DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES As snow melts, the annual migration of springtails (also called snow fleas) takes place. A sunny day can draw billions of the tiny creatures up from the soil to bask in springtime warmth.

Ascending into spring

The recent thaw (this wonderful, wonderful thaw) has spring things popping up all over the place: The north migration of robins and redwings has happe

Barrie Colts forward Roy Radke moves the puck against Belleville Bulls right winger Jake Bricknell, left, and defenceman Alix Yuill, right, during first period OHL playoff action at the Barrie Molson Centre Thursday night. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Colts grab Game 1

The Barrie Colts came into this playoff series as the prohibitive favourite. But that doesn’t mean wins would come easily.

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Pub Quiz night

Some fun will be on tap at Brewery Bay Food Company's Down by the Bay Room Tuesday, when Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie hosts a pub quiz night.

Slow Art Day coming up

The Orillia Museum of Art and History will take part in Slow Art Day, an international grassroots movement, April 11.

Rewards of midwifery are worth it

It's the dads who get emotional, brush away tears, grin from ear to ear. The mothers react in various ways, though all of them with relief that they a

SUBMITTED PHOTO Amy Dodington will perform Saturday with the Cellar Singers.

Spring a time to sing

Welcome spring and renewal with the Cellar Singers Saturday night as they perform Light Perpetual at St. James' Anglican Church in Orillia.

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