BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Mayor Jeff Lehman, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca were at the South Barrie GO station, Friday, to announce the expansion of GO train service from the current 70 to 200 trips per week on the Barrie line. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

GO plan on track: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne hopped off a southbound GO train at the Barrie South station shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Simcoe County's Administration Building (Examiner Files)

County planning ahead

Simcoe County wants residents to know more about its Official Plan (OP) and how it will affect them.

The Portage Golf Club is hoping to open the course this weekend.

Open house this Sunday

The Couchiching Golf and Country Club, a nine-hole golf course in the heart of Orillia, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer.

High school students sponsored by local Rotary Clubs play a team-building game Friday at Geneva Park to kick off a three-day leadership conference. Over the weekend, the students, who came from an area that stretches from Innisfil to Timmins, will learn skills to help them be strong leaders in various aspects of community life. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

Teaching leadership

High school students sponsored by local Rotary Clubs play a team-building game Friday at Geneva Park to kick off a three-day leadership conference. Ov

The Wm. (Bill) Swinimer Business Leader of the Year Award presentation took place Wednesday night at Hawk Ridge. Nominees were Lorne and Mary Sinclair (Carousel Collectable), Karen Koprla (Mariposa Gymnastic Club) and Drs. Andrew Westlaken & Deb Collins (Synergy Health Care). The winner was Karen Koprla. The award was presented by Bill Swinimer. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Business Leader of the Year

The Wm. (Bill) Swinimer Business Leader of the Year Award presentation took place Wednesday night at Hawk Ridge. Nominees were Lorne and Mary Sinclair

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