When the Second World War was declared in 1939, Robert J. “Flash” Clayton enlisted in the Canadian Forces hoping to fight the Nazis, who were marching across Europe and threatening Great Britain.
When classes resume next month, Couchiching Heights Public School will be the last in Orillia to implement full-day junior and senior kindergarten.
Groups that rely on the ice at the Oro-Medonte Community Arena are being displaced or forced to delay the start of their seasons.
Bringing the entire student body together will no longer require a field trip for a Severn Township school.
Residents of Victoria House Retirement Home in Orillia participated in the ALS ice-bucket challenge by pouring ice water over the heads of general manager Blake Schryer and his daughter, Erica Schryer.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Tuesday in the Barrie area.
The Simcoe County District School Board issued the following press release Tuesday:
All three city-managed beaches are safe to swim in – and just in time for the heat wave sweeping across southern Ontario.
A 24-year-old man was attacked by a group of people while walking through McKinnell Square Park in Orillia early Sunday morning.
Late Orillia councillor Don Jenkins had a special request in his will: to honour the legacy of his friend, longtime former city administrator Bruce Bayne.
Walking through the rooms and buildings of the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC) on a guided tour upset Patricia Seth.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to evaluate the level of customer service offered by the City of Orillia. The survey is available until Aug. 31.
A Streets Alive planter with “quiet sophistication” has earned its creator the $10,000 top prize in this year’s public outdoor art display, called Art Grows Here.
Powwows are held as a celebration of life. For Stitch Manitowabi, attending the Chippewas of Rama First Nation competition powwow on the weekend was about honouring a lost friend.
Police are searching for the vandals who spray-painted lewd graffiti on an Oro-Medonte Township elementary school.
A psychiatric patient's escape attempt from Penetanguishene’s maximum-security forensic hospital on the weekend has some staff members concerned about safety.
Orillians and visitors gathered at the Leacock Museum for the 6th annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon August 24. The music and art project includes live orchestra music, poetry readings, whistling and singing. Attendees arrive in period clothing and enjoy the afternoon listening, sipping tea and eating fancy sandwiches.
Orillia and area artists had their moment in the spotlight at the 10th annual Orillia Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour in the city's downtown core Saturday evening.
Families of drunk driving victims now have a dedicated place to remember their loved ones in Orillia’s Tudhope Park.