ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia OPP Const. Bridget Laurin speaks to a driver during a RIDE check in the city’s core Tuesday afternoon. While police conduct RIDE stops throughout the year to look for and deter impaired driving, the force tends to set up more checkpoints during the holiday season as people attend Christmas functions.

Ensuring a safe RIDE

Orillia OPP Const. Bridget Laurin speaks to a driver during a RIDE check in the city’s core Tuesday afternoon.

GISELE WINTON SARVIS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES This is Tomorrow, a student art show, opened recently at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. There are more than 75 art pieces in the show created by students of OD/Park Secondary School, Twin Lakes Secondary School, the Orillia Learning Centre and Eastview Secondary School. Pictured is Generation Isolation, a sculptural exhibit of figures made out of tape, all holding electronic devices, made by Grade 11 and 12 Twin Lakes students. The exhibit runs on the second floor until Jan. 10.

Generation Isolation

This is Tomorrow, a student art show, opened recently at the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

Catching a scout's eye

Thursday will be a big day for the Rama Aces and players from the other 21 teams that compete in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL).

QMI AGENCY PHOTO

Snow bylaw passes

Allowing large amounts of snow and ice pile up on rooftops is now an infraction under the city’s municipal code.

SUBMITTED PHOTO A seat-sponsorship program is underway at the Orillia Opera House.

Take your seat at the Opera House

The Orillia Opera House is providing the community with an opportunity to have a permanent place in the historic building with the new seat-naming...

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