Cardinal Richelieu

Religion rules the era

Editor's note: This is the fourth of a series of five articles about Samuel de Champlain and the Huron people who adopted him in 1615.

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES The Wes Brennan peewee rep Royals baseball team claimed the York Simcoe league championship and will represent central Ontario at the provincial championships.

Eyes on provincial prize

After his team won just one of its first five baseball games, Wes Winkel, never one to back down from a challenge, wondered, briefly, if he had finall

SUBMITTED PHOTO Orillia’s Jonathan McMillan had a day to remember Sunday, winning the inaugural Ironman Muskoka in Huntsville, besting almost 1,300 competitors from around the globe. The local supply teacher completed the four-kilometre swim, 180-kilometre bicycle race and 42-kilometre run in a time of 9:19:28 — almost 30 minutes better than his pre-race goal.

Orillian wins Muskoka Ironman

Orillia's Jonathan McMillan made history Sunday at the first Ironman Muskoka in Huntsville, where he crossed the tape first, beating almost 1,300 athl

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, right, was in town Tuesday at the campaign office of her Simcoe North candidate, Elizabeth Van Houtte, speaking with volunteers.

Horwath back in town

Andrea Horwath gave a final rallying message to the troops at the Elizabeth Van Houtte campaign office Tuesday night as the NDP leader helped thank so

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