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Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan, fourth from left, has been holding defence policy review roundtable discussions across the province and held one at the Barrie Royal Canadian Legion on Monday. The Winnipeg-area MP, who is the official opposition critic for national defence, was joined at the roundtable by Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall, (centre back row), Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard, fourth from right, and four other Conservative MPs, as Legion and CFB Borden officials.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Military roundtable talk

Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan, fourth from left, has been holding defence policy review roundtable discussions across the province and held one at the Barrie Royal Canadian Legion on Monday.

The Rotary Club of Orillia celebrated 35 years of serving the community with free train rides, food and nostalgia at Couchiching Beach Park this Saturday.

The tracks down memory lane

Rotary Club of Orillia celebrated its 35th anniversary and gave the community an opportunity to reminisce about good times and create new memories with the younger generation of train lovers.

OPP

OPP execute search warrant at Orillia residence

On July 22 at approximately 12 a.m., officers of the Orillia OPP Street Crime Unit, the Community Drug Action Team, Drug Enforcement Unit, Central Region ERT and Central Region Canine executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Fittons Road East in the City of Orillia.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Auld Alliance took home all prizes at this year's Mariposa Belle Yacht Race. Crew members, pictured in costume as part of the Lake Simcoe Squadron, a group of historical re-enactors, included, from left, Andrea Hurlbut, Thomas Hurlbut and Drew Hodgins. Absent: Paula Montgomery.

Wind blows off Belle race

A series of less-than-fortunate events with a less-than-expected number of participants was the story of this year's Mariposa Belle Yacht Race -- a somewhat satirical salute to humourist Stephen Leacock.

OPP Cruiser

Man survives plane crash

SEVERN TWP. (STAFF) — A 77-year-old man was transported to hospital after his Piper Cherokee crashed north of Orillia Sunday afternoon.

Sisters Peyton Edmunds, 3½, left and Annorah, 2, got their hands wet and dug deep into their artistic talents.

Downtown Summer Block Party sizzled with activity

Activity at Downtown Summer Block Party didn't simmer down despite another day of high temperatures. The event started on Friday morning with a night market for the same evening and vendors wrapped up businesses towards the evening on Saturday.

Kayak taken from residence

(GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP) – Southern Georgian Bay OPP is investigating the theft of a kayak from a residence that took place sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. on July 18.