Double-crossing sours Knox

To mark the recent release of Hot Foot: Walter Knox’s Remarkable Life as a Professional in an Amateur World, The Packet & Times is running excerpts of

Health professionals advise people to get their flu shots. (FOTOLIA)

Flu cases rising: officials

With more cases of influenza showing up locally, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is advising residents to make sure they are taking precaution

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES The OPP’s Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) unit at general headquarters has donated $1,000 worth of toys to the Orillia Salvation Army. ViCLAS analytical assistant Angie Thurlow, centre, organized pizza days and bake sales to raise the money to buy the toys, which Salvation Army family services co-ordinator Peter Thomas, left, picked up Wednesday morning. Also pictured is Acting OPP Staff Sgt. Kelly Grubb.

Special delivery for Sally Ann

The OPP’s Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) unit at general headquarters has donated $1,000 worth of toys to the Orillia Salvation Army.

Laureen Harper to visit region

Laureen Harper will likely visit Orillia and Midland during her stop in the riding early next year, according to Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton.

Becca anticipates her big gift

EDITOR’S NOTE: Local author John Forrest continues his annual Christmas series for The Packet & Times. This year’s story is Becca’s Star.

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