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Ontario Cancels Scheduled Hunting License Fee Increase

The Ontario government announced that it is cancelling the scheduled hunting licence fee increases for Ontario residents and removing the $2 service fee on Jan. 10. “We’re making it easier for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping hunting

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Orillia’s First Round Of 2019 Grants Supports Festivals And Events

Coun. Pat Hehn presented the first round of grants for 2019 to local festivals and event organizers on behalf of Council on Jan. 11. “Festivals and events are truly the heart of our community and provide rich experiences for our

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Theft Of Boots In Severn Township

The Orillia OPP is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying a male who is a suspect in a theft from a Severn Township business. OPP say on January 06, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. they were called to a

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Penetanguishene Man Lucky To Be Alive After Going Through The Ice On Snowmobile

Southern Georgian Bay OPP along with emergency services are reminding the public that with the recent cold temperatures not as much ice may have formed as you may think. This, along with changing water conditions such as wind and water

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Lakehead Orillia Institutes Campus Ban On Disposable Water Bottles

The move to stop the sale of bottled water was announced Thursday at the Orillia campus by Principal Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans. As the winter semester begins, single-use bottled water will no longer be available in the cafeteria, kiosk or vending

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GM Of Nissan Barrie Charged In Connection With Mischiefs At Orillia Nissan

The Orillia OPP charged a Springwater Township man in connection with several mischiefs that took place at the Nissan dealership in Orillia. The Orillia OPP were called on January 04, 2019 to Orillia Nissan, on Commerce Road, with reports of damage

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Orillia OPP Have Concerns Over Domestic Abuse Issues

The Orillia OPP whose patrol area encompasses the City of Orillia, Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte Townships with a combined population of approximately 75,000 people would like to create awareness surrounding domestic abuse issues in our communities. There are a number

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York Regional Police Seize Gun And Drugs At A RIDE Spot Check

York Regional Police have charged a 23-year-old man and seized a loaded handgun, as well as cocaine, when his vehicle entered a RIDE spot check in the City of Vaughan. Police say on Saturday, January 5, 2018, shortly before 1

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A Collision In Bradford Has Claimed The Life Of A Local Man

An 81-year-old Bradford man struck by a vehicle on Holland Street West in Bradford has succumbed to his injuries in hospital. South Simcoe Police say on Sunday, December 30, 2018, around 7:00 p.m., they responded to a report of a

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Various Historical Moments In Gravenhurst

The Gravenhurst Archives invites the public to join them as they continue their local history talks at the Gravenhurst Public Library with six scheduled talks. The series kicks off with the very popular Prisoner of War Camp 20 talk on

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Two Bradford Residents Face Assault Charges

South Simcoe Police have made arrests following an assault on two employees at the LCBO in Bradford. Police were called back in November to a report of a disturbance at the LCBO located on Holland St. West in Bradford. Two

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Deadly Week For Crashes In Our Region

Alcohol Related Collisions Have Not Gone Unnoticed by Police Central Region OPP has responded to numerous deadly collisions over the last week and several of them have been alcohol related. Over the last week members of the Central Region Traffic Unit

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Aurora Resident Celebrates $100,000 Encore Win

Congratulations to Thomas Plamondon of Aurora for winning $100,000 with Encore.Thomas matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order to win the $100,000 prize.  The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Yonge Street in

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Fatal Snowmobile Collision In Gravenhurst

On Saturday January 5, 2019 at around 10:15 p.m. Bracebridge OPP, Gravenhurst Fire and Muskoka Paramedic Services responded to the Gravenhurst Wharf near Boston Pizza for a snowmobile collision. It was reported that a male and a female were headed

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Lakehead Orillia Offering Writer’s Workshop For Budding Authors

Are you an aspiring author who wants to learn about the creative writing process? Then Lakehead University Orillia’s upcoming The Writer’s Way: The World Needs Your Stories workshop is designed for you.   Offered through the Office of Community Engagement

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