Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO

OPINION: Abuse of power strong

Abuse of power is at the center of the battle for Burnaby Mountain and Canada as we know it. Harper’s authoritarian government, and the corrupting inf

The Couchiching Golf and Country Club is teeing up several events to celebrate its 100th anniversary, including an open house, a Hickory Challenge and a black-tie dinner. Among club officials organizing the events are, from left, Ed Novosky, showing a vintage photo of a past club champ, Therese Lauer cradling a trophy dating to the 1950s, and Ralph Lauer, with his receipt of membership from the 1960s. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

A century of memories

Bev Hewitt remembers a farmer operating a horse-drawn mower cutting the long grass sprouting along the fairways where golf balls went to die.

The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School Flames defeated the Twin Lakes Secondary School Thunderbirds, 6-1, in high school girls hockey action, Thursday. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Fogarty burns T'birds

The Patrick Fogarty Flames and Twin Lakes Thunderbirds kicked off their girls high school hockey season on Thursday.

Midland Cultural Centre event manager Teresa Grattan, left, and marketing manager Shelby Mulligan stand with one of the trees that’s part of the Midland Rotary Festival of Trees. ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET

Rotary Festival of Trees

Midland Cultural Centre event manager Teresa Grattan, left, and marketing manager Shelby Mulligan stand with one of the trees that’s part of the Midla

Despite being in the process of moving, the work doesn't stop, as Laurie Thorn, director of client services at Helping Hands Orillia continues helping her clients. On Nov. 27, Helping Hands moved to its new location at Willow Court Plaza in Orillia with the help of volunteers and employees. SAMANTHA QUINN/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET

Offering a Helping Hand

Sunny November days work in favour of the team at Helping Hands Orillia while they pack up and move to their new office location.

Orillia Winter Carnival president Chad Cooke, left, and vice-president Mark Earl are pictured Tuesday, Nov. 25 during a special meeting at Orillia city hall. The Orillia Winter Carnival board voted during that meeting to uphold the suspension of the event in 2015. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

‘A whole new fresh start’

Taking a year off from putting on the Orillia Winter Carnival may be a good way to open it up to new ideas, says a former board chair.

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