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Local youth welcomed back to 'refreshed' youth centre

Local youth welcomed back to 'refreshed' youth centre

Orillia Youth Centre staff reopened today for the first time since Christmas; 'We gave it a nice refresh and it looks really good,' says official who lauded community partners
COVID vaccine clinic opening at Rotary Place next week

COVID vaccine clinic opening at Rotary Place next week

Vaccines will be available by appointment only to a select group that includes seniors over the age of 85, says the health unit
<b>WATCH:</b> COVID variants may account for 40 per cent of cases by mid-March

WATCH: COVID variants may account for 40 per cent of cases by mid-March

While overall numbers are down, variants of concern are spreading across the province, modelling shows
Health unit reports 36 new COVID cases in region, outbreak at Tudhope Manor

Health unit reports 36 new COVID cases in region, outbreak at Tudhope Manor

There were no new cases reported in Orillia today, but there are two new cases in Oro-Medonte Township
If players don't step up to the plate, minor baseball could strike out

If players don't step up to the plate, minor baseball could strike out

Orillia Legion Minor Baseball official says just 250 players have expressed interest to play this summer; 'Running with this amount of kids is not an option'
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Nearly 2.5M doses of Pfizer, Moderna distributed so far

WATCH: Nearly 2.5M doses of Pfizer, Moderna distributed so far

More than 40 per cent of Canadians 80 and over have gotten their first dose
Ontario reports 1,138 new COVID cases Thursday

Ontario reports 1,138 new COVID cases Thursday

Today's update includes 23 deaths, 49 new hospitalizations, and 1,094 recoveries
New COVID-19 cases reported at schools in Orillia, Coldwater

New COVID-19 cases reported at schools in Orillia, Coldwater

Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported today in Simcoe County's schools, officials say
Hope for hockey season is fading fast for Orillia's Jr. C Terriers

Hope for hockey season is fading fast for Orillia's Jr. C Terriers

'At the end of the day we are running out of time ... it doesn’t look good for a season or anything resembling a season,' said Terriers coach
Pandemic will keep Martyrs' Shrine shuttered again this summer

Pandemic will keep Martyrs' Shrine shuttered again this summer

Move has led to 'significant number of layoffs' and deferral of infrastructure work at the local religious institution