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West-end resident David Heys is disappointed with changes to Barrie Transit bus route changes in his neighbourhood. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Navigating the routes

Recent adjustments to the Barrie Transit bus schedule has one west-end resident wondering why times for his neighbourhood route have been changed.

Dave Lean and his Corvette-powered 2004 Mazda Miata was one of more than 400 cars on display during the recent 4th annual Classics in the Park car show put on by Barrie Thunder Classics in support of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka. Mark Wanzel Photo

Classic wheels

The Barrie Thunder Classics' annual Classics in the Park car show brought out a crowd Saturday to Heritage Park.

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School sued after teen found dead in gym mat

ATLANTA - The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym are suing school officials for failing to stop bullying by classmates who may have beaten their son to death, their attorney said on Tuesday.

A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk, July 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

Moscow fights back after sanctions

Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

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Gotcha: Cougar footage ends years of mystery

After years of reported sightings and speculation — not to mention a longstanding reward from the local paper for photographic proof — an image of a cougar has finally been captured on Lake Huron’s Manitoulin Island.

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Sniffer dog warning on plane sparks rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologized on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away "anything you shouldn't have".

A broken 30-inch water main gushes water onto Sunset Boulevard near the University of California, Los Angeles campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus

A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of the campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets.

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Social media asks: Who is that woman in black?

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

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China tried to hack us: Feds

The Tories pointed the finger at the Chinese government Tuesday after repeated cyberattacks against the government's research and development arm forced it to shut down computer systems last weekend.

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