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Brothers Colton and Austin Mowforth tackle the heights as they make their way up a climbing wall at the Celebrate Springwater event held at the township's administration centre on Nursery Road on Saturday. KEVIN LAMB PHOTO

Brothers in arms

Brothers Colton and Austin Mowforth tackle the heights as they make their way up a climbing wall at the Celebrate Springwater event held at the township's administration centre on Nursery Road on Saturday.

Barrie resident Agnes Bernard married the man who would become Canada's first prime minister, propelling her to the forefront of Canadian high society.

Confederation’s key players

For a place with such a small population, Simcoe County made an incredible contribution to the formation of Canada and Confederation. This column highlights just four of those people.

This Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, file photo shows Yoplait Greek yogurt on display at a supermarket in Port Chester, N.Y. (AP Photo/Donald King)

Is French going to be the next trendy yogurt?

NEW YORK — There’s Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.

Minutes into a dolphin cruise from Shelter Cove Marina, several of the playful mammals are spotted frolicking in the water near kayakers. (JANE STEVENSON/TORONTO SUN)

Three days on Hilton Head

Getting to this popular island in South Carolina's "Lowcountry" just got easier for Canadians now that Air Canada has begun daily direct flights (2-hrs-15-mins) from T.O. to Savannah, Ga. From there, it's a 45-minute-drive to the charming southern island on the smooth sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

New school receives blessing

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto talks to youngsters during the blessing ceremony École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie in Collingwood last week, bringing a French language elementary school for families in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach.

In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it’s called “The Human Project.” They’ll be asked to share a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'Human Project' asks 10,000 to share life's data

NEW YORK — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years.

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Personal disclosure leads to family's judgment

Dear Amy: Recently on Facebook, I shared my story from a former relationship, involving how poorly I was treated and how his sexual assault resulted in me getting pregnant and -- after weighing all of my options -- choosing to have an abortion. I finally felt strong enough to tell this story without being ashamed.

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Husband's iPhone addiction leaves wife lonely

Dear Amy: My husband of many years is addicted to his iPhone. It goes everywhere with him and has his undivided attention. There was once a time that this was necessary for his work. I understood and did not mind, but it is no longer a necessity for his work, and his time on this device has me concerned.

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Nephews grab the grub, while others go hungry

Dear Amy: I feel like I should know the answer to my question, but I don't. My sister and I have always been close. We've never had any issues between us, and our parents raised us well (polite, well mannered, etc.).

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