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Catholic board passes balanced $298M operating budget

Catholic board passes balanced $298M operating budget

'Staffing, transportation, and supply costs continue to put pressure on our bottom line, as in so many other organizations and businesses,' says official
Grants for digital transformation available to small local businesses

Grants for digital transformation available to small local businesses

Commercial small businesses eligible to apply must be registered in Ontario, have a brick-and-mortar location, and employ under 50 people
LETTER: Reader calls new gun-control measures 'a step forward'

LETTER: Reader calls new gun-control measures 'a step forward'

'Banning the sale of handguns hopefully makes owning one less common and for those who buy and sell, less attractive and accessible,' says letter writer
OPP's Central Region HQ goes to the dogs <b>(5 photos)</b>

OPP's Central Region HQ goes to the dogs (5 photos)

Orillia facility hosted 'five special canine guests' from Finding Them Homes - James Bay Pawsitive Rescue, which has many dogs looking for new homes
St. Paul's unfurls survivors flag for National Indigenous Peoples Day

St. Paul's unfurls survivors flag for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Hundreds of orange ribbons — displayed in solidarity with the unmarked graves discovered at residential school sites since 2021 — were buried during ceremony
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Here's a look at the current local weather and gas prices
Ukraine family flees horrors of war, finds safe haven in Brechin

Ukraine family flees horrors of war, finds safe haven in Brechin

'We are really happy to be here,' says Ukrainian refugee, adding: 'We feel that we have freedom here and finally, we are safe'
COVID helped city save $1.5M on its 2021 operating budget

COVID helped city save $1.5M on its 2021 operating budget

Coun. Fallis was not successful in getting support from his colleagues to put $150,000 of the 'favourable variance' into affordable housing reserve
Orillia Public Library unveils this year's 'exceptional' Big Read

Orillia Public Library unveils this year's 'exceptional' Big Read

Daughters of the Deer is 'a haunting look back through centuries of violence against Indigenous women and girls'
Lakehead University gets funding for virtual learning upgrades

Lakehead University gets funding for virtual learning upgrades

The school will receive $205,000 to aid 'delivery of high-quality programming that helps develop the leaders and change-makers of the future'