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<b>PROFILE:</b> Activism runs generations deep in Orillia family

PROFILE: Activism runs generations deep in Orillia family

All three generations of this Orillia family have a desire to leave behind a healthier planet for future generations to enjoy
<b>PROFILE:</b> 'Helping people is the greatest feeling on earth'

PROFILE: 'Helping people is the greatest feeling on earth'

'We are so thankful and grateful that she has spent so much time with us, it’s really made a difference,' says official of Verva Smith's contribution to Lighthouse
<b>COLUMN:</b> School shutdown hits local family with a gut punch

COLUMN: School shutdown hits local family with a gut punch

'The last 48 hours or so have been filled with worry, concern and conversations with friends and family about how we will make it work,' writes Nikki Cole
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's WrestleMania week, so embrace the corniness and enjoy the spectacle

COLUMN: It's WrestleMania week, so embrace the corniness and enjoy the spectacle

From Hulk Hogan to the newest crop of WWE stars, BarrieToday reporter says it feels like being a kid all over again every time
<b>MEET THE NEWS TEAM:</b> Editor Dave Dawson

MEET THE NEWS TEAM: Editor Dave Dawson

Community Editor Dave Dawson, born and raised in Orillia, enjoys the challenge of covering what matters to local readers
<b>SHOP TALK:</b> Ideal comment board models: anonymous or eponymous?

SHOP TALK: Ideal comment board models: anonymous or eponymous?

'It brings out a little bit of the worst in some people. But I think most people act the same way depending on how their character is built. What I think it does is opens the door for those toxic people.'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Provincial zoning orders taking authority away from local governments

COLUMN: Provincial zoning orders taking authority away from local governments

Local governments should be able to make their own planning decisions on residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development
<b>MEET THE TEAM:</b> Reporter Nathan Taylor

MEET THE TEAM: Reporter Nathan Taylor

Veteran reporter Nathan Taylor says there's 'nothing quite like the feeling of sharing positive news with people'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Politicians only face real justice on Election Day

COLUMN: Politicians only face real justice on Election Day

There’s really not much consensus — or at least public consensus — on what can and should be done to thwart bad behaviour
Meet the Team: Reporter Tyler Evans

Meet the Team: Reporter Tyler Evans

Young reporter is following his passion and hopes to 'make a long and successful career' bringing local news to the community