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Barrie Examiner
Puck, play and fun!Hockey Day in Orillia brought together Orillia Minor Hockey and Orillia Girls H
Puck, play and fun!
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
Hockey Day in Orillia brought together Orillia Minor Hockey and Orillia Girls Hockey Association teams for free games and prizes at the Rotary Place and Brian Orser Arena, Orillia, over the weekend. With festivities beginning early morning on... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Puck, play and fun!Hockey Day in Orillia brought together Orillia Minor Hockey and Orillia Girls H
Puck, play and fun!
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
Hockey Day in Orillia brought together Orillia Minor Hockey and Orillia Girls Hockey Association teams for free games and prizes at the Rotary Place and Brian Orser Arena, Orillia, over the weekend. With festivities beginning early morning on... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Calling out for 211 Day(SUBMITTED) - February 11 is 211 Day across North America. To commemorate the d
Calling out for 211 Day
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
(SUBMITTED) - February 11 is 211 Day across North America. To commemorate the day in the City of Orillia, the Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be partnering with 211Ontario. On Monday at 11 a.m., the Mayor of Orillia will raise a flag... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Calling out for 211 Day(SUBMITTED) - February 11 is 211 Day across North America. To commemorate the d
Calling out for 211 Day
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
(SUBMITTED) - February 11 is 211 Day across North America. To commemorate the day in the City of Orillia, the Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be partnering with 211Ontario. On Monday at 11 a.m., the Mayor of Orillia will raise a flag... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Focus on researchGeorgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the pr
Focus on research
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Georgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the province to provide more money for community-focused research. Two professors at the local campus have been involved in community-based projects over the past few... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Police withholding names of accusedPolice will not release the names of two Orillia residents who are facing a num
Police withholding names of accused
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Police will not release the names of two Orillia residents who are facing a number of charges following a drug bust Monday. "We're not going to be releasing names on that one just because for the safety of the people involved with those people,"... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Health care 'under attack'Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts
Health care 'under attack'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts across the province that could destroy smaller, rural hospitals. While addressing proposed cuts to Midland's Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), Brown waded into what... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Focus on researchGeorgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the pr
Focus on research
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Georgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the province to provide more money for community-focused research. Two professors at the local campus have been involved in community-based projects over the past few... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Kindness is the name of the gameFeel like being kind and helping out a neighbour? Don't forget to snap a photo.
Kindness is the name of the game
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Feel like being kind and helping out a neighbour? Don't forget to snap a photo. This February, The Sharing Place food bank, as part of its 14-day (Feb. 1 to 14) Sharing the Love campaign, in collaboration with a group of volunteer students from... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Nominations open for Woman of the YearNominations are being accepted for the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year Award. T
Nominations open for Woman of the Year
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Nominations are being accepted for the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year Award. The award will be presented at Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre May 11 and hosted by the Orillia Business Women's Association (OBWA). At this awards... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Health care 'under attack'Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts
Health care 'under attack'
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts across the province that could destroy smaller, rural hospitals. While addressing proposed cuts to Midland's Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), Brown waded into what... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
On the banks of Coldwater RiverIf I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going sh
On the banks of Coldwater River
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
If I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going ship was built, where would you guess? The answer is Coldwater. Kingston is second, a close second. Then Toronto. Coldwater, that small town on the small river way north... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
On the banks of Coldwater RiverIf I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going sh
On the banks of Coldwater River
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
If I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going ship was built, where would you guess? The answer is Coldwater. Kingston is second, a close second. Then Toronto. Coldwater, that small town on the small river way north... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Signs of the timesSigns help us find our way around; they inform us, annoy us, decorate and pollu
Signs of the times
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Signs help us find our way around; they inform us, annoy us, decorate and pollute the landscape. They are so ubiquitous, we often don't pay any attention to them, but our perception of them changes with time. Advertising signs are designed to catch... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
On the banks of Coldwater RiverIf I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going sh
On the banks of Coldwater River
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
If I were to ask you to name the first place in Ontario where an ocean-going ship was built, where would you guess? The answer is Coldwater. Kingston is second, a close second. Then Toronto. Coldwater, that small town on the small river way north... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Central School’s fate worth the waitThe next six months could dictate the future of one of Orillia's oldest and mos
Central School’s fate worth the wait
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The next six months could dictate the future of one of Orillia's oldest and most architecturally beautiful buildings. It's an important 180 days that also could help shape the look and feel of the city's downtown core for years to come. Over the... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Eaton built hotel with plenty of potentialIt looks a bit down in the mouth right now. Even a mild winter such as this on
Eaton built hotel with plenty of potential
Chatham Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
It looks a bit down in the mouth right now. Even a mild winter such as this one ravages its neglected grey halls, it sad-eyed windows and unwelcome entrance ways. I pass it almost every day on my way from our home outside Rondeau Park, and it has... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Monster Jam Tour stopping in LondonGet ready for a battle at Budweiser Gardens in London. Feld Motor Sports has a
Monster Jam Tour stopping in London
Sarnia Observer / Posted 2 days ago
Get ready for a battle at Budweiser Gardens in London. Feld Motor Sports has announced the 2016 Monster Jam Tour will stop in London Feb. 27 and 28. The event will feature eight Monster Jam trucks, including Canadian Cam McQueen behind the wheel of... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Monster Jam Tour stopping in LondonGet ready for a battle at Budweiser Gardens in London. Feld Motor Sports has a
Monster Jam Tour stopping in London
Chatham Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Get ready for a battle at Budweiser Gardens in London. Feld Motor Sports has announced the 2016 Monster Jam Tour will stop in London Feb. 27 and 28. The event will feature eight Monster Jam trucks, including Canadian Cam McQueen behind the wheel of... Read more
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Belleville Intelligencer
Belleville Bulls Throwback ThursdayRyan Crowther was living in a fog. “Headaches, dizziness — I knew I had to do
Belleville Bulls Throwback Thursday
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted 3 days ago
Ryan Crowther was living in a fog. “Headaches, dizziness — I knew I had to do something,” said the former Belleville Bulls defenceman. Now 36, living in his hometown of Orillia and working in the electrical business, Crowther has just recently... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Proper recognitionRe: “Monument would honour those hurt, killed on job,” Feb. 3 I was interested
Proper recognition
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Re: “Monument would honour those hurt, killed on job,” Feb. 3 I was interested to learn that the North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council approached council recently to erect “a monument honouring those who have suffered injury, disease and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Independent, like a wild gardenThey had to mow down the flowers growing in the grass, the poppies and the alli
Independent, like a wild garden
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
They had to mow down the flowers growing in the grass, the poppies and the allium. It must have felt wrong running over the perfection of a flower but Cheri Hempseed and Gail Mueller's mother had let her garden run wild and something had to be... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Trails safer without e-bikesIn the late 1990s, people in Orillia were asked to donate money to a legacy pro
Trails safer without e-bikes
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
In the late 1990s, people in Orillia were asked to donate money to a legacy project to mark the new millennium as the calendar flipped to the year 2000. The ambitious community project was the creation of a paved trail to link the Couchiching Point... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Man charged with careless drivingNearly three months after a crash in Oro-Medonte, police have released some det
Man charged with careless driving
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Nearly three months after a crash in Oro-Medonte, police have released some details. An Orillia resident was charged with careless driving in relation to a single-vehicle crash that happened on Line 14 North near Bass Lake Sideroad. Nov. 13, last... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Stories of art to mark 20th showAs organizers prepare for the 20th International Women's Day Art Show in Orilli
Stories of art to mark 20th show
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
As organizers prepare for the 20th International Women's Day Art Show in Orillia, the focus will be on the stories behind the work. The purpose of the themed show, taking place at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH), is to encourage female... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Showing some heartMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Evelyn Pomfrey, a volunteer at Comfie Cat Sh
Showing some heart
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Evelyn Pomfrey, a volunteer at Comfie Cat Shelter, and Sherri Hughes are excited about the upcoming Global Pet Foods annual Show Us Your Heart fundraiser. Global Pet Foods will match in-store donations, dollar for... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Camera placement part of problemPlacing the city's downtown surveillance cameras higher up could prevent the te
Camera placement part of problem
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Placing the city's downtown surveillance cameras higher up could prevent the technical problems they've been facing, the Orillia Police Services Board heard Thursday. Doing so could come at a cost of $23,000. "The antenna placements are less than... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Drug bust leads to chargesThe second drug bust in Orillia this week has two more men facing charges. Wed
Drug bust leads to charges
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The second drug bust in Orillia this week has two more men facing charges. Wednesday night, at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the Community Drug Action Team, in conjunction with the Central Region Canine Unit, Orillia Detachment Street Crime... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Man charged with careless drivingNearly three months after a crash in Oro-Medonte, police have released some det
Man charged with careless driving
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Nearly three months after a crash in Oro-Medonte, police have released some details. An Orillia resident was charged with careless driving in relation to a single-vehicle crash that happened on Line 14 North near Bass Lake Sideroad. Nov. 13, last... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Drug bust leads to chargesThe second drug bust in Orillia this week has two more men facing charges. Wed
Drug bust leads to charges
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
The second drug bust in Orillia this week has two more men facing charges. Wednesday night, at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the Community Drug Action Team, in conjunction with the Central Region Canine Unit, Orillia Detachment Street Crime... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Survey says: HurryThe final deadline for local businesses qualifying for the Business Retention a
Survey says: Hurry
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The final deadline for local businesses qualifying for the Business Retention and Expansion survey ticket draw is closing in. Feb. 26 will be the last day to qualify for a draw to win a pair of passes to attend Lonestar or ZZ Top concerts, courtesy... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Club learns what's like to 'learn the ropes'Liz Riley, Simcoe North Liberal candidate in the recent federal election, spoke
Club learns what's like to 'learn the ropes'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Liz Riley, Simcoe North Liberal candidate in the recent federal election, spoke to the Orillia branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women about her experiences of being a woman candidate. Coming from a non-partisan perspective, she shared... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Register to host Doors Open/Culture Days eventThe City of Orillia invites Doors Open and Culture Days participants to registe
Register to host Doors Open/Culture Days event
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The City of Orillia invites Doors Open and Culture Days participants to register their sites and activities for Doors Open Orillia/Culture Days 2016. Both annual events are now combined and will run the weekend of Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2. In the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia invites clubs aboard the Lucky LadyEvery season, most curling clubs host at least one invitational bonspiel -- an
Orillia invites clubs aboard the Lucky Lady
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Every season, most curling clubs host at least one invitational bonspiel -- an opportunity to invite other curling clubs to come for a day of competitive curling. Whether it's a women's, men's or mixed bonspiel, the host club showcases its curlers,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Contests celebrate Hockey Day in OrilliaOrganizers have announced this year's Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Orillia contest
Contests celebrate Hockey Day in Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Organizers have announced this year's Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Orillia contests. Hockey Day in Orillia will take place Saturday and Sunday, with events at Rotary Place and Brian Orser Arena. Winners of the contests could be given a Tim Hortons... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A team with characterWhen the dust finally settled, the Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers finished just th
A team with character
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
When the dust finally settled, the Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers finished just three agonizing points away from the playoffs, missing the post-season for the first time in their three-year history. "I like winning, so, yeah, it was a tough season and... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Marco Muzzo expected to plead guilty in September crash that killed 4A man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young chil
Marco Muzzo expected to plead guilty in September crash that killed 4
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
A man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young children and their grandfather is expected to plead guilty to multiple charges today in a Toronto-area court. Marco Muzzo faces a dozen counts of impaired driving and six... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Muzzo expected to plead guilty in crash that killed children, granddadA man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young chil
Muzzo expected to plead guilty in crash that killed children, granddad
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A man accused of drunk driving in a horrific crash that killed three young children and their grandfather is expected to plead guilty to multiple charges today in a Toronto-area court. Marco Muzzo faces a dozen counts of impaired driving and six... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Welcome to the clubSUBMITTED PHOTO The Kiwanis Club of Orillia welcomed another new member recent
Welcome to the club
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Kiwanis Club of Orillia welcomed another new member recently. Jennifer Man, a chartered accountant with Hehn Trickey, was sponsored by Kiwanian Tim Timpano. John Mayo treated Man to an overview of Kiwanis and what the Orillia... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia Minor Hockey house-league resultsDr. Hillson's Eyerillians defeated ANAF Unit 400 9-3. For the Eyerillians: Matt
Orillia Minor Hockey house-league results
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Dr. Hillson's Eyerillians defeated ANAF Unit 400 9-3. For the Eyerillians: Matt Klingspohn (5g,1a), Jace Weiler (2g,1a), Logan Lamb (1g), Zack McPhail (1g),Sam Smith (3a), Braeden Matthie (2a), Brick Wolfe (2a), Drew Slemin (2a) and Kelly Mark (1a).... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
MAT sees the light with Wait Until DarkWhat frightens us more, the evil we can see or the evil we can't? Wait Until D
MAT sees the light with Wait Until Dark
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
What frightens us more, the evil we can see or the evil we can't? Wait Until Dark, a play by Frederick Knott, will be presented by the Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation Feb. 11 to 14 and 18 to 21 at the Orillia Opera House. Show times are 7:30 p.m.,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Hockey Day in Orillia is backSaturday will mark the start of the ninth annual Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Oril
Hockey Day in Orillia is back
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Saturday will mark the start of the ninth annual Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Orillia. Organizers have teamed up with the various hockey clubs in the area to give all who love the game a weekend of celebration. Rotary Place will be the focal point of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Apply for grants by April 1Registered charitable organizations serving Orillia and/or the surrounding area
Apply for grants by April 1
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Registered charitable organizations serving Orillia and/or the surrounding area may be eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. The foundation is accepting grant applications until April 1 at 3 p.m. for the following... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A dark dramaYou know the play you are about to see is straight out of the Film Noir mould w
A dark drama
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
You know the play you are about to see is straight out of the Film Noir mould when you learn Quentin Tarantino was cast in the last Broadway revival of it. Oh, and Boo Radley (Robert Duval) was in the original cast in 1966. I'm referring to Wait... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Years of work finally coming into focusIt’s often said a picture is worth a thousand words. For citizens of Orillia, t
Years of work finally coming into focus
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
It’s often said a picture is worth a thousand words. For citizens of Orillia, the conceptual drawings envisioning the planned recreation complex are worth much more — they give shape to the hopes and dreams of a community starving for progress on a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Pachter donation helps Syrian refugeesA well-known Canadian artist has joined the local Syrian relief effort. Charle
Pachter donation helps Syrian refugees
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
A well-known Canadian artist has joined the local Syrian relief effort. Charles Pachter has donated $14,400 to cover the accommodation costs for Orillia's incoming Syrian refugee family. The donation covers $1,200 in monthly rent for a full... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
No drop in the bucketThe city needs to spend nearly $57 million over the next three decades to ensur
No drop in the bucket
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
The city needs to spend nearly $57 million over the next three decades to ensure its water supply and infrastructure continue meeting demand. The 30-year timeline and $56.7 million are set out in a new water system master plan approved by council... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Save itIs the term “Save Oro” accurate? In their endeavour to shut down Burl’s Creek,
Save it
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Is the term “Save Oro” accurate? In their endeavour to shut down Burl’s Creek, Save Oro has and continues to try as hard as possible to eliminate 250 summer jobs for local kids and well over 1,000 other skilled summer jobs for Ontario. This is huge!... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Blasdell rejoins Orillia KingsFormer National Lacrosse League goalie Rob Blasdell has agreed to become the ne
Blasdell rejoins Orillia Kings
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Former National Lacrosse League goalie Rob Blasdell has agreed to become the new general manager of the Orillia Jr. B Kings. Blasdell coached the Kings in 2010, a season in which the team compiled a 10-10 record and qualified for the playoffs. But... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Local artist sells sculpture to Tony HawkFrank Ripley was always cynical about social media, but when skateboarding lege
Local artist sells sculpture to Tony Hawk
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Frank Ripley was always cynical about social media, but when skateboarding legend Tony Hawk contacted him via Twitter to buy a piece of his artwork, Ripley had a change of heart. A year-and-half-ago, Ripley replicated a Hawk product graphic from a... Read more
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