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MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES This summer's 26th annual Sun City Swim will raise money for the Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka. Jennifer Jackson, left, executive director of the centre, and Sun City Swim founder Brenda Jenkins are pictured.

Swim going strong after 25 years

Brenda Jenkins could feel her hands getting cold in the water, but she kept going, focusing on the voices of people cheering her on, and her commitment to the cause.

SUBMITTED IMAGE This artist's rendering of what the exterior of the recreation facility at 255 West St. S. will look like was released Monday.

Y wants to run 255

Representatives from the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka told Orillia councillors there's a place they can go as the city is short on its dough.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Councillors Mason Ainsworth, left, Pat Hehn and Jeff Clark discuss Orillia's tourism industry during a meeting Tuesday at Rotary Place.

Looking for Orillia's allure

Orillia needs an integrated tourism information hub, according to suggestions emerging from a special council committee meeting Tuesday.

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., second from right, joined by other Republican members of the panel, discusses the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Gowdy and Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say no

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee harshly faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. But they produced no new allegations about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

This photograph released by the Israel Antiquities Authority made on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, shows preparation for Electric Resistivity Tomography scan of the pit used to hold the victims before their execution at Ponar massacre site near the town of Vilnius, Lithuania. An international research team has discovered a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during the Second World War, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. (Ezra Wolfinger/Israel Antiquities Authority via AP)

Nazi-era escape tunnel found

In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during the Second World War, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

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