Stayner Siskins forward Ryan Hyndman goes for a loose puck during the first period against the Erin Shamrocks, Thursday night in Stayner. Hyndman scored an unassisted goal in the second period. The Siskins came out on top, 6-5, with an overtime goal scored by Sean Healy, assisted by Derick Robertson. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/PHOTO

Siskins win in overtime

The Stayner Siskins are sporting a predominately green team as the Junior 'C' squad has already suffered injuries to five veteran players.

A female cross or garden spider is pictured on her egg sac in a high, sheltered location. AL BRYNELL/SUBMITTED PHOTO

The fascinating world of spiders

Spiders have always held a certain fascination for me. I realize that fascination is not shared by the many who suffer from arachnophobia, the great f

SUBMITTED PHOTO The City of Orillia election team is ready for voters to arrive Monday.

Early voting results increase

Higher voter turnout at advance polls for this election could be linked to contentious key issues, a Lakehead University professor says.


Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Consider this, new council

In terms of Orillia’s motto, “Progress,” Orillia’s want-to-be civic leaders give me the impression their thinking seems to be incapable of...

KATE GRIGG/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES May Grigg, the author's mother, refuses to be cowed by illness or hearing aids.

Eternally young at heart

I don’t remember all of the details, except it was last winter — March, Mom says. And the important part, the thing I can’t get out of my head...

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