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Shopping locally pays big dividends, helps community: Chamber

Shopping locally pays big dividends, helps community: Chamber

Supporting local businesses helps them give back; 'Amazon’s not writing a cheque to any of these local organizations,' chamber official says
Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Youth recognized for 'good work' with philanthropy award

Port Carling youth, who pitched in during flood, says helping others 'gives me good feelings and a happy heart that carries me through hard times'
Sports have been a salvation for local Special Olympics athlete

Sports have been a salvation for local Special Olympics athlete

She was bullied, ridiculed and called names, but Désirée Allen was able to overcome those challenges and become a world-class athlete
Sustainability makes good business sense, Orillia forum hears

Sustainability makes good business sense, Orillia forum hears

Environmentally friendly business practices becoming the norm as they improve bottom lines and reputations; 'It was definitely a real eye opener'
Ground broken on luxurious, outdoor, year-round day spa

Ground broken on luxurious, outdoor, year-round day spa

VETTA Nordic Spa will be constructed in Horseshoe Valley; Facility will provide 'unique experience' and an 'opportunity for job creation,' says mayor
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Mainly cloudy with afternoon flurries and windy.
Toy shopping spree brightens day for boy battling cancer <b> (14 photos) </b>

Toy shopping spree brightens day for boy battling cancer (14 photos)

Nine-year-old Noah and his family were treated to an experience of a lifetime thanks to Toys 'R' Us and Starlight Children's Foundation; 'This is a magical day'
Residents warned not to be complacent about Oro Moraine

Residents warned not to be complacent about Oro Moraine

AWARE Oro-Medonte wrapped up its speaker series with two-hour session focused on the future of the Oro Moraine as a sustainable source of drinking water
Orillia Vocal Ensemble gets Trillium Manor residents in Christmas spirit

Orillia Vocal Ensemble gets Trillium Manor residents in Christmas spirit

Christmas comes early, brings lots of smiles to the faces of seniors at Trillium Manor
Children's Candlelight Parade looks to ignite Christmas spirit

Children's Candlelight Parade looks to ignite Christmas spirit

More than 80,000 twinkling lights will light the night to kick off the festive season in downtown Orillia Friday evening