The Township of Ramara will not fight a contaminated-soil-remediation facility when an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearing gets underway today.
For many local families, March break is the perfect time for a memorable family getaways. For others, it makes for a challenging week away from routine and the need to find activities for their kids. It can be an even more difficult week for families with teenagers with special needs, with limited options available to them.
Orillia firefighters entered ice-cold water Monday evening to rescue a dog from the Severn River.
For its fifth year, Let’s Get Formal will transform local teens into princesses and princes just in time for formal events.
The first sight of maple syrup is often the first sign of spring.
There is a “void” in downtown Orillia with the closing of Fred’s Meat Market, says Ralph Cipolla, chair of the Downtown Orillia Management Board (DOMB).
James A. “Pete” McGarvey was 20 years old when he first arrived in Orillia in 1947 as a newly minted CFOR radio broadcaster. Almost immediately, he led a charge to save Stephen Leacock’s summer home from demolition. He sparked a royal visit to Orillia July 5, 1959, and co-founded the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1961.
A man allegedly carrying three guns in his car, one of which was loaded, and driving with alcohol in his system was charged by Barrie OPP.
This summer, the Festival of Banners will return to Mississaga Street with 100 unique works of art created by members of the community.
Jenny Martin is convinced her three-year-old German shepherd-collie cross did not run nearly 200 kilometres from home.
James A. “Pete” McGarvey, who contributed in many ways to the Orillia community, died Monday at the age of 86.
Riley Marwick of Orillia, 10, was one 15 models in the International Women's Day fashion show at Green Again for New Beginnings. The second-hand store at 33 Mississaga St. E. raises money for Green Haven Shelter for Women in Orillia. The show was organized by fourth-year Lakehead University social work students.
A Heights of Horseshoe ski instructor teaches a group of young first time skiers at the Seventh Annual March Meltdown Ski 'N' Snowboard Day is being held at the Heights of Horsehoe in Oro-Medonte Township Saturday as a fundraiser for United Way Greater Simcoe County. The event features free ski lessons, a scavenger hunt, races, games, door prizes,
A 47-year-old man is facing charges after Barrie police say he threatened two referees at a recent hockey game.
Lakehead University had one of the largest delegations of students in attendance at this year’s Canadian Conference on Student Leadership last weekend at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Awakenings Wellness Centre practitioners Debra Curti, Luisa Cirimele and Natalie Mcleod discuss the Broadsway concert to benefit Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie.
The Orillia campus of Georgian College will host a career fair Wednesday in the gymnasium on campus (825 Memorial Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 18th Annual International Women's Day Art Show entitled Identity opened Saturday at the Orillia Museum of Art and History at the 30 Peter Street to a packed house. One hundred works of art by 100 women will remain on display until April 26. For more information go to orilliamuseum.org or call 705-326-2159.
It’s time once again for the International Women’s Day Art Show at the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH).
When a box of baby clothes arrives at Angel Dutrisac’s Orillia home, her daughter, Minka, 4, ‘oohs and ahhs’ over each piece.