Gisele Winton Sarvis, Special to Postmedia Network


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Board not ready to call for end to EQAO

The provincewide testing needs an overhaul, but Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) trustees are not ready to scrap it.

GISELE WINTON SARVIS PHOTO/ SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK The Stayner branch of the Clearview Public Library is the test site of the new Click, Connect computer program for Welcome Centre Immigrant Services. The program will be rolled out to library branches across Simcoe County in the new year. Celebrating its launch is, from left, Clearview Mayor Christopher Vanderkruys, County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall, Darlene Brown, vice-president of Social Enterprise for Canada, County of Simcoe Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall and Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper.

Immigrants can 'click, connect' for info

New immigrants moving anywhere into Simcoe County will now only have to visit their local library to access information on how to settle into Canadian society.

SUBMITTED Joshua Noronha, 25, suffered a broken neck that has left him paralyzed from the neck down in a trampoline accident that took place on Aug. 18 at Collingwood Trampoline where he worked as a trampoline coach. He remains in intensive care at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.

Man paralyzed after trampoline accident

A young Collingwood man who dreamed of opening a trampoline studio remains in hospital following a horrific trampoline accident that has left him paralyzed.

Members of the Stayner Siskins head back to the bench following a first-period goal from Barrie native Mack Falconer (10) during Game 1 of their Carruthers Division semifinal game against the Midland Flyers, Thursday night in Stayner. The Siskins skated to a 5-2 win. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/PHOTO

Stayner wins series opener; Game 2 Friday night in Midland

The level of excitement was palpable at the Stayner Memorial Arena on Thursday night as the hometown Stayner Siskins and Midland Flyers clashed in Game 1 of their Provincial Junior Hockey League Carruthers Division semifinal series.

Gisele Winton Sarvis photo Edward Green, 12, of Oro-Medonte hugs his mother Melissa Barron after taking his first ride in a small aircraft, a 1943 Cornell while pilot Bill Irwin looks on during the Gathering of the Classics last Saturday.

Gathering of the Classics lets imaginations soar

EDENVALE -- Twelve-year-old Edward Green is interested in anything to do with the Second World War but didn't attend the Gathering of the Classics Saturday to look at antique aircrafts.

Francesco Molinaro, 18, left, and Erick Tello Arias, 23, were fatally stabbed in separate incidents over the Victoria Day long weekend in Wasaga Beach. (Gofundme)

Two fatal stabbings in as many days

Young people coming to Wasaga Beach to enjoy the sunshine and the Electric Elements concert were shocked to hear that an 18-year-old man from Bolton is dead following a stabbing at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Submitted photo The Sandy Graham, built in 1955, has been taken out of service by Transport Canada, leaving Christian Island's 800 residents as well as cottagers without a way to take vehicles or heavy items to and from the island located on Georgian Bay, near Penetanguishene.

Vessel sought to replace Christian Island ferry

Christian Island’s 800 residents have no way to transport vehicles and heavy goods now that its car-carrying ferry the M.V. Sandy Graham has been taken out of service.

CFB Borden’s buglar retired Sgt. Tony Beresford and pipe major stand at attention during the Vimy Commemoration Ceremony Saturday morning at the First World War restored training trenches. Gisele Winton Sarvis/Postmedia Network

Ceremony at Base Borden recognizes the Battle of Vimy Ridge

CFB BORDEN - Students from four area high schools joined politicians, police, and soldiers walking through the restored training trenches to the sound of gunfire and bombing before the Vimy Commemoration Ceremony early Saturday morning.

Dr. Kellie Leitch greets supporters Monday night after retaining her Conservative seat in Simcoe Grey. Gisele Winton Sarvis Photo

Leitch hangs on to Simcoe-Grey

A small but dedicated crew of hardworking Conservative volunteers welcomed Dr. Kellie Leitch at the Station on the Green in Creemore for her victory party.

Orillia Terriers netminder Gordie Weiss makes a stop Thursday's game against the Stayner Siskins, who won 5-1. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/SPECIAL TO QMI AGENCY

Host Siskins score decisive victory over Orillia

STAYNER -- The hometown Stayner Siskins rode a dominant second period -- fuelled by four straight penalties to the visiting Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers -- to draw first blood in their best-of-seven Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League quarter-final playoffs Thursday night.