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The tragedy that has occurred in our nation’s capital is an attack on us all, but it is how we choose to respond to this attack, as individuals...

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES In 1600, the land between Orillia and Coldwater looked much like this scene. By 1900, the landscape once again was comprised of cornfields and hardwood forests. But a lot had happened in that 400-year window.

The lands of change

Walking across our yard has become a bit tricky, as one has to keep one’s balance without having a foot shoot out from underneath due to the...

Stayner Siskins forward Ryan Hyndman goes for a loose puck during the first period against the Erin Shamrocks, Thursday night in Stayner. Hyndman scored an unassisted goal in the second period. The Siskins came out on top, 6-5, with an overtime goal scored by Sean Healy, assisted by Derick Robertson. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/PHOTO

Siskins win in overtime

The Stayner Siskins are sporting a predominately green team as the Junior 'C' squad has already suffered injuries to five veteran players.

A female cross or garden spider is pictured on her egg sac in a high, sheltered location. AL BRYNELL/SUBMITTED PHOTO

The fascinating world of spiders

Spiders have always held a certain fascination for me. I realize that fascination is not shared by the many who suffer from arachnophobia, the great f

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