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...

Niki Campbell, supervisor of adult fitness at the Barrie YMCA, trains with a Y member. SUBMITTED

Fitness trends for 2016

It’s February and our eight YMCA Health and Fitness Centres across Simcoe/Muskoka and Parry Sound are still buzzing with energy driven by commitment t

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...

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Former CFL legend Hank Ilesic has opened a high-performance training facility on Barrie Road, where he works with people who want to lose weight, rehabilitate from an injury or improve their physical fitness and strength. He is shown sharing nutrition, exercise and diet tips with Jack Hache and Bri Balkwill.

Welcome to Hank's House of Pain

With a glint in his eye and a mischievous grin, he welcomes a first-timer to his new Orillia gym: “Welcome to Hank’s House of Pain,” he says.

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