Joseph Blandisi of the Barrie Colts finds himself in the boards during some heavy action against the Saginaw Spirit Saturday the Barrie Molson Centre. The Colts won 3-1. Mark Wanzel Photo

Colts break Spirit

The Barrie Colts and their top lines were having trouble breaking through. But it was the bottom six that stepped up to make a difference.

Police tape blocks access to the second-floor fire escape access to an apartment unit at the rear of 862 2nd Ave. W. in Owen Sound Friday. Police on Saturday identified apartment resident Lezleigh Hopkins, 28, as the victim of murder. (James Masters/Owen Sound/QMI)

Now it's a murder investigation

Police now describe the death of an Owen Sound resident as “murder” and advised the public Saturday to “to be aware of their personal safety at all ti

MacLeod's lucky charm

The concerns at the provincial level of Orillia-area residents aren’t much different from the concerns of Ottawa-area residents, says Lisa MacLeod.

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES The Sunshine Rockers curling team will compete at its first provincial games at next weekend’s Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games in North Bay. The team posed at the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre before practice. In the back row, from left, are Barb Horne (coach), Bill Fritzley, Allison McGillivray, Dave Pratt and Dennis Chamberlain. In front are Albert Druer and John Lennerton (coach).

Nine heading to Winter Games

Nine exemplary local athletes have been chosen to represent Orillia in three sports at next weekend’s Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games.

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