Jan 15th, 2017
By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Would you like a plastic straw with that? More and more customers are saying no, thanks to an innovative project by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project. The project was developed in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the RT07 tourism area and To...
Sep 7th, 2016
By Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times Kelly Clune believes something stinks at city hall. The long-time local crusader, who has, for decades, been a tenacious watchdog of all things related to the environment, has decided to resign from the city’s environmental advisory committee (EAC) bec...
Apr 26th, 2016
Orillia Packet & Times The City of Orillia’s draft five-year waste-minimization plan is available for public review. The draft plan evaluates methods to reduce waste disposal at the Orillia Waste Diversion Site (landfill) and ways to improve diversion and recycling programs. Based on the pu...
Mar 22nd, 2016
Will help projects in Penetanguishene, Orillia, Collingwood and New Tecumseth By Ian Burns Midland Mirror SIMCOE COUNTY – The Ontario government is investing $5 million in Simcoe County infrastructure. Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, was on hand to make the announcement Mo...
Mar 3rd, 2016
By Andrew Philips,The Orillia Packet & Times Orillia has come a long way when it comes to diverting waste, but there’s still more to be done. That concept loomed large during a public information forum held at city hall Thursday afternoon to address the city’s waste-management plan fo...
Mar 2nd, 2016
Orillia integrity commissioner resigns By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times The city is looking at its options following the resignation of its integrity commissioner and closed-meeting investigator. Suzanne Craig resigned her position, effective Feb. 29. Mayor Steve Clarke said it was hi...
Mar 2nd, 2016
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times City council isn’t chicken and will let the public have its say about hen coops in the city. Staff reported to council committee on a citizen inquiry from earlier this year about the possibility of allowing hen coops in residential backyards. “We need ...
Feb 22nd, 2016
The deadline for comment on is next Monday, February 29, 2016. Comment online or send to Shari Sookhoo, Senior Policy Coordinator – Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division – Resource Recovery Policy Branch 40 St. Clair Avenue West, ...
Feb 13th, 2016
Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...