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UPDATE: Soldier killed in crash

ESSA TWP. – The Canadian soldier killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Angus was an avionics systems technician with 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

Man wanted in armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man in connection with an armed robbery that took place in Orillia Thursday.


County targets homelessness

Simcoe County council will soon vote on whether to help fund community-based homeless initiatives in Orillia, Barrie and Midland.

Orillia schools win, lose

Orillia Secondary School (OSS) took another step into medal contention Friday in Windsor, defeating Holy Names Catholic High School 39-30 to move to 2

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Ninette Gyorody, front and centre, and three Alex band members, from left, Susan Charters, Margaret Pomeroy and Pauline Gordon look forward to the music and reading of a traditional tale Dec. 13 at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. The event will be a fundraiser for Mariposans 4 Refugees.

A song and a story for Syrians

Folk band Alex and the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) will be sending Christmas wishes and blessings to refugees through song and verse.

TANYA CLARK/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Giving Tuesday is the kick-off to the giving season. With all of your savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will you make an investment in your community?

Love thy nature

'Tis the season to gather with family and friends, give thanks for our blessings and, in many cases, give back to the community.

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