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.

Rama Aces captain Gavin McAughey battles with Bracebridge Blues forward Riley Major in front of goalie Jakub Kochta as Aces forward Francesco Corona awaits a pass during Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League action Friday night at the Rama MASK. The Aces scored twice in 11 seconds in the third period en route to a 7-4 win over the visitors. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Aces fire back at Bracebridge

After playing one of their gutsiest games of the year on the road Thursday — a 2-1 shootout loss to a tough Temiscaming team — the tired Rama Aces had

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

Joseph Blandisi of the Barrie Colts finds himself in the boards during some heavy action against the Saginaw Spirit Saturday the Barrie Molson Centre. The Colts won 3-1. Mark Wanzel Photo

Colts break Spirit

The Barrie Colts and their top lines were having trouble breaking through. But it was the bottom six that stepped up to make a difference.

Police tape blocks access to the second-floor fire escape access to an apartment unit at the rear of 862 2nd Ave. W. in Owen Sound Friday. Police on Saturday identified apartment resident Lezleigh Hopkins, 28, as the victim of murder. (James Masters/Owen Sound/QMI)

Now it's a murder investigation

Police now describe the death of an Owen Sound resident as “murder” and advised the public Saturday to “to be aware of their personal safety at all ti

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