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Cocaine seized after traffic stop on Matchedash Street

Cocaine seized after traffic stop on Matchedash Street

The 41-year-old faces multiple charges including possession and trafficking of cocaine and driving while under suspension
Oro-Medonte resident succumbs to COVID-19, officials say

Oro-Medonte resident succumbs to COVID-19, officials say

Five local residents - three from Orillia, one from Oro-Medonte and one from Severn - among 88 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by health unit
YMCA announces plans to sell iconic Geneva Park property

YMCA announces plans to sell iconic Geneva Park property

'This is not a decision we undertook lightly, but the pandemic has caused financial pressures that are, quite simply, beyond our control,' says official
Orillia's Gerry Hawes sentenced to 8 months house arrest

Orillia's Gerry Hawes sentenced to 8 months house arrest

'He has lost his job…. The impact is huge, his whole life is destroyed,' said the defence lawyer; Former Liberal candidate earlier pled guilty to accessing child porn
Passionate local angler says 'fishing is not just for boys and men'

Passionate local angler says 'fishing is not just for boys and men'

'I love to encourage other women to get into fishing,' says angler who can often be found in her small ice hut on Lake Couchiching seeking pike or perch
Rerouted vaccines, late orders meant deadly delay protecting Roberta Place residents

Rerouted vaccines, late orders meant deadly delay protecting Roberta Place residents

'I know they did everything they were told and recommended to do and despite that, within 48 hours we had 55 cases,' says Dr. Colin Lee
<b>LETTER:</b> MZO an 'authoritarian tool' to skirt due process

LETTER: MZO an 'authoritarian tool' to skirt due process

Ministerial zoning orders pave the way for developments that cost taxpayers in the long run, letter writer says
Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID cases today

Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID cases today

There are 26,063 active, lab-confirmed cases in Ontario
Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

Another resident, essential caregiver test positive for COVID at Trillium Manor

During outbreak, 35 staff and residents have tested positive at Orillia LTC home and three residents have died
Man accused of historic Barrie murder makes brief court appearance

Man accused of historic Barrie murder makes brief court appearance

Robert Bruce MacQueen, who is also known as 'Bruce Ellis', scheduled to be back in court Jan. 28