Ward 2 Coun. Pete Bowen is seeking re-election. He is pictured in Homewood Park, which he was involved in developing while serving on the city’s recreation advisory committee prior to being on council. (GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES)

Bowen seeks second term

Orillia’s recently released parks and recreation master plan and the Downtown Tomorrow plan are two important studies that “need to see the...


Power shift

Workers from Orillia Power were replacing old, shorter hydro poles on James Street East with new, taller western red-cedar poles and...

The province will open the doors to the Huronia Regional Centre, which closed in 2009, and the grounds for tours starting Aug. 24. (PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO)

HRC opening for tours

Curious Orillia residents and the general public will have the opportunity to explore the Huronia Regional Centre and its grounds Aug. 24 and 25.

Rob McCron, vice-president of the Orillia District Agricultural Society, says the Orillia Fall Fair is still going strong. The 164th annual event is planned for Sept. 5 to 7 and will feature a mixture of traditional and new attractions at ODAS Park on Fairgrounds Road in Severn Township. (GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES)

164 and going strong

The Orillia Fall Fair is healthy and will continue for years to come, says Rob McCron, vice-president of the Orillia District Agricultural Society.

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