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Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Orillia McDonald's

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Orillia McDonald's

The last day the employee worked at the Highway 12 location was April 8
Pandemic puts pinch on Pennywise Thrift Shop patrons and volunteers

Pandemic puts pinch on Pennywise Thrift Shop patrons and volunteers

'We sure do have a lot of articles here that we would like to get out to the public, so we hope we can open soon,' says volunteer
Local RV, trailer stores struggling to keep up with soaring demand

Local RV, trailer stores struggling to keep up with soaring demand

'I can’t keep stuff in stock and I’m becoming nervous because it’s going to affect revenue at a certain point,' says inventory manager of local RV retailer
Orillia woman awaiting cancer surgery pleads for people to 'come together' to end pandemic

Orillia woman awaiting cancer surgery pleads for people to 'come together' to end pandemic

'It’s certainly frightening to have cancer running through your body and you can’t get in to have it operated on,' laments Barb Shakell
<b>COLUMN:</b> Orillia Costco,  Walmart shoppers adjusting to 'weird' new retail world <b>(14 photos)</b>

COLUMN: Orillia Costco, Walmart shoppers adjusting to 'weird' new retail world (14 photos)

'We can’t just let the small businesses close down and let no one have access to them, but let the big box stores still sell certain items,' said shopper at Walmart
Time to 'get on with life,' say local residents thankful for vaccine

Time to 'get on with life,' say local residents thankful for vaccine

'It was important for me to get the vaccine for protection from the safety issue that we are facing right now,' says Orillia resident who was vaccinated on Wednesday
Four new COVID cases in Orillia since Thursday

Four new COVID cases in Orillia since Thursday

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 371 new COVID cases in the region in the first update since April 1
Retired Orillia teacher refurbishing donated computers for students

Retired Orillia teacher refurbishing donated computers for students

'I just like doing community service, and this is just another way I can do that,' says Peter Hislop of unique program
Amid threat of 'insane' fines, local hair salon stays open, defies shutdown

Amid threat of 'insane' fines, local hair salon stays open, defies shutdown

'I’m not trying to be disobedient; I’m just trying to stay in business,' says owner of downtown hair salon
Little cars, big selection: Orillia Diecast has over a million miniature vehicles

Little cars, big selection: Orillia Diecast has over a million miniature vehicles

'We have a great mix of new and old, hard-to-find pieces, and we order in pieces for customers who are looking for something specific,' says co-owner of Orillia Diecast