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Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (Packet & Times file photo)

UPDATE: OSMH on Ebola watch

While there hasn’t yet been a case of Ebola reported in Canada, hospitals are stepping up measures to ensure staff and patient safety remains a top priority.

Barrie police officers cordon off the scene after the bodies of two women were discovered at the Travelodge at Bayfield Street and Highway 400 in May 2012. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Dobson trial ends; verdict in December

Mark Dobson sliced the throats of two women as part of a religious, satanic cult and is now pretending to be insane to avoid life in prison, a Crown attorney alleged on Friday.

SUBMITTED PHOTO The City of Orillia election team is ready for voters to arrive Monday.

Early voting results increase

Higher voter turnout at advance polls for this election could be linked to contentious key issues, a Lakehead University professor says.

OPP cruiser. (QMI AGENCY FILE)

Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Susan Bibeau. (GOVERNMENT OF CANADA)

Mother of soldier's killer speaks out

The “horrified” mother of the man who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo believes her son was “at odds with the world,” possibly “mentally unbalanced” because of drug abuse and acting out of “despair” when he stormed Parliament Hill.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers stand guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 23, 2014. A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Parliament Hill reopens following shooting

Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.

<b>Museum of the Paranormal - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.:</b> Spooky lighting? Sure. Death masks? Yep. But the main event is Lizzie. The round-faced doll has supposedly been caught blinking and moving her eyes on her own. One guest claims to have even caught her winking. The museum's founding partner Daniel Cumerlato says Lizzie is likely the freakiest exhibit in the dimly-lit attic off Queen St.

Ghost stories from across Canada

Be afraid, Canada. Be very afraid. You can't escape the things that go bump after dark. There's hardly a community in this country that doesn't have a ghost story to tell.

Supporters await the arrival of the casket of slain soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday October 24, 2014. Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency

Hundreds line up to thank Cirillo

Countless flag-waving Canadians flocked to bridges across eastern and southern Ontario and lined the streets of Hamilton in an emotional tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as his body returned home Friday.

Lt.-Col. Woodman Leonard. (QMI Agency file photo)

Excerpts from the diary of Woodman Leonard

Londoner Woodman Leonard commanded an artillery unit in the First World War and kept a daily diary of life on the Western Front and during several major battles. Sun Media is publishing excerpts of the diary each week.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, pictured in this image tweeted from an ISIS social media account, has been identified as the shooter of a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014. (Twitter/Handout/QMI Agency)

Zehaf-Bibeau wasn't on watchlist

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said MPs are united in ensuring democracy continues, despite terror threats, and even hugged his two main political rivals after addressing the House of Commons Thursday morning.

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