LETTER: Home-grown success

Kudos to all of those involved in the 2016 Roots North Music Festival. It was a great success with outstanding musical performances.

Edward Brokovski

A multi-talented patriot

Edward Brokovski was an immigrant to Simcoe County who threw himself with enthusiasm -- and, apparently, limitless energy -- into all aspects of his n

SUBMITTED Volunteers help the Couchiching Conservancy to care for its properties by picking garlic mustard, an invasive species, which can outgrow and crowd out other native plant species.

Volunteers take on invaders

Garlic mustard. Purple loosestrife. Phragmites reed. Dog-strangling vine. The list of invading plants keeps getting longer, and our knowledge of how t

Powerful proposal

Saving energy is easier and, in an era of rising energy prices, smarter than ever. That was the message given to the Orillia Kiwanis Club members at i

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Cardinals have established themselves as year-round residents in Simcoe County, having been rare prior to the 1960s. Their whistled calls are distinctive, with both male and female birds singing to establish territory.

Curious call of the cardinal

Birdsong is filling our valley, with all sorts of feathered beasties calling, whistling, peeping, cheeping and warbling away. To be able to identify a

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