Maxine McCarthy of St Joseph's High School in Barrie cross-examines a witness during the recent mock trial competition held at the Barrie courthouse. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Students learn legal ease

Students from a dozen area high schools were given the chance to test their legal talents at the annual Simcoe-Muskoka High School Mock Trial Competit

Home entered

An unlocked sliding window aided a break-in at a west-Barrie home early Sunday.

While taking bids on a large screen TV, local singer Glenn Coulson and Krista Richards of A Touch of Class Auctions, work the crowd during the David Busby Street Centre's 10th annual Street Light Gala held at the The West Event Centre. The event is the facility's biggest fundraiser of the year. Nearly 200 guests attended the event, which helped raise support for the centres efforts in reducing the impact of poverty, homelessness, insufficient employment, addiction and mental health issues of its clients. Initial account shows about $50,000 was raised. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Light shines on Busby centre

While taking bids on a large screen TV, local singer Glenn Coulson and Krista Richards of A Touch of Class Auctions, work the crowd during the David B

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Fire at GEEP

Three fires in less than a year has led to an Ontario Fire Marshal's Office investigation of a Barrie electronic recycling operation.

Travis Bellisle is responsible for robot programming at Innovation Automation in Barrie, one of several companies that is experiencing major growth. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Industry builders

The death of Ontario’s manufacturing sector has been greatly exaggerated, local officials say.

BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Jazz singer Aura performs in Barrie, Sunday. SUBMITTED

Aura all about the jazz

Aura, a jazz singer who has performed with some of the world’s top artists, marks her first performance in Barrie since she moved here last summer.

     

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