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A project honouring Canadians soldiers, who died in wars since Confederation, will plant 117,000 trees along the Highway of Heroes. Pictured is Scott Bryk, executive director of the project called Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, at Veteran's Memorial Park in Orillia. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Vet support takes root

Just as people lined up to welcome back Canadians soldiers, 117,000 trees will now line the Highway of Heroes to pay tribute to those that did not make it back.

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

OMB hearing into Burl's Creek wraps up

After 11 hearing days, approximately 70 evidence exhibits and countless objections, testimony in the Burl's Creek temporary zoning bylaw case in front of the Ontario Municipal Board has concluded.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Leela Saturday and Joe Friday hang out at Grant's Woods and make plans for the weekend. Sarah Csekey, of Orillia, can be seen fixing the “forest people” dolls she makes and uses as inspiration for her daily journal entries.

Fostering fantasy

Perched precariously at the edge of an icy hole in the stream, Leela Saturday glances at her reflection, hoping to see beauty – but what she sees is not what she expected.


UPDATE: Two girls found

Police are asking for public assistance in locating two young females from Orillia and area who went missing earlier on Jan. 19.

Store ripped off

MIDLAND – A local man faces fraud and forgery charges after a town business lost more than $3,000 since 2014.