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Starting about 30 minutes late thanks to a severe weather delay, Keith Urban headlined the main stage at Boots & Hearts Music Festival Friday, August 11, 2017 at Burl's Creek in Oro-Medonte. A two-hour evacuation saw the entire concert bowl emptied, only to have the more than 35,000 in attendance refill the main stage area for Urban's set. Patrick Bales/Postmedia Network

Crowds pour into Boots and Hearts

When the Boots and Hearts Music Festival first came to Oro-Medonte in 2015, Republic Live owner Stan Dunford quipped he wasn't sure how they could pull off a festival without a torrential downpour.

Marineland entrance, April 2015. Wednesday April 1, 2015. Mike DiBattista/Niagara Falls Review/Postmedia Network

Marineland animal cruelty charges dropped

Animal cruelty charges that had been laid against Marineland were dropped Thursday after prosecutors said there was no reasonable chance of conviction on most of the 11 counts faced by the Ontario tourist attraction.