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Orillia Packet & Times
Van Houtte motivated to run againDisappointment yet lingering hope was the highlight of the New Democratic Party
Van Houtte motivated to run again
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 hours ago
Disappointment yet lingering hope was the highlight of the New Democratic Party's camp in Orillia as byelection results poured in Thursday night. “It was great fun. I have no regrets. And we will be back” Simcoe North candidate Elizabeth Van Houtte,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Defeat apathy, defeat PCs: PowellVoter apathy needs to be tackled in order to oust the long-serving Progressive
Defeat apathy, defeat PCs: Powell
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 hours ago
Voter apathy needs to be tackled in order to oust the long-serving Progressive Conservatives from Simcoe North, said Green party candidate Valerie Powell. “I was hoping that there would be more votes for parties other than the PCs,” said Powell, who... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tory landslide sweeps over LarsenFor Fred Larsen, the third time definitely was not the charm. While acknowledg
Tory landslide sweeps over Larsen
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 hours ago
For Fred Larsen, the third time definitely was not the charm. While acknowledging he was disappointed by the end result, the Simcoe North Liberal byelection candidate said he was proud of his team and content he did his best. Larsen, who noted... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Van Houtte motivated to run againDisappointment yet lingering hope was the highlight of the New Democratic Party
Van Houtte motivated to run again
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 hours ago
Disappointment yet lingering hope was the highlight of the New Democratic Party's camp in Orillia as byelection results poured in Thursday night. “It was great fun. I have no regrets. And we will be back” Simcoe North candidate Elizabeth Van Houtte,... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Tory landslide sweeps over LarsenFor Fred Larsen, the third time definitely was not the charm. While acknowledg
Tory landslide sweeps over Larsen
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 hours ago
For Fred Larsen, the third time definitely was not the charm. While acknowledging he was disappointed by the end result, the Simcoe North Liberal byelection candidate said he was proud of his team and content he did his best. Larsen, who noted... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Defeat apathy, defeat PCs: PowellVoter apathy needs to be tackled in order to oust the long-serving Progressive
Defeat apathy, defeat PCs: Powell
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 hours ago
Voter apathy needs to be tackled in order to oust the long-serving Progressive Conservatives from Simcoe North, said Green party candidate Valerie Powell. “I was hoping that there would be more votes for parties other than the PCs,” said Powell, who... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Georgian set to welcome studentsAll seven Georgian College campuses will celebrate the start of the school year
Georgian set to welcome students
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
All seven Georgian College campuses will celebrate the start of the school year with orientation Tuesday. While there will be no classes that day, there will be lots of activities and informative events to transition new students to the college.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Youth symphony welcoming musiciansThe Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra (OYSO) is gearing up for its 2015-16 seaso
Youth symphony welcoming musicians
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
The Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra (OYSO) is gearing up for its 2015-16 season. The orchestra, for youth ages six to 21, has been led for years by Mayumi Kumagai and now has a new artistic director, Oliver Balaburski, also the director of the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Georgian set to welcome studentsAll seven Georgian College campuses will celebrate the start of the school year
Georgian set to welcome students
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
All seven Georgian College campuses will celebrate the start of the school year with orientation Tuesday. While there will be no classes that day, there will be lots of activities and informative events to transition new students to the college.... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Terriers captain calls it quitsThe Orillia Terriers have lost their captain. Dynamic forward Mat White, named
Terriers captain calls it quits
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
The Orillia Terriers have lost their captain. Dynamic forward Mat White, named captain during the off-season, abruptly left the team a few days ago. “He was at practice on (Aug. 30). I saw him at the gym a few days later and everything seemed... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
'This was an experience of a lifetime'A trio of Orillia lacrosse players shone on the international stage recently at
'This was an experience of a lifetime'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
A trio of Orillia lacrosse players shone on the international stage recently at the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse in Edinburgh, Scotland. The three Orillia Lady Kings stars -- Cassidy Warren-Timpano, Kaiti Van Kessel and Emily Van Kessel --... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Captain jumps shipThe Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers have lost their captain. Dynamic forward Mat Wh
Captain jumps ship
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
The Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers have lost their captain. Dynamic forward Mat White, named captain in the off-season, abruptly left the team a few days ago. "He was at practice on (Aug. 30). I saw him at the gym a few days later and everything seemed... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Three persons of interest soughtInvestigators with Orillia OPP are looking to speak to three people in connecti
Three persons of interest sought
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 13 hours ago
Investigators with Orillia OPP are looking to speak to three people in connection with the suspicious package found at a business on Monarch Drive Wednesday night. Police released stills from surveillance video taken at the Tim Hortons on Monarch... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Three persons of interest soughtInvestigators with Orillia OPP are looking to speak to three people in connecti
Three persons of interest sought
Barrie Examiner / Posted 13 hours ago
Investigators with Orillia OPP are looking to speak to three people in connection with the suspicious package found at a business on Monarch Drive Wednesday night. Police released stills from surveillance video taken at the Tim Hortons on Monarch... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
UPDATE: Bomb unit destroys suspicious packagePolice have destroyed a suspicious package found Wednesday evening at a west Or
UPDATE: Bomb unit destroys suspicious package
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Police have destroyed a suspicious package found Wednesday evening at a west Orillia business. Police were called to a business on Monarch Drive at approximately 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. In a news release, Orillia OPP stated the package contained an... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
UPDATE: Police activity in west OrilliaPolice are on the scene in west Orillia Wednesday night, following the discover
UPDATE: Police activity in west Orillia
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Police are on the scene in west Orillia Wednesday night, following the discovery of another suspicious package in the city. Police were called to a business on Monarch Dr. at approximately 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. A news release said the package... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Brown camp under fire over adThe New Democratic Party has formally requested Elections Ontario investigate a
Brown camp under fire over ad
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
The New Democratic Party has formally requested Elections Ontario investigate alleged political advertising violations made by the Ontario Progressive Conservative party in North Simcoe on Wednesday. A half-page advertisement in the Orillia Packet &... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orientation makes for smoother transitionGrade 9 students in Orillia got a chance to make new friends and explore their
Orientation makes for smoother transition
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Grade 9 students in Orillia got a chance to make new friends and explore their new schools this week, in advance of classes beginning Tuesday. Hundreds of students and their parents crammed into the gym at Orillia Secondary School for an orientation... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Returning office crew ready to rollElection day in Simcoe North will begin with a visit from the province's chief
Returning office crew ready to roll
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Election day in Simcoe North will begin with a visit from the province's chief electoral officer. Greg Essensa arrived in Orillia Wednesday, taking advantage of the riding being the only byelection underway to make sure democracy is served in a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Children's safety driving fundraising effortsMike Davenport has filled the till with $43,850 for the Child Advocacy Centre S
Children's safety driving fundraising efforts
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Mike Davenport has filled the till with $43,850 for the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka (CACSM) before he sets off next week to defend his Targa Newfoundland Rally for the Kids title. "Each year, we choose a different children's charity," said... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Returning office crew ready to rollElection day in Simcoe North will begin with a visit from the province's chief
Returning office crew ready to roll
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Election day in Simcoe North will begin with a visit from the province's chief electoral officer. Greg Essensa arrived in Orillia Wednesday, taking advantage of the riding being the only byelection underway to make sure democracy is served in a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Embrace change to make a changeLater this month, you're going to notice a change when it comes to garbage coll
Embrace change to make a change
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Later this month, you're going to notice a change when it comes to garbage collection in your neighbourhood. Starting the week of Sept. 21, the city-contracted company that handles its composting, recycling and waste collection will only collect... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Religion rules the eraEditor's note: This is the fourth of a series of five articles about Samuel de
Religion rules the era
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a series of five articles about Samuel de Champlain and the Huron people who adopted him in 1615. In 1615 Italy, Galileo explains his theories on Copernicus's heliocentrism to the Roman Inquisition. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Back to (music) schoolIt's time to start thinking about all the free time we're going to have in the
Back to (music) school
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
It's time to start thinking about all the free time we're going to have in the months ahead when going to the beach is not an option. Several groups in town have ways of fixing that. The Orillia Wind Ensemble (OWE) is preparing for its new concert... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Local skaters win bigSUBMITTED PHOTO Julia Litvinenko and Ruslan Artamonov, of the Orillia Figure Sk
Local skaters win big
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
SUBMITTED PHOTO Julia Litvinenko and Ruslan Artamonov, of the Orillia Figure Skating Club, recently finished first at the Summer Sizzle competition in Kitchener-Waterloo. Litvinenko and Artamonov compete at the senior bronze dance level and are... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Eyes on provincial prizeAfter his team won just one of its first five baseball games, Wes Winkel, never
Eyes on provincial prize
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
After his team won just one of its first five baseball games, Wes Winkel, never one to back down from a challenge, wondered, briefly, if he had finally bitten off more than he could chew. "When we lost four of our first five games, I think that was... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillian wins Muskoka IronmanOrillia's Jonathan McMillan made history Sunday at the first Ironman Muskoka in
Orillian wins Muskoka Ironman
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Orillia's Jonathan McMillan made history Sunday at the first Ironman Muskoka in Huntsville, where he crossed the tape first, beating almost 1,300 athletes from around the globe. "It was an amazing day," said the 29-year-old supply teacher who also... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Police vigilant about distracted driving this labour day weekend – Manitoulin ExpositorORILLIA – The final weekend of summer is upon us and OPP officers will be out o
Police vigilant about distracted driving this labour day weekend – Manitoulin Expositor
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted yesterday
ORILLIA – The final weekend of summer is upon us and OPP officers will be out on the roads and looking for distracted drivers. So far this year, 41 deaths have been attributed to distracted driving on OPP-patrolled roads and the number of collisions... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Suspicious package at Brown's officeAn Orillia OPP officer is seen stationed outside of Patrick Brown's campaign of
Suspicious package at Brown's office
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
An Orillia OPP officer is seen stationed outside of Patrick Brown's campaign office Wednesday. Orillia OPP Const. Jim Edwards confirmed that staffers at the office had received a package they considered to look suspicious and alerted police. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Suspicious package at Brown's officeAn Orillia OPP officer is seen stationed outside of Patrick Brown's campaign of
Suspicious package at Brown's office
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
An Orillia OPP officer is seen stationed outside of Patrick Brown's campaign office Wednesday. Orillia OPP Const. Jim Edwards confirmed that staffers at the office had received a package they considered to look suspicious and alerted police. The... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Gathering of the Bands draws thousandsOvercast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands
Gathering of the Bands draws thousands
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted yesterday
Overcast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands from making Victoria Park shine Saturday. The annual celebration is a thank you by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, recognizing both the community and pipe band support... Read more
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Kincardine News
Gathering of the Bands draws thousandsOvercast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands
Gathering of the Bands draws thousands
Kincardine News / Posted yesterday
Overcast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands from making Victoria Park shine Saturday. The annual celebration is a thank you by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, recognizing both the community and pipe band support... Read more
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Goderich Signal-Star
Gathering of the Bands draws thousandsOvercast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands
Gathering of the Bands draws thousands
Goderich Signal-Star / Posted yesterday
Overcast skies didn't stop the 24th Kincardine Scottish Gathering of the Bands from making Victoria Park shine Saturday. The annual celebration is a thank you by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, recognizing both the community and pipe band support... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
A mural runs through itThe Highway 12 underpass is finally getting some colour. Orillia Street Art Pr
A mural runs through it
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
The Highway 12 underpass is finally getting some colour. Orillia Street Art Project members began painting a 200-foot mural underneath Highway 12 earlier this week, in the underpass the former rail line travelled through. Dozens of area youth are... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Bear spotted behind pizza jointA small black bear was spotted recently behind a Memorial Avenue business. Ori
Bear spotted behind pizza joint
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
A small black bear was spotted recently behind a Memorial Avenue business. Orillia OPP responded Sunday at about 9 p.m. to the report of a bear behind Tops in Pizza. Officers found the bear rummaging through the garbage cans behind the restaurant.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A mural runs through itThe Highway 12 underpass is finally getting some colour. Orillia Street Art Pr
A mural runs through it
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Highway 12 underpass is finally getting some colour. Orillia Street Art Project members began painting a 200-foot mural underneath Highway 12 earlier this week, in the underpass the former rail line travelled through. Dozens of area youth are... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Champlain Canoeing CommemorationSeptember 1 marked the four hundredth anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s arri
Champlain Canoeing Commemoration
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
September 1 marked the four hundredth anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in present day Orillia. Known as the father of New France, and arguably the father of Canada, Champlain was based out of the Wendat community of Cahiague ten... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Horwath back in townAndrea Horwath gave a final rallying message to the troops at the Elizabeth Van
Horwath back in town
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Andrea Horwath gave a final rallying message to the troops at the Elizabeth Van Houtte campaign office Tuesday night as the NDP leader helped thank some of the volunteers ahead of Thursday's provincial byelection. Horwath lauded not only the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Horwath back in townAndrea Horwath gave a final rallying message to the troops at the Elizabeth Van
Horwath back in town
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Andrea Horwath gave a final rallying message to the troops at the Elizabeth Van Houtte campaign office Tuesday night as the NDP leader helped thank some of the volunteers ahead of Thursday's provincial byelection. Horwath lauded not only the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Candidate takes aim at provincial debtA veteran of election campaigns in Barrie has shifted his focus north, to the S
Candidate takes aim at provincial debt
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
A veteran of election campaigns in Barrie has shifted his focus north, to the Simcoe North provincial byelection. Darren Roskam is running for the Libertarian Party in Thursday's byelection. It will be his third run a seat in Queen's Park, after... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Return of the 'king'After working deep within the mines in his hometown of Rouyn-Noranda for two ye
Return of the 'king'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
After working deep within the mines in his hometown of Rouyn-Noranda for two years, Jean-Louis Levasseur decided he wasn't ready to give up on his hockey dream. He sent a letter to the teams that would be skating in the new World Hockey Association... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Candidate takes aim at provincial debtA veteran of election campaigns in Barrie has shifted his focus north, to the S
Candidate takes aim at provincial debt
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
A veteran of election campaigns in Barrie has shifted his focus north, to the Simcoe North provincial byelection. Darren Roskam is running for the Libertarian Party in Thursday's byelection. It will be his third run a seat in Queen's Park, after... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Minor hockey, youth centre benefit from tourneyThe Orillia Minor Hockey Association and its Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) ho
Minor hockey, youth centre benefit from tourney
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Orillia Minor Hockey Association and its Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) host committee are doling out the proceeds from a midget A championship held in April at the West Orillia Sports Complex. "By all accounts, from the ice to the stands to... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Letters to the editor, Sept. 2 editionDrowning in the blue wave I was shocked and disgusted when I saw an advertisem
Letters to the editor, Sept. 2 edition
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Drowning in the blue wave I was shocked and disgusted when I saw an advertisement for the PC candidate on the front page of a local newspaper recently. When I went to check the website, there was another one sprawled across the top of the page. I... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Bear spotted behind pizza jointA small black bear was spotted recently behind a Memorial Avenue business. Ori
Bear spotted behind pizza joint
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
A small black bear was spotted recently behind a Memorial Avenue business. Orillia OPP responded Sunday at about 9 p.m. to the report of a bear behind Tops in Pizza. Officers found the bear rummaging through the garbage cans behind the restaurant.... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Terriers split gamesThe Orillia Terriers split a pair of pre-season games on the weekend as they co
Terriers split games
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
The Orillia Terriers split a pair of pre-season games on the weekend as they continue to prepare for the 2015-16 Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior 'C' Hockey League season. On Sunday night at Rotary Place, the Midland Flyers took advantage of some... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
‘Test-driver’ takes off with motorcyclePolice are asking people to keep their eyes open for a motorcycle that was stol
‘Test-driver’ takes off with motorcycle
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Police are asking people to keep their eyes open for a motorcycle that was stolen from Orillia in a Kijiji sale gone wrong. Police were called just after 4:30 p.m. Friday by the owner of a 2007 Honda BRR. According to Orillia OPP, the man had been... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A bountiful harvestA new fundraising campaign appears to be in the bag for two local organizations
A bountiful harvest
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
A new fundraising campaign appears to be in the bag for two local organizations. The Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market, McCauley Equipment Sales and The Sharing Place food bank launched a joint initiative at the ODAS Park market Saturday. For a... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
‘Test-driver’ takes off with motorcyclePolice are asking people to keep their eyes open for a motorcycle that was stol
‘Test-driver’ takes off with motorcycle
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Police are asking people to keep their eyes open for a motorcycle that was stolen from Orillia in a Kijiji sale gone wrong. Police were called just after 4:30 p.m. Friday by the owner of a 2007 Honda BRR. According to Orillia OPP, the man had been... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Mudslinging shouldn’t drown out water woesIn the crucible that is an election campaign, the rhetoric from all sides is ra
Mudslinging shouldn’t drown out water woes
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
In the crucible that is an election campaign, the rhetoric from all sides is ratcheted up to incendiary levels where insults and finger pointing provide the fuel that stokes the flames of what constitutes debate these days. In the federal election,... Read more
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