Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner

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The Simcoe County District School Board's sixth annual Poetry Slam was held on Tuesday at the board's education centre. Keynote speaker Wali Shah, who was one of the event judges, was named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 in 2014. Approximately 60 grades 7 and 8 youngsters from 11 schools presented group and individual poems during the event. Shah, above, is a Canadian speaker and poet and University of Toronto student who combines social issues, experiences, comedy and his South Asian and Muslim background to bring his work to life.

Poetry competition a slam dunk

(STAFF) — The Simcoe County District School Board's sixth annual Poetry Slam was held on Tuesday at the board's education centre.

Barrie police officers, along with the canine unit and paramedics, were called to Gunn Street before noon Monday after a reported home invasion and a shooting. According to police, a 60-year-old man was transported to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and was listed as being in stable condition. Officers canvased the area as the investigation continued throughout the afternoon. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Man taken to Barrie hospital: city police

Barrie city police are looking for two suspects believed to be armed with a gun following a home invasion and shooting at a Gunn Street residence on Monday morning.

Enrolment increase at Catholic board

After years of declining numbers, enrolment has increased in both the elementary and secondary levels at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB).