Developing a First Nation fire service from the ground up isn't easy, but the fact that a 33-member team exists on Rama First Nation today shows that it is possible.
Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times
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While the tradition of the powwow dates back centuries, for Rama First Nation, celebrating 30 years of it is a milestone.
A pickup truck crashed through the back wall of a downtown Orillia business Wednesday afternoon.
As a resident of one of the houses on Line 7 across from a Boots and Hearts campsite, Bruce Wiggins was inundated with loud noise for the past four days and bright lights for the past five nights.
For country music artists and fans, being a part of Boots and Hearts is a big deal.
Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown, centre, cuts a ribbon Monday to officially open his campaign office, located at Simcoe and West streets. Brown is running for the Simcoe North seat at Queen's Park in the Sept. 3 byelection. He's pictured with Conservative Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton, left, who is seeking re-election Oct. 19, and supporter and ret
A man who made his way on to the roof of the Boots and Hearts main stage was apprehended by OPP in front of tens of thousands of people waiting to see Florida Georgia Line play Sunday night.
When the Road Hammers walked onto the stage opening night at Boots and Hearts, the enthusiasm from the crowd was enough to rock the veteran country superstars.
The 70th annual Rotary-Lions FunFest took place at Couchiching Beach Park on the weekend. The carnival began Friday and ran until Monday. The two local service clubs split the proceeds from the event, which this year are expected to reach about $10,000, to funnel back into the community.
Ontario's premier is “doing the right thing” if she calls a byelection in Simcoe North before the legislature resumes, says official Opposition Leader Patrick Brown, who wants to run for the seat.
Candidates running locally in the Oct. 19 federal election are split over whether Sunday's kickoff to 11 weeks of campaigning was a good idea, but all of them are ready to go.
Rita Polkinghorne, her son, Roger Polkinghorne, right, and nephew Mark Dennis enjoy themselves at a family reunion Saturday afternoon at Heidi's Campground in Oro-Medonte Township.
Lorna and Bill Hawke share a laugh Saturday afternoon during their 70th wedding anniversary celebration at Simcoe Street's seniors' apartments in Orillia. The couple were married Aug. 3, 1945 in Moncton, N.B. six weeks after meeting at a dance.
ORILLIA - For many, there's no better way to spend a summer long weekend than with best friends.
Michelle Caron, of Homeniuk Rides, and her canine companion, Curley, take a break from setting up the midway concession booths for this weekend's Rotary-Lions Funfest Friday at Couchiching Beach Park.
The installation of top-of-the-line surveillance cameras in downtown Orillia was botched.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term is inspecting the Leacock Care Centre in Orillia after an elderly woman who lived there died after being assaulted.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has given the green light to the city's plans for road improvements to pave the way for Costco.
The project to restore and refurbish an Edwardian-era ship and the pier it is anchored at in Tay Township has received a funding boost.
Simcoe North's outgoing MPP is urging the premier to call a byelection immediately, but his opponents from last year hope she waits until after the federal election in the fall.