ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Pharmacist Angela Howell gives Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop a flu shot Friday at a Rexall Pharma Plus.

Worth a shot

Always concerned about her health, Angela Howell learned something she hadn’t considered while attending university a decade ago.

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES This pair of American wigeon (formerly called bald pate) was observed just west of Orillia. The species is commonly seen in the region in their spring migration but only rarely in the fall migration. The small yet bright blue beak is a field mark used to identify them.

Following the right path

Birdwatching is definitely a spring thing, as the birds are in breeding plumage and tend to be quite visible as they proclaim nesting territories.

The Century House Quilting minor midget Predators are shown in recent AAA hockey action at the Rama MASK. The North Simcoe Predators have won the right to host the Ontario Minor Hockey Association ETA minor midget showcase, featuring the province's top 14 teams, Dec. 6 to 7 at Rotary Place. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Preds to host hockey showcase

The North Central Predators, the AAA hockey program headquartered in Rama, has won the right to host the prestigious minor midget showcase event in Or

The Ontario Land Trust Alliance strengthens land conservation in Ontario by supporting the land-trust movement. SUBMITTED IMAGE

Land-trust movement has momentum

This past week, YMCA Geneva Park hosted the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) gathering, an annual three-day conference that brings together land-tru

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