LETTER: Shuffling priorities

I always read with great interest the news articles published about Orillia’s new rec centre in the Packet & Times and it makes me wonder where...

An OPP cruiser.

Excavator stolen

Police are looking for a mini-excavator stolen in Oro-Medonte Township earlier this week.

SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATION Illustration from Canadian War Museum of Coloured Company founder Richard Pierpont.

When right added might

After the War of 1812, the Brits had two significant concerns about British North America. One was keeping enough people on the British side of...

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Kylik Taylor, left, and Amber McSwain, centre, are shown with Winnipeg-based artist Jaime Black at the end of her talk at Georgian College's Orillia campus about the inspiration behind her REDress Campaign.

Code REDress

For many, the swaying, empty red dresses outside and inside Georgian College were an introduction to the violence, racism and misogyny faced by...

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES The Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) is inviting artists to submit designs for the next Festival of Banners. The theme is Past to Present and Tomorrow and will focus on the culture, heritage and history of the city and surrounding area. Sierah Madden, a volunteer with OMAH who is heading the Festival of Banners, is pictured with a 2015 banner by Emily Demacia. Artist submissions for this year’s festival are being accepted until Feb. 29. More information is available at orilliamuseum.org.

It’s banner time

The Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) is inviting artists to submit designs for the next Festival of Banners.

Sticking it to the stigma

In recent years, many businesses around Canada and throughout the world have placed stickers in their windows to identify themselves as a safe...

Sweet memories

The Dessert at a formal dinner in the 18th century was a wondrous thing to behold.

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES This little thief was caught in the act of pilfering seeds that were clearly destined for another group of wildlife. Identification of the culprit is somewhat unclear, as it may be a deer mouse with white feet, a white-footed deer mouse or a dear little white-footed mouse.

Mighty mouse no more

Clack! Skitter-skitter. Silence. I open one eye and look at the bedside clock. 4:02 a.m. Good; got another one, same time as yesterday’s capture.

Paul Nicholson photo

Early birder gets the worm

It is not unusual for birders to spend weeks, even months, planning for that exotic birding trip to hot spots in Central and South America.

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