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Safe Roads, Your Call

Bradford – Around 2:20 p.m. on June 20, a concerned citizen driving north from Bradford on Yonge St. observed a vehicle driving erratically, and called 911.

Flooded fields in the Holland Marsh near Bradford, Ont. on Friday June 23, 2017. Paul Novosad/Photographer

Enough rain, already

Storms dumped up to 3” (76 mm) in some areas of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Thursday evening and early Friday, leading to flooding in low-lying areas - including several construction sites around town.

Deputy Warden of Simcoe County Terry Dowdall, right, presented a donation from the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance for a new radiation treatment suite, to Southlake CEO and President Dr. Dave Williams in Newmarket. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

County contribution to Southlake

Simcoe County Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall travelled outside of the County's borders, to present Southlake Regional Health Centre and the Stronach Regional Cancer Care Centre with $301,455 – the final instalment of a 10-year, $2.7 million commitment toward regional cancer services at the hospital.

Metrolinx representatives came to Bradford West Gwillimbury Council on June 20, to provide an update of changes to the Barrie rail line, planned through the Regional Express Rail project. Postmedia Network.

More trains, more service

The GTA has experienced 12% growth in population since 2011; Bradford West Gwillimbury has actually grown by over 25% - putting stress on existing roads and transportation systems, and leading to congestion and gridlock.

Caption- Sam Norton takes a selfie with the phone he used to call Steve Hofstetter who performed his stand- up set over loudspeaker at City At Night on June 18. (Courtesy Steve Hoffstetter)

Comic does Ottawa show over speakerphone

Determined not to cancel his comedy show in Ottawa, and stranded in Toronto because of a flight cancellation, Steve Hofstetter did something he’d never done before – performed an improvised set over speakerphone from his hotel.“Part of what was going through my head was not how I was upset about it but how upset everyone else would be,” said Hofstetter

Retired York District School Board retired maintenance worker Harold Leblanc pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault involving little girls in Bradford court on Friday. SUPPLIED

Pedophile preyed on kids for four decades

For 40 years, child molester Harold Leblanc, 74, has been sneaking in basements and bedrooms, lurking around backyard swing sets and pretending to be a friend to neighbourhood parents so he could grope their little girls, court heard on Friday.