A mid-19th-century fur trader checks out the pelts.

Springtime was trapping time

In the late 19th century, newspapers around Simcoe County published series in their papers, giving local pioneers a space to write about their experiences in the early days of settlement.Rev. Thomas Williams was probably the most prolific contributor, mostly to the Orillia Packet (before it merged with the Orillia Times). The Packet and the Barrie

Get ready for the Duck Race

Tickets are going fast for the sixth annual Stayner Kinsmen Duck Race on Sat. May 6 because the event is getting more popular every year, said Kinsman Gary Burkholder

Instant winner in Collingwood

Congratulations to Maria Callisto of Collingwood for winning the $100,000 top prize with INSTANT SIZZLING 5S.“I enjoy playing INSTANT scratch games because I can quickly find out if I’m a winner,” says Calisto while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she picked up her big cheque. “On the day I won, I purchased a few tickets.” “I couldn’t beli

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