Kyle Hann, left, shovels sands into the hopper to fill a bag held by Julia Bonsa, while Isaac Harrison returns to the group after piling a closed bag. Grade 7 and 8 students from Rama Central Public School walked to the nearby Township of Ramara Yard No. 3 on Highway 169 to fill about 200 sandbags to assist local residents suffering from flooding. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

'On high alert'

Grade 7 and 8 pupils of Ramara Central Public School filled about 200 bags of sand Wednesday to help local residents who are experiencing flooding.

Emergency crews were called to a gravel truck fire in the Highway 400 southbound lanes south of County Road 89 around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no injuries. An initial investigation is leading to a brake fire as the cause. Northbound and southbound lanes were closed at one point because of smoke from the fire. One lane of the southbound lanes will be shut down for a few hours while the scene is cleared. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Truck fire on Hwy. 400

Emergency crews were called to a gravel truck fire in the Highway 400 southbound lanes south of County Road 89 around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pratt Homes unveiled their Spirit Clock at the future site of Yonge Station, during a recent ceremony held at the corner of Yonge Street and Madelaine Drive. Mark Wanzel Photo

Sculpture an 'eyesore'

(Re: 'Clock turns back time; Ron Baird's newest sculpture takes shape in Barrie's south end' in the April 9 edition of the Examiner)

Will Cumming, a paramedic student at the Canadian Career College, helps serve more than 100 meals during Tuesday's Uniform Lunch held at the David Busby Street Centre. The initiative aims to help the city's needy while partnering with the Barrie police, firefighters and CFB Borden. Representatives from each group take turns hosting a different lunch throughout the year. Mark Wanzel PHOTO

Lunch is served

Will Cumming, a paramedic student at the Canadian Career College, helps serve more than 100 meals during Tuesday's Uniform Lunch held at the David Bus

     

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