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MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES The third annual Bikes for Kids campaign, organized by brokers at Mortgage Man Dominion Lending Centres in Orillia, resulted in 26 bikes being given to local kids. Recipients are referred through Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Orillia Youth Centre. Other local also businesses contributed to the campaign. Pictured, from left, are Nicholas Trudeau, 14, and sisters Keyonia, 10, and Sophia Shortt-Bailey, 8, who were picking up their bikes, helmets and locks Friday.

New wheels

The third annual Bikes for Kids campaign, organized by brokers at Mortgage Man Dominion Lending Centres in Orillia, resulted in 26 bikes being given to local kids.

Mark Wanzel/photo Adam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Winter wonderland

Mark Wanzel/photoAdam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Lanterns light the way at museum

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

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Victim of 1982 attack: Wrong man in prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri’s governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye adjusts a microphone during an emergency Cabinet meeting at the presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers earlier on Friday impeached Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (Baek Sung-ryul/Yonhap via AP)

South Korean president impeached

South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Inmate coughs, heaves, during execution

An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other states.

The front of The Ghost Ship warehouse damaged from a deadly fire is seen Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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