Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop is endorsing Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, pictured, in her bid to become leader of the Progressive Conservative party. (QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

Dunlop endorses MacLeod

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative (PC) Party should name Lisa MacLeod party leader to go up against other female leaders, says Simcoe North...

JIM WATSON/FILE PHOTO Ramara is seeking funding to help cover the cost of damage caused by the tornado that swept through the township earlier this month.

In need of relief

Ramara is seeking provincial funding to help those whose properties were damaged when a tornado tore through the township Sept. 5.

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Welcome to high school

Nicole Reynolds, 14, throws a soccer ball through a hoop during an obstacle course game Wednesday for the OD/Park Secondary School Grade 9 day.

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Tree of thanks

Orillia’s Zero Waste Task Force presents Orillia council with a tree as a commemorative gift for sponsoring Ontario’s first Zero Waste Conference.

Dave Reid, of Stirling, guides his team of horses during the opening day at the 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Essa township Tuesday. Mark Wanzel/ The Barrie Examiner/ QMI

Celebrating our rural roots

ESSA TWP. – Down home on the farm never felt so good to so many people. Thousands of farm families, school children, volunteers and organizers

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