Premier Kathleen Wynne shares a hug with Bob Kennedy and his grandson Wesley Friesen at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre after Kennedy spoke about his six-day wait for cardiac care after his heart attack two years ago. Wynne announced a new partnership between RVH and Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

Cardiac care partnership unveiled

Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled Thursday a cardiac care partnership between Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre

How Grog met Oola

There has to be a first for everything -- the first man on the moon, the first European to land in North America, the first family in Orillia to have

LETTER: Worth celebrating

Over 100 girls and women attended a weeklong celebration at Bonita Glen Camp in Hawkestone as we celebrated 75 years as a Girl Guide property.

The Royals are shown in heated action against Vaughan.

Royals ousted in semi-finals

The Orillia Royals played well against some tough competition as they hosted the minor peewee AA open rep baseball tournament on the weekend at Kitche

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Ray Williams and Mel Jones started strong Saturday at the District 13 mixed pairs championship at the Orillia Lawn Bowling Club, defeating Bill Hunter and Betty Robitaille from the Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club 19-10. Williams and Jones won their final game in dramatic fashion to claim the district crown and earn a berth in the provincial championships Aug. 8 to 9 in Midland.

Rolling in to provincials

Orillia's Ray Williams and Mel Jones have done it again. The dynamic duo from the Orillia Lawn Bowling Club rode a dramatic last-end rally to upset th

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Leaders like Leacock

Leacock Museum curator Fred Addis, left, Puckstruck author Stephen Smith, back right, and artist Charles Pachter hold up a portrait of Stephen Leacock

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