ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES A warmer fall has led to more time for area residents to enjoy the fall colours.

A winter to welcome?

After what amounted to a less-than-spectacular summer, fall has, thus far, been a pleasant surprise.

Lakehead University in Orillia. ROBERTA BELL - QMI AGENCY

Lakehead recognized for excellence

Lakehead University has been ranked in the top three research universities of the year in the undergraduate category of Canada’s Top 50 Research Unive

People are going all out for Halloween this year in Orillia with spooky costumes, displays and haunted houses. JAMES EVANS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES

Where to find a scare?

Halloween night is upon us and all the trick-or-treaters of Orillia are ready to hit the streets in hopes of a “spooktacular” night.

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