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.

Dave Reid, of Stirling, guides his team of horses during the opening day at the 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Essa township Tuesday. Mark Wanzel/ The Barrie Examiner/ QMI

Celebrating our rural roots

ESSA TWP. – Down home on the farm never felt so good to so many people. Thousands of farm families, school children, volunteers and organizers

Matthew Spring, 21, stands outside of Barrie court, Tuesday, talking to his mother. He is now on trial for second-degree murder for stabbing a man in the neck with a broken golf club at a glow-in-the-dark mini putt in Barrie. He was 18 at the time. The victim, Bradley Hubbard, 42, died Aug. 13, 2011. Tracy McLaughlin Photo

'I think I am going to die'

Minutes after he was stabbed in the neck with a broken club at a mini-golf venue, Bradley Hubbard told witnesses, “I think I am going to die,” a jury

     

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