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Trail riding cycles the balance between profit and fun

Trail riding cycles the balance between profit and fun

Local volunteers with the SCMBC work hard for residents seeking outdoor activity
Professional soccer is coming to Barrie next summer

Professional soccer is coming to Barrie next summer

Team makes its bid to League1 Ontario; Managing partner says he has 'never seen such co-operation between city politicians, fans and the local club'
Local cyclists find physical distance heaven at Hardwood

Local cyclists find physical distance heaven at Hardwood

Cancellation of long-running Wednesday Night Race Series lamentable, but Oro-Medonte facility is 'a family-friendly spot and (with the pandemic), it is ideal'
Lightning strikes twice; local golfer scores second ace on same hole

Lightning strikes twice; local golfer scores second ace on same hole

Mary Hurl records second ace while Ted LaPalm scores his first hole in one after 64 years of playing golf
Local football star turns to coaching to help next generation

Local football star turns to coaching to help next generation

Nick Vennard is working with OSS players year-round; 'I feel like it’s my duty to give back,' said respected former football player
Snow Leopards tumbling into transition to Cheer Sport Sharks

Snow Leopards tumbling into transition to Cheer Sport Sharks

The newly developed program, Cheer Sport Sharks Orillia, will open its doors for the 2020-2021 season to athletes ages 3 and up
Orillia Secondary School virtually honours its top athletes

Orillia Secondary School virtually honours its top athletes

Jessica Goodwin and Caleb Near take school's top honours, winning Legends of OSS Awards
For the first summer since 1897, there will be no lacrosse

For the first summer since 1897, there will be no lacrosse

Ontario Lacrosse Association cancels box lacrosse season; 'We understand that this is a difficult conclusion for our players, team personnel, officials, parents and fans'
Pandemic forces permanent closure of Black Lotus Academy

Pandemic forces permanent closure of Black Lotus Academy

Owner says 'the idea of (the government) loaning us money in a crisis so we can pay taxes ... is as wrong as things can get ethically'
Mixed martial arts student becomes teacher at Black Lotus

Mixed martial arts student becomes teacher at Black Lotus

'Martial arts will always be my passion, but I don’t need to fight and compete to fuel that passion,' says Riley Sova who has transitioned from combatant to trainer