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MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Professors Eleanor Gittens and Howard Bloom feel more funding for applied research would lead to more in-depth projects at colleges.

Focus on research

Georgian College is among the list of post-secondary institutions urging the province to provide more money for community-focused research.

Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot, Part 2

The second part of a documentary chronicling one of Orillia's favourite sons is set to air this weekend.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Eileen Sacks, head of surgery at Georgian Bay General Hospital, and Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown discuss possible cuts to the Midland hospital during a meeting Friday at Brown's constituency office.

Health care 'under attack'

Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown is sounding the alarm over ongoing hospital cuts across the province that could destroy smaller, rural hospitals.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Gayle Jackson, the city's chief administrative officer, and Mayor Steve Clarke take discuss some of the suggestions put forth by councillors and staff at meeting Friday to determine council's priorities for the remainder of its term.

Charting a new course

Economic development, youth issues and fighting poverty are among city council's top priorities for 2016.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Burl's Creek event grounds in Oro-Medonte Township are pictured.

OMB fight underway

At 11:10 a.m, 40 minutes after the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearing on a temporary zoning bylaw amendment for Burl's Creek Event Grounds was supposed to begin, a somewhat-disgruntled resident stood up.

Camera placement part of problem

Placing the city's downtown surveillance cameras higher up could prevent the technical problems they've been facing, the Orillia Police Services Board heard Thursday.

True or false?

The Simcoe County Museum's newest exhibit, True or False? The Fun Science Exhibition, is on until March 26.