To mark Paramedic Services Week, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the City of Orillia parks, recreation and culture department, is hosting a free Save-A-Life cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre.
Within weeks of Orillia’s soldiers shipping off to England with the Simcoe Foresters in mid-1916, controversy arose. The local shopkeepers, upon finding out the Canadians were paid twice what their British boys were paid, promptly doubled the prices for everything they sold the Canadians: coffee, chocolate, newspapers, souvenirs — everything.
The Huronia Motorcycle Ride for Dad will rumble through Orillia May 24. The event is one of the most successful of its kind in the country — welcome news for men far and wide.
Schools of fish, frogs and waterfowl are crossing Sheba Drive while some residents have to travel through thigh-deep water in hip waders to get to their front doors.
The Orillia OPP has charged a North Bay man with careless driving following an incident on Highway 11 in Severn Township.
A little more than two months after exiting, stage left, her job as general manager of the Orillia Opera House, Krista Storey is returning to municipal and theatre life, but this time with the Town of Gravenhurst.
Co-owners Kris Thor and Bob Brown of Orillia’s Thor Motors have been named winners of the 2014 William (Bill) Swinimer Business Leader of the Year award.
Nobody was more surprised by the news of Arnold Güttler’s candidacy for mayor than his business partner, the current mayor of Ramara Township.
Local businessman Steve Clarke is running for mayor of the City of Orillia. Clarke filed his nomination papers Wednesday morning at city hall. He is the first mayoral candidate in this fall's municipal election.
A horrific crash took the life of an unknown driver Sunday.
ORO-MEDONTE TWP. — Provincial police have identified the driver killed Sunday in a crash south of Orillia.
During her first day at Humber College, Patricia Hehn was asked what she would want written on her tombstone.
A small parcel of land adjacent to Orillia’s Centennial Park could help spark private-sector development at the waterfront, says Ian Sugden, the city’s director of development services.
For the fifth consecutive year, Georgian College has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
The Orillia Business Women’s Association’s signature event, the Nelle Carter Woman of the Year and Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year gala, will take place May 14 at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Ave.
The belief everyone can contribute to his or her community is a cornerstone for many groups. This belief is made real by the work of many community organizations in our area, but Simcoe Community Services (SCS) is unique and fills an important need.
The winner of the 2014 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour will be announced Thursday at the Best Western Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre during a luncheon that will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Orillia businessman Steve Clarke is making an announcement Wednesday at city hall.
An elderly couple has been taken to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital after being pulled out of the freezing waters of the Black River early Saturday afternoon.
Georgian College’s Orillia campus is marking Earth Day today with screenings of three environmental documentaries.