Sep 1st, 2018
Orillia naturalist Bob Bowles examines a pine needle as he leads a class as part of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, which he pioneered. Bowles is featured in a Nature Talks podcast. News release from Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada is bringing Canadians closer to ...
Aug 31st, 2018
Five events scheduled by Frank Matys Orillia Today The Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce will host a series of all-candidates nights at city hall in advance of the municipal election. Candidates vying to represent Ward 1 will gather in the council chamber on Sept. 25. Ward 2 candidates will ha...
Aug 30th, 2018
News release from county of Simcoe The County of Simcoe has completed a land acquisition agreement with Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) to purchase the closed Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute (ODCVI) property for development of a future regional services hub. Open Hous...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 5th, 2018
Mayor questions councillor’s motives By Dave Dawson Orillia Today For almost two hours Monday night, city council and staff met behind closed doors – a meeting that Coun. Mason Ainsworth says should never have been held in secret. “I don’t think people would be happy if they knew what was going...