Organizers were thrilled to see more than 300 people in Couchiching Beach Park Saturday morning for the inaugural Charlee's Run.
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On Saturday, June Morgan will call it a career and lock the door to Flowers By June one final time.
The former CN train station in Orillia may still yet receive heritage designation.
A battle brewing at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) between the City of Orillia and a developer is about protecting the stability of a neighbourhood, says one city councillor.
The Leacock Associates are marking 70 years of celebrating the best in Canadian literary humour.
Most communities in Canada, particularly those with aging populations, would love to have a geriatrician nearby. Orillia is lucky enough to have two.
Online voting may be headed to Orillia for 2018 and the idea has city council's oldest and youngest members at odds.
An Oro-Medonte man already facing 21 sex-related charges has been hit with a further five, after two more persons believed to be victims have come forward.
Don't expect a lot of changes when it comes to how garbage is collected in Orillia over the next three years.
The city is changing lanes when it comes to who operates the Orillia Transit buses.Council committee recommended TOK Transit Limited take over the service from First Canada ULC effective July 1. The decision is set to be ratified in a special meeting of council Tuesday night.Six respondents submitted bids through the city’s request for proposal (RF
Canadian country music fans are able to set their watches by when Dean Brody releases a new record.
On Good Friday, Hollerado released their third official record, Born Yesterday. The day before, lead singer Menno Versteeg was about as calm and collected as he possibly could be.
Police have arrested one person in relation to a fire Tuesday morning on Franklin Street in Orillia.
A historic landmark in Washago is one step closer to getting a much-needed facelift.
After a beautiful and sunny Good Friday, there was hope the weather predictions would be wrong and the rain would hold off for Saturday morning Downtown Orillia Great Easter Egg Hunt. While the nice weather didn't stick around, the steady rain didn't keep hundreds of kids from heading out to the Orillia Opera House to search for eggs.
There's a week to go before Digging Roots headlines the second night of the Roots North Music Festival and there is still a lot to do.
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Imagine you're out on Lake Simcoe with a line in the water. It's a great day to be fishing.
A minivan rests precariously against a tree following a single vehicle collision Thursday afternoon. A male driver temporarily lost control of his vehicle on Ridge Road East, in Hawkstone at Line 11 around 4:40 p.m. The strength of the tree's roots in the ground prevented the van from traveling down the embankment into the yard of a Line 11 South r