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Catch the Ace

The cards have been drawn weekly since May, but this weekend, there will be a winner.

Robert and Diane LaPointe take a look at another message left by the artist Windigo. Loosely translated, the writing in Ojibwe phrase reads “water is life”. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Windigo strikes again with a message

While there is plenty of intrigue surrounding the Indigenous-themed spray- painting by "Windigo" that has been showing up around the area, Judy Fontyn Sugg is having none of it.

Mackenzie Hillard, right, was making new friends from different dimensions, such as Zelius Bobitan Fishinagen, at the fifth annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival. Patrick Bales/The Packet & Times file photo

Celebrating Canadiana

This summer, a father of confederation John A. Macdonald will receive knighthood from Queen Victoria, as she is surrounded by doting steampunk subjects.

Submitted photo Orillia’s Quintin Hoch-Bullen helped Team Canada win a silver medal at the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England. She said the experience was a life-changer and was happy her parents, her “biggest supporters,” could share it with her.

Lacrosse star reps Canada

Orillia's Quintin Hoch-Bullen, making her much-anticipated debut on the world stage, helped Team Canada capture a silver medal at the Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England earlier this week.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Chris Jackel, shown in this file photo, is a correctional officer at the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene. He is under fire from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for his recent Twitter posts.

CO draws ministry's ire

A provincial correctional officer with strong union ties is in hot water for his social media posts, including some detailing an inmate in a "urine/feces soaked cell."

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High-speed survey

The city wants residents and businesses to complete a short survey aimed at improving high-speed internet.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES OPP forensic artist/reconstruction analyst Const. Duncan Way is pictured Wednesday beside a three-dimensional bust he created that he hopes leads to the man being identified.

New tools in cold cases

Police have another tool they hope will lead to more families receiving closure following a loved one's disappearance.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES The province will begin a project this summer to beautify and improve the Huronia Regional Centre cemetery. Over the years, an estimated 2,000 residents died at the facility.

Cemetery work starting

The province is moving ahead with efforts to improve the Huronia Regional Centre’s (HRC) cemetery for years to come.