Amelie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier make up Duo Fortin-Poirier. SUBMITTED

Duo opens Orillia Concert Association season

The Orillia Concert Association is delighted to feature Duo Fortin-Poirier to start the 2016/17 season, on Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House. The music that these two talented pianists can produce from one instrument is truly remarkable.

The Kitchen Garden Farm is the brainchild of Greg Simms, pictured here with his family. SUBMITTED

Finding peace through organic farming

After nine years of dedication, Greg Simms' career as a professional firefighter began to exact its toll on his health. Greg found a sanctuary in his small garden while facing his health challenges, and that's where he found peace and healing and discovered his passion for organic farming.

Patti Agapi and Greg James Thomson in their studio spaces at 5 Peter St. S. (Photo credit: Greg James Thomson)

Studio and gallery space opens downtown

New to the Orillia Arts District on Peter St. S. in downtown Orillia, Suite 204 is home to two studios - the art space of local artist Patti Agapi and the photography studio of Greg James Thomson. Suite 204 officially opens with an open house on Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m.

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Getting back to our Roots

Orillia has an unprecedented live music scene during the warmer months of the year. With the growth in live music venue attractions as well as a variety of music festivals scattered throughout the downtown and the shores of Lake Couchiching, fans of live music are not left wanting.

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10 travel scams to watch out for

Travellers have been scammed by con artists for centuries. With modern conveniences such as smart phones and ATM’s, it’s even more important to be aware when you travel. Here are 10 scams to watch out for.

End of the road for iconic Rogers Pass lodge

The well-known Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass will likely be torn down in coming months.Parks Canada says the 53-year-old hotel and service station has badly deteriorated since it closed four years ago and the safety of motorists at the rest area is paramount."We don't have an easy answer as to demolition. The buildings have not been heated or s

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