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TRACY MCLAUGHLIN/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Andrew Fallows is shown in this file photo.

Nine years for drunk driver

A drunk driver who moved the dying body of his friend to make it look like she was behind the wheel was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison -- Canada's stiffest penalty for drunk driving causing the death of a single person.

Friends Jayme-Lynn Mauchner, Carly Reiter and Shannon Nicol arrive at Boots and Hearts at Burl's Creek in this file photo. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Initial line-up announced

We still may have to trudge through several feet of snow before the summer returns, but country music fans can start dreaming of August.

A portrait of Hugh Clapperton, who spent much of his time during the War of 1812 tromping through the bush of Simcoe County, especially between Barrie and Wasaga Beach.

Frigid on the frontier

Hugh Clapperton spent his first night in what would become Barrie camped either on or not far from a street that would one day bear his name.

Drug charges laid

Two city residents face a slew of drug charges following a morning raid at an Orillia home Wednesday.


Driver charged

An Oro-Medonte man faces impaired-driving charges after stopping at a RIDE check early Thursday morning.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Central Preschool executive director MaryAnn McLennan is happy with the new space her organization now has adjacent to Orchard Park Public School. The preschool's grand opening took place Thursday.

Preschool back in business

Although it just recently opened, a new child-care facility adjoining an Orillia school already has a lengthy wait list.