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The Kempenfelt Rotary Club's annual Taste the World took place at Napoleon Home Comfort and was aided by charitable partner, Grove Park Home. Taste the World is a culinary adventure. More than 400 guests enjoyed a global tasting experience with live music and dancing. Since 2009, Taste the World has raised more than $330,000 for community initiatives. Enjoying Taste are, from left, Steve Gaucci - director of retail operations at Napoleon, Amanda Harkness- purchasing and admin supervisor at Napoleon and Kim Gaucci. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Charity on the menu at Taste the World

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club's annual Taste the World took place at Napoleon Home Comfort and was aided by charitable partner, Grove Park Home. Taste the World is a culinary adventure. More than 400 guests enjoyed a global tasting experience with live music and dancing.

Michael Traynor, 1978. PHOTO: SUBMITTED BY FAMILY

'How is that manslaughter?'

Almost 40 years ago, when Donald Feldhoff was just 22 years old, he awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of an intruder rummaging through the rooming-house kitchen.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Walter and Lady Misek are among the hundreds who donated money toward the restoration of the bell tower and bell at St. Andrew's Church in Brechin. It was unveiled Sunday following mass.

Bell project a team effort

The bell at St. Andrew's Church in Brechin may no longer toll, but its restoration affirms the heritage, history and strength of the community, say church members.

Simcoe County paramedic trucks sit at the ready beside the Burl's Creek Event Grounds medical tent in anticipation of the WayHome Music and Arts Festival in this file photo. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Health unit on safety patrol

Late spring and summer are the prime times for large-scale events, and the region's health unit is ready to make sure the tens of thousands of people who attend them remain safe.

Claire Allen, a Grade 7 student at Forest Hill Public School in Midhurst, has won the 2016 Lions International Multiple District 'A' effective speaking contest, beating out contestants in her division from across Ontario and parts of Quebec.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Winning words

Claire Allen has a couple of things she'd like to share about words: use them.

An OPP cruiser. QMI Agency photo.

New detachment commander

(SUBMITTED) - Chief Superintendent Angie Howe, Regional Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region and the communities of Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains are pleased to announce that Inspector Mary Shannon will become the new Detachment Commander of Collingwood/The Town of Blue Mountains OPP.

Angela Nicholson arrives at court in Prince Albert, Sask., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Nicholson and Curtis Vey are accused of plotting to kill their spouses. Police believe the two accused were having an extramarital affair.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Graham

Woman says she went along with lover's murder plot

In an interview with police, Angela Nicholson said she agreed to go along with Curtis Vey's idea for her to light his house on fire by leaving a pot on a lit stove after Vey slipped sleeping pills into his wife's coffee because she loved Vey.

Minister of Health Jane Philpott responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday, May 30, 2016 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Grits concede it may miss assisted-death deadline

With just one week to go, the federal government acknowledged publicly for the first time Monday that it may not be able to meet the Supreme Court's June 6 deadline for passing a law to govern medically assisted death.

Children pause at the feet of a gorilla statue where flowers and a sympathy card have been placed, outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. On Saturday, a special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Authorities said the boy is expected to recover. He was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Vigil held in tribute to slain gorilla

The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it's easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau appears as a witness at a standing committee on finance in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds not considering more extended EI

OTTAWA -- Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government isn't going to provided extended EI benefits to any more regions of the country, even those that are the on cusp of meeting government requirements for the extra help.

Noor Al Jawabreh, a refugee from Syria, sits in her home in Kitchener, Ont. on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Al Jawabreh believed her niece, whom she thought saw in a photo, was still alive but recently found out it was not her niece. She now believes her niece may have died along with the many others in a boat disaster near Italy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Aunt of missing Syrian girl holds out hope

KITCHENER, Ont. -- An Ontario woman whose young niece went missing while fleeing Syria with her family says she knows there's a chance the girl didn't survive the shipwreck that killed her parents and siblings.

In this Monday May 30, 2016 photo, a sedated tiger lies in a cage at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife officials in Thailand on Monday began removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. (AP Photo)

Thai officials remove 137 tigers from temple

Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.

A man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. The letters read on top left, "Fail, North Korea's Musudan missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea: North Korea missile launch failed

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

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