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Barrie councillors have authorized staff to negotiate for naming rights with new, potential sponsors of the Mady theatre, at Five Points, and report back with a recommendation.MARK WANZEL photo

New re-name game

Some out-of-the-box thinking is required to re-name downtown Barrie's performing arts centre.

Cheyenne Pearce (left) and Maeghan Harper of Almaguin Highlands Secondary School in South River were hopeful their baked goods placed well at the High School Hospitality Competition where the pair competed against 15 schools from across Ontario for scholarships into the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation program at Georigan College on Wednesday. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Cooking competition at college

Slivered carrots wrapped around bright green beans delicately placed beside mushroom and goat cheese stuffed chicken and roasted potatoes.

Patrick Brown

Brown rips budget

Patrick Brown has come out swinging against the 2017 Ontario budget, even before the budget has come out.

Hand tools stolen

BRADFORD – Hand tools have been stolen from an unlocked pickup truck parked at a Chelsea Crescent home.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017, during a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's NAFTA tactics a 'negotiating ploy'

First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. Then he didn’t. This week he did again. Now, he’s saying he won’t. But maybe, he says, he’ll change his mind again and rip it up if he can’t get a good deal.

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Pharmacare program a budget surprise

After years of restricting health-care funding growth, the Ontario budget released Thursday promises new money to reduce wait times and increase capacity at overcrowded hospitals, as well as free prescription medication for children and youth.

Nylon webties can be seen supporting the broken I-beams in a trailer stopped by OPP Tuesday night on Hwy 401 near Mallorytown. Handout

Truck held together with webbing pulled off 401

A transport truck driver’s jury-rigged solution to a damaged trailer didn’t make it past an alert OPP officer patrolling Highway 401 near Mallorytown late Tuesday.The truck driver had struck a loading dock in Montreal, severely damaging the trailer, ripping part of the siding off the box and dislodging the I-beams that support the floor.

In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ann Coulter's UC Berkeley speech cancelled

Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters.

This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago.

Man who was dragged off United flight settles

The passenger who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to airline employees settled with the airline for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the company to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.

Coca-Cola products are seen on a store shelf in Miami, Florida in this April 25, 2017 file photo. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill.

In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, photo, people stand in line at a United Airlines counter at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

United to offer bumped flyers up to $10,000

DALLAS — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

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