Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times

Patrick Bales is a reporter with The Packet & Times. A native of Bradford, Ontario (Ontario's Salad Bowl), Patrick's interests include writing, rock and roll, hockey and history - not necessarily in order. He likes the Bruins, the Hip, jukeboxes, Instagram, oxford commas and irony.


Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall

County warden to run for Liberals in Simcoe North

The biggest difference between what Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall does now and what he'd do if elected MPP for Simcoe North is the number of kilometres he'd put on his vehicle.

John LeClair, Rachel Gerow and Gary Bold review a scene from the Keys to our Past film series. (SUBMITTED)

Films explore Waypoint’s history

The history of mental-health treatment in Ontario is the focus of a film project put together by Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.