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This week in OrilliaMatters+: Our newest giveaway is a 'DIY' dream!

Plus some great member deals and Bob Bruton talks about getting the COVID-19 vaccine
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Got a project you have been wanting to tackle? +Members can enter for a chance to win our latest giveaway, a $300 gift card to Home Hardware! Remember to enter DAILY - which means you will have even MORE chances to WIN! 

Happening this week for OrilliaMatters+ members:

Kick COVID to the curb and pick up dinner curbside on us! One lucky OrilliaMatters+ member will have the chance to win a $50 gift card from Era 67. Contest closes tonight January 20, at 11:59 pm.

All you need is love! Be sure to check out this month's contest +member writing contest, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Watch for our +member-only auction running January 22 to 24. +Members will be able to bid on a variety of restaurant and service gift cards with bids starting at half of the value.

OrilliaMatters reporter Tyler Evans recently talked to Orillia Terriers Jr. C Hockey Club general manager, Andrew McDonald, about the constant delays to the Provincial Junior Hockey League season and the challenges presented by the global pandemic. 

This week, reporter Bob Bruton talks about getting the COVID-19 vaccine once available and some of the questions he has. "I’m not really one for getting vaccinated," he writes. "I don’t get the annual flu shot, figuring a good diet, adequate exercise and seven hours of sleep a night will keep me healthy. The only vaccine I ever got was for H1N1, and that was because my then-teenaged son wouldn’t have got his shot had I begged off. But this coronavirus is different than the annual flu or H1N1."

Member-only offers from our +partners:

*members may be required to present their virtual ID card and/or a unique promo code at checkout

10% off Magic Wand Professional Cleaning

10% off Brand Dead apparel

10% off God's Country Clothing apparel

And if you missed it, here's what happened last week:

Congratulations Andrew G., winner of a $50 gift card from Tops in Pizza!

Local reporter Jessica Owen takes a look at how language and race continue to evolve in news reporting. "A lot of journalists fight an internal struggle when it comes to language," says the veteran reporter. "This year, there have been many discussions in newsrooms across the country and the world when it comes to how to report on racism."

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