Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Honda production associate Ronda St. Pierre, left during an announcement on Monday by Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston that it will produce the next generation CR-V model for the European market, the first time that HCM will export vehicles to Europe. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Honda steering towards Europe

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Honda production associate Ronda St. Pierre, left during an announcement on Monday by Honda of Canada Manufa

Barrie North students Philip Jacome and Dalton Stewart work to construct a cedar bench during Tuesday's Ontario Technical Skills Competition qualifying event at the education centre. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Building on their skills

More than 45 Simcoe County District School Board secondary students put their skills to the test Tuesday in effort to earn a spot in the Ontario Techn

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Buddy the golden retriever regularly helps his owner, Vince Campbell, drive those requiring assistance around Orillia. For nearly a decade, the docile canine and Campbell have been volunteering with Helping Hands, which gives a lift to those needing a ride to local appointments, shopping and social engagements.

The Buddy system

Buddy the golden retriever regularly helps his owner, Vince Campbell, drive those requiring assistance around Orillia.

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