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OPP officer hurt in crash

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY TWP. - An OPP officer suffered minor injuries following an early-morning crash on Highway 400, Thursday,

Port, park, property on council agenda

City staff will begin working next month with the consulting firm that developed the long-term vision for Orillia’s downtown on a long-term plan for the Port of Orillia area.

Orillia Public Library

New chapter for library relations?

Oro-Medonte is interested in re-entering negotiations with Orillia to gain unfettered access for its residents to the library, says township Mayor Harry Hughes.

CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER Registered nurses Miae Kim, left, Eloise Bonin, Marian Facciolo, Lori Brown and Anita Moore picket on St. Vincent Street near the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit in Barrie, Friday.

Health-care workers walk the line

Bundled up against the frigid wind, dozens of nurses walked the picket line on Sperling Drive Friday in Barrie after talks with management at the province's Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) broke down, Thursday.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Jim Woodford, pictured Thursday in his Sugarbush home with his wife, Pat, is dying of cancer. Woodford is upset the charitable status of an organization called Dying With Dignity, which advocates for more patient say on the issue of right-to-die, has been revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Dying with dignity

For the past two decades, Jim Woodford has spent time helping dying cancer patients come to terms with the fact their lives are ending.

ROBERTA BELL/PACKET & TIMES Construction is ongoing off Landscape Drive in Horseshoe Valley.

Developments on hold in township

A lack of wastewater-management infrastructure in Oro-Medonte Township means no new subdivision or condominium developments are being approved right now.

Still not sold on soil plant

A contentious proposal for a contaminated-soil-remediation facility in Ramara Township has bubbled back up to the surface following an application to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

South Simcoe police were searching for Gavin Howes, 11. POLICE PHOTO

Missing boy found OK: UPDATE

BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY - South Simcoe Police have located an 11-year-old boy who went missing from W.H. Day Elementary School in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Thursday.