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Tyler Evans

Tyler Evans

Tyler Evans got his start in the news business when he was just 15-years-old as a co-op student with The Packet & Times. After completing his studies at Durham College in 2017, he returned to his hometown to serve the community as a video producer and reporter with OrilliaMatters

Recent Work by Tyler

Local lung transplant survivor urges people to donate organs

Local lung transplant survivor urges people to donate organs

While pandemic has cancelled several Organ Donor Awareness Month events, message is as important as ever, says Orillia woman
Local athletes 'beyond frustrated’ with restricted access to turf field

Local athletes 'beyond frustrated’ with restricted access to turf field

'They’ve locked everything up so we can’t use the field. It’s nonsense,' says local soccer player; Mayor says city is concerned about mass gatherings
Toastmasters club reducing fees, hosting open house to entice new members

Toastmasters club reducing fees, hosting open house to entice new members

'The club promotes community, we encourage each other, we provide a safe learning environment that is free of judgment,' says Toastmasters official
Lighthouse clients and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine at mobile clinic

Lighthouse clients and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine at mobile clinic

'It’s a great example of teamwork and something that is necessary,' says Orillia Mayor of today's mobile clinic
Orillia business owners stepping up to support locals during stay-at-home order

Orillia business owners stepping up to support locals during stay-at-home order

Local realtors giving away $100 gift cards to local restaurants, and Sweet Time Bake Shoppe is giving away some of its tasty treats during the stay-at-home order
Orillia parents 'feeling hopeless' with Ford's decision to close schools

Orillia parents 'feeling hopeless' with Ford's decision to close schools

'This constant last-minute notice is the biggest stress on parents,' says Orillia mother, who is concerned about her daughters' mental and emotional health
Stay-at-home order delays start of popular Orillia Perch Festival

Stay-at-home order delays start of popular Orillia Perch Festival

'We are happy that the participants are still wanting to come out and do it,' says organizer of one of Canada's largest fishing derbies
Employee tests positive for COVID at Orillia McDonald's

Employee tests positive for COVID at Orillia McDonald's

The last day the employee worked at the Highway 12 location was April 8
Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Orillia McDonald's

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Orillia McDonald's

The last day the employee worked at the Highway 12 location was April 8
Pandemic puts pinch on Pennywise Thrift Shop patrons and volunteers

Pandemic puts pinch on Pennywise Thrift Shop patrons and volunteers

'We sure do have a lot of articles here that we would like to get out to the public, so we hope we can open soon,' says volunteer