Cancer survivor Dale Bernard, left, of Orillia, participates in the 2011 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in Toronto with longtime friends Isabelle Lloyd and Carol Cronin. Bernard is celebrating five years cancer-free by participating in the September event for her fifth time. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cause for celebration

Although Dale Bernard has tackled her own cancer, the 61-year-old Orillia woman knows the battle is not over.

Sun City Swim has new focus

Hosting Orillia’s long-running Sun City Swim will hopefully garner community support and sustainable funding for the Children’s Advocacy Centre...

Rookie of the Year

Orillia’s Katelyn Ayers made an immediate impact on the University of Guelph women’s field lacrosse team last fall. The talented rookie with the ...

Lakehead University award winner Olivia Manovich, second from left, celebrates her accomplishments at the June convocation with her sister, Simone, and parents, Linda and Brian. Submitted photo

From Orillia to Abu Dhabi

Author and naturalist William Longgood once said dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. No one knows that better than Orillia hometown ...

Barrie residents win $2M

Barrie residents Jamesand Lynn Magner are celebrating after discovering they won $2 million playing INSTANT $200 MILLION$ EXTRAORDINAIRE (Game #1742).

Casino Rama Employee Workforce (CREW) members hold up food being donated to The Sharing Place food bank during the CREW’s annual appreciation day Tuesday while standing inside the donation box. From left are Natasha Ilic, public relations co-ordinator, Amanda Lucas, advertising co-ordinator, Brenda Udell, administration manager, and Jenna Hunter, media relations manager. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

‘Lean times’ at food bank

Orillia’s Sharing Place food bank is facing “lean times,” spending $10,000 to $12,000 a month of its donation budget just to have food available...

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