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The Seattle Times
Memorial Day community eventsto remember those who died in service to our nation including U.S. Civil War ve
Memorial Day community events
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 hours ago
to remember those who died in service to our nation including U.S. Civil War veterans at historic Irish pioneer cemetery; bring a lawn chair, 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Cemetery, Orillia Road South at South 204th Street, Kent (irishcl... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Festival brings colour and funTemperatures were high and so was foot traffic strolling along Orillia downtown
Festival brings colour and fun
Barrie Examiner / Posted 18 hours ago
Temperatures were high and so was foot traffic strolling along Orillia downtown main street, taking in the sights, sounds and colours of the Into the Green and Blues Street Festival this weekend. Street vendors, artists and music performances made... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Festival brings colour and funTemperatures were high and so was foot traffic strolling along Orillia downtown
Festival brings colour and fun
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 19 hours ago
Temperatures were high and so was foot traffic strolling along Orillia downtown main street, taking in the sights, sounds and colours of the Into the Green and Blues Street Festival this weekend. Street vendors, artists and music performances made... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Party in the streetsMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Downtown Orillia was abuzz Friday with artis
Party in the streets
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Downtown Orillia was abuzz Friday with artists, food vendors and businesses showcasing their products on the streets and sidewalks. hIt was Day 1 of the Into the Green and Blues Street Festival. The festivities also... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Garden of Remembrance helps ease painhere," she said. It was her first time planting, but the annual event has been
Garden of Remembrance helps ease pain
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
here," she said. It was her first time planting, but the annual event has been hosted for more than a decade by Hospice Orillia, a division of the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network, which took it over from Bereaved Families of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Local seniors sweep aside softball rivalsIn Simcoe-Muskoka Senior Softball League action, the Orillia National Nutrition
Local seniors sweep aside softball rivals
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
In Simcoe-Muskoka Senior Softball League action, the Orillia National Nutrition squad started its season with a convincing doubleheader sweep over the visiting Midland-Penetang team at Kitchener Park. In Game 1, Orillia recorded a convincing 14-6... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
U11 boys net provincial field lacrosse silverOrillia's under-11 boys' field lacrosse team took on the C Division teams in th
U11 boys net provincial field lacrosse silver
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Orillia's under-11 boys' field lacrosse team took on the C Division teams in the provincial lacrosse tournament recently and came home with silver. Orillia's first opponent was Peterborough 2 Lakers. After a slow start and some great defence by... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Nighthawks oust StaynerOrillia Secondary School (OSS) needed extra innings to sneak past Stayner Secon
Nighthawks oust Stayner
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Orillia Secondary School (OSS) needed extra innings to sneak past Stayner Secondary School, earning a 9-8 win in quarter-final playoff action Thursday afternoon at Carmichael Park. Tristan Walach had a strong start on the mound for the Nighthawks... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lakers claim silverThe Orillia Lakers under-15 midget boys basketball team (Davidson) won silver i
Lakers claim silver
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Orillia Lakers under-15 midget boys basketball team (Davidson) won silver in Division 12 recently at the Ontario Basketball Championships in Niagara Falls. The win improved the team's overall record to 14-10. The Lakers kicked off the weekend... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Trillium Cup a true, local team effortchampionship game worthy of the Trillium Cup finale, Patrick Fogarty Catholic S
Trillium Cup a true, local team effort
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
championship game worthy of the Trillium Cup finale, Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School prevailed 8-7 over Orillia Secondary School at the West Orillia Sports Complex Thursday to earn the right to be called Ontario's best... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Enjoying nature is a family affairto Nature lineup. The festival is a great opportunity for families to explore n
Enjoying nature is a family affair
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
to Nature lineup. The festival is a great opportunity for families to explore nature close to home. Just 30 minutes from Orillia and 50 minutes from Lindsay, the festival is open to nature lovers of all ages. Our Nearby Nature Safaris, led by... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Arts for Peace Festival next monthThe 34th annual Orillia Arts for Peace Festival will take place June 26 at the
Arts for Peace Festival next month
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The 34th annual Orillia Arts for Peace Festival will take place June 26 at the Stephen Leacock Museum. The free festival will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy musical and artistic activities in the lakeshore... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Special weather statement for Simcoe CountySpecial weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale •
Special weather statement for Simcoe County
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Special weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago • Innisfil - Angus - New Tecumseth A warm and humid airmass is settling into southern Ontario. While... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Special weather statement for Simcoe CountySpecial weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale •
Special weather statement for Simcoe County
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Special weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago • Innisfil - Angus - New Tecumseth A warm and humid airmass is settling into southern Ontario. While... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Special weather statement for Simcoe CountySpecial weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale •
Special weather statement for Simcoe County
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Special weather statement in effect for: • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago • Innisfil - Angus - New Tecumseth A warm and humid airmass is settling into southern Ontario. While... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
OTS Indians Unsung HeroThe OTS Indians left their mark on Orillia Slo-Pitch last season by defying the
OTS Indians Unsung Hero
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The OTS Indians left their mark on Orillia Slo-Pitch last season by defying the odds and winning the coveted 'C' division title. Not many in the Slo-Pitch community predicted the under .500 Indians would make it out of the first round of the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kings win in OT after Excelsiors give them a scareTeagan Meredith, the Orillia Kings' leading scorer, came through when it matter
Kings win in OT after Excelsiors give them a scare
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Teagan Meredith, the Orillia Kings' leading scorer, came through when it mattered the most, netting the overtime winner in a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Brampton Excelsiors earlier this week. Sparked by a potent and productive power play, the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Holistic health focus of wellness fairA group of holistic practitioners will be coming to Orillia next month to help
Holistic health focus of wellness fair
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
A group of holistic practitioners will be coming to Orillia next month to help residents in need take healing to a higher level, according to the organizer of the event. “When you feel you can't find anything else to heal with, you have to look... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Fogarty Flames get their goldSchool Thursday. With a dramatic goal in the dying moments of the Trillium Cup
Fogarty Flames get their gold
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
School Thursday. With a dramatic goal in the dying moments of the Trillium Cup championship against cross-town rival Orillia Secondary School (OSS), Fogarty's girls' field lacrosse squad became the school's first team to win an Ontario... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Time is of the essence regarding Amber Alerts"It does take work to determine that it is an actual abduction." In March, the
Time is of the essence regarding Amber Alerts
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
"It does take work to determine that it is an actual abduction." In March, the potential abduction of a child in Orillia's south end prompted the local detachment to issue its first-ever Amber Alert. While the boy was eventually found... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Thousands respond to county surveywere dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries
Thousands respond to county survey
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
were dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries, 16 municipal offices and the City of Orillia. "It is essential that our municipalities meet the needs of our aging population," said Warden Gerry Marshall, "and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Thousands respond to county surveywere dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries
Thousands respond to county survey
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
were dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries, 16 municipal offices and the City of Orillia. "It is essential that our municipalities meet the needs of our aging population," said Warden Gerry Marshall, "and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Time is of the essence"It does take work to determine that it is an actual abduction." In March, the
Time is of the essence
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
"It does take work to determine that it is an actual abduction." In March, the potential abduction of a child in Orillia's south end prompted the local detachment to issue its first-ever Amber Alert. While the boy was eventually found... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Thousands respond to county surveywere dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries
Thousands respond to county survey
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
were dropped off at various locations around the county, including 26 libraries, 16 municipal offices and the City of Orillia. "It is essential that our municipalities meet the needs of our aging population," said Warden Gerry Marshall, "and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Life is a highway for Cadillac Jackwasn't the kind to be lost for long. Being new in town didn't bother him; he'd
Life is a highway for Cadillac Jack
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
wasn't the kind to be lost for long. Being new in town didn't bother him; he'd just found himself a job. Right in downtown Orillia, behind the old Geneva, tying up horses at the livery stable, grading eggs, nailing crates together. Paid the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Woman hit by Orillia busA woman crossing West Street on a motorized wheelchair was struck by an Orillia
Woman hit by Orillia bus
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
A woman crossing West Street on a motorized wheelchair was struck by an Orillia Transit bus turning onto Mississaga Street Thursday afternoon. The woman appeared to have suffered unspecified but non-life-threatening injuries and was fully conscious... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
What's the right amount of lawn care?aesthetic and environmental benefits. Drs. Thamara Laredo and Chris Murray are
What's the right amount of lawn care?
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
aesthetic and environmental benefits. 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
Woman hit by Orillia busA woman crossing West Street on a scooter was struck by an Orillia Transit bus
Woman hit by Orillia bus
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
A woman crossing West Street on a scooter was struck by an Orillia Transit bus turning onto Mississaga Street Thursday afternoon. The woman appeared to have suffered unspecified but non-life-threatening injuries and was fully conscious when taken... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
All aboard the suggestion busof Sunday service and expanded hours of operation have been a godsend to many w
All aboard the suggestion bus
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
of Sunday service and expanded hours of operation have been a godsend to many who rely on municipal buses. However, Orillia Transit has also become a lightning rod of criticism for many regular users. Those riders often complain about the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Two arrested in pharmacy robberyTwo out-of-towners have been arrested in connection to a robbery at an Orillia
Two arrested in pharmacy robbery
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Two out-of-towners have been arrested in connection to a robbery at an Orillia pharmacy. At about 12:30 p.m. May 22, Orillia OPP responded to a robbery at Laclie Pharmacy. The male suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of prescription... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Two arrested in pharmacy robberyTwo out-of-towners have been arrested in connection to a robbery at an Orillia
Two arrested in pharmacy robbery
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Two out-of-towners have been arrested in connection to a robbery at an Orillia pharmacy. At about 12:30 p.m. May 22, Orillia OPP responded to a robbery at Laclie Pharmacy. The male suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of prescription... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Trillium Cup kicks offOrillia Secondary School (OSS) and Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School wi
Trillium Cup kicks off
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Orillia Secondary School (OSS) and Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School will play for a medal at the Trillium Cup Thursday. Patrick Fogarty, who came into the 12-team provincial girls' field lacrosse championship as the No. 3 seed, went 3-0 on... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Georgian dean moving on upThe city's Georgian College campus is losing one of its guiding lights. Mary O
Georgian dean moving on up
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
The city's Georgian College campus is losing one of its guiding lights. Mary O'Farrell-Bowers, who has served as the Orillia campus dean since 2009, is leaving next month to become vice-president (academic) at Canadore College in North Bay. "I have... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
OSS hosting open house June 1Students and staff of the new Orillia Secondary School invite members of the co
OSS hosting open house June 1
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Students and staff of the new Orillia Secondary School invite members of the community to explore their new home at a community open house June 1. The event includes tours of the school and program opportunities. Live demonstrations will take place... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
City seeking feedback on transitHelp shape the future of Orillia Transit at a public consultation June 2 from 4
City seeking feedback on transit
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Help shape the future of Orillia Transit at a public consultation June 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Orillia City Centre. The event is a drop-in format with no formal presentation. Stop by and provide your thoughts and ideas on potential improvements to... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Georgian dean moving on upThe city's Georgian College campus is losing one of its guiding lights. Mary O
Georgian dean moving on up
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
The city's Georgian College campus is losing one of its guiding lights. Mary O'Farrell-Bowers, who has served as the Orillia campus dean since 2009, is leaving next month to become vice-president (academic) at Canadore College in North Bay. "I have... Read more
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Kincardine News
Gone but not forgottenI think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended t
Gone but not forgotten
Kincardine News / Posted 4 days ago
I think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended the ceremony from OPP headquarters in Orillia to honour Const. Campbell’s life, which he said mirrored his own. “His life and my life are very, very close,” he... Read more
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Goderich Signal-Star
Gone but not forgottenI think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended t
Gone but not forgotten
Goderich Signal-Star / Posted 4 days ago
I think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended the ceremony from OPP headquarters in Orillia to honour Const. Campbell’s life, which he said mirrored his own. “His life and my life are very, very close,” he... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Gone but not forgottenI think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended t
Gone but not forgotten
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 4 days ago
I think that’s pretty heroic,” she said. Commissioner J.V.N. Hawkes attended the ceremony from OPP headquarters in Orillia to honour Const. Campbell’s life, which he said mirrored his own. “His life and my life are very, very close,” he... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
OPP has staff shortageis not alone in this problem. Other detachments are going through the same thin
OPP has staff shortage
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 4 days ago
is not alone in this problem. Other detachments are going through the same thing, the meeting heard. OPP headquarters in Orillia has warned in the past about a possible shortage of officers as the baby boom generation hits retirement and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Heartfelt thanksbills. Even the smallest donation is making a big difference to a pet in need.
Heartfelt thanks
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
bills. Even the smallest donation is making a big difference to a pet in need. Thank you to everyone who helped during the Show Us Your Heart fundraiser. We couldn't have done it without you. Diana Sims and Dyson Walters Global Pet Foods O... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kudos to students for working togethervast majority of youth in our community are good, decent human beings. We're r
Kudos to students for working together
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
vast majority of youth in our community are good, decent human beings. We're reminded of that again this week as we learn Orillia Secondary School (OSS) and Twin Lakes Secondary School will come together in a united effort to fight cancer. Last... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Preparing to say goodbyegood. Don't miss him. Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project play at 3 p.m. It's
Preparing to say goodbye
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
good. Don't miss him. Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project play at 3 p.m. It's been too long since those folks played in Orillia, so stick around after Weidinger's set. For dinner, Era 67 has Roly Platt and Bill Candy playing beginning at 6 p.m.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
CFUW opening doorsfor the annual Homes Tour and Tea, being held June 5, are now for sale. This y
CFUW opening doors
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
for the annual Homes Tour and Tea, being held June 5, are now for sale. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Orillia chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), which organizes the tour and tea. Over the years, CFUW... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Burl'shave been actually more convenient for people to come to a festival in King Cit
Burl's
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
have been actually more convenient for people to come to a festival in King City than it would be all the way up here in Orillia?” Donnelly opined. “That's where they live.” Thoma first suggested that King Township – with due respect – didn't... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Burl'shave been actually more convenient for people to come to a festival in King Cit
Burl's
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
have been actually more convenient for people to come to a festival in King City than it would be all the way up here in Orillia?” Donnelly opined. “That's where they live.” Thoma first suggested that King Township – with due respect – didn't... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Nurses put skills to use in DominicanThe patient is just as important as the treatment. That's the message from one
Nurses put skills to use in Dominican
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
The patient is just as important as the treatment. That's the message from one veteran Orillia nurse after an eye-opening trip to South America "If the patient is scared, and if they've been through something traumatic or are going through... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Two drivers arrested on weekendOrillia OPP charged two people with impaired-driving-related offences on the we
Two drivers arrested on weekend
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia OPP charged two people with impaired-driving-related offences on the weekend. Saturday at 10:17 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Cambrian Road in Severn Township. The driver was arrested after failing a roadside breath... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Two drivers arrested on weekendOrillia OPP charged two people with impaired-driving-related offences on the we
Two drivers arrested on weekend
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia OPP charged two people with impaired-driving-related offences on the weekend. Saturday at 10:17 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Cambrian Road in Severn Township. The driver was arrested after failing a roadside breath... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Passing the batonMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia resident Trish Bartlett invites the c
Passing the baton
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia resident Trish Bartlett invites the community to accept the baton and pass it on in the fight against cancer. A volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Bartlett is pictured at a booth set up to raise... Read more
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