OFFICEMUSEUM.COM/SUBMITTED PHOTO A modern office from 1929 featured an efficient desk, telephones, typewriters, a waste basket and, naturally, a spittoon.

Evolution of the office

It’s been another hard day at the office. That was a standard, white-collar workers’ lament a few years ago. These days, “the office” can be just abou

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES The long-legged harvestman will be quite evident in coming weeks, as they will be gathering in large numbers along waterways for their annual mating rituals. Because this event takes place at the same time humans are bringing in the sheaves, these nimble creatures were once thought of as harbingers of the harvest season.

Meet the harvestman

In nature, there are a few creatures that look like they got in the wrong line for their identification documents. Take whales, for instance. They swi

Long live the king

Living on a point of land that stretches about a mile into the lake, we are blessed to have shorelines in both our front and back yards. It is therefo


A pirate's life for him

Area lakes have seen a long history of boating mishaps - one of the most recent saw a boat crashing into the barrier wall in Collingwood's harbour in

Lake Couchiching and Couchiching Beach.

Couchiching Beach posted

As per the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Couchiching Beach, located at Couchiching Beach Park, has been posted due to higher t

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