Online safety talk

The South Simcoe police department is urging local parents to discuss the dangers of posting and sharing inappropriate photos online.

Wasaga strives to make voting easier

WASAGA BEACH — There is absolutely no reason not to vote in this municipal election “unless you don’t want to,” says Wasaga Beach clerk Twyla Nicholson.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Lynn Whelan is pictured on her Howlyn Pines Trail property, which backs onto the Black River.

Volunteers will clear logjam

A logjam on the Black River so large that Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy threatened legal action over its removal is going to be broken up...

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Fire Department Station 2 on Commerce Road was closed overnight Oct. 5 from about 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. due to a staffing issue.

Staffing issue closed fire hall

Orillia’s second fire station was closed for one night earlier this month because there weren’t enough firefighters available to staff it.

Not worth boasting about

Do you remember the War of 1812? Me neither. But our federal government sure spent a pie of the taxpayers’ money to let Canadians not forget.

Telling tales, spinning yarn

Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one. There will be a tall-tale-telling competition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) Nov. 1. Seriousl

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