Electric car charging station opens Friday at Park Place in Barrie - Park Place will offer the first electric vehicle supercharging station north of Toronto near Hwy. 400.

Electric car charging station opens Friday at Park Place in Barrie - Park Place will offer the first electric vehicle supercharging station north of Toronto near Hwy.

Closing up shop - Darcy Murray will close his Barrie bookshop, The Old Forester, Dec. 31.

Closing up shop - The Old Forester is packing up his books and moving on to the next phase of his life: hiking with his wife and working on the history of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters.

Province pours cash into Barrie brewery - MPP Ann Hoggarth raises a glass of good wishes with Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery president and chief brewmaster Peter Chiodo as she announces the Liberal government will support the brewery’s expansion project.

Province pours cash into Barrie brewery - MPP Ann Hoggarth raises a glass of good wishes with Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery president and chief brewmaster Peter Chiodo as she announces the Liberal government will support the brewery’s expansion project.

Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce announces business finalists - Emmett Morris and Tom Watson-Giles with Barrie Taxi didn’t take a taxi to the finalists’ announcement Thursday morning. The business has been nominated for a business involvement award.

Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce announces business finalists - Emmett Morris and Tom Watson-Giles with Barrie Taxi didn’t take a taxi to the finalists’ announcement Thursday morning. The business has been nominated for a business involvement award.

North Barrie Crossing development ramping up

North Barrie Crossing development ramping up

Goodness Me! grand opening - Goodness Me! founder Janet Jacks took some time to chat with shoppers Saturday at the Barrie store's grand opening. She spoke with John Martin from Angus about the organic food in the produce section.

Goodness Me! grand opening - Goodness Me! founder Janet Jacks took some time to chat with shoppers Saturday at the Barrie store's grand opening. She spoke with John Martin from Angus about the organic food in the produce section.

Former Barrie mayor Ross Archer honored - PowerStream CEO Brian Bentz thanked Ross Archer for his years of service Monday night.

BARRIE - Former mayor Ross Archer has finally put down the gavel.

North Simcoe mayors team up for tourism initiative - The choir from École Catholique Saint-Louis in Penetanguishene performs at the Jan. 22 launch of a new regional tourism brand called the Heart of Georgian Bay.

NORTH SIMCOE – Municipalities have also pulled together on economic and health-care fronts

Film crew in Collingwood - TV Osaka host Yasuharu Hashiba interviews Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.

Film crew in Collingwood - TV Osaka host Yasuharu Hashiba interviews Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.

Spreading the word about Georgian Bay - Visitors to the Toronto International Boat Show on Jan. 18 had an opportunity to learn about navigating Georgian Bay thanks to Ken MacDonald, director of marina operations for Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc.

Spreading the word about Georgian Bay - Visitors to the Toronto International Boat Show on Jan. 18 had an opportunity to learn about navigating Georgian Bay thanks to Ken MacDonald, director of marina operations for Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc.

Tottenham gym raises money for Alliston hospital - Darcy Lovegrove gets a little help from Connor Murphy at Curves in Tottenham at an event to raise money for the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in Alliston.

Tottenham gym raises money for Alliston hospital - Darcy Lovegrove gets a little help from Connor Murphy at Curves in Tottenham at an event to raise money for the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in Alliston.

Barrie butchers serve slice of life with their orders - Ron Ornsby, owner of The Corner Market, trims a prime rib roast at his store at Ardagh Road and Ferndale Drive. He is one of the few butcher shops left in Barrie.

Barrie butchers serve slice of life with their orders - Ron Ornsby, owner of The Corner Market, trims a prime rib roast at his store at Ardagh Road and Ferndale Drive. He is one of the few butcher shops left in Barrie.

Larche announces third pledge for RVH - Larche Communications completed its $500,000 pledge to the Royal Victoria Health Care Centre on Thursday. At the presentation were Dr. Farrukh Hussain, cardiologist at RVH, Janice Skot, president and CEO of RVH, Paul Larche, president of Larche Communications, Lawrene Larche, Arlette Utton, chair of the RVH foundation board of directors and Dr. Chrstiaan Stevens, clinical director Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program.

Larche announces third pledge for RVH - Larche Communications completed its $500,000 pledge to the Royal Victoria Health Care Centre on Thursday. At the presentation were Dr. Farrukh Hussain, cardiologist at RVH, Janice Skot, president and CEO of RVH, Paul Larche, president of Larche Communications, Lawrene Larche, Arlette Utton, chair of the RVH foundation board of directors and Dr. Chrstiaan Stevens, clinical director Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program.

Target stores to close - The Orillia Square Mall, as part of a major renovation, welcomed Target to a 120,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Zellers two years ago.

Target stores to close - The Orillia Square Mall, as part of a major renovation, welcomed Target to a square foot space formerly occupied by Zellers two years ago.

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