Fred Grainger fell in love with pickleball while wintering in Florida and helped bring the sport to Orillia, where it has caught on quickly. It is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Picking up on pickleball

While wintering in Florida last year, Orillia's Fred Grainger was introduced to a pickleball, a new sport that has been taking that state by storm.

OPP are investigating a sudden death in Collingwood. A deceased male was found at a Hickory Street property Dec. 21. PAUL BRIAN/THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN

Sudden death in Collingwood

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a sudden death at a Hickory S

Brendan Lemieux looks to make a play from the corner as he's pursued by Ottawa's Zack Pittmann of the Ottawa 67's Saturday night at the BMC. The Colts won 3-1. ZACH MACPHERSON/Photo

Colts crunch 67's

The final night of a three-in-three is never easy. But with two points on the line tonight, and a week-long break starting tomorrow, the Barrie Colts pulled it together.

A lost horse and an injured son

EDITOR’S NOTE: Local author John Forrest continues his annual Christmas series for The Packet & Times. This year’s story is Becca’s Star.

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