Petri dishes showing freshly thawed breast milk (left), vigorously shaken (middle) and sonicated for 30 seconds (right). Coalesced fat can be seen in the middle and, more dramatically, in right dishes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Breast milk: swirled, not shaken?

Feeding children breast milk is highly regarded because of the nutritional value it offers. Mothers who pump and store breast milk are often told it s

Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall

Busy time in county

I hope you're finding ways to enjoy our area's tremendous outdoor activities this winter, despite record-setting low temperatures. I would also like t

MIRIAM KING/QMI AGENCY OD/Park Secondary School’s Hunter Murphy makes a last-second basket to lift his team to a shocking, come-from-behind victory over Bradford to win the GBSSA junior boys’ hoops title.

OD/Park boys double up

A pair of OD/Park Secondary School basketball teams pulled off surprising upsets this week, winning two GBSSA titles.

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES Police hope Grade 6 students in Ramara, Severn and Orillia will be better equipped to make good decisions and live with the consequences after completing OPP’s Knowledge Issues Decisions and Support (KIDS) program. Lessons include youth and the law, peer-to-peer relationships, drugs, mental health and online/social media awareness. The KIDS graduation took place this week at the Orillia Opera House and featured the winners of the KIDS essay contest and guest speakers such as Paralympian Jeff Adams. Orillia OPP detachment commander Insp. Pat Morris is seen speaking to the graduates at the ceremony.

All about the KIDS

Police hope Grade 6 students in Ramara, Severn and Orillia will be better equipped to make good decisions and live with the consequences after...

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