Barrie wins bloom award

Barrie has won a Five Bloom rating and an appreciative nod for an eye to future planning from Communities in Bloom organizers.

Curtis Goulding, 6, and friends Rowan Burtt, 5, and Ryan Duern, 6, watch as the 5th annual Great Canadian Beaver Race kicks off Sunday at Heritage Park in Barrie. Organized by the Kempenfelt Rotary Club, the cost to buy a beaver was $10 and the grand prize was $10,000. Cheryl Browne/Barrie Examiner

The race is on

The 5th Great Canadian Beaver Race took over Heritage Par in Barrie, Sunday.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - About 100 people, including the youth at Ontario Nature’s biodiversity and community action summit, gathered in Geneva Park Sunday to show their support for the People’s Climate March going on at the same time in New York City. A similar walk was held in Barrie.

'It's about sending a message'

While hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York City Sunday asking world leaders to combat climate change, a slightly smaller –

Canadian country music star and Barrie area resident Jason McCoy entertained the crowds at the final day of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2014 near Ivy, southwest of Barrie, on Saturday.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

McCoy closes plowing match

Country music star and Barrie-area resident Jason McCoy entertained the crowds at the final day of the International Plowing Match, Saturday.

An 87-year-old man is dead after a farming-related accident near Elmvale Friday morning. Provincial police, Springwater Township firefighters and Simcoe County paramedics were called to a Flos Road 10 East farm north of Elmvale at approximately 11:40 a.m. for an accident involving serious injuries. IAN MCINORY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Man, 87, dies in farming accident

An 87-year-old man is dead after a farming-related accident near Elmvale Friday morning. Provincial police, Springwater Township firefighters and Simcoe County paramedics were called

     

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