The Orillia Spirit


The Orillia Spirit tells the history of the city through the stories of its people, who insisted on making their lives and their community alive with significance.


"How locally-generated power changed our community from a sleepy lumber village to a thriving industrial centre is an engrossing read--as entertaining as it is enlightening--in Randy Richmond's The Orillia Spirit."

Packet & Times

About the Author

Randy Richmond

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Randy Richmond

Randy Richmond is an award-winning journalist living in London, Ontario. He is the former editor of The Packet & Times in Orillia, where he wrote the first Orillia Spirit, married, and had three children. He is the coauthor of Colossal Canadian Failures 1 and 2, also published by Dundurn Press.