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Code of conduct meeting rescheduled

City council has rescheduled a training session related to the code of conduct to April 13 to ensure the presentation and discussion are available to the community.

KATE GRIGG/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Local midwife Kelly Armstrong combines practical skill with a passion for women's health care.

Rewards of midwifery are worth it

It's the dads who get emotional, brush away tears, grin from ear to ear. The mothers react in various ways, though all of them with relief that they are no longer in labour. And midwife Kelly Armstrong believes giving birth is labour, not calamity, a job to be done. Even though it's hard to recall another task that requires quite the same degree of

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES City council discusses the recreation centre during a special meeting Wednesday.

Council sets $400K budget for rec centre designs

The city now has a list of amenities to be considered in a recreation centre, but one councillor thinks contracting an architect to work on preliminary design without knowing where it will be built is putting “the cart before the horse.”

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke, Ramara Township Mayor Basil Clarke and Loretta Hughes, wife of Oro-Medonte Township Mayor Harry Hughes, joined Helping Hands Orillia volunteers and staff at Bayside Restaurant Wednesday afternoon as part of the March for Meals national event. Following the photo, the officials (along with Severn Township Mayor Mike Burkett) helped volunteers deliver meals to seniors and others needing assistance throughout the region.

Mayoral meals

Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke, Ramara Township Mayor Basil Clarke and Loretta Hughes, wife of Oro-Medonte Township Mayor Harry Hughes, joined Helping Hands Orillia volunteers and staff at Bayside Restaurant Wednesday afternoon as part of the March for Meals national event.

EDC group needs more time

A working group established to review the city’s economic-development function needs more time to complete the process.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Burl's Creek event grounds in Oro-Medonte Township are pictured.

Save Oro holding meeting Thursday

A group of citizens concerned about the impact expanding Burl’s Creek event park will have on the community is holding a public meeting Thursday night in Oro-Medonte Township.

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller)

Pilot said to have suffered from depression

The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported on Friday.

‘A significant breakthrough’

A just-announced provincial review of inmate segregation is a long overdue breakthrough that proves Ontario’s been doing things wrong, an inmate advocate said Thursday.

Undated file picture of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is seen via Facebook March 26, 2015. The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday has been identified as 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz.

Co-pilot described as 'normal guy'

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who prosecutors say may have deliberately crashed a plane into the Alps on Tuesday killing 150 people, was described by acquaintances in his hometown of Montabaur as a "normal guy" and "nice young man".

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