Santa Claus IS coming to town

By now most of you have received the November issue of The Villager either in your mailbox or by picking up a copy at one of our local distribution points. If you haven’t, you will be able to view it on this website on Friday, Oct. 31. Simply click on The Villager logo on this page and you will see all of our past issues right up to the current one.  Continue reading

Sexual assault in Orillia

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Orillia Detachment Crime Unit is currently investigating the report of a sexual assault which occurred at a Dancy Drive residence in the City of Orillia.

On Oct.1, 2014 at approximately 5:04 p.m., Orillia OPP were dispatched to a Dancy Drive residence in relation to a sexual assault.   The female victim was in her residence when an unknown male entered the residence and sexually assaulted her. Continue reading

Swearing-in ceremony in December

Mayor Mike Burkett congratulates and welcomes Don Westcott  who won the Ward 5 seat .

Mayor Mike Burkett congratulates and welcomes Don Westcott who won the Ward 5 seat .

By Kim Goggins

It will be business as usual at the Nov. 6, 2014 Severn Township Council meeting and all committee meetings of Council throughout November.

The current Council will be in place until Nov. 30 and then the new Council will be sworn in at a ceremony open to the public on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Continue reading

Fire started in the kitchen

Severn fire fighters were on scene until about 3 a.m.

Severn fire fighters were on scene until about 3 a.m.

By Kim Goggins

A grease fire from deep frying food may have started the fire that destroyed a single-storey cottage on Hawkins Drive in Severn Township, Saturday night.

Although a cause has not been determined, the occupants told fire fighters they were using a napkin beside the stove’s burner to take excess grease off the food and the napkin caught on fire. Continue reading