Barrie firefighters pack up their equipment after dousing a dumpster fire next to a an Edgehill Drive highrise Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL OWEN/QMI AGENCY

Dumpster fire clears building

Barrie firefighters were called into action early Saturday afternoon after a dumpster fire in the parking lot of a west-end apartment building sent smoke billowing into the sky.

Camille Snow and Tyler Flinsenburg take a walk after stopping for lunch at Casa Cappuccino, in Barrie's downtown. Many restaurant and bar owners are looking forward to a busy spring. Mark Wanzel/QMI Agency

Changes on downtown menu

New blood and some sad farewells: as downtown bars and restaurants gear up for a busy spring, there will be some different faces and choices on the menu.

Sue Cumming, of Cumming and Company, was the group facilitator for Our Place Community Visioning Day Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Innisfil Town Hall. Saturday's public session was the first step in the town's Official Plan review process. Patrick Bales/Bradford Times/QMI Agency

Innisfil planning ahead

The process to create the new Official Plan officially got underway Saturday morning during the Our Place Community Visioning Day at the Innisfil Town Hall.


RVH powers down for Earth Hour

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre will join worldwide Earth Hour efforts today by turning out or dimming as many non-essential lights and electrical devices as possible.

Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence in Indianapolis, March 28, 2015. (NATE CHUTE/Reuters)

Thousands in Ind. protest law seen targeting gays

Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people.

A commuter train struck a vehicle on the tracks near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, March 28, 2015. (MICHAEL FLEEMAN/Reuters)

Train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt

A Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that turned in front of it near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, derailing into a major thoroughfare and injuring 21 people, two of them seriously.

Men holds ID cards as they wait in line to register to vote in a polling station during elections in Kano, Nigeria, March 28, 2015. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters)

Nigerian voters brave Boko Haram bullets

Under the watchful gaze of heavily armed troops, thousands of Nigerians cast their ballots on Saturday in the northeast, braving threats by Boko Haram to bomb polling stations and shoot voters.