OPC courts generation

Orillia Power Corporation (OPC) is in the preliminary stages of developing and constructing a fourth hydroelectric generation facility.

City cuts $7.5M from budget

By further examining its major capital facilities plan, Orillia council members were able to axe $7.5 million in spending Monday.

Bonnie Moore, who has a cottage on the Severn River, completed the 12.8-kilometre solo Swim for a Cure Saturday morning in a personal best time of four hours, 34 minutes. Karen Gregory paddled beside her. Submitted photo

Swim for the Cure attracts pros

A total of six Lake Ontario swimmers have taken part in the endurance Severn River Swim for the Cure, but the athletic event is also about raising funds for breast cancer.

Scottish country dancers performed at the opening ceremony of the Orillia Scottish Festival in Couchiching Beach Park. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Pipe and drum bands delight crowd

Thousands of people lined Mississaga Street and Centennial Drive at noon Saturday for the Orillia Scottish Festival parade that included all the bands participating in competition later in the afternoon. Scottish entertainment with Highland dancers takes place Sunday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 at 2 p.m. The public is welcome. More to co

Tinath Ganendralingam was sentenced to jail for seven months for animal cruelty for killing three baby bunnies. Facebook photo

Man jailed for killing bunnies

A Toronto-area man grinned and got a "rush" as he slowly squeezed the life out two baby rabbits and drowned another one, a Barrie court was told.

An Israeli soldier looks on at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Gaza death toll tops 500

The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500.

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