Andrew Philips, Special to Postmedia Network

Andrew Philips


SUBMITTED PHOTO This was the unwanted haul Erin Hawke and her son Toby Smit collected from the ditch near their rural Oro-Medonte home.

Pitching in to ditch littering

Erin Hawke and her son Toby Smit have a little more than $5 extra to spend these days, but it's money they wish they didn't have.The pair collected two full bags of garbage, including 53 beer cans, from the ditch near their rural Oro-Medonte home Monday."We noticed it's the same three types of beer...Budweiser, Coors Light and Alexander Keith's," H

Richard Sheridan

Richard Sheridan died Wednesday

Orillia's business community is mourning the loss of one of its brightest lights and biggest boosters.Richard "Dick" Sheridan passed away Wednesday, a year to the month after his wife of 64 years Phyllis died. Sheridan leaves behind six children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Paul Sheridan said his father had a real passion for the


Nominees announced for awards

An "amazing" crop of nominees is vying for this year's Nelle Carter Woman of the Year honour.

Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes

Water woes in Oro-Medonte

The well's not running dry, but Oro-Medonte officials are busy these days studying potential changes to how much residents pay for their water.

Public art policy moves forward

The city will soon have a public art policy and committee that should help drive future projects involving brushes, palettes and sculpting materials.