ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - Rita Polkinghorne, her son, Roger Polkinghorne, right, and nephew Mark Dennis enjoy themselves at a family reunion Saturday afternoon at Heidi's Campground in Oro-Medonte Township. Rita Polkinghorne, 92, of Waubaushene, was the youngest of Rita and Nelson Woon's 11 children. The Woon children and their descendants have been getting together annually to celebrate family since 1965. 

All in the family

Rita Polkinghorne, her son, Roger Polkinghorne, right, and nephew Mark Dennis enjoy themselves at a family reunion Saturday afternoon

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne meets Zoe Canning, 10, during an event in Penetanguishene, Saturday, marking the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s visit to the region.

Premier pays homage to Champlain

PENETANGUISHENE - Recognizing one of the province’s most important milestones helps give all Ontarians a better understanding of their collective past

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Michelle Caron, of Homeniuk Rides, and her canine companion, Curley, take a break from setting up the midway concession booths for this weekend's Rotary-Lions Funfest Friday at Couchiching Beach Park. Funfest, a civic holiday tradition in Orillia, runs until Sunday.

Let the fun begin

Michelle Caron, of Homeniuk Rides, and her canine companion, Curley, take a break from setting up the midway concession booths for this weekend's...

Plans get OK from MTO

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has given the green light to the city's plans for road improvements to pave the way for Costco.

The dining room aboard the Keewatin. QMI Agency file photo

Funding buoys Keewatin region

The project to restore and refurbish an Edwardian-era ship and the pier it is anchored at in Tay Township has received a funding boost.

Youth need safe haven

There is just one youth shelter in Simcoe County -- a vast region that encompasses an area of almost 5,000 square kilometres and is home to upward of

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