Slight policing savings for city

OPP has provided the city with a billing estimate for 2015 using a new costing formula and the city will save slightly more than it anticipated.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Fire Department Station 2 on Commerce Road was closed overnight Oct. 5 from about 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. due to a staffing issue.

Staffing issue closed fire hall

Orillia’s second fire station was closed for one night earlier this month because there weren’t enough firefighters available to staff it.

Not worth boasting about

Do you remember the War of 1812? Me neither. But our federal government sure spent a pie of the taxpayers’ money to let Canadians not forget.

Telling tales, spinning yarn

Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one. There will be a tall-tale-telling competition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) Nov. 1. Seriousl

Going for gold

Joseph Chiaramida, 21, of Orillia, participated in his second powerlifting tournament recently in Hamilton and came away with the gold medal in the 93

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