Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) watershed co-ordinator Andee Pelan teaches Tayte Pelan to plant a tree as Rowyn McNair looks on. The LSRCA is hosting a community tree planting in Barrie on Sunday. Moush Sara John

Planting an idea

The intermittent cold and sometimes freezing rain has not deterred the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and partners of The Creeks Pr

Orchidee Xuan Lan Bongard, 46, died after the car she was driving collided with a transport truck on Highway 400 early Thursday morning. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

'Orchidee was a determined girl'

Full of love, luck and determination, Orchidee Xuan Lan Bongard lost her life in a flash of metal when her car collided with a transport truck on High

St. John Ambulance Barrie Simcoe Muskoka — along with Simcoe County paramedics, the Springwater Township fire department and the OPP — are hosting a natural disaster response training exercise on Sunday. Herman Koeslag Photo

Planning for disaster

SPRINGWATER TWP. — There will be casualties, injuries and broken bones aplenty at the Barrie Community Sports Complex on Sunday.

The Georgian Cubs under-16 girls volleyball team recently won a bronze medal at the provincial championships. In the back row from left are coach Stacy Tremain, Eleri Millsap, Chelsey Torrance, Megan Crowe, Hannah Mondolo, Jessica Grillo, Dani Troop and coach Daryl O'Brien. In the front row are Maddy Pancel, Mackenzie Cullip, Devann Karreman and Siobhan O'Brien.SUBMITTED

Cubs bring home bronze

The Georgian Cubs under-16 girls volleyball team recently won a bronze medal at the provincial championships in Waterloo.

Mike Forgrave, who was inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Springwater Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in 2014, died on April 14. This painting is featured with other Barrie inductees at the Allandale Recreation Centre. SUBMITTED

'Mike never gave up hope'

Whether he was giving it his all on the track or helping others reach their own potential, Mike Forgrave had a passion for sports few athletes attain.

     

Nearby