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Parents seek answers two years after son's death in foster care

Parents seek answers two years after son's death in foster care

'Everybody loved him. He was a very nice person,' Elena Dvoskina says of her son, David Roman, who was killed at a Barrie foster home
TIP OF THE WEEK: Does my banana purchase make a difference?

TIP OF THE WEEK: Does my banana purchase make a difference?

A healthy banana can travel 4,300 kilometres from Colombia, or 13,000 kilometres from the Philippines to a grocery store in Orillia
Gardner 'augmenting' rules for self-isolation, screening with two new orders

Gardner 'augmenting' rules for self-isolation, screening with two new orders

'This is meant to be more protective of patients and residents receiving care who are more vulnerable,' says official
County creates grant, then awards it all to Montreal company

County creates grant, then awards it all to Montreal company

'It feels wrong. It feels like it’s sole-sourced,' said county councillor of funding plan to build centre of excellent at airport in Oro-Medonte Township
Who will pay $800,000 price tag for policing costs at super jail?

Who will pay $800,000 price tag for policing costs at super jail?

'I think there's a bigger problem than you're likely to be able to solve than meeting with just the minister,' says Police Services Board member
OPP seek public's help to solve theft of construction equipment in Severn (3 photos)

OPP seek public's help to solve theft of construction equipment in Severn (3 photos)

Items stolen were a Miska five tonne low bed trailer bearing Ontario license P6568D and a white Bobcat excavator
Ramara council hears flood of concerns about airport expansion plans

Ramara council hears flood of concerns about airport expansion plans

'This is about protecting residents and our own investment in this community,' resident says; Township deferred decision until more information is available
Ramara man among 30 new COVID cases reported in region today

Ramara man among 30 new COVID cases reported in region today

'Basically what we're seeing is the variant cases taking over and dominating,' warns region's medical officer of health
Third cannabis retailer hoping to open in downtown Orillia

Third cannabis retailer hoping to open in downtown Orillia

'Do we need a third cannabis shop on the block? I’m not sure that we do. But hopefully, they will be a good merchant and do a nice job,' says DOMB chair
COLUMN: Oprah interview pries open the lid on a royal mess

COLUMN: Oprah interview pries open the lid on a royal mess

Columnist has some lingering questions following the much-ballyhooed interview Oprah had with Harry and Meghan