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Barrie Examiner
Siskins, Hornets looking strongGolden Hawks, Penetang Kings and Schomberg Cougars by a combined 18-5 heading i
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
Golden Hawks, Penetang Kings and Schomberg Cougars by a combined 18-5 heading into Wednesday night’s road game against the Orillia Terriers. From the outset, it appears the Siskins are a team to be reckoned with again this year, following a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sidewalks pose safety risk: boardIf you’re worried about the state of the sidewalks in downtown Orillia, you’re
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
If you’re worried about the state of the sidewalks in downtown Orillia, you’re in step with area merchants. City councillors will consider establishing a working group for sidewalks and streetscapes after receiving a request from the a request from... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Why the city scrapped plastic yard waste bagsOn July 1, the City of Orillia moved in line with many Ontario municipalities t
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
On July 1, the City of Orillia moved in line with many Ontario municipalities to no longer allow plastic bags for leaf and yard waste collection. Only paper and compostable yard waste bags will be accepted. As we move into the fall season, I would... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Stop playing politics at the council tablehe has certainly been approachable and has worked hard; he is present at almost
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
he has certainly been approachable and has worked hard; he is present at almost every function and event that happens in Orillia. But, today, it's important he embrace that third tenet: accountability. On Monday night, during a somewhat heated... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Ready to kick open the doorsthe Sundial Inn used to be on Laclie Street, just before where your only option
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
the Sundial Inn used to be on Laclie Street, just before where your only option is to go to Washago. In the morning, the Orillia Farmers' Market will host four music groups, and you can see just how hard it is for a conductor to get the attention... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Overdoses jump 120%A spike in drug overdoses has Orillia OPP concerned. Since Aug. 1, the local d
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
A spike in drug overdoses has Orillia OPP concerned. Since Aug. 1, the local detachment has answered 22 calls for service related to drug overdoses, compared to 10 in the rest of 2017. The 32 cases highlighted by OPP in a news release issued... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Secret Path event in Orillia next weekA story from one of the darkest corners of Canadian history will be explored in
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 hours ago
A story from one of the darkest corners of Canadian history will be explored in Orillia next week. Tending the Sacred presents The Secret Path — An Evening with Mike Downie, Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The event begins at 7 p.m.,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
HCC board lays out plansAnother $25,000 from the City of Orillia will be essential in opening the door
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Another $25,000 from the City of Orillia will be essential in opening the door for further investment in the Huronia Cultural Campus (HCC), councillors were told Monday night. But unlike past years, the group's day-to-day operations wouldn't suffer... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Fundraiser for furry friends this weekendhosts a major fundraiser with Friends for Life walks slated at numerous communi
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
hosts a major fundraiser with Friends for Life walks slated at numerous communities throughout the province, including Orillia, Midland, Collingwood and Barrie. "This is one of our main events of the year," said Beard, who manages the OSPCA... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
HCC board lays out plansAnother $25,000 from the City of Orillia will be essential in opening the door
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
Another $25,000 from the City of Orillia will be essential in opening the door for further investment in the Huronia Cultural Campus (HCC), councillors were told Monday night. But unlike past years, the group's day-to-day operations wouldn't suffer... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lady Kings compete at U.S. tourneyThe Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in a seven-versus-seven fall ball women's lacrosse tournament. It was an opportunity for the team's core group of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Lady Kings compete at U.S. tourneyThe Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
The Parry Automotive Orillia Lady Kings U19A lacrosse team travelled to Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. over the weekend to compete in a seven-versus-seven fall ball women's lacrosse tournament. It was an opportunity for the team's core group of... Read more
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BC Local News
‘Mr. Big’ conviction upheld in sex murderdid not sexually assault the victim because she was already dead when sexual ac
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
did not sexually assault the victim because she was already dead when sexual activity occurred. A jury convicted Niemi, of Orillia, Ont., in January 2013 in the death of Alyssa Watson, 20. A woman walking her dog along an unused railway line in the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Suspected explosive device brought to detachmentOrillia OPP have a message for anyone who thinks they may have come across an e
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Orillia OPP have a message for anyone who thinks they may have come across an explosive device: leave it alone and call the police. The reminder comes after a resident brought what was thought to be an explosive device to the Orillia OPP detachment... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Suspected explosive device brought to detachmentOrillia OPP have a message for anyone who thinks they may have come across an e
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Orillia OPP have a message for anyone who thinks they may have come across an explosive device: leave it alone and call the police. The reminder comes after a resident brought what was thought to be an explosive device to the Orillia OPP detachment... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Young at hearthistory of the fundraiser. Dozens of people got together at Couchiching Beach P
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
history of the fundraiser. Dozens of people got together at Couchiching Beach Park to play croquet and raise money for the Orillia Museum of Art and History. All skill levels and ages were invited to take part, and Noah Burtch, left, and Lucille... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Region-wide raffle for Habitat for Humanityfirst ever region-wide raffle. Prizes feature plane tickets from WestJet, a $50
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
first ever region-wide raffle. Prizes feature plane tickets from WestJet, a $500 ViaRail travel voucher, hotel stays in Orillia, Toronto, Vancouver, Huntsville, dining vouchers and more. "Our sponsors donated some amazing prizes for our first... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Prepare for more road resurfacingparts of the city over the next two weeks that could possibly inconvenience you
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
parts of the city over the next two weeks that could possibly inconvenience you. Seven different roads in the City of Orillia will be resurfaced between now and Oct. 2. They include the entirety of Couchiching Point Road and Progress Drive,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Rough start for TerriersA lack of depth and a wealth of inexperience proved to be a deadly combination
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
A lack of depth and a wealth of inexperience proved to be a deadly combination for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers on the weekend as the club was drubbed in its first two games of the 2017-18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season. Somewhat... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Summer program cools downThe TD Summer Reading Club kicked off on July 4 with 750 kids and teens registe
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
The TD Summer Reading Club kicked off on July 4 with 750 kids and teens registered; a 57% increase from last summer at the Orillia Public Library. Kids and teens reported more than 1,200 times about their reading to staff. Every leaf on the 'tree'... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Grizzlies cross-country team opens seasonrunner Meghan Evon (Barrie) finished in 28th place with a time of 27:47 in the
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
runner Meghan Evon (Barrie) finished in 28th place with a time of 27:47 in the 6-km race. Teammates Desiree Allen (Orillia) finished in 41st and Jessica Roach (Orillia) finished in 50th overall to complete the Georgian contingent. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Colts double up BulldogsBulldogs winger Zachary Jackson (left), an 18-year-old Barrie native, battles B
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
Bulldogs winger Zachary Jackson (left), an 18-year-old Barrie native, battles Barrie Colts forward Kyle Heitzner, an Orillia native, for positioning during pre-season Ontario Hockey League action at the Barrie Molson Centre on Saturday... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New partnership for Storytelling OrilliaThis month begins a new partnership, Side by Each, between Storytelling Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
This month begins a new partnership, Side by Each, between Storytelling Orillia and the Orillia Museum of Art and History as they team up to promote the telling and gathering of Orillia stories. The storytelling group's meetings on the last Sunday... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Colts double up BulldogsBulldogs winger Zachary Jackson (left), an 18-year-old Barrie native, battles B
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Bulldogs winger Zachary Jackson (left), an 18-year-old Barrie native, battles Barrie Colts forward Kyle Heitzner, an Orillia native, for positioning during pre-season Ontario Hockey League action at the Barrie Molson Centre on Saturday... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Rough start for TerriersA lack of depth and a wealth of inexperience proved to be a deadly combination
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
A lack of depth and a wealth of inexperience proved to be a deadly combination for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers on the weekend as the club was drubbed in its first two games of the 2017-18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season. Somewhat... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Grizzlies cross-country team opens seasonrunner Meghan Evon (Barrie) finished in 28th place with a time of 27:47 in the
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
runner Meghan Evon (Barrie) finished in 28th place with a time of 27:47 in the 6-km race. Teammates Desiree Allen (Orillia) finished in 41st and Jessica Roach (Orillia) finished in 50th overall to complete the Georgian contingent. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Townhouse blaze battled by Orillia firefightersOrillia firefighters were quick to the scene of a structure fire in a townhouse
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Orillia firefighters were quick to the scene of a structure fire in a townhouse on Mississaga Street West Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to the scene just before 4 p.m. Sunday. They arrived to find all the occupants safely outside, save for a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Terry's gift keeps on giving to Orillia residentsWe just found out about a month ago that I'm cancer free.” For the past 14 yea
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
We just found out about a month ago that I'm cancer free.” For the past 14 years, Wortley has been taking part in the Orillia Terry Fox Run, one of the thousands of people who have helped to raise more than $645,000 in the past three decades... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Turnout trumps expectations for bridge tourneyThe Orillia Curling Club was filled to the brim this weekend, but there was no
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Orillia Curling Club was filled to the brim this weekend, but there was no ice on the floor just yet. Rather, hundreds of duplicate bridge players converged on the city, as Orillia hosted its first ever regional bridge tournament. Tournament... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Turnout trumps expectations for bridge tourneyThe Orillia Curling Club was filled to the brim this weekend, but there was no
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
The Orillia Curling Club was filled to the brim this weekend, but there was no ice on the floor just yet. Rather, hundreds of duplicate bridge players converged on the city, as Orillia hosted its first ever regional bridge tournament. Tournament... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Navy hero remembered locallyas is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and Enterprise-Bulletin, and is the author of... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Navy hero remembered locallyas is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and Enterprise-Bulletin, and is the author of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Navy hero remembered locallyas is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and Enterprise-Bulletin, and is the author of... Read more
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BC Local News
Spartans open cross-country season Saturday in Seattlewhen it became the first Spartans side to win four straight Canada West crowns
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
when it became the first Spartans side to win four straight Canada West crowns and, despite the loss of both Lisa Brooking (Orillia, Ont.) and Meg Harradine (Langley), there's plenty of optimism that TWU's conference run will continue in... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Child and youth mental health boostnext week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of N
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we are changing how we deliver... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Child and youth mental health boostnext week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of N
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we are changing how we deliver... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Child and youth mental health boostnext week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of N
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we are changing how we deliver... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Consider curbing contingency: CipollaIt might not be a four-letter word, but it's one an Orillia councillor would li
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
It might not be a four-letter word, but it's one an Orillia councillor would like to see banished, or least used less often. Coun. Ralph Cipolla said staff relies too heavily on including large contingency fees with work it tenders out and that... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Race to protect the wildassociate with Algonquin Park," said Mark Bisset, the conservancy's executive d
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
associate with Algonquin Park," said Mark Bisset, the conservancy's executive director. "In less than an hour's drive from Orillia, you can be in deep wilderness. The idea of keeping nature close to Orillia is important to me and it's important to... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Terry Fox Run brings hope to manyicon known for abundant passion and perseverance takes centre stage in municipa
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
icon known for abundant passion and perseverance takes centre stage in municipalities across the country this weekend. Orillia is no exception with the city's Terry Fox Run taking place Sunday in Couchiching Beach Park. Run organizer Alison... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Musician turns past pain into beautiful musicnever settled long in one place, when he was always changing schools -- 10 time
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
never settled long in one place, when he was always changing schools -- 10 times at least -- trekking back and forth from Orillia to B.C. It was hard to be confident when his stay-at-home dad didn't want anyone coming over, conscious perhaps of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Preserving historystarted or standing for the national anthem prior to the big show. Going to the
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
started or standing for the national anthem prior to the big show. Going to the Geneva was a time-honoured tradition in Orillia that started circa 1939 after Leslie Gregory purchased the building for $4,000. He spent an estimated $65,000,... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Audience taking sidesand one musical comedy, which both Pryce and Dennis were involved in last fall.
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
and one musical comedy, which both Pryce and Dennis were involved in last fall. Between the Sheets has been staged in Orillia and the two actors had a Q&A after the show. It moved to Collingwood last weekend followed by two performances in... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia Sports Medicine celebrates its Grand Opening with the Community!Great turnout tonight at our Grand Opening! Orillia's Ward 3 Councillors, Mason
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
Great turnout tonight at our Grand Opening! Orillia's Ward 3 Councillors, Mason Ainsworth & Jeff Clark, Bruce Stanton MP-Simcoe North, Garfield Dunlop, Roger Crandell (President, North Central Predators), Dave Dunn (OMHA Rep for NCP) and several... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Catch the Ace not catching onOrillia hasn't really gotten Catch the Ace fever. While other locales includin
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
Orillia hasn't really gotten Catch the Ace fever. While other locales including Barrie have jumped into the lottery game that benefits local charities, Orillia's entry just isn't there yet. The president of the Orillia legion and organizer of the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sweet sounds of musicof husband and wife duo Peter Voisey and Valerie Selander. For the past 11 year
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
of husband and wife duo Peter Voisey and Valerie Selander. For the past 11 years, the professional musicians have called Orillia their home and wanted to have the opportunity to play the music they love in and around their own community. "There... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Resident post-humously inducted into Wall of Famelocated adjacent to it. Steele was also a member of the Atherley Hunt Club, an
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
located adjacent to it. Steele was also a member of the Atherley Hunt Club, and was one of the founding members of the Orillia Conservation Club. The ceremony will take place in the Ramara Township Administration Building, 2297 Highway 12, in... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New programs open doorsme. I liked the idea of having one-on-one interaction with the faculty and lear
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
me. I liked the idea of having one-on-one interaction with the faculty and learning practical skills." Healy, who is from Orillia, also loved the fact she can live at home and have a short commute to school. Lakehead-Georgian programs allow... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Do something positiveworld. Over the years, more than $650 million has been raised in his name - abo
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
world. Over the years, more than $650 million has been raised in his name - about $640,000 of that sum has been raised in Orillia. This year's Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday at Couchiching Beach Park. You can walk, jog, strap on roller-blades,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cooling down at the jazz festivalWe are a month away from the Orillia Jazz Festival. It's still coming together
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 7 days ago
We are a month away from the Orillia Jazz Festival. It's still coming together with several acts yet to be announced, but the available pickings are interesting. The festival starts a little differently this year with an Oct. 11 performance at the... Read more
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