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Calling out for 211 Day

(SUBMITTED) - February 11 is 211 Day across North America. To commemorate the day in the City of Orillia, the Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Professors Eleanor Gittens and Howard Bloom feel more funding for applied research would lead to more in-depth projects at colleges.

Focus on research

Georgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the province to provide more money for community-focused research.

Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot, Part 2

The second part of a documentary chronicling one of Orillia's favourite sons is set to air this weekend.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Eileen Sacks, head of surgery at Georgian Bay General Hospital, and Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown discuss possible cuts to the Midland hospital during a meeting Friday at Brown's constituency office.

Health care 'under attack'

Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts across the province that could destroy smaller, rural hospitals.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Gayle Jackson, the city's chief administrative officer, and Mayor Steve Clarke take discuss some of the suggestions put forth by councillors and staff at meeting Friday to determine council's priorities for the remainder of its term.

Charting a new course

Economic development, youth issues and fighting poverty are among city council's top priorities for 2016.

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