SUBMITTED PHOTO The City of Orillia election team is ready for voters to arrive Monday.

Early voting results increase

Higher voter turnout at advance polls for this election could be linked to contentious key issues, a Lakehead University professor says.


Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Consider this, new council

In terms of Orillia’s motto, “Progress,” Orillia’s want-to-be civic leaders give me the impression their thinking seems to be incapable of...

KATE GRIGG/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES May Grigg, the author's mother, refuses to be cowed by illness or hearing aids.

Eternally young at heart

I don’t remember all of the details, except it was last winter — March, Mom says. And the important part, the thing I can’t get out of my head...

The Ontario Waterpower Association recognized Paul Young, of the Orillia Power Corporation, with the Ronald R. Dodokin Award. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Orillia power director wins award

Paul Young, director of generation operations at Orillia Power Corporation, received the Ronald R. Dodokin Award at the Ontario Waterpower Association

Paramedics recognized by UN

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Honour Guard received commendations from the United Nations during a ceremony recently at Peacekeepers Park in Angus.

Christmas coming early

People can start their Christmas shopping at the 16th annual Artisans’ Christmas Show, Nov. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Simcoe County Muse

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