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Mariposa wows the crowd — and performers — on opening day (17 photos)

Mariposa wows the crowd — and performers — on opening day (17 photos)

'The Mariposa Folk Festival is more of an institution than a gathering,' says performer Tom Wilson
Need for blood doesn't take a holiday. Clinic on tap Thursday

Need for blood doesn't take a holiday. Clinic on tap Thursday

It could be you or someone you love that needs the life-saving gift of blood
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

A mix of sun and cloud, and very hot today
Downhill, uphill, across-the-hill bicycle racing part of unique weekend event <b>(9 photos)</b>

Downhill, uphill, across-the-hill bicycle racing part of unique weekend event (9 photos)

There are nine road and dirt bike races taking place this weekend at Blue Mountain
Scattered thunderstorms possible in Orillia and area

Scattered thunderstorms possible in Orillia and area

Local rainfall amounts of up to 50 millimetres may occur. Wind gusts to 80 km/h are also possible, says Environment Canada
Police seek help nabbing thief who stole trailer from Severn Township

Police seek help nabbing thief who stole trailer from Severn Township

Surveillance footage showed older burgundy Ford pickup truck towing trailer away in the early morning hours of June 22
Birds of Chicago help Mariposa Folk Festival take flight

Birds of Chicago help Mariposa Folk Festival take flight

The music at the popular three-day festival began at 5 p.m. today and will continue all weekend with more than 100 performances on 11 stages
Orillia man dead after Canada Day incident

Orillia man dead after Canada Day incident

Police believe man, 32, died of 'accidental injury' sustained after altercation in downtown parking lot
Health unit suggests precautions to help beat the heat

Health unit suggests precautions to help beat the heat

The initial signs of heat exhaustion include feeling hot, uncomfortable or lethargic and experiencing a loss of appetite
Barrie man charged in Highway 400 flying-tire incident

Barrie man charged in Highway 400 flying-tire incident

So far this year, OPP official says they’ve seen about 60 to 70 instances of tires flying off vehicles on OPP-patrolled roads