DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Daphne Mainprize and Michael Jones, co-chairs of the Mariposa Roundtable, are spearheading an initiative to reimagine the future of Orillia where creative tourism helps drive a sustainable economy. The pair and others associated with the grassroots movement recently hosted a day-long retreat with senior city staff, the mayor and city council to help launch the corporate plan.

Reimagining Mariposa

To plot a healthy future, a community must appreciate its past, understand its unique story and embrace its identity, says the Mariposa Roundtable.


LETTER: Know where to vote

We live in the Rynard subdivision in Orillia. Our voter ID cards arrived in the mail last week directing us to vote at Atrium Retirement Residence.

Brechin getting friendship garden

Brechin and Beyond has been selected to receive one of 140 70th-anniversary Dutch-Canadian friendship tulip gardens being distributed across Canada.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Mark Cadeau and Donna Horton own The Kitchen Shop in downtown Orillia.

Recipe for success

When Donna Horton and Mark Cadeau used to spend their days shopping at the Hudson’s kitchen store in downtown Orillia, they had no idea they...

Setting a shining example

Meridian Credit Union of Orillia has shown its support for the Sunshine Initiative by presenting the project steering committee with a cheque for $500

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