Stevie Joffe connected with the audience during a performance. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES.

Music takes roots in Orillia

The 3rd annual Roots North Music Festival kicked off Friday night with performances at St. Paul's Centre and other venues in downtown Orillia.

Mike Leblanc in his Midland home with pictures of his wife Deanna Leblanc, who died in hospital in March 2014. (Tracy McLaughlin photo/Special to QMI)

Trial starts for Midland nurse

Sitting by his dying wife's hospital bed, husband Mike Leblanc was told he would have to sit and watch his wife's heart "explode" if he didn't let nur

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