City hosts Zero Waste Conference

A list of waste-reduction professionals will share their expertise at the Zero Waste Conference at Lakehead University in Orillia Aug. 10 and 11.


New CAO for Lake Simcoe watershed

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) board of directors has announced Mike Walters will assume the position of chief administrative ...


Pokin’ around the park

Kids for Turtles Environmental Education volunteer Griffen Horsley, left, holds a Midland painted turtle named Van Gogh while Ronan, 4, and...

Submitted photo

Bronze for Gillies

Erin Gillies of the Orillia Figure Skating Club competed in the Ursula Lehming Skate in Scarborough. Gillies skated in the pre-novice ladies’ short...

House of Commons

Nuttall named Tory candidate

Alex Nuttall will be the Conservative candidate for the new federal riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte in the next federal election.

Cancer survivor Dale Bernard, left, of Orillia, participates in the 2011 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in Toronto with longtime friends Isabelle Lloyd and Carol Cronin. Bernard is celebrating five years cancer-free by participating in the September event for her fifth time. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Cause for celebration

Although Dale Bernard has tackled her own cancer, the 61-year-old Orillia woman knows the battle is not over.

Crews with Homeniuk Rides Inc. work on setting up midway rides in Orillia's Couchiching Beach Park Wednesday morning. The 69th annual Rotary-Lions FunFest takes place this weekend. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

Fun times for a good cause

Excitement is in the air at Couchiching Beach Park as crews set up the midway for the 69th annual Rotary-Lions FunFest this weekend.

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