Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Apr 20th, 2020
Sustainable Orillia creates food map and directory by Frank Matys Orillia Today Even in a land of plenty, securing healthy, affordable food can prove a challenge for many in the community. The coronavirus pandemic has only served to intensify that difficult reality as physical distancing measures bri...
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Feb 19th, 2020
Rick Beaver From the Couchiching Conservancy We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 7 at Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club in Orillia from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, as we share conservation news from the year, stewardship and volunteer efforts, and plans for the future....
Jan 23rd, 2020
Fish weirs From the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society Mnijikaning Fish Weirs with Janet Turner & Elder Mark Douglas When: 7 pm on Wednesday, February 12th Where: in the Thompson Room of the North Simcoe Recreation Centre, Midland, Ontario Janet Turner is an educator with the S...
Jan 15th, 2020
Councillor Ralph Cipolla When Ralph Cipolla’s beloved golden doodle swallowed a piece of plastic while walking an area trail, the Orillia councillor had a choice to make. “Put him down or a very expensive operation,” Cipolla told his colleagues this week. “We chose to do the operation.” Cipolla reco...
Dec 20th, 2019
Council approves appointments despite concerns from some residents who wanted a byelection By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Oro-Medonte’s council is about to become whole again. At a special meeting this week, council approved the appointments of Ralph Hough as deputy mayor and Tammy DeSousa as Ward ...
Aug 20th, 2019
From the Orillia Naturalists Club Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 p.m THE FUTURE OF OUR PROTECTED SPACES with Margaret Prophet, Executive Director Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition The joint meeting of Huronia area naturalist clu...