What’s Up Orillia

Here are some top headlines from local new sources in our community. 






OPP warn of spam email with links to images of child sexual abuse








Tobogganing safety doesn’t have to be an uphill battle, says nurse

Lots of families flocked to the toboggan hill at the Couchiching Golf Course during Family Day in 2019. Andrew Philips/OrilliaMatters File Photo










Frozen local lakes are hotspots for those looking to escape lockdown

Avid local fisherman David Brain has been testing his luck on Lake St. John this season, a spot that has become more popular during the pandemic. Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters






It’s officially the end of the line for Horseshoe-area timeshares





Local vaccine rush ‘into arms and out of the freezer’ is on, official says

Lori Black, a PSW from Barrie, was the first person in Simcoe-Muskoka region to receive a dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday











Planning for local festivals forging ahead despite uncertainty

Those were the days: Large crowds and smiling faces at the 2019 Mariposa Folk Festival. Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo