No four-way stop at intersection

A resident’s request for a four-way stop at the intersection of Patrick and Penetang streets, near Lions Oval Public School, won’t be granted.

LETTER: Sorry for the omission

I wish to apologize, on behalf of the 2014-2015 Orillia and District Arts Council Arts Awards committee, for neglecting to cite and congratulate...

The Level 1 team is made up of, from left, Winter, Morgan Fitzgerald, Alise Artichuk and Kaitlyn Silk. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Slalom event at Blue Mountain

Twin Lakes Secondary School's Level 1 (no racing experience) girls' team placed fourth recently at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associati

Winners of the invitational bonspiel were, from left, Delaine Payton, Jane Binns, Pat Bromley and Mary Thib. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Busy week for local curlers

The Orillia Curling Club is proud to have a team entered in the 2015 Best Western Intermediate Women's Championship, which is being played this week i

Dave Town has written a book about Orillia’s greatest — and least celebrated — athlete, Walter Knox. Titled Hot Foot, the book offers readers a rare glimpse into the seedy world of matched races and its gambling culture, chronicles his unmatched athletic feats, his rocky tenure as Olympic coach, his dominance of the Highland Games circuit in Scotland and his tireless work reforming high-school athletics. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Knox's legacy well-told by Town

He was Don Cherry before Don Cherry existed and should be as famous as Canadian icon Bobby Orr, says Dave Town. But, the reality is, few people -- eve

The literature of suicide

It was happenstance, a confluence. I was as blissfully unaware as most readers the Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide was imminent. During Dec

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