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Local hair salon owners anxious to get back to work

Local hair salon owners anxious to get back to work

'I’m OK with everyone else opening up and I’m happy for them, but to lock just us down at this point is unfair,' says local hair salon owner
Downtown retailers enjoy a 'surge' of customers since reopening

Downtown retailers enjoy a 'surge' of customers since reopening

'People are very positive, they are excited, and it’s really great to see,' says Plum Loco manager
Eight new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

Eight new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

There are no new cases in Orillia or the surrounding townships, health unit officials say
Health unit reports 32 new COVID cases in region — none in Orillia

Health unit reports 32 new COVID cases in region — none in Orillia

Most of today's new cases are in southern Simcoe County, including New Tecumseth (6), Bradford (6), and Innisfil (5)
Parents, board officials 'shocked' by Ford's call for outdoor graduations

Parents, board officials 'shocked' by Ford's call for outdoor graduations

'Yesterday’s announcement set up expectations that school boards probably can’t meet ... which I think is very unfair and unfortunate,' says school board chair
Orillia sporting groups cry foul over province's regulations

Orillia sporting groups cry foul over province's regulations

'I am confident that change is coming. The time is now, not July 26,' says Orillia Legion Minor Baseball president
<b>PROFILE:</b> Orillia nurse comes out of retirement to vaccinate locals

PROFILE: Orillia nurse comes out of retirement to vaccinate locals

'I had one girl literally dance up to the chair she was so excited. I had another lady start crying as I gave her the needle because she was so happy,' says Orillia nurse
Northern Shootout slo-pitch tournament strikes out again

Northern Shootout slo-pitch tournament strikes out again

'This is tough on the city, event organizers and the players. It’s always a feel-good weekend, and we miss it,' says organizer
Local pickleball lovers happy to be back on the court <b>(3 photos)</b>

Local pickleball lovers happy to be back on the court (3 photos)

'We need the game for the exercise, it provides us with a stress release,' says local pickleball player, grateful that courts were recently reopened
Local boaters and marinas 'very happy' to be back on the water

Local boaters and marinas 'very happy' to be back on the water

'Being out on the water is a great escape and something we can do in line with social distancing and all the rules that need to be followed,' says Orillia boater