SUBMITTED PHOTO The Couchiching Conservancy will take visitors on a tour of a local wetland during an upcoming program.

Explore wetland area's diversity

The most interesting spots in the natural world are often at the edges -- where wet meets dry, where shade meets sunlight, where granite meets limesto

BOB BOWLES/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES The big brown bat was once common in Simcoe County.

Bacteria could be bats' lifeline

There was a time not long ago when you could sit in your easy chair by the lake during and watch a great display of nature activities. It would start


Keene gets life in jail

The man who strangled and dismembered Alexandra Flanagan and then hid her body parts throughout Barrie was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with n

MARK WANZEL/SUBMITTED PHOTO Lakehead graduate Leah Catton is congratulated by Lakehead chancellor Derek Burney.

Spotlight on local students

Lakehead University's Orillia campus presented more than 300 students with their diplomas and welcomed them into the Lakehead alumni family June 6.

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