On Wednesday morning, Jim Sammon had to do something he hadn't done before. He had to send Orillia Secondary School (OSS) into a lockdown drill, as a man pretending to be a perpetrator walked on to school grounds.
Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times
The story behind the song helps connect with lyrics, and that's the formula John McDermott uses to charm his audience.
The City of Orillia and the OPP hope to bring store owners that sell paint supplies on-board in the fight against graffiti.
Randy Knapp's store has given customers more than a place to find hidden sports treasures. For some, it was a safe haven.
It's a gem in the rough.
Sara Arsenault thought it was sad that people using Couchiching Beach Park couldn't make the effort to dispose their garbage properly.
For Bridget Higgins, having her late husband's name etched in stone is about more than just keeping his memory alive -- it also helps out youth in the community.
The 3rd annual Roots North Music Festival kicked off Friday night with performances at St. Paul's Centre, Brewery Bay Food Co. the Brownstone and Geneva Event Centre. A variety of artists, including local artists Cassie Dasilva, Beth McKean with Paul Court and the Darrin Davis Band, are scheduled to perform all day Saturday.
Wet weather put a damper on city staff's attempts at warming residents to the idea of naming the recreation centre.Only eight participants showed up at the open house held Thursday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. at city hall. Out of those, two residents had come prepared to put forth their ideas on what the new facility should be named."I'm here with
Where's the Prince of Peace when you need him?
Tears streamed down Laura Steiner's face as she could feel the pain Jamie Hubley felt being bullied before he ended his life at 15.
Sirens rang out on school grounds as kids of all ages crowded around police cruisers to poke and press buttons.
The quartet flaunting "dad-bod" comedy personas is back with brand new funny bits.
The two cars were ablaze and many people had been injured in the accident caused by an impaired driver -- that's what Lucas Pitman described in his message to drunk drivers.
Performing at the Kiwanis Music Festival is about more than just receiving a gold standing, according to one student at Regent Park Public School.
Rising hydro costs, water protection and loss of farmlands across Simcoe County were matters of concern brought forth to an Ontario party leader.
From smart home systems to renovation plans, visitors at the weekend home and cottage show made note of the new and old.
More than two dozen people gathered Sunday at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital cenotaph to honour the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. Three veterans from the Second World War, joined by those who served in other wars, laid the wreath and had a moment of silence to remember the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers.
Art lovers slowed down to take in more art at the Orillia Museum of Art and History's Slow Art Day event. Selected artists Saturday were present at hand to discuss the process behind their art pieces and invited comments from those attending. Pictured are, from left, siblings Kalla-Leo and Seamus McGee, of Barrie and Sydney Leigh, of Toronto.
As a poet, writer, teacher and horse breeder, Marilyn Rumball touched many lives.