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First responders parade past OSMH in 'overwhelming' salute to workers <b>(10 photos and a video)</b>

First responders parade past OSMH in 'overwhelming' salute to workers (10 photos and a video)

Front-line health-care staff and volunteers honoured for work during pandemic; 'It’s motivation for the work that we need to do,' says hospital president
Deadline to apply for Community Foundation grants looming

Deadline to apply for Community Foundation grants looming

Community Foundation of Orillia and Area is now accepting applications for two of its funds until April 16
Easter dinner should only be virtual affair, says medical officer of health

Easter dinner should only be virtual affair, says medical officer of health

'This is not a normal year,' stressed region's top medical official
<b>LIVE:</b> Ontario on track for 80,000 COVID-19 cases, 1,600 deaths by end of April

LIVE: Ontario on track for 80,000 COVID-19 cases, 1,600 deaths by end of April

Anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000 deaths projected over course of pandemic in province
Orillia OPP nab wrong-way driver with impaired

Orillia OPP nab wrong-way driver with impaired

Police received several urgent calls about vehicle driving north in south-bound lanes of highway; Sudbury man faces multiple charges
Ontario reports highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases so far with 462 more confirmed

Ontario reports highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases so far with 462 more confirmed

The premier is due to report the province's modelling data for the virus at noon today
Severn Township issues open-air fire ban

Severn Township issues open-air fire ban

'This action protects residents from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and reduces inessential demands on our volunteer firefighters'
OPP suspends all holiday leaves in wake of global pandemic

OPP suspends all holiday leaves in wake of global pandemic

'It is critical that the OPP maintains staffing levels that prioritize both officer and public safety,' official notes; Police are receiving more calls about people violating public health orders
Pandemic means local trio will not get to compete on provincial stage

Pandemic means local trio will not get to compete on provincial stage

Hailey Irwin, Olivia Neal and Daniel Patriquin had qualified for the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship before COVID-19 forced event's cancellation
Orillia Assessment Centre reducing its weekend hours

Orillia Assessment Centre reducing its weekend hours

Hours of operation will be reduced to 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, OSMH reports