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Orillia YMCA makes 'very difficult decision' to close permanently

Orillia YMCA makes 'very difficult decision' to close permanently

In Orillia, the Y is committed to looking at new and innovative ways to promote health and fitness, said official
Company to foot bill after its excavator 'collapsed' Ramara road

Company to foot bill after its excavator 'collapsed' Ramara road

'The wet weather and weight just didn’t mix,' said Ramara official; Company agrees to make repairs 'with zero cost to the township'
Orillia man, asleep at wheel in parking lot, faces impaired charges

Orillia man, asleep at wheel in parking lot, faces impaired charges

Police received a call from a citizen after a man was seen allegedly sleeping at the wheel of the vehicle in a Memorial Avenue parking lot
Amid pandemic, arts scene heating up in second half of summer

Amid pandemic, arts scene heating up in second half of summer

There's lots happening in downtown Orillia and downtown Coldwater this weekend, says arts and entertainment columnist
Bala's 2020 Cranberry Festival cancelled due to pandemic

Bala's 2020 Cranberry Festival cancelled due to pandemic

'Bala is a resilient  little town, the festival is a resilient little (big) festival, and when public health agencies deem it safe to do so, we will be back,' official says
Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

Quadmesters, cohorting and remote learning: Public board unveils back-to-school plans

‘We really need families to choose, and then we can staff accordingly,’ says board superintendent; Region's top doc encourages parents to send kids to school
Month-long canoe journey provides glimpse into the past <b>(5 photos)</b>

Month-long canoe journey provides glimpse into the past (5 photos)

Journey 'reminded me of the work that our people have done to hold onto who we are, to hold onto this territory, and the taking care of this territory'
Swim advisory posted at Moose Beach

Swim advisory posted at Moose Beach

Beach is not closed, but there may be an increased risk of developing minor irritations and infections
New website provides Ramara with 'modernized look and feel'

New website provides Ramara with 'modernized look and feel'

'We ... saw a need for an enhanced website capable of communicating information online to residents, visitors and stakeholders in a way that made sense to them'
Ramara woman is lone new COVID case in Simcoe County today

Ramara woman is lone new COVID case in Simcoe County today

There are now 14 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County; The Ramara woman, between 45 and 64, is listed as a 'community-acquired' case