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2014/12/21 22:20
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The politically expedient thing for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do would be to shuffle embattled Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino out of the political firefight and into a bunker, of...
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2014/12/21 18:20
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An Orillia naturalist took a group of college and high school students under his wing to help with this year’s Orillia Christmas Bird Count. “I think there’s a loss of interest in the environment and...
2014/12/21 18:20
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Book signings can be intimidating for some authors. “You go into a book signing, you sit there and no one wants to make eye contact,” said Orillia writer Dave Town, who admits he tends to shy away...
2014/12/21 05:35
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Orillia OPP collected more than 450 kilograms of non-perishables at Metro Saturday afternoon, where they helped the Front Street grocery store out with a Christmas food drive for the Sharing...
2014/12/21 05:35
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Orillia OPP Auxiliary Sgt. Blair Mangan, left, Auxiliary Staff Sgt. Nicole Ashton, second from left, and Const. Cassandra Lee are pictured Saturday at Walmart with one of the nine cruisers they...
2014/12/20 03:20
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BARRIE, Ont. - Search crews are scrambling to recover the body of a local man who died while swimming in a treacherous area off the coast of the small Caribbean island of St.Thomas last week. Nathan...
2014/12/20 02:35
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Search crews are scrambling to retrieve the body of a local man who died while swimming in a treacherous area off the coast of the small Caribbean Island of Saint Thomas, last week. Nathan Francisty,...
2014/12/20 00:35
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I was very impressed with the local talent showcased at the Nov. 4 Orillia Performs! concert, and it takes a lot to impress me, I can assure you. The Sweet Adelines were just terrific. You could tell...
2014/12/20 00:35
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With winter officially arriving Sunday, the City of Orillia is offering several seasonal reminders and tips for residents. The public works department is responsible for clearing about 168 kilometres...
2014/12/20 00:35
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Local author John Forrest continues his annual Christmas series for The Packet & Times. This year’s story is Becca’s Star. This is Part 3 of a five-part series. Dave had badly...
2014/12/20 00:35
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For Bruce Stanton, 2014 was a good year to see many of his government’s policies bear fruit. The Simcoe North MP said federal government policies can sometimes have a trickle-down effect on...
2014/12/20 00:35
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The daughter who kept her elderly mother in filth, squalor and starvation in a dark room was “heartless” and “mean-spirited,” a Crown attorney said during a sentencing hearing on Friday. Prosecutor...
2014/12/20 00:35
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New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration for many, but for The Sharing Place food bank, that’s when the “tap gets shut off.” That makes CCI Thermal Technologies’ significant donation Friday all the...
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The Eastview Secondary School junior boys basketball team is off to a hot start. With one game remaining before the Christmas break, the Wildcats held a record of 13-0 record. The team’s early...
2014/12/19 22:35
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To mark the recent release of Hot Foot: Walter Knox’s Remarkable Life as a Professional in an Amateur World, The Packet & Times is running excerpts of the Friesen Press book, written by local author...
2014/12/19 22:35
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Our knowledge of birds has greatly increased over the past 20 years with DNA analyses, better field guides and smaller and more advanced cameras that can capture excellent photos of the birds at great...
2014/12/19 22:35
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... the season for giving, and with that thought in mind we are purging some of our horded "stuff" and have been giving it away by the box load. To be honest, we're not doing this for the warm...
2014/12/19 22:35
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It's that time of year again, when folks will be searching for the perfect Christmas tree, either at tree farms or at neighbourhood stores. Homes have been decorated with trees and branches, mostly...
2014/12/19 18:38
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INNISFIL — Provincial cutbacks are looming for the Barrie and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service (VCARS). VCARS provides support to victims not only of crime — including rape,...
2014/12/19 02:10
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The lawyer representing a woman who a judge found was karate-kicked and beaten by an OPP officer is crying out to the province’s police watchdog to launch a criminal investigation. “My client has...
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