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Rash of false 911 calls wreaking havoc, OPP say

Rash of false 911 calls wreaking havoc, OPP say

With every unintentional call received, precious seconds may be taken away from someone who really needs help, police warn
Blue green algae bloom confirmed throughout Lake St. John

Blue green algae bloom confirmed throughout Lake St. John

Exposure to blue-green algae, whether for drinking, swimming, cooking or through eating fish may result in illness
New program proves that no one is ever too old to play

New program proves that no one is ever too old to play

'The Seniors at Play program provides seniors with a place to participate in fun activities and meet new people,' says city official
Huge crowd, few protesters greet Trudeau in Orillia <b>(12 photos)</b>

Huge crowd, few protesters greet Trudeau in Orillia (12 photos)

Liberal leader gives impassioned, short speech inside jam-packed Mariposa Market; Two protesters were arrested just before PM's arrival in downtown core
OPP probe leads to recovery of $500,000 worth of stolen equipment in Oro-Medonte

OPP probe leads to recovery of $500,000 worth of stolen equipment in Oro-Medonte

Hughie Quinn, 44, arrested; Local detachment, crime unit and street crime unit collaborated in the investigation will led to Oro-Medonte stash
Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Environmental series and British art-house horror film among the highlights; other movies will include David Crosby: Remember My Name and Sometimes Always Never
New case of legionnaires' disease confirmed; source remains elusive

New case of legionnaires' disease confirmed; source remains elusive

Samples have been sent for testing but 'completely definitive' ruling on source has not yet happened; 'It's a very big team effort' official says of investigation
Family looks to breathe new life into Orillia diner <b>(4 photos)</b>

Family looks to breathe new life into Orillia diner (4 photos)

Visit to Orillia changed live of new owners of Hermie's Diner; 'This is such an amazing location,' entrepreneur says of 'modernized' restaurant
Health unit unveils website to help clear the air about vaping

Health unit unveils website to help clear the air about vaping

'Anyone who vapes becomes part of the industry’s health experiment,' says local teen; Information is designed to help young people make vape and smoke-free choices
Letterkenny Live! to hit Casino Rama with all new show

Letterkenny Live! to hit Casino Rama with all new show

Show, featuring nine cast members from the hit comedy plus new original sketches, will take place March 7; Tickets go on sale Oct. 25