Bonnie Moore, who has a cottage on the Severn River, completed the 12.8-kilometre solo Swim for a Cure Saturday morning in a personal best time of four hours, 34 minutes. Karen Gregory paddled beside her. Submitted photo

Swim for the Cure attracts pros

A total of six Lake Ontario swimmers have taken part in the endurance Severn River Swim for the Cure, but the athletic event is also about raising fun

Scottish country dancers performed at the opening ceremony of the Orillia Scottish Festival in Couchiching Beach Park. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Pipe and drum bands delight crowd

Thousands of people lined Mississaga Street and Centennial Drive at noon Saturday for the Orillia Scottish Festival parade that included all the bands

Why Orillia needs 174

Orillia suffers from a “crisis of confidence.” Taxes are too high and continue to increase, there are limited job opportunities, recreation ...

Fashions by Foster

I started out to write about the Saturday afternoon matinée serials of the 40s. I was wondering at the time which lunatic came up with the Phantom...

Tinath Ganendralingam was sentenced to jail for seven months for animal cruelty for killing three baby bunnies. Facebook photo

Man jailed for killing bunnies

A Toronto-area man grinned and got a "rush" as he slowly squeezed the life out two baby rabbits and drowned another one, a Barrie court was told.

Rachelle May, Bella Schwetz and Melissa McKinnon show off their hardware after completing the Warrior Dash at Horseshoe Resort in Oro-Medonte this past weekend. ZACH MACPHERSON/PHOTO

Weekend warriors: SEE TWEETS

Most people enter the Warrior Dash five-kilometre endurance course with 13 obstacles to test their mental and physical strength.

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