Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner

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Barrie police and OPP are continuing their search in the city's end and Oro-Medonte Township for Mandy Thompson, a 72-year-old Barrie woman who police say suffers from dementia and went missing from her Laidlaw Drive home Friday morning. Barrie police have set up a direct tip line specifically for the search. Residents are asked to check their property and call police with information at 705-725-7025 ext. 2160 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. imcinroy@postmedia.com

City and provincial police continue search for Mandy Thompson

Barrie police and OPP are continuing their search in the city's east end and Oro-Medonte Township for Mandy Thompson, a 72-year-old Barrie woman who police say suffers from dementia and went missing from her Laidlaw Drive home Friday morning.

MARK WANZEL/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Just because anglers are heading out on the ice on area lakes doesn't mean it's safe.

Don’t be lured into unsafe territory: OPP

With the past few days of rain and mild weather, people are being urged to exercise caution when venturing onto the ice, where they could encounter dangerous conditions.

Residents urged to kick salt habit

None of us should have too much salt and neither should Mother Nature.Local conservation authorities and area municipalities are ramping up efforts to see less salt getting into the environment, but not at the expense of safety. According to Environment Canada, residents in the Lake Simcoe watershed can expect a winter with lots of snow, but reside

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

Funding boost for area hospitals

Five area hospitals have received a funding boost of more than $4.1 million to improve service levels and offset deficits.