mac’s

SUBMITTED Glen R. Murray (centre), Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, presents Simcoe County Coun. Doug Little (left) and Willma Bureau (right) from the County of Simcoe’s Solid Waste Management department, with his award for Environmental Excellence acknowledging the Learning & Living Green partnership program between the county and local school boards.

County given environmental nod

(STAFF) — Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen R. Murray has presented the County of Simcoe with an award for Environmental Excellence

Eugenie Bouchard reacts after losing a point to Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Bouchard schooled by Sharapova

Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semifinal appearance last year and will now focus on sorting out her coaching arrangements after being blasted by Maria Sharapova on Tuesday.

People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge towards the Brooklyn borough of New York City as a winter storm begins in New York, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard

A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down.

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