Barrie North students Philip Jacome and Dalton Stewart work to construct a cedar bench during Tuesday's Ontario Technical Skills Competition qualifying event at the education centre. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Building on their skills

More than 45 Simcoe County District School Board secondary students put their skills to the test Tuesday in effort to earn a spot in the Ontario Techn

South Simcoe Police cruiser

Youths charged

BRADFORD – Two local youths face theft charges after $400 worth of goods were lifted from Walmart late Monday afternoon.

Barrie Colts centre Garrett Hooey watches the puck slide past Belleville Bulls goalie Charlie Graham for a goal during first period OHL playoff action at the Barrie Molson Centre Monday night. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Colts blast Bulls

The Barrie Colts have taken care of business at home. And if they can play like this on the road, the Colts could get a long layoff.

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.