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Wasaga Beach's Mosley Street at Beach Area One came alive Saturday as the first day of the official start of the May 24 weekend and summer. The Electric Elements music festival brought in a crowd of young people from as far away as Ireland. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/PHOTO

Beach comes alive

Wasaga Beach's Mosley Street at Beach Area One came alive Saturday as the first day of the official start of the May 24 weekend and summer.

Central Ontario ATV Club trail warden Steve Seguin rides a trail north of Barrie on Friday in anticipation of the Victoria Day holiday weekend. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Highways and byways safety

Freedom on the open roads and trails is supposed to bring you closer to nature, not nurturing a hangover in the back of a police car.

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Police looking for who's trashing the park

COLLINGWOOD - Police are looking for the people tearing up the Collingwood Arboretum. Since April police has gone to the park after receiving calls of damage to the landscaping, liquor bottle and beer cans strewn about, garbage cans being tipped over and damage to posts, benches and electrical outlets.

Ferndale Woods Public School volunteer Alice Leach, right, was one of approximately 100 students, staff, volunteers and co-op employers recognized at the Simcoe County District School Board’s annual Character Recognition Evening on Thursday. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Good character recognized

People of all ages and great character were recognized during the Simcoe County District School Board’s annual Character Recognition Evening on Thursday.

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Thief uses cottages as home away from home

MEAFORD - On November 4, 2016 and on January 17, 2017, Grey County OPP investigated break-ins to cottages on Johnson Harbour Road in the Municipality of Meaford. There was evidence to suggest that the suspect had stayed in the seasonal cottages for an extended period of time. On May 14, after an ongoing investigation, the Grey County OPP Crime Unit