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Consultants to probe fire services, land use and libraries county-wide

Consultants to probe fire services, land use and libraries county-wide

Staff will look into storm-water management, legal services, transit, water and wastewater to find efficiencies as part of regional governance review
Council approves incentives to help create affordable housing

Council approves incentives to help create affordable housing

At present, there is not sufficient funds to offer the incentives; 'It is one heck of an issue here and elsewhere around the province, the country and beyond,' says mayor
Ontario education minister announces funding for child care amid strikes

Ontario education minister announces funding for child care amid strikes

Compensation will range between $25 to $60 per day of missed school, Lecce says
Lighthouse looking to raise $140K from Coldest Night of the Year

Lighthouse looking to raise $140K from Coldest Night of the Year

Annual fundraiser for local shelter happening Feb. 22; 'It’s exciting to see the community come together. There’s a real energy that night,' official says
Local business owners teaming up for Australia fire relief

Local business owners teaming up for Australia fire relief

Cause hits close to home for Lauren McEachern; 'As someone who’s gone through a similar experience, it’s painful to see'
It's never too early to plan for March break, summer camps

It's never too early to plan for March break, summer camps

Registration opens Thursday for camps hosted by the Orillia Museum of Art and History
Canadian critters have novel ways to survive our harsh winters

Canadian critters have novel ways to survive our harsh winters

Survival comes in many shapes and forms, explains Lakehead University graduate student in monthly Kids for Turtles column
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Mainly cloudy with a chance of early-morning flurries; snow tonight
Tahina recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella

Tahina recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella

Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling some Alkanater brand Tahina from the marketplace
Snowshoers enjoy hike through 'enchanted' Simcoe County Forest

Snowshoers enjoy hike through 'enchanted' Simcoe County Forest

Weekly Ganaraska Hiking Club event continues to grow in popularity, officials say