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Janie Cooper-Wilson, right, admires the Lieutenant Governer's Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership received last week by Mayor Harry Hughes on behalf of the township for the work done on the restoration of the Oro-African Church. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Oro-Medonte church receives heritage awards

To Janie Cooper-Wilson, the Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church is a gold mine of history, culture and community, and recognition of its restoration by the province is incentive to use it as a beacon of hope.

Drug raids, charges

Six people face drug-related charges after police raided homes in Barrie and Innisfil Wednesday morning.

No light on e-bike

NEW TECUMSETH – An Alliston woman was charged after police spotted her e-bike going south on 8th Avenue without its front light on Sunday night.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Wall with Canada? Spicer laughs

White House spokesman Sean Spicer laughed off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border Thursday after a journalist from Montana floated the notion during his daily media briefing.

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Nude toddler found in B.C.

The RCMP are thanking a Canada Post employee in British Columbia for helping solve a case involving a nude toddler who had gone missing.

Melina Roberge (left), Isabelle Lagace (seen here in an Instagram photo) and one other Canadian were arrested in Australia after authorities discovered over $30 million worth of cocaine on the cruise ship they were on. Handout/Postmedia Network

No bail for bikini babe busted for drugs

SYDNEY, Australia — One of three Quebecers accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year while on a luxurious cruise will remain in custody until her trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 28.

Police cordon off the area of explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. A Pakistani provincial minister says an explosion has killed at least eight people in the eastern city of Lahore. The violence is the latest in a string of brazen suicide bombings and other attacks over the past two weeks that have killed over 125 people. The attacks have been claimed by an array of militant groups, including the Islamic State group and a splinter Taliban faction, and have prompted a countrywide crackdown on militants. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Explosion kills 8 in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighbourhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored in the building.

A new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle on May 17, 2016. A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo/File)

Trump lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate.

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