An old-growth white pine, rising up by the shore of Montreal River and over 200 years old, is a classroom unto itself.

Communities in bloom

There is something incredible happening in Orillia right now. When an idea turns into something real and that "something real" grows, it is one of the

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES John Forrest sits in his office, surrounded by copies of anthologies featuring his published material. In his hand is a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive, released Tuesday, featuring Forrest's story, A Not So Trivial Twosome.

Writing for the soul

An Orillia author has once again shared a true story from his life, hoping it will be read by millions of people around the world.

Helping visitors get around

It's going to be easier for visitors to Orillia who are exiting Highway 11 via the Highway 12 bypass to find their way downtown.

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