The County of Simcoe has received an upgraded rating from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services from AA- to AA.
For Bruce Stanton, 2014 was a good year to see many of his government’s policies bear fruit.
With winter officially arriving Sunday, the City of Orillia is offering several seasonal reminders and tips for residents.
Ramara Township became more business friendly over the past year.
The Barrie Colts were coming in on a high, facing an opponent who was down and out. But as is often the case, both teams reversed their fortunes by the end of the night.
For Melissa Van Dam, the recent death of a woman who shared her passion for supporting expectant and new mothers hits home.
Where do we grow now? Now that we are told the Cold War is over, the ruble is collapsing and communism is consequently ruined, the world is free...
It’s the final weekend before Christmas — a time when the frenetic pace of the festive season reaches a fever pitch.
I was very impressed with the local talent showcased at the Nov. 4 Orillia Performs! concert, and it takes a lot to impress me, I can assure you.
'Tis the season for giving, and with that thought in mind we are purging some of our horded "stuff" and have been giving it away by the box load. To b
Although the human sense of smell isn’t nearly as acute as that of many other mammals, we have long been affected by the odours in the world around us
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
Our knowledge of birds has greatly increased over the past 20 years with DNA analyses, better field guides and smaller and more advanced cameras that
It's that time of year again, when folks will be searching for the perfect Christmas tree, either at tree farms or at neighbourhood stores.