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The Sudbury Star
Union Duke returns to Sudbury for Sunday showDuke bandmates have Mariposa on their minds. The Toronto folk-rock-country-blu
The Sudbury Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Duke bandmates have Mariposa on their minds. The Toronto folk-rock-country-bluegrass outfit is set to play the legendary Orillia, Ont., music festival later that day. And although Union Duke has graced its stage twice before, Mariposa means... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lodge celebrates 150 yearsThe Orillia Masonic Lodge 192 is celebrating 150 years of fellowship and fundra
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The Orillia Masonic Lodge 192 is celebrating 150 years of fellowship and fundraising. "In 1867, our lodge was instituted on July 19," said Keith Elliott, who is a long-time member of the lodge on James Street East. "That date was one week prior to... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
No new bus route this yearThe wheels on Orillia's new West Ridge bus won't be turning until next year wit
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The wheels on Orillia's new West Ridge bus won't be turning until next year with a fare increase also possible. What seemed like a done deal to begin service this September on the planned sixth bus route based on council's budget meeting and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The angel at Brewery BayWhen a deadly respiratory disease, known as “the strangling angel of children,”
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
When a deadly respiratory disease, known as “the strangling angel of children,” descended on Orillia in the early 1900s, fear cast a shadow over the community. Obstructing breathing and swallowing, diphtheria produced toxins that could cause... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sid and Sally's wildlands adventuremore intelligent. Sid will argue this point. Exactly one year from today, they
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
more intelligent. Sid will argue this point. Exactly one year from today, they both set out from a central point in Orillia, intent on finding some silence and solitude in the woods. Sid heads to Algonquin Park. Sally has decided to explore... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Comparing taxes to incomeare paying less is somewhat inaccurate. Data presented from the BMA 2016 Munici
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
are paying less is somewhat inaccurate. Data presented from the BMA 2016 Municipal study doesn't clarify the bottom line. Orillians do pay higher taxes when considering their property tax percentage of household income. The 2016 BMA study... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Moose Beach postedHigher than normal bacteria levels have led to the first beach posting in Orill
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Higher than normal bacteria levels have led to the first beach posting in Orillia this season. As per the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Tudhope Memorial Park's Moose Beach has been posted after the agency found bacteria... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Chapter comes to a close on local pre-schoolSchool, plans are underway to operate out of the basement of St. David's Anglic
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
School, plans are underway to operate out of the basement of St. David's Anglican-Lutheran Church on James Street in Orillia. "One of the parents of one of my students wanted to take it up," Boshier said. Calls to the new school were not... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lady Kings look aheadthe golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial champio
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
the golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial championship, expectations were sky high for the Orillia Parry Automotive Lady Kings U19 team as it entered this year's Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) season. Things... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sports tourism a bit of an afterthoughtand user groups. He's correct. And it's an important reminder to council that
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
and user groups. He's correct. And it's an important reminder to council that these facilities were purpose-built for Orillians. And that really is the crux of the matter: The twin pad, the fields at the West Orillia Sports Complex and,... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Lady Kings look aheadthe golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial champio
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
the golden glow of an undefeated season that was capped by a provincial championship, expectations were sky high for the Orillia Parry Automotive Lady Kings U19 team as it entered this year's Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse (OWFL) season. Things... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Decision 'imminent'Energy Board's (OEB) website these days. That's due to the feeling by staff an
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Energy Board's (OEB) website these days. That's due to the feeling by staff and councillors a decision on the sale of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation (OPDC) to Hydro One could occur any day. "We are expecting that the initial OEB... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Morris on the moveThe search is on for Orillia's next top cop. Insp. Pat Morris, commander of Or
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
The search is on for Orillia's next top cop. Insp. Pat Morris, commander of Orillia OPP, is leaving his post in early September to become deputy director of the force's Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau. Mayor Steve Clarke, who chairs the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Getting the ball rollingTwo words often seem near the forefront when Orillia city councillors get toget
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Two words often seem near the forefront when Orillia city councillors get together. And that was no different during a corporate planning session Wednesday at the city's new waterfront centre, with "sports tourism" again getting plenty of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
More wheels could be in motion this fallvery hard at maintaing the schedule." Earlier this year, transit consultant Wa
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
very hard at maintaing the schedule." Earlier this year, transit consultant Wally Beck presented an operational review of Orillia Transit to council committee. Beck said the city has experienced issues as more people began riding the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Market produces fresh lookPATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES A long-awaited sign at the Orillia Farmers' M
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES A long-awaited sign at the Orillia Farmers' Market is finally up. The sign was installed during the week, and Saturday's market was the first for it to be on display. Outgoing market manager Pat Lowen - who marked... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Police briefs, July 19the public's assistance as they investigate a suspicious fire that happened ear
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
the public's assistance as they investigate a suspicious fire that happened early Tuesday morning. At about midnight, Orillia OPP responded to a construction site on Monarch Drive, where an excavator was on fire. Officers soon deemed the fire... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Morris on the moveThe search is on for Orillia's next top cop. Insp. Pat Morris, commander of Or
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The search is on for Orillia's next top cop. Insp. Pat Morris, commander of Orillia OPP, is leaving his post in early September to become deputy director of the force's Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau. Mayor Steve Clarke, who chairs the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Hospital cuts MRI wait timesOrillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital has reduced MRI wait times for patients to
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital has reduced MRI wait times for patients to 15 days, which is below the provincial average of 28 days. This was done by increasing the hospital's MRI operations to 24 hours a day Monday to Friday and 12 hours a day... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Decision 'imminent'Energy Board's (OEB) website these days. That's due to the feeling by staff an
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Energy Board's (OEB) website these days. That's due to the feeling by staff and councillors a decision on the sale of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation (OPDC) to Hydro One could occur any day. "We are expecting that the initial OEB... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Saved by the Belleto attend the skippers meeting and registration at 1 p.m. at the Champlain Sail
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
to attend the skippers meeting and registration at 1 p.m. at the Champlain Sailing Club on Pumpkin Bay, Lake Couchiching, Orillia (access from Cedar Island Road). Participants are asked to bring food (non-perishable) or a monetary donation for... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Simcoe Pride Week 2017 recognizedscheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
scheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities, the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia, Canadian Forces Base Borden and the County of Simcoe itself. "This is a huge milestone for our county and for our... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Simcoe Pride Week 2017 recognizedscheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
scheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities, the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia, Canadian Forces Base Borden and the County of Simcoe itself. "This is a huge milestone for our county and for our... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Seasonably funny- Thursday night at Swanmore Hall for the first event of the festival involving
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
- Thursday night at Swanmore Hall for the first event of the festival involving the Mariposa Exposed anthology celebrating Orillia's 150th. My story is about how the old place came into the possession of the City of Orillia. It's kind of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Progress in actionthere. We were amazed at the sheer size of the pool and the walls surrounding i
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
there. We were amazed at the sheer size of the pool and the walls surrounding it, and at the reality that in about a year, Orillia will finally have the community pool that has been visualized for decades. The building foundations and pads are... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Much more than a gamesupport for this and other Indigenous recreational programming in the years to
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
support for this and other Indigenous recreational programming in the years to come. Jay Fallis grew up just outside of Orillia and is passionate about Canadian politics. He has a master's in political science from the University of Toronto. He... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Medals and memoriesathletes who returned home after last weekend’s Special Olympics Provincial Sum
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
athletes who returned home after last weekend’s Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in Peel Region. That’s because the Orillia contingent of competitors brought home dozens of medals from the multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cost increase no surprisefees for the new municipal pool are mentioned. This undercurrent of outrage ove
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
fees for the new municipal pool are mentioned. This undercurrent of outrage over user fees seems somewhat unique to Orillia, even though user fees for municipal aquatic centres are universal. Perhaps it's just because we've never had a... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Simcoe Pride Week 2017 recognizedscheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
scheduled events by Chippewas of Rama First Nation, other Simcoe municipalities, the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia, Canadian Forces Base Borden and the County of Simcoe itself. "This is a huge milestone for our county and for our... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Counterfeit bill used in Saugeen Shoressince May 3, including on Saturday at the Owen Sound Rexall. A bill with the s
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 4 days ago
since May 3, including on Saturday at the Owen Sound Rexall. A bill with the same serial number was also used on May 3 in Orillia, May 23 in Barrie, between May 23 and 31 in New Tecumseth, and on July 12 in Goderich. Saugeen Shores police were... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Non-profits get boost from cityreceived a boost from the city Tuesday. A total of $4,001.67 was given out as p
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
received a boost from the city Tuesday. A total of $4,001.67 was given out as part of the second instalment of 2017 City of Orillia general grants program, which has a total budget of $62,000. Pictured, from left, are Alison Stoneman ($751.67 for... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia hopes to host Hometown Hockeygave staff the go-ahead Monday to pursue an agreement that could see Rogers bri
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
gave staff the go-ahead Monday to pursue an agreement that could see Rogers bring its Hometown Hockey television segment to Orillia this winter. According to a staff report presented by Michael Ladouceur, the TV spot will provide the city with a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Exhibition celebrates camp’s historycamp. This summer, she will be able to put together her dream exhibition by di
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
camp. This summer, she will be able to put together her dream exhibition by displaying the history of Camp Couchiching in Orillia. “When I think about those times and talk about those stories, the memories are so vivid and I get so excited,” said... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Driver switched seats: Crownclimb into her seat to avoid getting charged, a Crown attorney told a jury Tues
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
climb into her seat to avoid getting charged, a Crown attorney told a jury Tuesday. Andrew Fallows, 28, of Sebright, near Orillia, has pleaded not guilty to impaired driving causing Slater’s death, criminal negligence causing death, driving with... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Councillors float rec centre namesFor the time being, just call it the Orillia Recreation Centre. Council commit
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
For the time being, just call it the Orillia Recreation Centre. Council committee opted to accept as information the recreation advisory committee’s (RAC) naming considerations for the new recreation centre slated to open next year. Coun. Mason... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Let’s grow togetherOrillia and the greater area is home to more than 100 charities and non-profit
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Orillia and the greater area is home to more than 100 charities and non-profit organizations, and summer is an active time for these groups. With outdoor events, students out of school and many seasonal visitors to the area, summer provides these... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Driver switched seats: Crownclimb into her seat to avoid getting charged, a Crown attorney told a jury Tues
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
climb into her seat to avoid getting charged, a Crown attorney told a jury Tuesday. Andrew Fallows, 28, of Sebright, near Orillia, has pleaded not guilty to impaired driving causing Slater’s death, criminal negligence causing death, driving with... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia gives Oshawa the bluesIn an intense battle that could be a preview of the provincial championship, th
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
In an intense battle that could be a preview of the provincial championship, the Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19 squad eked out a nail-biting 8-7 decision over the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights in a spirited Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse (OWFL)... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Ready to dive in for charityopen-water swim across Lake Couchiching, beginning at Fern Resort in Ramara and
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
open-water swim across Lake Couchiching, beginning at Fern Resort in Ramara and ending at Couchiching Beach in Orillia. The CACSM is committed to the well-being of vulnerable children and youth who have been victims of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Summer festival starts Thursdayto confirm numbers," said Martynyshyn. Tickets can be bought by calling the mu
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
to confirm numbers," said Martynyshyn. Tickets can be bought by calling the museum at or by calling the museum at 705-329-1908, or in person at 50 Museum Drive. To buy tickets online, visit the Orillia Opera House website at orilliaoperaho... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Youth council gets committee supportOrillia will soon have a standalone youth council to identify issues affecting
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia will soon have a standalone youth council to identify issues affecting the city's younger set. Council committee gave their support Monday towards moving forward with a maximum 12-member committee that would feature youth from different age... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Summer festival starts Thursdayto confirm numbers," said Martynyshyn. Tickets can be bought by calling the mu
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
to confirm numbers," said Martynyshyn. Tickets can be bought by calling the museum at or by calling the museum at 705-329-1908, or in person at 50 Museum Drive. To buy tickets online, visit the Orillia Opera House website at orilliaoperaho... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Study shows Orillia taxpayers paying lessOrillia ratepayers are paying less on average than many other municipalities in
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia ratepayers are paying less on average than many other municipalities in Ontario, particularly those in the counties of Simcoe and Dufferin and District of Muskoka. That was one of the main findings in the 2016 BMA Municipal Study,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Don't sellIt is nice to see a group led by Maurice McMillan protesting the sale of Orilli
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
It is nice to see a group led by Maurice McMillan protesting the sale of Orillia Power Corporation Distribution to Hydro One. I have talked to many Orillia taxpayers and they agree this should not happen. We have too many seniors and young couples... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Crunching the numbersa number of multi-purpose rooms. As well, Cipolla said there could be separate
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
a number of multi-purpose rooms. As well, Cipolla said there could be separate fees charged to use the centre with one for Orillia residents and another for those living in neighbouring communities. Mayor Steve Clarke said presentations are being... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Budget talks begin15 The last time I read about budget talks, I was hit with a pretty big increa
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
15 The last time I read about budget talks, I was hit with a pretty big increase in my property taxes. As a homeowner in Orillia, I am not looking forward to the tax burdens that all these capitol projects are putting on taxpayers. Yes, I like... Read more
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The Sault Star
A close unionDuke bandmates have Mariposa on their minds. The Toronto folk-rock-country-blu
The Sault Star / Posted 5 days ago
Duke bandmates have Mariposa on their minds. The Toronto folk-rock-country-bluegrass outfit is set to play the legendary Orillia, Ont., music festival later that day. And although Union Duke has graced its stage twice before, Mariposa means... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Expanding on McCleary, commuting, Khadr: LETTERSmerely to try and create more heat. Miigwetch! Maurice Switzer North Bay *
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
merely to try and create more heat. Miigwetch! Maurice Switzer North Bay * * * * * Commuter logic illogical (Re: ‘Orillia advantageous for newborns, retirees’ letter to the editor in the July 12 edition of the Examiner) Letter writer Ann... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sun shines on Scottish FestivalApproximately 5,000 people were at least a little Scottish this weekend. The 4
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
Approximately 5,000 people were at least a little Scottish this weekend. The 40th annual Orillia Scottish Festival took over the Orillia downtown and waterfront once again, as the thousands flocked to celebrate bagpipes, sheep shearing and all... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sun City Swim hits the water in Augustsexual,” explained Jill Dunlop, marketing and fundraising associate for CACSM.
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
sexual,” explained Jill Dunlop, marketing and fundraising associate for CACSM. Particularly in the small community such as Orillia, child abuse is a crime many would like to pretend never occurs. The reality shows otherwise. “Unfortunately, it... Read more
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