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<b>OUTDOORS:</b> Forest floor among top indicator of natural life

OUTDOORS: Forest floor among top indicator of natural life

'Mast' production must be watched carefully as it helps determine the future health of forests and can have a major impact on wildlife, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Kids' choices leave exasperated mom on thin ice

COLUMN: Kids' choices leave exasperated mom on thin ice

Now that extra-curricular activities have returned, it's difficult to know how hard to push kids — and in which direction, says reporter
Good morning, Barrie!

Good morning, Barrie!

Here's a look at the current local weather and gas prices
Significant rainfall possible today through Tuesday: Environment Canada

Significant rainfall possible today through Tuesday: Environment Canada

Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm by Tuesday evening are possible, Environment Canada says
'I can see that I’m making a difference'

'I can see that I’m making a difference'

Cecilia Podger, 78, volunteers at The Clothes Line in Bradford, providing used clothing, household goods and electronics to the less fortunate
Farmland preservation critical issue in municipal elections: OFA

Farmland preservation critical issue in municipal elections: OFA

Land-use planning is first and foremost a municipal responsibility, says Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Check out this hobby turned side hustle turned hot sauce business

Check out this hobby turned side hustle turned hot sauce business

Newmarket husband-and-wife duo expands operation to sell in local markets, including The 400 Market in Innisfil
CANADA: Military sounding alarm over recruiting problems

CANADA: Military sounding alarm over recruiting problems

Officials say the military is getting about half the number of applicants it needs per month to meet the goal of adding 5,900 members this year
Fall has arrived at Barrie Hill Farms

Fall has arrived at Barrie Hill Farms

'They are all about tractors and big tires in the mud, jumping in puddles,' says mom of her two sons, who braved the rain to go apple picking and pick up some pumpkins at Barrie Hill Farms on Sunday
Bradford Curling Club has been a rock in community since 1880

Bradford Curling Club has been a rock in community since 1880

Bradford Curling Club has deep roots in the community, and are welcoming new players to the league