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Owen Sound Sun Times
SWIFT will take years to achievefibre-optic Internet to more than 350 communities with a total population of 3.
SWIFT will take years to achieve
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted an hour ago
fibre-optic Internet to more than 350 communities with a total population of 3.5 million from the Bruce Peninsula to Orillia and down to Lake Erie. Internet service providers are to contribute $60 million, while municipalities are to provide... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Park it for outdoor summer entertainmentfor his first two albums. He has performed at many outdoor venues this summer,
Park it for outdoor summer entertainment
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 14 hours ago
for his first two albums. He has performed at many outdoor venues this summer, including at the Mariposa Festival in Orillia, which he described as fantastic, Paris Lions Park and Brantford's Victoria Park. His numerous upcoming engagements... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Crews probing power outages in OrilliaOrillia Power is looking to shed some light on what is causing recurring power
Crews probing power outages in Orillia
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 hours ago
Orillia Power is looking to shed some light on what is causing recurring power outages the city’s northwest area. The utility cut power for about an hour Thursday — between 3 and 4 a.m. — in an attempt to find out why so many residents have been... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kicking for Canadacompetitive fighter and owner of Black Lotus Kick Boxing. “I realize I can’t do
Kicking for Canada
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
competitive fighter and owner of Black Lotus Kick Boxing. “I realize I can’t do this forever.” With that in mind, the Orillia athlete jumped at the opportunity to earn a spot on Team Canada and the right to represent his country at October’s... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
In the habit of theatreBoth Orillia Summer Theatre and the Orillia Opera House opened plays last week.
In the habit of theatre
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Both Orillia Summer Theatre and the Orillia Opera House opened plays last week. Orillia Summer Theatre ran with All for Nun: The 2nd Coming. This is essentially an extended comedy routine built around Rob Reid’s character, Sister Mary Margaret, with... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Stop diggingOrillia, by report from the Packet, is one of the most indebted cities in the p
Stop digging
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Orillia, by report from the Packet, is one of the most indebted cities in the province. And who cares? Evidently not the legacy-minded council. Nor the Packet itself, which seems to have dropped the story. Even the taxpaying citizenry, which in the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Crews probing power outages in OrilliaOrillia Power is looking to shed some light on what is causing recurring power
Crews probing power outages in Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Orillia Power is looking to shed some light on what is causing recurring power outages the city’s northwest area. The utility cut power for about an hour Thursday — between 3 and 4 a.m. — in an attempt to find out why so many residents have been... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Remembering John Forrestin a memorial service Wednesday morning. John Forrest died following a lengthy
Remembering John Forrest
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
in a memorial service Wednesday morning. John Forrest died following a lengthy illness July 20, surrounded by family, at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. He was 68. Readers of the Packet & Times will recall Forrest as the author of the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Remembering John Forrestin a memorial service Wednesday morning. John Forrest died following a lengthy
Remembering John Forrest
Barrie Examiner / Posted 17 hours ago
in a memorial service Wednesday morning. John Forrest died following a lengthy illness July 20, surrounded by family, at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. He was 68. Readers of the Packet & Times will recall Forrest as the author of the... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
SWIFT project a real benefit to C-KChatham-Kent in the estimated 3.5 million people in 350 communities spanning no
SWIFT project a real benefit to C-K
Chatham Daily News / Posted 18 hours ago
Chatham-Kent in the estimated 3.5 million people in 350 communities spanning north to the Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie. Hope said there was no way Chatham-Kent could go to the ratepayers to try to cover the cost... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
OPP launch “Move Over” campaign over Civic Holiday Long WeekendORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police are reporting that 2015 marked one of t
OPP launch “Move Over” campaign over Civic Holiday Long Weekend
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 18 hours ago
ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police are reporting that 2015 marked one of the highest numbers of OPP charges laid against drivers who failed to slow down and move over for roadside emergency vehicles since the Move Over law was enacted in... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Wild run continues for HickeyThe coach of Georgian College's golf program boasts more stories than there are
Wild run continues for Hickey
Barrie Examiner / Posted 23 hours ago
The coach of Georgian College's golf program boasts more stories than there are tee boxes at his newly renovated Orillia Golf and Country Club. Greg Hickey spent eight years playing professional hockey including one game with the NHL's New York... Read more
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Chatham This Week
Chatham Sports HOF inductees announcedthe 1970 Chatham Kent Concretes in Senior “A” Baseball. The team won at the hig
Chatham Sports HOF inductees announced
Chatham This Week / Posted 23 hours ago
the 1970 Chatham Kent Concretes in Senior “A” Baseball. The team won at the highest level of provincial play defeating the Orillia Terriers 4-0 and 11-8 in a best-of-three championship. They were the first Chatham team to win at that level. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Vehicles entered in OrilliaORILLIA - Orillia OPP are urging residents to keep a close watch after items we
Vehicles entered in Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 23 hours ago
ORILLIA - Orillia OPP are urging residents to keep a close watch after items were stolen from several vehicle early Monday morning. OPP say six thefts were reported from vehicles parked in the area of Bay and Maple streets, as well as Drinkwater,... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Vehicles entered in OrilliaORILLIA - Orillia OPP are urging residents to keep a close watch after items we
Vehicles entered in Orillia
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
ORILLIA - Orillia OPP are urging residents to keep a close watch after items were stolen from several vehicle early Monday morning. OPP say six thefts were reported from vehicles parked in the area of Bay and Maple streets, as well as Drinkwater,... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
SWIFT receives $180 million in provincial and federal funding through Small Communities FundCaucus and investment from the federal and provincial governments, the Region o
SWIFT receives $180 million in provincial and federal funding through Small Communities Fund
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted yesterday
Caucus and investment from the federal and provincial governments, the Region of Niagara, Town of Caledon and City of Orillia are also supporting the project. SWIFT has received support from the Southern First Nations Secretariat, school... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
The $65.8-million planOrillia will need to spend $3.25 million annually for 20 years to improve storm
The $65.8-million plan
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Orillia will need to spend $3.25 million annually for 20 years to improve stormwater management and lower phosphorus levels in Lake Simcoe, according to a stormwater master plan prepared by city staff. "This master plan, in particular, looks at... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
'We need it now,' shelter boss saysfelt the project had "overwhelming support" from those in attendance. However,
'We need it now,' shelter boss says
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
felt the project had "overwhelming support" from those in attendance. However, several residents and patrons of Orillia businesses brought forward concerns about the project. Those concerns ranged from perceived threats to public safety... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
With antiques, the hunt is half the funand Vintage Show on the weekend. "I bought it two weeks ago at an estate aucti
With antiques, the hunt is half the fun
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
and Vintage Show on the weekend. "I bought it two weeks ago at an estate auction in Walkerton, because I was coming to Orillia," Kara Bowles said, referring to a chair made by Lloyd Loom Products in Orillia. "The workmanship is what gets me.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Rebel Rollers ready for 'meat-and-greet'but it's worth it, said Hope DeVries, a.k.a. Jessica Rabid #614. "Going throug
Rebel Rollers ready for 'meat-and-greet'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
but it's worth it, said Hope DeVries, a.k.a. Jessica Rabid #614. "Going through boot camp was the hardest thing," said the Orillia resident. "(But) I have made so many friends who feel like lifelong friends. We're all coming together for the same... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The $65.8-million planOrillia will need to spend $3.25 million annually for 20 years to improve storm
The $65.8-million plan
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Orillia will need to spend $3.25 million annually for 20 years to improve stormwater management and lower phosphorus levels in Lake Simcoe, according to a stormwater master plan prepared by city staff. "This master plan, in particular, looks at... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Seventh win for Holdaway at SunsetHoldaway was a man on a mission, Saturday night, as he drove to his seventh win
Seventh win for Holdaway at Sunset
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Holdaway was a man on a mission, Saturday night, as he drove to his seventh win of the season at Sunset Speedway. The Orillia driver drove his No. 41 Bay Auto & Truck Parts/Image Factor from the seventh position to earn the win in the second... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontarionext five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area f
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontario
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted yesterday
next five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area from Windsor to Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie Total cost of $281 million, with $90 million each from provincial and federal governments and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontarionext five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area f
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontario
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
next five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area from Windsor to Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie Total cost of $281 million, with $90 million each from provincial and federal governments and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Wildlife on the lineA new project has been launched at the Port of Orillia to help keep wildlife sa
Wildlife on the line
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
A new project has been launched at the Port of Orillia to help keep wildlife safe. Four small receptacles have been affixed to the wooden fishing dock at the port for anglers to put their used fishing wire in after they are finished. The goal is to... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontarionext five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area f
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontario
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
next five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area from Windsor to Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie Total cost of $281 million, with $90 million each from provincial and federal governments and... Read more
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Kincardine News
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontarionext five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area f
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontario
Kincardine News / Posted yesterday
next five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area from Windsor to Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie Total cost of $281 million, with $90 million each from provincial and federal governments and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Wild ride for cyclistsstage. The sprint showdown was brief and entertaining for the crowds, but it dr
Wild ride for cyclists
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
stage. The sprint showdown was brief and entertaining for the crowds, but it drew attention to the little team from Barrie-Orillia. The following stages saw both the difficulty and thrill of stage races. Holmgren crashed in the first stage and,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Strong finish ahead of provincialshad a rare opportunity earlier this month to play against a visiting team from
Strong finish ahead of provincials
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
had a rare opportunity earlier this month to play against a visiting team from the United Kingdom. Even with a short bench, Orillia played a competitive game against the strong British team before losing 9-7. The girls were exhausted by the end of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kings end regular season with two winsThe Orillia Jim Wilson bantam Kings lacrosse team had a solid week, winning the
Kings end regular season with two wins
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The Orillia Jim Wilson bantam Kings lacrosse team had a solid week, winning their final two regular-season games prior to heading to provincials next weekend. The team finished the season with a 17-8-1 record. They hosted Newmarket and won 7-2. The... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontarionext five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area f
High-speed Internet coming to rural Ontario
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted yesterday
next five years will cover 3.5 million people in 350 communities Covers area from Windsor to Bruce Peninsula to Barrie and Orillia and south to Lake Erie Total cost of $281 million, with $90 million each from provincial and federal governments and... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Celebrating with Pridethe list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosti
Celebrating with Pride
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
the list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosting the inaugural Trans Pride March in Orillia on Aug. 4. "This is a community-driven march and the only Trans March in Ontario outside of Toronto Pride, which was... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Celebrating with Pridethe list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosti
Celebrating with Pride
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
the list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosting the inaugural Trans Pride March in Orillia on Aug. 4. "This is a community-driven march and the only Trans March in Ontario outside of Toronto Pride, which was... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
OPP execute search warrant at Orillia residenceOn July 22 at approximately 12 a.m., officers of the Orillia OPP Street Crime U
OPP execute search warrant at Orillia residence
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
On July 22 at approximately 12 a.m., officers of the Orillia OPP Street Crime Unit, the Community Drug Action Team, Drug Enforcement Unit, Central Region ERT and Central Region Canine executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Celebrating with Pridethe list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosti
Celebrating with Pride
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
the list of events if also growing, Baker said adding the organization is hosting the inaugural Trans Pride March in Orillia on Aug. 4. "This is a community-driven march and the only Trans March in Ontario outside of Toronto Pride, which was... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cyclist hit by car in SevernMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES A cyclist was taken to Orillia Soldiers' Memo
Cyclist hit by car in Severn
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES A cyclist was taken to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital with serious injuries Monday after being hit be a car in Severn Township. The incident took place on Telford Line, between Stockdale Road and Rimkey... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Cyclist hit by car in SevernMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES A cyclist was taken to Orillia Soldiers' Mem
Cyclist hit by car in Severn
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES A cyclist was taken to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital with serious injuries Monday after being hit be a car in Severn Township. The incident took place on Telford Line, between Stockdale Road and Rimkey... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Ten make cut for Summer GamesOlympic-style showcase of amateur sports. "The selection of these local athlet
Ten make cut for Summer Games
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Olympic-style showcase of amateur sports. "The selection of these local athletes ensures that the future is bright for Orillia in lacrosse and is a testament to the success of the Orillia Lady Kings organization and the volunteers that keep it... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lady Kings finish season with perfect recordThe Orillia Parry Automotive U19A Lady Kings earned a pair of impressive victor
Lady Kings finish season with perfect record
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Orillia Parry Automotive U19A Lady Kings earned a pair of impressive victories on the weekend to complete a perfect regular season in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Association. With triumphs against the second- and third-ranked teams in the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
WayHome wows the crowdmerchants reporting a three-fold increase in sales over the regular OK Friday F
WayHome wows the crowd
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
merchants reporting a three-fold increase in sales over the regular OK Friday Farmers' Market held each week. Inside, an Orillia entrepreneur was discovering just how big the demand was for vegan options. "I'm getting my ass kicked," said Ryan... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
WayHome wows the crowdmerchants reporting a three-fold increase in sales over the regular OK Friday F
WayHome wows the crowd
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
merchants reporting a three-fold increase in sales over the regular OK Friday Farmers' Market held each week. Inside, an Orillia entrepreneur was discovering just how big the demand was for vegan options. "I'm getting my ass kicked," said Ryan... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Wind blows off Belle raceme," Addis quipped. Where Auld Alliance couldn't believe its luck at having sw
Wind blows off Belle race
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
me," Addis quipped. Where Auld Alliance couldn't believe its luck at having swept the prize list, a special guest visiting Orillia couldn't believe his fortune at being in Canada. "It's wonderful. I never thought it would be like in my mind, but... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
OPP execute search warrant at Orillia residenceOn July 22 at approximately 12 a.m., officers of the Orillia OPP Street Crime U
OPP execute search warrant at Orillia residence
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
On July 22 at approximately 12 a.m., officers of the Orillia OPP Street Crime Unit, the Community Drug Action Team, Drug Enforcement Unit, Central Region ERT and Central Region Canine executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Local branch celebrates 60 yearsMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES The Orillia branch of the Canadian Power and
Local branch celebrates 60 years
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES The Orillia branch of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron hopes to have saved lives by having educated people regarding safe boating practices for the past six decades. The 230-member branch celebrated its 60th... Read more
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Timmins Times
Charges after giving fake nameAn Orillia man is facing charges after he attempted to give a false name to the
Charges after giving fake name
Timmins Times / Posted 2 days ago
An Orillia man is facing charges after he attempted to give a false name to the Timmins Police when stopped for a traffic violation. According to the police, Eric Blais, 21, was pulled over in Timmins at the intersection of Maple Street South and... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Man survives plane crashSEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his P
Man survives plane crash
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
SEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his Piper Cherokee crashed north of Orillia Sunday afternoon. The Mississauga man's injuries were serious but not life-threating, according to J.C. Gilbert, deputy chief of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Man survives plane crashSEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his P
Man survives plane crash
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
SEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his Piper Cherokee crashed north of Orillia Sunday afternoon. The Mississauga man's injuries were serious but not life-threating, according to J.C. Gilbert, deputy chief of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Man survives plane crashSEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his P
Man survives plane crash
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
SEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his Piper Cherokee crashed north of Orillia Sunday afternoon. The Mississauga man's injuries were serious but not life-threating, according to J.C. Gilbert, deputy chief of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The tracks down memory laneRotary Club of Orillia celebrated its 35th anniversary and gave the community a
The tracks down memory lane
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Rotary Club of Orillia celebrated its 35th anniversary and gave the community an opportunity to reminisce about good times and create new memories with the younger generation of train lovers. “I remember bringing my brother here,” said Melissa... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Cell company gets colourful for charityof the plastic variety, they have drawn a lot of attention -- attention that wi
Cell company gets colourful for charity
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
of the plastic variety, they have drawn a lot of attention -- attention that will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District. The 7,000 flamingos were placed on the field Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. As of 1 p.m. Friday, that... Read more
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