Two break-and-enters

Barrie OPP is investigating two daylight break-and-enters into private residences, which occurred Thursday in Oro-Medonte Township.

This recent spring-like weather has many species thinking it's the other side of the calendar. Singing, calling, and challenging males of many species have been easily tricked into performing springtime mating rituals. photo by David Hawke

When the turkeys go wild

Wild turkeys have become a regular sighting in Simcoe County, showing up everywhere from farm fields to hardwood forests to residential backyards. Rei

Cameron Curran/Special to the Packet & Times Sometimes all you need is an hour out in nature. There are many places to explore and enjoy in our region.

An hour on the alvar

It was Oct. 1, with one whole hour to spare before heading back to the campground just west of Carden. I wondered where I should head out for a hike.

Submitted Makaila Coulson and her pony, Whiz Kid, have earned the right to compete next month at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair — the world’s largest indoor agricultural fair. The 15-year-old has dreamed of competing at the Royal for seven years.

Orillia rider qualifies for Royal

The countdown has begun for Orillia’s Makaila Coulson. The 15-year-old is heading to Toronto next month to compete at the prestigious Royal Agricultur

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