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'Perfect storm:' Price of building supplies soars while demand spikes

'Perfect storm:' Price of building supplies soars while demand spikes

Building a '1,500 square foot house is $15,000 more (costly) than it was last year,' says owner of Landen Homes; 'It's scary' 
Local lending libraries a hit for neighbourhood book worms

Local lending libraries a hit for neighbourhood book worms

'People will come by and say, ‘this is really great, we use it all the time,' says owner of one of Orillia's roadside lending libraries
Orillia's Jr. C Terriers season officially cancelled after long standstill

Orillia's Jr. C Terriers season officially cancelled after long standstill

'It’s hard for guys at all levels, guys going into the NHL draft to guys going into novice, everybody has lost a year of development,' says Terriers coach
Local lung transplant survivor urges people to donate organs

Local lung transplant survivor urges people to donate organs

While pandemic has cancelled several Organ Donor Awareness Month events, message is as important as ever, says Orillia woman
Local athletes 'beyond frustrated’ with restricted access to turf field

Local athletes 'beyond frustrated’ with restricted access to turf field

'They’ve locked everything up so we can’t use the field. It’s nonsense,' says local soccer player; Mayor says city is concerned about mass gatherings
Toastmasters club reducing fees, hosting open house to entice new members

Toastmasters club reducing fees, hosting open house to entice new members

'The club promotes community, we encourage each other, we provide a safe learning environment that is free of judgment,' says Toastmasters official
Lighthouse clients and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine at mobile clinic

Lighthouse clients and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine at mobile clinic

'It’s a great example of teamwork and something that is necessary,' says Orillia Mayor of today's mobile clinic
Orillia business owners stepping up to support locals during stay-at-home order

Orillia business owners stepping up to support locals during stay-at-home order

Local realtors giving away $100 gift cards to local restaurants, and Sweet Time Bake Shoppe is giving away some of its tasty treats during the stay-at-home order
Orillia parents 'feeling hopeless' with Ford's decision to close schools

Orillia parents 'feeling hopeless' with Ford's decision to close schools

'This constant last-minute notice is the biggest stress on parents,' says Orillia mother, who is concerned about her daughters' mental and emotional health
Stay-at-home order delays start of popular Orillia Perch Festival

Stay-at-home order delays start of popular Orillia Perch Festival

'We are happy that the participants are still wanting to come out and do it,' says organizer of one of Canada's largest fishing derbies