Maxine McCarthy of St Joseph's High School in Barrie cross-examines a witness during the recent mock trial competition held at the Barrie courthouse. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Students learn legal ease

Students from a dozen area high schools were given the chance to test their legal talents at the annual Simcoe-Muskoka High School Mock Trial Competit


Fire at GEEP

Three fires in less than a year has led to an Ontario Fire Marshal's Office investigation of a Barrie electronic recycling operation.

BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Mayor Jeff Lehman, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca were at the South Barrie GO station, Friday, to announce the expansion of GO train service from the current 70 to 200 trips per week on the Barrie line. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

GO plan on track: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne hopped off a southbound GO train at the Barrie South station shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Simcoe County's Administration Building (Examiner Files)

County planning ahead

Simcoe County wants residents to know more about its Official Plan (OP) and how it will affect them.

Moment of reflection

A Supreme Court ruling that municipal meetings can't begin in religious prayer is being contemplated by two local township councils that typically rec

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