Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 05:45 AM
In the wake of labour disruption at local schools, the City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is providing a special one-day camp on Friday, December 14, 2012.
The department’s energetic and qualified staff will provide a day of fun and excitement for campers. Participants will have the opportunity to do arts and crafts and engage in physical activities such as skating and a mini-stick hockey tournament.
The camp will be held at Rotary Place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended care...
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2012 01:30 PM
The Orillia fire service is determined to reduce preventable fires that all too often result in tragic injuries or deaths over the holiday season. Many needless fires can easily be prevented by paying close attention to the 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety.
Join the Orillia Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at Orillia's Home Depot on Saturday December 8, 2012. We will be on hand to provide information, helpful hints and a few treats for the kids!
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2012 03:45 AM
Orillia Packet and Times
The Sunshine City is living up to its name for Steenhof Building Services. And the future for the blossoming Orillia company that is focusing more and more on solar projects is as bright as ever.
Founded in 2001 as a traditional engineering firm, owner Jack Steenhof has steered the company through a rapid growth cycle in recent years, expanding from 17 employees to more than 35 in the past two years.
Fueled by its explosive growth and buoyed by future plans, the company recently...
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012 07:00 AM
Orillia Packet and Times
Santa Claus may not dwell in Downtown Orillia, but the city's largest shopping district is home to a vast array of merchants who operate a little like the famous elves in Santa's workshop.
Heading into the Christmas shopping season, Downtown Orillia provides a wide range of the unique gift ideas for someone special.
"I tell people to just call me or email me and give me an idea of what they're looking for," says Joanne Haskins, who owns Jack and Maddy - A Kids Store in Downtown...
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 06:30 AM
The City of Orillia has once again been recognized for its energy efficiency efforts at Rotary Place. Today, it received a rebate of $24,910 from Union Gas Limited.
Since it opened in 2010, Rotary Place has used high-efficiency natural gas technology to help reduce its environmental footprint. The energy saved is enough to heat 125 homes for an entire year.
Also, the facility uses up to 47 per cent less energy than a conventional sportsplex thanks to its high-efficiency mechanical system and innovative...