Tom Hunse, an Innisfil volunteer fire captain and full-time Toronto firefighter, is standing up to his union so he can keep helping out in the town. TOWN OF INNISFIL PHOTO

Firefighter on the hot seat

INNISFIL — A full-time Toronto firefighter who is also an Innisfil resident and volunteer part time firefighter is being taken to task for his service

Barrie resident Brad Greenside tees off on the second day of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Barrie Country Club on Wednesday. After opening the tournament on Tuesday with a 2-over par 74, Greenside shot up the leaderboard on Day 2 to finish in a tie for fifth place at 1-over par. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Greenside all go

The big guns are rising to the top of the leaderboard at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, but so is an unheralded local player.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. Mark Wanzel Photo

Making a difference

Recently, I was very pleased to deliver funding on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose that will make a difference to the health and s

Jay Skiffington, co-owner of CigVape in Orillia, Barrie and Angus, holds an electronic cigarette and liquid nicotine substance inside his Atherley Road store Tuesday. Orillia council is discussing the sale of electronic cigarettes in the city. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

City tackling e-cigs

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the provincial government, says the co-owner of CigVape in Orillia, Barrie and Angus.

Kirk Wood, of Delta, B.C., hits the driving range Tuesday afternoon at the Barrie Country Club, which is hosting the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament this week. Dallas resident Rob Couture has a one-stroke lead following the opening round. Couture shot a 2-under par 70 on Tuesday. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Couture leads Mid-Am

Dallas resident Rob Couture has a one-stroke lead following Day 1 of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament at the Barrie Country Club, Tuesday.

     

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