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Orillia's OPP detachment

OPP officer remains on the job

Despite a scathing ruling by a judge who found Orillia Sgt. Russ Watson “karate kicked” and “sucker punched” a helpless woman, he remains in good standing as a police officer, the OPP confirms.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Margaret Cole is pictured during a police interview. The Washago woman was found guilty Thursday of the first-degree murder of Richard Humble, 82, also of Washago. Cole was a caregiver and was accused of forging Humble’s will, then drugging him, then setting fire to his house.

Jury finds Cole guilty of murder

Richard Humble, 82, was a proud, independent man. He loved his quiet home, he loved nature, and the retired engineer was enjoying his peaceful, rural life.

PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO Crews are pictured cleaning up at Couchiching Beach Park after a storm last fall.

City denied tree grant

The city will replant trees in its parks ravaged by a storm last September, but it will have less money than hoped for do so.

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Buyer eyeing Everest College campuses

It may be a huge mountain to climb for Everest College, but the trustees in bankruptcy governing the career college are considering a purchase of the Canadian campuses, including one in Barrie.

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New tool to help reduce cancer risks

The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) hope a new online tool called My CancerIQ will help reduce cancer risk.

A Windsor man was struck and killed while walking along Highway 11 south of Bradford early Thursday morning. PAUL NOVOSAD PHOTO

Windsor man killed by car

BRADFORD — A pedestrian was struck and killed while walking along Highway 11 south of Bradford early Thursday morning.

Pet threatened

MIDLAND – A local man fled on a snowmobile after a woman was assaulted and her pet threatened Wednesday.

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