Andrew Scheer speaks after being elected the new leader of the federal Conservative party at the federal Conservative leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Scheer new Tory leader

Andrew Scheer survived a 13-ballot battle with presumed leadership front-runner Maxime Bernier on Saturday.

SUBMITTED The Mariposa Gymnastics Club.

Gymnasts excel at Sunshine Meet

On May 5 and 6, Mariposa Gymnastics Club hosted their 18th annual Sunshine Meet. Things kicked off on Friday with an Ontario Development Program chall

Submitted photo The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School girls field lacrosse capped a perfect season by winning their second straight OFSAA crown this week. Coached by Pat Morris and Curtis Columbus, with help at OFSAA from Cheryl Heitzner, members of the championship team include Abbi England, Hannah Morris, Tianna Reda, Paige Stachura, Kiah Shanks, Jerica Obee, Abi Gregson, Hallie Clancy, Taiya Oxby, Amy Curran, Linnea Ayers, Kennady Blunt, Britney Marwick, Emilee Thompson, Abi Kunkel, Mikayla Kunkel, Amber Hoch-Bullen and Belle Bondy.

Perfect ending to Flames' season

Drenched by incessant rain, caked in mud, their bodies bruised and battered, the gratified smiles said it all: there is nothing more satisfying than t

David Hawke/Special to the Packet & Times The exotic blossoms of Jack-in-the-pulpit may be found in wet conifer swamps or dry hardwood forests. The weird looking wrap-around structure was once seen as a replica of a church's pulpit, complete with a local Jack preaching to the gathered masses below.

The wildflower name game

Does anyone remember who Jack, Johnny, Bet or Susan were? We still talk about them quite a bit, but few can recall just who they were. You've heard of

Arni Stinnissen/Special to the Packet & Times A Calypso Orchid.

A lesson in flower photography

As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and if it is correct, this should be a banner year with all the rain we have had this spring.

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