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Grayson Gillespie, 7, centre, with Cathy O'Connor, back, did the ceremonial puck drop for an Orillia Minor Hockey League game Sunday afternoon. Players of team Major Atom A, left, worked over the summer to raise money to send Gillespie and his family to an NHL game in November. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

The power of teamwork

A lesson in strong work ethic for a minor hockey league team became a special gift for Grayson Gillespie.

Buckle up

Nearly 350 people who weren't wearing their seat belts have died in collisions on OPP patrolled roads in the past five years.


Dangerous dogs

Southern Georgian Bay OPP are warning residents of two dangerous dogs in the area.

Lakeshore Road Bridge temporarily closed

The Lakeshore Road Bridge, located at 1202 Ramara Road 47 in Brechin, crossing the Trent-Severn Waterway on the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe near the community of Beaverton, will be temporarily closed on a daily basis between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Sept. 26 through Sept. 30.

Orillia man arrested for child porn

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police's Orillia detachment, assisted by the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, have arrested and charged an Orillia man following a child pornography investigation.

The horse pull was a popular event at this weekend's Coldwater Fall Fair.

The sun shines on Coldwater Fall Fair

A crisp and sunny fall day greeted those who attended Coldwater Fall Fair this weekend. Fair goers enjoyed animal contests, midway rides, farm exhibits, horse and tractor pulls along with unique antique machinery on display. The fair started on Friday and continued until Sunday evening. Watch for more in Tuesday's paper.

Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton

Tax talk troubling: MP

With Parliament back in session, urgent issues facing MPs include energy pipelines, a national carbon tax and deployment of Canadian troops, according to Bruce Stanton.