As any homeowner can attest, if you don't stay on top of minor maintenance issues at your humble abode, you will inevitably run into major problems. So, imagine the challenge of trying to stay on top of the issues that arise in a landmark public building such as the iconic Orillia Opera House.
Leaders lead. Followers follow.
It's no coincidence politicians such as Kathleen Wynne and Justin Trudeau are trying to reach out to constituents on the eve of the inauguration of an American president who achieved a measure of political success because of such populism.
You've got to hand it to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. His listening tour is real. And he's sure getting an earful.
Why shouldn't corporations get to be generous without being trashed for it?
Cabinet shuffles serve myriad purposes: to react to dramatic changes in the economy or in world affairs; to reset the clock on files that aren't going well; to rebalance regional representation; to deal with scandal, if it exists; and of course, to distract people from other problems.
There were few advances made to the North American automobile between 1939 (automatic transmission) and the early 1970s that were truly remarkable, and the technology the Detroit-based companies developed in the early 1970s to accommodate the U.S. government's new restrictions on emissions was done under regulatory duress.
When Chapter 725 of the city's municipal code was written, nobody had cellphones in their pockets and the idea of a service like Uber was not even a gleam in some bright computer coder's mind.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's government insists while it still has work to do in bringing down electricity prices in Ontario, compared to other jurisdictions in North America, they're not that bad.
Ontarians can be forgiven if they don't share Premier Kathleen Wynne's enthusiasm for the great job her government is doing managing the economy.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's cap and trade scheme came into effect this week. Here are eight major reasons why you should be alarmed.
Without question, we've been inundated with a lot of snow in recent weeks. But, it's winter in Canada and to expect otherwise would be foolish. And yet, it seems the City of Orillia did not expect it - or certainly is not prepared to deal with it.
As this was written, nuclear power was providing 61.2 per cent of Ontario's electricity needs.
It would appear Donald Trump's tough words -- and threats -- directed toward the U.S. auto industry are having an impact.
You may not know it - or truly understand it - but you have the power to save a life. If you don't believe that, just strike up a conversation with Neil Hurtubise.
As Orillia celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017, it is natural to reflect on the rich history of this community that was birthed in the same year as our nation. A big part of that heritage is rooted in the proud legacy that has been created by the exemplary athletes who started their quests in Orillia and found a way to rise to prominence on th
It is with a sigh of relief that we bid farewell to 2016, a year memorable for its bleakness.
In 1999, Colin Wackett found out he had prostate cancer, a diagnosis that dramatically changed his life. He fought the dreaded disease and won. But it was only the beginning of the story for the affable Orillia man, who is the much-deserved winner of the Packet & Times’ 2016 Citizen of the Year Award.
We hope Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's quest for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council won't silence him from criticizing the UN when it's warranted.