Power shift

Workers from Orillia Power were replacing old, shorter hydro poles on James Street East with new, taller western red-cedar poles and...

Rob McCron, vice-president of the Orillia District Agricultural Society, says the Orillia Fall Fair is still going strong. The 164th annual event is planned for Sept. 5 to 7 and will feature a mixture of traditional and new attractions at ODAS Park on Fairgrounds Road in Severn Township. (GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES)

164 and going strong

The Orillia Fall Fair is healthy and will continue for years to come, says Rob McCron, vice-president of the Orillia District Agricultural Society.

Release expenses: Orsi

The 2014 expense reports of Orillia council members will be released before October’s municipal election.

Orillia band Shoot the Moon performs during the Washago Music Festival Saturday afternoon in the community's Centennial Park. SARA CARSON /QMI AGENCY

Washago Music Festival rocks

The Washago Music Festival provides a great opportunity for local bands to show off what they can do, says Cory Doucette, of the Orillia band Tradesmen.

Dumbfounding dynasty

A friend, for reasons unknown to me (I suspect I was unaware of a vendetta his family had sworn against the Fosters ever since my ancestors were...

Fire destroyed this garage at 20 Charles Rd. in Orillia Saturday morning. Smoke damage inside the home has forced the family out for several days. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

Orillia garage fire causes $40,000 in damage

An Orillia family has been forced out of their home at 20 Charles Rd. for several days after fire destroyed the garage and caused minor damage in the house, says Orillia Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli.

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