Orillia

Disconnected Spirit: The Superficiality of our Mental Health Talk

Looking inside ourselves and at our colonial past to move toward healing By Jaina Kelly, Staff Writer   When Canadian society talks mental health, we hover above the surface. We perch on the tip of the iceberg. We #BellLetsTalk and raise money for mental health Read More …

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Orillia’s Samuel de Champlain Monument

Exploring the history of the monument and its role in 21st century Canada By: Gregory McGrath-Goudie   Anyone who has visited Couchiching Park this fall has likely noticed the absence of one of its key landmarks: the Samuel de Champlain monument. Erected in 1925 as Read More …

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The Life of Horace Goudie

A tale of one of the last Metis Trappers By Gregory McGrath-Goudie, Orillia Bureau Chief Horace Goudie was born in North West River, Labrador, on May 14th, 1922. At the time of his birth, North West River was a tiny village with a trading post Read More …

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‘Twas the Season – A Review of Holiday Charities

By: Thomas Rose, Staff Writer   Ah, the holiday break – a time to forget the stress of assignments and readings and bask in the glow of togetherness and giving. Whether or not you were one of the many students celebrating various winter holidays while Read More …

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When Mental Health Becomes Visible

By: Ashlyn Barnes-Stewart Mental health is something that we have become accustomed to silencing. We are told, “Speak up, end the stigma,” but do you really feel empowered to speak out about your own struggles and hardships? Now what if your mental health was a Read More …

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