Katherina Symes, fundraising co-ordinator for the Barrie Public Library, invites residents to take in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday at Heritage Park. To learn more about the festival, visit WANZEL/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Paddles up

Kempenfelt Bay will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday.

No decision yet on wind turbine appeal

CLEARVIEW TWP. -- The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has not yet made a decision regarding the appeals made to the wpd Canada Fairview wind turbine project in Clearview Township.

Wasaga Beach

Phoenix takes legal action

WASAGA BEACH - The owners of Phoenix Hospitality, operators of Bananas, a beachfront bar in Wasaga Beach has issued a statement of claim against the town of Wasaga Beach and Mayor Brian Smith.

Harrison Hart, 5, and his little sister Ruby, 4, raised $385 selling lemonade and cookies to buy back to school supplies for less fortunate children. The Harts will deliver the supplies they were buying at Walmart to the Salvation Army, Wednesday. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Packing up for school

Five-year-old Harrison Hart and his little sister Ruby, 4, are learning the art of sales and social activism during their last weeks of summer.

The Event Divas present cheques to the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie ($4545.78) and the Redwood Park Communities ($553) during an evening of celebration held Tuesday at the Barnstomers Brewpub. On hand are, from left, is Rhonda Kent of Redwood Park, Lisa Spinks-Smith of the Women's and Children's Shelter, and June Harrow and Shelly Skinner of Event Divas. The Event Divas have been busy raising more than $14,000 for local charities during the past year. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

'Divas' help out local shelters

The Event Divas present cheques to the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie ($4545.78) and the Redwood Park Communities ($553) during an evening of celebration held Tuesday at the Barnstomers Brewpub. On hand are, from left,

A Honour Guard comprising personnel from the Canadian Forces Logistics training centre, Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre and the 16 Wing make their way to the grave of First World veteran Walter. W. Malcolm during a ceremony held at St. Thomas Cemetery in Shanty Bay Wednesday. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Paying their respects

Sailors, soldiers and aviators from CFB Borden are paying their respects to the fallen heroes from the First World War who are interred in local cemeteries.


In Paris, hungry bureaucrats ate up thousands

A few dozen Environment Canada bureaucrats gobbled up nearly $80,000 worth of fine French food during last fall's climate change summit in Paris while the rest of the Canadian delegation -- 128 people -- had to scrape by with $49,000 worth of food during the two-week confab.

This image provided by Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders, Harvard University, shows the Octobot, an entirely soft, autonomous robot. (Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders, Harvard University via AP)

Meet Octobot - a soft, squishy robot

The latest revolutionary robot isn’t the metallic, costly machine you’d expect: It’s squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3D printer.

Gurpreet Ronald QMI

Jagtar Gill's killer files appeal

Gurpreet Ronald, the OC Transpo driver serving life in prison for the Jan. 29, 2014 killing of her secret lover’s wife, has filed an appeal, asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to quash her murder conviction and order a new trial.According to her notice of appeal, the trial judge had an apprehension of bias against Ronald.

Black Lives Matter Toronto protests outside the Special Investigations Unit headquarters on Commerce Blvd. in Mississauga on Aug. 24, 2016. (Terry Davidson/Toronto Sun)

BLM protests at SIU HQ

Black Lives Matter demonstrators delivered a message to the front door of the province’s police watchdog early Wednesday: We’re watching you.

Rescuers carry a man from the rubble after a strong heartquake hit Amatrice on August 24, 2016. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed at least three people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings had collapsed in communities close to the epicenter of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses told Italian media, with an increase in the death toll highly likely. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

Daniel Harris.

Slain deaf man's family says he was unarmed

A deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn't stop for the officer's blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand the officer's commands, the slain man's family says.