Orillia figure skaters Jenna Lee and Julia Litvinenko. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A pair of firsts

Two skaters from the Orillia Figure Skating Club recently competed at the Festival Skating Competition in Buffalo, N.Y.

OPSB talks parking meters

The Orillia Police Services Board (OPSB) discussed Tuesday whether replacing white bags with red no-parking logos on them that go over parking...

Lawrence Pugh lifts two 80-pound dumbbells Thursday afternoon at Mariposa Iron Company, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday. (ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES)

Company pumped for anniversary

Growing up, Lawrence Pugh had elderly family members who were physically unable to care for themselves; they were weak and fragile and barely...

JIM WATSON/FILE PHOTO Ramara is seeking funding to help cover the cost of damage caused by the tornado that swept through the township earlier this month.

In need of relief

Ramara is seeking provincial funding to help those whose properties were damaged when a tornado tore through the township Sept. 5.

Tom Hunse, an Innisfil volunteer fire captain and full-time Toronto firefighter, is standing up to his union so he can keep helping out in the town. TOWN OF INNISFIL PHOTO

Firefighter on the hot seat

INNISFIL — A full-time Toronto firefighter who is also an Innisfil resident and volunteer part time firefighter is being taken to task for his service

Battling beavers in Ramara

Ramara is losing a battle against beavers that are building dams faster than the township can remove them, says Mayor Bill Duffy.

Gould, Herbert to be recognized

A world-renowned Canadian pianist and the world’s oldest yoga teacher will be the first individuals honoured by Ramara Township as the...

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