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<b>COVID-19:</b> Feds, province announce $656M fund to improve air quality in public buildings

COVID-19: Feds, province announce $656M fund to improve air quality in public buildings

Dollars will fund projects for ventilation systems, hand hygiene stations and better physical distancing
Ontario reports 4,156 new COVID cases Wednesday

Ontario reports 4,156 new COVID cases Wednesday

Today's report includes 3,160 recoveries, 28 deaths, and 191 new hospitalizations
Updated policies needed to support food supply chain, says Ontario chamber

Updated policies needed to support food supply chain, says Ontario chamber

Policy paper makes six recommendations to strengthen ag sector
Ramara Soccer Club makes 'responsible' decision to cancel season

Ramara Soccer Club makes 'responsible' decision to cancel season

Protocols and restrictions, while well crafted to keep participants safe, were just too challenging for small volunteer-run club to successfully implement and manage
Sale of Orillia YMCA 'offensive and devious,' says longtime member

Sale of Orillia YMCA 'offensive and devious,' says longtime member

Money from sale may not be used for local programs but will be used to 'ultimately contribute to the financial stability of our charity,' official says
<b>COLUMN:</b> School shutdown hits local family with a gut punch

COLUMN: School shutdown hits local family with a gut punch

'The last 48 hours or so have been filled with worry, concern and conversations with friends and family about how we will make it work,' writes Nikki Cole
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Celebrate the little things
Situation boils over at Barrie restaurant with viral video; liquor licence suspended

Situation boils over at Barrie restaurant with viral video; liquor licence suspended

'This is not about serving food or serving alcohol. It's about being able to breathe, and walk and talk when you feel like it,' says owner of eatery
Local health officials taking abuse over vaccine rollout, rules

Local health officials taking abuse over vaccine rollout, rules

Enforcement officers struggle to compel compliance more than one year into pandemic-related restrictions
Emergency shelters will struggle to house homeless when hotel program ends, officials say

Emergency shelters will struggle to house homeless when hotel program ends, officials say

'The numbers of people in the hotel (in Orillia) far exceed the capacity of our new Building Hope project, which will be open this spring,' says Orillia mayor