One of the creepy creatures of the Scream Shack is pictured. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Getting your scream on

The terror of Halloween lives at the Scream Shack this weekend as haunt owner Colin Laughlin and his staff prepare to send shrieks of fear through “Se

SUBMITTED PHOTO The City of Orillia election team is ready for voters to arrive Monday.

Early voting results increase

Higher voter turnout at advance polls for this election could be linked to contentious key issues, a Lakehead University professor says.


Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Consider this, new council

In terms of Orillia’s motto, “Progress,” Orillia’s want-to-be civic leaders give me the impression their thinking seems to be incapable of...

KATE GRIGG/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES May Grigg, the author's mother, refuses to be cowed by illness or hearing aids.

Eternally young at heart

I don’t remember all of the details, except it was last winter — March, Mom says. And the important part, the thing I can’t get out of my head...

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