RMA instructor Tressa Young (above), a multiple world champion, was not at the Canadian Open martial arts tournament in Gatineau, Que., to compete but rather to support her students. Persuaded by judges, competitors and event organizers, and with only five minutes of preparation for the division to begin, the third-degree black belt entered the ring for the Elite Creative division and dominated, winning first place. SUBMITTED

Great in Gatineau

A trip to Gatineau, Que., proved to be a successful one for the martial artists of RMA Karate Centres.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Honda production associate Ronda St. Pierre, left during an announcement on Monday by Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston that it will produce the next generation CR-V model for the European market, the first time that HCM will export vehicles to Europe. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Honda steering towards Europe

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Honda production associate Ronda St. Pierre, left during an announcement on Monday by Honda of Canada Manufa

Marie 'Tonie' Farrell sits in her mother’s Orillia home where she now lives because she can’t work after suffering injuries from being beaten by an OPP officer. In the background is her son, R.J. Farrell, who bought her a silver-plated gavel with the words Not Guilty engraved on it. Tracy McLaughlin Photo

Farrell suing cop and OPP

An Orilllia grandmother who suffered "catastrophic" injuries in an altercation with a police officer has launched a $4 million lawsuit against the cop

Trouble in the lobby

A 32-year-old Innisfil woman is facing an assault charge after Barrie police say she punched her common-law partner several times in the face.

     

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