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Barrie man charged in human-trafficking probe

A Barrie man is among more than 100 people charged by York Regional Police with trying to buy sex from children.Ramy Kawar, 39, was charged by police as part of Project Raphael, a four-year investigation that led to the arrest of 104 men attempting to purchase sex with children.Also charged as a result of the human- trafficking investigation are Bra

Team Javawockies, comprised of Simcoe County students, recently won a silver medal at a North Bay robotics competition. The team also medalled in other categories. From there, they qualified for provincials in Mississauga and their robot will now move on to the world championships in St. Louis next week. The team had six weeks to design a robot which would then be put to the test of performing several specified tasks. The group includes team captain Taylor Reevie, Matthew Piercey, Marissa Reevie, Arianna Holmes, Ezekiel Beck, Madelyn Casavant and Jonathan Holmes (Heritage Christian Academy, Barrie), Noah Vanestern (home-schooled, Stroud), Jacob Houghton and Jared Houghton (home-schooled, Nottawa), John Neil and Aiden Bennett (home-schooled, Wasaga Beach), and Jackson Bray (home-schooled, Elmvale). Team mentors are Katie-Ann Reevie, Keith Reevie, Gary Page and Jack Neil. The team has also launched a GoFundMe account. SUBMITTED

Robot vs. the world

Team Javawockies, comprised of Simcoe County students, recently won a silver medal at a North Bay robotics competition.

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Wasaga citizens award nominations open

WASAGA BEACH – The Town of Wasaga Beach will honour residents’ contributions to the community in a celebration May 13 at the Wasaga’s Finest Citizens Awards celebration.

Collingwood wins bike friendly award

The Town of Collingwood has been awarded a new Bicycle Friendly status. Mayor Sandra Cooper was on hand to receive the Bronze Award at the annual Ontario Bike Summit dinner in Toronto.