Nick Malysa of the Plymouth Whalers wrestles with Andrew Mangiapane of the Barrie Colts during first period OHL action in this file shot. The Colts take on Plymouth tonight at the BMC. Mark Wanzel /Photo

Whalers harpoon Colts

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.

Double-crossing sours Knox

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

Health professionals advise people to get their flu shots. (FOTOLIA)

Flu cases rising: officials

With more cases of influenza showing up locally, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is advising residents to make sure they are taking precaution

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Zehrs store manager Rob Goulter, left, and Joe Fresh department manager Chris Harvey are working to help a longtime employee who lost everything in a Gravenhurst fire that killed her roommate. Harvey drove to Gravenhurst to help the woman after learning of the fire.

Fire victim 'in shock'

An Orillia store is rallying behind a longtime employee who lost everything during a fatal fire in Gravenhurst this week.

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