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Name change to Orillia and Lake Country Tourism is 'a big deal'

Name change to Orillia and Lake Country Tourism is 'a big deal'

'Lake Country, as a brand, is strong. It’s a place you want to go. Adding Orillia gives it a geographic anchor,' official says; Name change to coincide with new MAT
Councillors green-light $450,000 for seven new entrance signs

Councillors green-light $450,000 for seven new entrance signs

Two large gateway signs on Highway 11 will have a digital component; Two of five secondary signs will also be digital
Red-bellied woodpeckers are bucking nature's trends

Red-bellied woodpeckers are bucking nature's trends

In a world sad with the demise of so many wildlife species, red-bellied woodpeckers are finding a way to flourish, reports outdoors columnist
Innovative program, coach help local seniors stay ‘Fit for Life’

Innovative program, coach help local seniors stay ‘Fit for Life’

Bonnie Campbell started Project Strong to engage older adults; 'They tell me I am making a difference in their lives'
Santa brings night-time magic to downtown Coldwater <b>(14 photos)</b>

Santa brings night-time magic to downtown Coldwater (14 photos)

Annual Santa Claus parade draws hundreds to village; It 'is really nice, and it has such a great community feel,' says parade-goer
Good morning, Orillia

Good morning, Orillia

Expect gusts up to 60 km/h today
Hockey legend skates into area for book signing <b>(4 photos)</b>

Hockey legend skates into area for book signing (4 photos)

Ken Dryden was on-hand to sign copies of his new book Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other; It's the seventh book for the former Montreal great
Robotics-loving students rave about fun-filled Orillia event <b>(6 photos)</b>

Robotics-loving students rave about fun-filled Orillia event (6 photos)

Orillia event attracted more than 250 participants from 63 teams from across Ontario; 'It’s an awesome day, just amazing,' organizer says
Orillia Vocal Ensemble concert will aid Humanities 101

Orillia Vocal Ensemble concert will aid Humanities 101

Joyous Christmas concert will be held Sunday at St. Paul's Centre
Sleigh rides take local Christmas shoppers back in time <b>(5 photos)</b>

Sleigh rides take local Christmas shoppers back in time (5 photos)

'There have been a lot of cool things to do' already, says local mom; Downtown was busy as Christmas draws near