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<b>COLUMN:</b> Sharing Place needs our help now more than ever

COLUMN: Sharing Place needs our help now more than ever

Local organization is setting plenty of new records — few worth celebrating; 'It is going strong in the wrong direction'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Powwow a celebration of culture reclaimed

COLUMN: Powwow a celebration of culture reclaimed

'There was a time when the European settler community made it an offence in their law books to hold a powwow gathering,' columnist explains
<b>COLUMN:</b> Provenance a 'vine' addition to downtown Orillia

COLUMN: Provenance a 'vine' addition to downtown Orillia

New wine bar and shop in downtown Orillia toasts customers with a welcoming, non-pretentious atmosphere
COLUMN: School board, students, elders create magic (6 photos)

COLUMN: School board, students, elders create magic (6 photos)

Ground-breaking 'reach ahead' course bridge generations and cultures to help Indigenous students build a teaching lodge as part of a life-changing experience
COLUMN: Downtown shop has cheese to please all tastes (7 photos)

COLUMN: Downtown shop has cheese to please all tastes (7 photos)

Rind and Truckle owners want to ensure customers get what they want and learn something along the way
<b>COLUMN:</b> The Cult blasts hit after hit at Casino Rama

COLUMN: The Cult blasts hit after hit at Casino Rama

To this day, The Cult's sound remains timeless and not stuck in 1985, says reviewer who says band was a hit among fans at Casino Rama show
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's time to get your Shakespeare on this weekend

COLUMN: It's time to get your Shakespeare on this weekend

Orillia native Hume Baugh says it 'will be great to be back' in the Sunshine City on Sunday to play Falstaff in Henry Five at the Leacock Museum
<b>PROFILE:</b> Love of billiards helped cue up business success

PROFILE: Love of billiards helped cue up business success

Twin Lakes grad 'heartbroken' over closure of his popular pool hall, Rack 'em Jack; Greg Johnson said he will miss 'amazing' camaraderie of local billiard players
<b>COLUMN:</b> Reflecting on Canada Day and a story pushed aside

COLUMN: Reflecting on Canada Day and a story pushed aside

This land was originally called Kinade, a word meaning 'everything that is in my heart'; Canada no longer has that same meaning, laments local Indigenous elder
<b>COLUMN:</b> PICNIC provides one-of-a-kind culinary experience

COLUMN: PICNIC provides one-of-a-kind culinary experience

'What we’re doing is pretty unique to north of Toronto,' says chef at downtown Orillia tapas bar