Mike McAteer (from left), Simone Topey and Dror Bar-Natan pose for a photo outside of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday April 8, 2014. The are permanent residents appeal the ruling upholding constitutionality of the oath to the Queen as a condition of citizenship. (Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia)

Man set to recant oath to the Queen

Dror Bar-Natan’s unusual journey to becoming a Canadian will come to an end Monday morning, when he plans on disavowing the mandatory Oath of Allegiance to the Queen immediately after his citizenship ceremony.

Keith and Eve Binns are astonished and grateful, as AM Roofing Solutions Ltd. of Collingwood replaced the roof of their Sandycove Acres home, in honour of their seven-year-old grandson Carson, who is battling illness. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

A roof for Carson

INNISFIL - A Collingwood-base roofing company gave an Innisfil family an early Christmas gift on the weekend - a free roof job.

Good weather and the spirit to join the community in giving back to the less fortunate brought out a large crowd to this years CANIrunning Snowflake Series event held at Couchiching Beach Park on Sunday morning. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Runners enjoy milder weather

Bracebridge runner Tyler Thomson beat his personal best 5K run time by finishing just under 17 minutes at the inaugural CANIrunning Snowflake Series race.

South Simcoe police RIDE spotcheck. FILE PHOTO

Impaired charge

INNISFIL – A Newmarket man who denied drinking early Sunday faces an impaired driving charge after failing a roadside test.

Master Corp. David Anderson, 45,

UPDATE: Soldier killed in crash

ESSA TWP. – The Canadian soldier killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Angus was an avionics systems technician with 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

Drunk driver hits vehicle: police

Two men are facing impaired driving charges after one crashed his pickup truck into a parked vehicle and the other was found passed at the wheel, both in Barrie.

European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, listen as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes some opening remarks before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations climate change summit in Le Bourget, France, on Nov. 30, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Climate negotiations key to peace: Hollande

A changing global climate will drive conflict in the 21st century, French President Francois Hollande said Monday, explicitly linking security and global warming as he opened the 21st United Nations climate conference in this terror-scarred city.

A family of Syrian refugees are being interviewed by authorities in hope of being approved for passage to Canada at a refugee processing centre in Amman, Jordan November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool

Canada opens refugee processing centre in Jordan

A trickle of Syrian refugees seeking to leave Jordan flowed into Canada's processing centre in Amman on Sunday, the first day of operations at what will eventually become the hub of much of the Syrian refugee resettlement program.

This combination of still images taken from a surveillance video and released Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. The enhancement by a California video expert will be presented to a grand jury that will decide if then-rookie patrolman Loehmann or his training officer should be charged criminally for Loehmann killing Rice. (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

Video of Tamir Rice shooting released

CLEVELAND -- Prosecutors in Ohio have released a frame-by-frame analysis of surveillance camera footage that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun last year.

This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP)

Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

Turkey's prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologize for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself.

Flowers are left at an intersection near the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado November 28, 2015. A gunman, identified by police as Robert L. Dear, stormed the clinic in central Colorado on Friday and killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded nine others before surrendering after a standoff at the facility lasting several hours, authorities said. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing

Planned Parenthood: Shooter opposed abortion

The attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that killed a police officer and two other people suggests that both sides of the abortion debate in the United States need to "tone down the rhetoric," the state's governor said on Sunday.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide.

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