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Mark Twardowski of the Simcoe County District School Board walks the sodden halls of Guthrie Public School in Oro-Medone Township where a fire badly damaged the roof early Saturday morning. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Roof fire damages Oro school

ORO-MEDONTE TWP. – Dozens of firefighters responded to as many calls from passersby, who witnessed flames shooting through the roof of the tiny Guthrie Public School Saturday morning.

A camper with the Barrie Yacht Club sailing school successfully corrects his boat after capsizing on Kempenfelt Bay on Friday. The school caterers to both new and experienced sailors ranging in age from nine to 17 years old. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Righting the ship

A camper with the Barrie Yacht Club sailing school successfully corrects his boat after capsizing on Kempenfelt Bay on Friday.

Joined by her friends, Susie Golzlin and Shawn Kirk (not shown), Angie Hart helped distribute more than 20 cases of water to stranded motorists during Thursday's traffic chaos on Highway 400 following a hazardous-materials spill. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Help for stranded motorists

Bradford residents delivered water and snacks to stranded motorists on Hwy. 400 after a spill snarled traffic for hours on Thursday.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Burl's Creek event grounds in Oro-Medonte Township are pictured.

Permits granted

Oro-Medonte Township council has granted two special events permits to Burl's Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) Inc. for its 2017 festival season, one for the 2017 WayHome festival (July 28 to 30) and another for the 2017 Boots and Hearts Festival (Aug. 10 to 13).

GISELE WINTON SARVIS/SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN Clearview Deputy Mayor Barry Burton is seen at the opening of the Clearview Youth Centre last November.

Youth centre partners with United Way

CLEARVIEW TWP. — The Clearview Youth Centre (CYC) is growing roots now that it has secured United Way of Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) as a funding partner for at least the next two years.

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Robbery arrests

ORO-MEDONTE TWP. - Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with a robbery at a Ridge Road West store April 10.

Simcoe North MPP and provincial Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown speaks to the party faithful at the Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Thursday night. The former Barrie city councillor and former federal MP has been acclaimed as the Ontario PC candidate for the new riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Brown crowned

Simcoe North MPP and provincial Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown spoke to the party faithful at the Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Thursday night.

Wanted man arrested

A man wanted in connection with a July 14 robbery of Mac's Convenience on Dunlop Street East was arrested Thursday by Barrie police.

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Pilot misses runway

A pilot damaged the aircraft he was flying but was not injured when he landed off the runway at the Edenvale Aerodrome Thursday at about 1:45 p.m.

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman

Lehman mum on future

Jeff Lehman continues to keep close cards on his political future, even with Justin Trudeau in Barrie.

Submitted photo Norah Holder, interim CEO of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, has been appointed CEO by the board of trustees. Her position becomes official Aug. 1 providing "seamless" governance.

New CGMH CEO named

A familiar face will take the helm of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) with the appointment of Norah Holder as the president and chief executive officer.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman make a little small talk Thursday morning at Barrie City Hall. MARK WANZEL photo

Housing help?

Housing was a hot topic with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mayor Jeff Lehman during their private talk Thursday morning in Barrie.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Barrie Thursday for a talk with Mayor Jeff Lehman and a visit to East Bayfield Community Centre. MARK WANZEL photo

Rock star among us

Justin Trudeau was more rock star than Canadian prime minister when he visited Barrie Thursday morning.