A loose puck has drama unfolding at the net as Justin Scott of the Barrie Colts attempts to capitalize during first period OHL action against the Mississauga Steelheads Saturday at the Barrie Molson Centre. The Colts won 5-2. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Colts crunch Steelheads

Things hadn’t been going right for the Barrie Colts this week. But they found an opponent upon which to take out their frustrations.

Barrie police dispatcher. SUBMITTED

Boy makes heroic call

Police say a little boy is a hero today after doing exactly the right thing when his mother was suffering from multiple seizures Saturday night.

Lorraine Ashkenase, widow of Andrew Mixemong, described her husband to a jury as a peaceful man. She is pictured outside Barrie court, Friday. TRACY MCLAUGHLIN PHOTO

'You're going to kill him'

With a crazed look in his eyes, Jessy Herlichka let out a roar as he stood bare-chested over Andrew Mixemong, then took a running leap to kick him in

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Ecole elementaire catholique Samuel-de-Champlain principal Louise Mayer, right, and secretary Raymonde Devine are pictured holding the Franco-Ontarian flag in the school's foyer with Grade 3 and 4 students.

Keeping the language alive

There was a time when entire pockets in the north end of Simcoe County near Georgian Bay were completely French-speaking.

Allison Lancaster hangs her tye dye T-shirt she created. She also tried yoga. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/PHOTO

Creativity Day at SCI

Stayner Collegiate Institute (SCI) held its first Stayner Creativity and Innovation Day Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the school. Twenty workshops were held t


BIA board members announced

A Feb. 26 press release from Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) named those elected to the BIA Board of Management.

Ministry of Health responds

Over the past decade, our government has consistently invested in our front-line medical staff. Ontario’s physicians saw their individual payments inc

Update on frozen water services

The Town of Collingwood issued a press release Feb. 27 regarding frozen water services in town and said a lot of progress was made Thursday by Colling


Fresh from the source

Cindy Phillips and her husband Jess of Rob Roy Market Garden in Feversham took part in the Grey County Chefs’ Forum trade show Feb. 24 at 65 Simcoe St

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