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Orillia Packet & Times
Single-malt superstitionalso, so it could be the lads would rather go hunting. Well, what can you expec
Single-malt superstition
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 15 hours ago
also, so it could be the lads would rather go hunting. Well, what can you expect from men who don't wear underwear? The Orillia Scottish Festival is coming up. If you don't believe me, ask one to stand on his head. A few superstitions the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kings face eliminationThe Orillia Kings are on the brink of playoff elimination after dropping a 17-1
Kings face elimination
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 15 hours ago
The Orillia Kings are on the brink of playoff elimination after dropping a 17-11 decision Sunday night to the visiting Halton Hills Bulldogs, who have earned a 2-0 stranglehold in the teams' best-of-five Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B playoff... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Up to the taskOn behalf of the National Youth Week Taskforce, I would like to thank the Orill
Up to the task
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 15 hours ago
On behalf of the National Youth Week Taskforce, I would like to thank the Orillia community and area for supporting National Youth Week and making a difference in the lives of youth. Every year, National Youth Week grows and becomes even more... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Single-malt superstitionalso, so it could be the lads would rather go hunting. Well, what can you expec
Single-malt superstition
Barrie Examiner / Posted 15 hours ago
also, so it could be the lads would rather go hunting. Well, what can you expect from men who don't wear underwear? The Orillia Scottish Festival is coming up. If you don't believe me, ask one to stand on his head. A few superstitions the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Museum collection goes digitalPeople can now sift through some of the thousands of items housed by the Orilli
Museum collection goes digital
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
People can now sift through some of the thousands of items housed by the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) from their own homes, thanks to a new digital archive. "We don't have the space to have everything on display," said Hope McGilly,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Quit-smoking workshops coming upJuly 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; July 20, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aug. 22
Quit-smoking workshops coming up
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
July 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; July 20, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Elmvale: July 19, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wasaga Beach: July 19, 5 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 13, 5 to 8 p.m. Orillia: July 27, 2 t... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Windfall for waterwaythe TSW in the past decade, following the release of the It's All About the Wat
Windfall for waterway
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 hours ago
the TSW in the past decade, following the release of the It's All About the Water report, the result of a panel chaired by Orillia resident Doug Downey. When the government spends infrastructure money on its own assets, it is money well spent,... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Windfall for waterwaythe TSW in the past decade, following the release of the It's All About the Wat
Windfall for waterway
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 hours ago
the TSW in the past decade, following the release of the It's All About the Water report, the result of a panel chaired by Orillia resident Doug Downey. When the government spends infrastructure money on its own assets, it is money well spent,... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Quit-smoking workshops coming upJuly 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; July 20, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aug. 22
Quit-smoking workshops coming up
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 17 hours ago
July 14, 6 to 9 p.m.; July 20, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Elmvale: July 19, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wasaga Beach: July 19, 5 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 13, 5 to 8 p.m. Orillia: July 27, 2 t... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tradition of promoting peace continuesFor more than 30 years, concerned residents from the area have descended on Ori
Tradition of promoting peace continues
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 17 hours ago
For more than 30 years, concerned residents from the area have descended on Orillia for the annual Arts for Peace Festival. The one-day cultural event's 2016 edition took place Sunday on the grounds of the Stephen Leacock Museum. With the shore of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
ODCA lends helping handto open in mid-July, has new boundary and marquee fencing, along with a variety
ODCA lends helping hand
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 17 hours ago
to open in mid-July, has new boundary and marquee fencing, along with a variety of interior improvements thanks to the Orillia and District Construction Association (ODCA). A number of ODCA members, and their children, got together Saturday at... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Crash shuts down section of Highway 11extra slow start, as Highway 11 was shut down through Oro-Medonte for nearly tw
Crash shuts down section of Highway 11
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
extra slow start, as Highway 11 was shut down through Oro-Medonte for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon between Barrie and Orillia. A single vehicle collision just north of Line 11, on the southbound lanes of the Highway took out about 35 feet of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Crash shuts down section of Highway 11extra slow start, as Highway 11 was shut down through Oro-Medonte for nearly tw
Crash shuts down section of Highway 11
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
extra slow start, as Highway 11 was shut down through Oro-Medonte for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon between Barrie and Orillia. A single vehicle collision just north of Line 11, on the southbound lanes of the Highway took out about 35 feet of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Orillia mayor treads waterOrillia Mayor Steve Clarke clearly didn't know what he had gotten himself into.
Orillia mayor treads water
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke clearly didn't know what he had gotten himself into. Gasping for breath after the second exercise during a lifeguard challenge, part of the city's Water Smart Day at Couchiching Beach Saturday, the mayor was informed there... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia mayor treads waterOrillia Mayor Steve Clarke clearly didn't know what he had gotten himself into.
Orillia mayor treads water
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke clearly didn't know what he had gotten himself into. Gasping for breath after the second exercise during a lifeguard challenge, part of the city's Water Smart Day at Couchiching Beach Saturday, the mayor was informed there... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
ODCA builds a fence for local campopen in mid-July, has brand new boundary and marquee fencing, along with a vari
ODCA builds a fence for local camp
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
open in mid-July, has brand new boundary and marquee fencing, along with a variety of interior improvements thanks to the Orillia and District Construction Association (ODCA). A number of ODCA members, and their children, got together Saturday at... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Cider to be sold at Orillia storeThe shakeup began with last December’s launch of beer in grocery stores. Locall
Cider to be sold at Orillia store
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
The shakeup began with last December’s launch of beer in grocery stores. Locally, cider will be available at Food Basics in Orillia. Today, the LCBO also launched a request for bids for 70 additional grocery stores to sell wine, beer and cider... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cider to be sold at Orillia storeThe shakeup began with last December’s launch of beer in grocery stores. Locall
Cider to be sold at Orillia store
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The shakeup began with last December’s launch of beer in grocery stores. Locally, cider will be available at Food Basics in Orillia. Today, the LCBO also launched a request for bids for 70 additional grocery stores to sell wine, beer and cider... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Unfair gas pricing in Barrie In Stayner on Saturday Gas was .96 /litre. On Sunday, in Orillia, gas was .96
Unfair gas pricing in Barrie
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
In Stayner on Saturday Gas was .96 /litre. On Sunday, in Orillia, gas was .96/litre. Monday in Alliston it was .98/litre. This morning and for some time, gas in Barrie has been selling for 103.9/litre, the same as the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Little demand for ice time at Rotary Placewere substantially lower than needed to justify extended operation of the facil
Little demand for ice time at Rotary Place
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
were substantially lower than needed to justify extended operation of the facility. The biggest drop-off had been from the Orillia Figure Skating Club, Ward said, which had been the most frequent user of ice time during April and May. The city... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Graduation is just another beginninganyway, because students and staff have worked so hard to get here," said O'Far
Graduation is just another beginning
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
anyway, because students and staff have worked so hard to get here," said O'Farrell-Bowers, principal of Georgian College's Orillia campus, who is taking a job at Canadore College after 29 years with Georgian. She said she knew exactly how students... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Graduation is just another beginninganyway, because students and staff have worked so hard to get here," said O'Far
Graduation is just another beginning
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
anyway, because students and staff have worked so hard to get here," said O'Farrell-Bowers, principal of Georgian College's Orillia campus, who is taking a job at Canadore College after 29 years with Georgian. She said she knew exactly how students... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Last call for site planby its position and not give up. "Interestingly, I received long messages from
Last call for site plan
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
by its position and not give up. "Interestingly, I received long messages from concerned residents in Wasaga Beach and in Orillia as well. Evidently concerns about high schools and the board's actions extend well beyond Barrie in Simcoe... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
City's consideration of smoking ban offensiveFor 20 years, I've been present for 99% of Orillia city council meetings. I've
City's consideration of smoking ban offensive
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
For 20 years, I've been present for 99% of Orillia city council meetings. I've heard and seen a lot. There have been head-shaking moments, disbelief and angry moments balanced against the general good that also takes place. However, Monday night,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A refreshing changebecome a regular columnist for the newspaper. Good to see you back in action, n
A refreshing change
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
become a regular columnist for the newspaper. Good to see you back in action, notably when I opened my copy of the June 7 Orillia Packet & Times. (I was up north visiting my son in Pickle Lake for a couple of weeks and am just catching up on my... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Generosity not rewardedOtter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and
Generosity not rewarded
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Otter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and William Snake from the Narrows, near where Orillia would grow -- and both chiefs in the area -- also converted. Yellowhead, Snake and Aisance all allowed and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Mama Palooza vendor fundraising eventSUBMITTED Allison Abbot, owner of the Dragonfly Room Salon Spa, and Alanna Bes
Mama Palooza vendor fundraising event
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
SUBMITTED Allison Abbot, owner of the Dragonfly Room Salon Spa, and Alanna Bester, hairstylist, presented the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Foundation with a cheque for $665 raised at their . The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Generosity not rewardedOtter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and
Generosity not rewarded
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Otter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and William Snake from the Narrows, near where Orillia would grow -- and both chiefs in the area -- also converted. Yellowhead, Snake and Aisance all allowed and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Rolling in the doughThe Orillia Lawn Bowling Club is on a roll thanks to a federal grant. The club
Rolling in the dough
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The Orillia Lawn Bowling Club is on a roll thanks to a federal grant. The club applied for the money through the federal Seniors in Motion program and received $24,000, explained president Ross Gilmore. "We bought new bowls, instructional bowls, an... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Generosity not rewardedOtter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and
Generosity not rewarded
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Otter people in 1831. Aisance wasn't the only convert. William Yellowhead and William Snake from the Narrows, near where Orillia would grow -- and both chiefs in the area -- also converted. Yellowhead, Snake and Aisance all allowed and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Something to brag aboutout is all the properties the conservancy has helped protect total more than 12
Something to brag about
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
out is all the properties the conservancy has helped protect total more than 12,000 acres, a size almost double that of Orillia. Many people are unaware of its efforts, though most enjoy the benefits of its existence. Whether it is walking the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
BREAKING: House fire on WestmountOrillia firefighters made quick work of a house fire at 200 Westmount Dr. S. Fr
BREAKING: House fire on Westmount
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Orillia firefighters made quick work of a house fire at 200 Westmount Dr. S. Friday afternoon. Despite heavy flames being reported at the scene, and heavy smoke visible from near the Highway 11/Coldwater Road interchange, crews were able to bring... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Charity car washJIM WENGER/THE PACKET & TIMES The Krown Wash for a Wish charity car wash took
Charity car wash
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
JIM WENGER/THE PACKET & TIMES The Krown Wash for a Wish charity car wash took place last weekend at Sunshine Superwash in Orillia, raising money for the Children's Wish Foundation, after washing over more than vehicles. Don Andrychuk, right, owner... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A monumental taskcrops and cuttin' hay were annual events on the farm, so too was pickin' rocks.
A monumental task
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
crops and cuttin' hay were annual events on the farm, so too was pickin' rocks. My dad was raised on a farm just north of Orillia, where rocks were often the best crops seen in some fields. He remembers wanting to invent a rock picker, a device... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
BREAKING: House fire on WestmountOrillia firefighters made quick work of a house fire at 200 Westmount Dr. S. Fr
BREAKING: House fire on Westmount
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Orillia firefighters made quick work of a house fire at 200 Westmount Dr. S. Friday afternoon. Despite heavy flames being reported at the scene, and heavy smoke visible from near the Highway 11/Coldwater Road interchange, crews were able to bring... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Staying active and social key for seniorsand several other residents from retirement and long-term-care homes across Sim
Staying active and social key for seniors
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
and several other residents from retirement and long-term-care homes across Simcoe County gathered at Trillium Manor in Orillia Thursday for a barbecue lunch celebrating the 32nd annual Seniors' Month in Ontario. During June, four retirement... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
What makes certain fats healthy?we don't need too much of them. Drs. Thamara Laredo and Chris Murray are scien
What makes certain fats healthy?
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
we don't need too much of them. Drs. Thamara Laredo and Chris Murray are science faculty at Lakehead University in Orillia and they have wide and varied research interests. Science in the Making is a monthly column meant to answer... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Positive impressionsyears, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey sug
Positive impressions
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
years, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey suggests. Completed earlier this year by the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) along with several regional partners, the retention and expansion study... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A need to be seen and heardhelp in healing from the effects of past trauma. Since finding the more gentle,
A need to be seen and heard
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
help in healing from the effects of past trauma. Since finding the more gentle, caring method of counselling here in Orillia, I am now beginning to lead a much happier life by becoming more attuned to my body as the mind lets go. To be... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Staying active and social key for seniorsand several other residents from retirement and long-term-care homes across Sim
Staying active and social key for seniors
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
and several other residents from retirement and long-term-care homes across Simcoe County gathered at Trillium Manor in Orillia Thursday for a barbecue lunch celebrating the 32nd annual Seniors' Month in Ontario. During June, four retirement... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Painted paddles promote picturesque villageties in well with other activities in Ontario's Lake Country," she added, refer
Painted paddles promote picturesque village
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
ties in well with other activities in Ontario's Lake Country," she added, referring to the Streets Alive program in Orillia, and Brechin and Beyond's famous bicycles along Highway 12. Having paddles as street art tied in nicely to another... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Homelessness survey results show need for shelterPeople who interact with marginalized youths -- teachers, social workers, staff
Homelessness survey results show need for shelter
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
People who interact with marginalized youths -- teachers, social workers, staff at the Orillia Youth Centre, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the Lighthouse shelter or Big Brothers Big Sisters -- know youth homelessness exists in Orillia. It is a... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Positive impressionsyears, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey sug
Positive impressions
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
years, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey suggests. Completed earlier this year by the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) along with several regional partners, the retention and expansion study... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Artists' pursuit of passion had plenty of detoursa suit), be a field rep for a repossession company, credit manager for a heavy-
Artists' pursuit of passion had plenty of detours
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
a suit), be a field rep for a repossession company, credit manager for a heavy-truck manufacturer. He'd rather retire to Orillia, return to the satisfaction of working with wood. Rather spend his time making something beautiful and functional,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia Ball Hockey League resultsOBHL Storm 7 vs. Orillia Lions Club Attack 5 Attack: Damian Deruiter (3g,2a),
Orillia Ball Hockey League results
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
OBHL Storm 7 vs. Orillia Lions Club Attack 5 Attack: Damian Deruiter (3g,2a), Tayshaun William-Topper (2g), Harlen Lippel (2a), Connor Hamill (1a), Aidan Morrison (1a). Storm: Ethan Hardy (2g,1a), Aden Goulart (2g), Molly Absalom (1g,1a), Owen... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
More Channel Cats meet the standardThe Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club competed at the Jeno Tihanyi Long Course Cha
More Channel Cats meet the standard
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club competed at the Jeno Tihanyi Long Course Championships at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Swimmers had to make the qualifying standard in order to attend. "Last year, we had 29 swimmers make the cut and this... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kings heading for the HillsDave Dawson/The Packet & Times For the first time since 2010, the Orillia Kings
Kings heading for the Hills
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times For the first time since 2010, the Orillia Kings have qualified for the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B playoffs. The Kings, who finished fifth with a 10-9-1 record, will clash with the fourth-place Halton Hills... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Walkin’ and wheelin’Walk 'n' Wheel Wednesday. "With more than 30 km of trails and a network of bicy
Walkin’ and wheelin’
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Walk 'n' Wheel Wednesday. "With more than 30 km of trails and a network of bicycle lanes and sharrows on local roadways, Orillia is a community that continues to invest in active transportation," Mayor Steve Clarke said in a release outlining the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tales of conscriptionits Barrie campus, launched his new book, Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Co
Tales of conscription
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
its Barrie campus, launched his new book, Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War, at the Orillia Museum of Art and History recently. Byers was thrilled to hold the launch in Orillia, his hometown, where he... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cultural hub has potential: Banff Centre bossThe head of the influential, artist-friendly Banff Centre sees potential in Ori
Cultural hub has potential: Banff Centre boss
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
The head of the influential, artist-friendly Banff Centre sees potential in Orillia's hope to further launch itself as a hub of arts and culture. Speaking to about 100 cultural and community leaders at Lakehead University Wednesday afternoon, Janice... Read more
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