SUBMITTED PHOTO Kate Palmer, third from left, was recognized recently with the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Alumni Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. She is pictured with, from left, Fraser Sweet and Carissa Sparrow, BBBS Orillia mentoring co-ordinators, husband Paul Palmer, Marilyn Watson, chair of BBBS Orillia, and James Maxwell, executive director of BBBS Orillia.

Big honour for big sister

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Orillia's longest-serving volunteer was recognized recently by the organization's national office.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Burl's Creek event grounds in Oro-Medonte Township are pictured.

Group wants injunction

A group concerned about two large music festivals planned for Burl's Creek Event Grounds is asking the Township of Oro- Medonte to seek a court order t

Jose Caballero (L) and Elissa Alvarez. (Handout)

2-1/2 years for sex on the beach

A man convicted of having sex on a public beach in Florida in front of a child was sentenced on Monday to two-and-a-half years in prison, a state prosecutor said.

In this June 11, 2015, photo, a DJI Phantom 3 drone is flown by Matthew Creger, marketing director for Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Farming by drone

Agricultural use of drones is about to take off in the U.S. after being grounded for years by the lack of federal guidelines.

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