A ceremony at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus Thursday featured the official naming of the academic building to Simcoe Hall with a sign unveiling. Those attending included, from left, Kim Fedderson, Orillia campus dean and vice-provost; Bruce Waite, Lakehead University board of governors member; Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead president and vice-chancellor; Liz Breton, concurrent bachelor of education student; and Cal Patterson, warden of the County of Simcoe. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Local university honours Simcoe

More than 50 years after the County of Simcoe envisioned a university within its borders, Lakehead University has named its academic building Simcoe...

Bill Conall has won this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for The Promised Land: A Novel of Cape Breton. (PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO)

Then there was one

Thursday afternoon, the winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour will be announced at a luncheon at the Mariposa Inn.

A player with the North Simcoe Dingos tries to elude a tackler during Toronto Rugby Union action. Practices are underway for the local rugby club as it prepares for its season opener May 10 in North Halton. (NORTH SIMCOE DINGOS/SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Dingos set lofty goals

After back-to-back “horrible seasons” in the elite A division of the Toronto Rugby Union (TRU), the Orillia-based North Simcoe Dingos were...

Denise Grimley, who has lived on the south shore of Lake St. John for 25 years, says the water that has come from the lake has spread out about 60 feet. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Water spills its banks

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 ...

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