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Posted Friday, 16 October, 2020

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Pocket Skate & Vintage has multiple meanings to its name.  

“We are like a pocket of the skate community, a pocket of downtown,” co-owner Mark Watson told

The small dip in a skateboard, located between the flat area and the tail, is known as a pocket as well.

“It’s a good...

Posted Thursday, 15 October, 2020

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As part of gradual return to recreation, the City of Orillia is offering drop-in programs starting Oct. 19, 2020. Drop-in programs will look a little different this fall as all participants will be required to pre-register for their desired drop-in program. Pre-registration is now open for drop-in programs. 

“We are excited to provide safe recreational opportunities to the community to help with physical and mental health during...

Posted Thursday, 15 October, 2020

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The following success story is from the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation.

Melanie Robinson had the recipe for a unique food experience for Orillia — the Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) gave her the important ingredients to make it a success.

Robinson had left her job to pursue a career in the food business, so she approached the CDC to inquire about their mentorship program and...

Posted Wednesday, 14 October, 2020

Leacock in Fall 2020Whether it’s a tour of Leacock’s summer home or a walk throughout the nearly 10-acres of waterfront grounds to enjoy the fall colours, there is much to see and do at the Stephen Leacock Museum and National Historic site this fall. 
With COVID-19 health and safety measures in place, the Museum has pivoted its operations to offer a unique self-guided tour experience that can be paired with the free Tripvia App, showcasing...


Posted Wednesday, 14 October, 2020

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Quarter Three (Q3) Residential Real Estate Activity
Sept. 30, 2020 marked the end of Quarter Three (Q3) of 2020, and residential sales information is in with residential property sales recorded through the Matrix System for the Barrie and District Association of Realtors (BDAR). 
Q3 2020 (July 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2020) sales activity increased...


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