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County loans pave the way for construction of Building Hope

County loans pave the way for construction of Building Hope

Simcoe County council agrees to provide $2.5M line of credit and $226,000 forgivable loan to project; 'It's fantastic,' says project proponent
‘Heartless’ vandals topple pole, steal flags at memorial playground

‘Heartless’ vandals topple pole, steal flags at memorial playground

Fifth incident at Orillia park may spell the end of the flagpole; 'It's an absolute shame. It's unbelievable,' said Where Angels Play official
Local student brings history to life at Ontario Heritage Fair

Local student brings history to life at Ontario Heritage Fair

Couchiching Heights student was one of just 25 elementary school students chosen from across Ontario to showcase work
Lake Simcoe Watch keeping an eye on election-year promises

Lake Simcoe Watch keeping an eye on election-year promises

'We don’t need to hear about four years ago or 10 years ago. We really need action today, right now,' says Lake Simcoe Watch member
Trip helps local students understand 'importance of freedom' <b>(4 photos)</b>

Trip helps local students understand 'importance of freedom' (4 photos)

It was a trip of a lifetime for 47 students from Orillia Secondary School who participated in 75th anniversary of Juno Beach battle
<b>Adopt Me:</b> Squeaky the shy husky mix

Adopt Me: Squeaky the shy husky mix

She would prefer a quiet home with patient owners
Pontoon plane crashes into trees; occupants escape with minor injuries

Pontoon plane crashes into trees; occupants escape with minor injuries

Crash happened Lake Rosseau; Officials say plane suffered a mechanical malfunction that forced the emergency landing
Orillia officially proclaimed a 'Bee City' by national agency <b>(3 photos)</b>

Orillia officially proclaimed a 'Bee City' by national agency (3 photos)

'It really has created a buzz' in the community, quips mayor; Orillia becomes 28th Bee City in Canada
Thanks to artist Dave Beckett, it's 'A New Day' at city hall

Thanks to artist Dave Beckett, it's 'A New Day' at city hall

Renowned local artist presents painting to city to be hung at Orillia City Centre; Mayor says 'magnificent' painting will 'hang proudly in the city for decades'
Council in favour of returning Champlain Monument, creating 'accompanying narrative'

Council in favour of returning Champlain Monument, creating 'accompanying narrative'

Jay Fallis made impassioned plea to remove native component of statue, saying it would be an 'image that many more in our town could be proud of'