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Congratulations



                                                                                                          to Linda C. Preston of Oro-Medonte,

                                                                                                           the winner of our Sudoku Draw this
                                                                                                           month. Linda’s entry was drawn from
                                                                                                            all the correctly complete entries we
                                                                                                            received this month. Linda can call
                                                                                                            704-241-9502 to pick up her prize.
                                                                                                             Congratulations and good luck to
                                                                                                                     everyone this month!





       New Year,                                                         com seems to be affording some of
                                                                         the Packet staff an opportunity to
       New Beginnings…                                                   continue doing the fine work they
                                                                         do best, in our community. I am sad,
                                                                         however, that it is to be online only,
       —by Anna Proctor                 Jeff Day, among others.          as that does limit the readership and
                                                                         excludes many citizens in our area.
       A lot has changed since the last issue   Later, when I moved to Orillia in the
       of North Simcoe life. A new year has   late 80s, the first thing I did was sign   Some in our community wanted us
       dawned. Christmas and the holiday   up for a subscription to the Packet.   here at North Simcoe life to start a
       season have come and gone. We    I continued that subscription right   new print publication in Orillia to
       are through the January blahs and   through until the last day of publica-  replace the Packet. We did look into
       into the sunshine of February. And   tion, Saturday November 25, 2017.   this, but we feel with Orilliamatters.
       Orillia has lost its daily print media,   I always enjoyed reading the Packet   com, Orillia Today, and SunOnline
       the Orillia Packet and Times, and   and appreciated the hard work and   Orillia, that there is already more me-
       welcomed its new online media: Oril-  effort put into it by its writers and   dia that can be supported in this little
       liamatters.com.                  editors over the years. I also appreci-  town already. We will, however, be
                                        ated their publishing news items that   printing more copies of each issue of
       I actually have a long personal history
                                        I sent them. As resources became   North Simcoe life and dropping more
       with the Packet. My dear friends                                  in Orillia central so that more readers
       Steve and Ellen Milton moved to   scarcer and cutbacks kept happening,
                                        they still tried their very best to keep   in Orillia can enjoy our local print
       Orillia because of his job as sports                              publication. Subscriptions are also
       editor of the Orillia Packet, in the late   Orillians abreast of the important
                                        news in their community.         available, for each issue to be mailed
       1970s. When I came to visit them                                  right to your door, for only $25 per 6
       and their kids, a highlight of the day   During the last municipal election,
                                                                         issues. Drop us an email if you want
       would be Steve coming home with   I deepened my relationship with the   to sign up.
       the daily Packet. We would read his   Packet through having the oppor-
       column first, then turn to the front   tunity to sub in as writer for John   I wish all local media in our area
       section to read the other big news of   Swartz’s weekly entertainment col-  much success and look forward to
       the day, local and otherwise. I met a   umn, while he ran for council. It was   continuing to work together to pro-
       lot of great people through them, and   an experience I enjoyed very much.   vide the best local information and
       through the Packet, including Mike   I am grateful that Orilliamatters.  entertainment possible to all of you.
       Dodd, Dan Landry, Joella Sidhu, and                               Happy 2018!

                                                                         Local News
                                                             Carley  ...........................................page 27
                                                             Coldwater  .................................. page 22
                                                             Dalston Crown Hill ................... page 25
                                                             Eady ................................................ page 7
                                                             Edgar Clowes ............................. page 23
                                                             Horseshoe Valley ...................... page 20
                                                             Oro Station  .................................. page 6
                                                             Warminster  .................................page 22


                                                             Oro-Medonte ............................ page 13
              HAPPY READING!                                 Arts & Entertainment ........ page 18&19
                                                             Community Events .................... page 4
                                                             SUDOKU .......................................page 24

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