Blue Mountain hosted the Special Olympics Alpine team fun day March 1, the last day of the season for the program which has been running for 18 years. Pictured here is Coach Karen Ide, Coach Nick Brindisi, and special athletes Kevin LaChance, Naomi Cho, and Jeffrey Plouffe. ALL PHOTOS BY JOE ARSENAULT/SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN

Special Olympics Fun Day

Blue Mountain hosted the Special Olympics Alpine team fun day March 1, the last day of the season for the program, which has been running for 18 years

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.

     

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