After 11 hearing days, approximately 70 evidence exhibits and countless objections, testimony in the Burl's Creek temporary zoning bylaw case in front of the Ontario Municipal Board has concluded.
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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.
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City councillors are just like the citizens they represent - they're sick of winter too.
The third annual Roots North Music Festival is coming to Orillia later this spring, and for the second year, a mid-winter concert was organized to showcase the types of sounds soon to be heard.
The Hermitage Ballroom at the Best Western Mariposa Inn was the room with the Sir John A view Saturday night.
City councillors will have a million-and-a-half reasons to smile Monday night.
Approximately seven feet (190 cm) of snow has fallen in Orillia since Dec. 1. Another foot, and the city will have matched its total average snowfall for an entire season.
The partnership between Lakehead University Orillia and Georgian College was solidified earlier this week with the announcement of a new research centre in Barrie.
A naturalist. An astronomer. A pilot. A lawyer. A father and husband. Gord Michener was a modern-day Renaissance man who left his mark among many in Orillia.
Dementia isn't a natural part of aging. But it's something that is impacting an increasing number of the elderly.
Orillia's Coldest Night of the Year has a grand fundraising goal for 2017.
Need a lift from Point A to Point B in Orillia? Better delete the Uber app on your phone.
It's been a cold and snowy winter so far, but it's still not safe enough to be out on most area snowmobile trials.
A sobering notion permeated through part of the the Mayor's Levee in Orillia on New Year's Day: while so many were ringing in the new year at our homes, far too many were out on the street with no place else to go.
Canadian Blood Services is hoping for good weather and big turnouts at its two blood donor clinics in Orillia next week.
New Year's Day falling on a Sunday meant many people got to take Monday off as well, and several of those in Coldwater took the chance to talk with their MPP.
After a week of just about every kind of bad weather imaginable, Sunday was as sunny a day Orillia had seen all month.
Orillia is a better city thanks to the contributions from 2016 Citizen of the Year Colin Wackett.
Balloons, fireworks and a lot of fun were in store as Orillia said goodbye to 2016.
The first baby born at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital couldn't stand to be cooped up anymore.