The Ontario Waterpower Association recognized Paul Young, of the Orillia Power Corporation, with the Ronald R. Dodokin Award. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Orillia power director wins award

Paul Young, director of generation operations at Orillia Power Corporation, received the Ronald R. Dodokin Award at the Ontario Waterpower Association

Paramedics recognized by UN

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Honour Guard received commendations from the United Nations during a ceremony recently at Peacekeepers Park in Angus.

Newcomer awards handed out

The County of Simcoe honoured residents, businesses and organizations during the Newcomer Recognition Awards Wednesday.

Christmas coming early

People can start their Christmas shopping at the 16th annual Artisans’ Christmas Show, Nov. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Simcoe County Muse

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.

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