Skip to content

Local News

<b>FEEDBACK:</b> Here’s what readers had to say about the news this week

FEEDBACK: Here’s what readers had to say about the news this week

Health unit's controversial decision to cut back on the information provided about local COVID cases draws the ire of many readers
Immunocompromised Ontarians can book 4th COVID-19 shot appointment starting today

Immunocompromised Ontarians can book 4th COVID-19 shot appointment starting today

The move aims to provide further protection for vulnerable populations
Local school bus drivers feeling 'left out in the cold' by pandemic

Local school bus drivers feeling 'left out in the cold' by pandemic

Drivers feel ignored, unimportant. They just want to be equally considered, it's (driving a school bus is) not considered an essential service and it should be,' laments driver
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Here's a look at the current local weather and gas prices
Uncomfortable with return to school? Boards looking at 'short-term remote learning'

Uncomfortable with return to school? Boards looking at 'short-term remote learning'

'Teachers will ensure that students are able to access learning materials on the digital learning platform they have established,' says public board official
Transport truck driver caught going double the speed limit

Transport truck driver caught going double the speed limit

Driver clocked at 103 in a 50 km/h zone, say police noting driver was charged with stunt driving, received 30-day suspension and truck will be impounded for 14 days
Winners of Light Up Orillia Lake Country holiday light contest announced

Winners of Light Up Orillia Lake Country holiday light contest announced

'It added a little dimension to our community, and it involved people in neighbouring counties and municipalities, which seems to be a good thing,' says contest organizer
Police investigating break-in at Highway 11 gas station

Police investigating break-in at Highway 11 gas station

Suspects forced their way in through a window and fled with cash, say OPP
'Major incident' locks down Penetanguishene superjail

'Major incident' locks down Penetanguishene superjail

'Reform changed the mentality of inmates and we have seen increased instances of violence, and this is just another one of those instance,' says union official
Community rallies around athlete and coach battling Lyme disease

Community rallies around athlete and coach battling Lyme disease

'It changed my life completely because I was an outgoing and active person ... now I can't work, I can't drive' says Orillia man battling Lyme disease