Amy Patteden competes in the demolition derby in her pink car at the 162nd Oro World’s Fair Saturday. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

A smashing success

The engine of Amy Pattenden’s car was smoking, her tires were spinning and mud was splattering on her through the open windows.


Calling all cat-lovers

Two-year-old Phoebe Gallagher pets a kitten at the Comfie Cat Shelter’s adoption day at the Orillia Square Mall Saturday morning. There are more than

SUBMITTED PHOTO Charles Pachter is pictured on the grounds of the former Huronia Regional Centre. Pachter is putting the wheels in motion to turn the property into an international arts and cultural centre.

HRC plan taking shape

Artist Charles Pachter has some heavyweight support for his vision to turn Orillia’s former Huronia Regional Centre (HRC) property into an...

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