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Sep 29th, 2010
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By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE Orillia PACKET & TIMES September 29 201If you have a soft spot for kitties, are addicted to Tim Hortons coffee, and have an iPod full of Rush tunes, there is an unofficial mayoral candidate for you.Bubbles, popularized by the hit Canadian comedy series Trailer Park Boys, is un...
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Sep 29th, 2010
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By CHRIS TOMASINIOrillia Packet and Times - September 24 2010Following Wedneday's bicycle rally, and with the launch of extended bus hours in Orillia, it's worth taking some time to examine the movement that Orillia is making toward sustainable transportation. ...
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Sep 24th, 2010
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Aggressive council critic wants to tackle city’s problems Orillia Packet and Times June 2010Former Packet & Times reporter Colin McKim is running for Ward 4 councillor in the upcoming municipal election. The self-proclaimed “council critic” has been following current events for more ...
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Sep 23rd, 2010
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By SARA ROSS ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES September 22 2010With a quick Facebook message, Orillians are having municipal candidate's signs erected on their lawn.Social media are playing a big role in the upcoming municipal election, says Michael Johns, a political science professor at Laurentian University...
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Sep 23rd, 2010
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Conflict issue raised By SARA ROSS Orillia PACKET & TIMES September 23 2010Mayoral candidate Ralph Cipolla challenged Orillia's two other mayoral candidates Wednesday to take an "extra step" by putting all of their property and businesses in a blind trust to avoid potential conflicts of interest."It'...
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Sep 21st, 2010
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By TEVIAH MORO Orillia Packet and Times September 21 2010Mayoral candidate Ralph Cipolla wants the public to accept a plan to build a multi-use recreation facility (MURF) at the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC). ...
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Sep 21st, 2010
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By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE Orillia PACKET & TIMES September 21 2010Local businessman Patrick Kehoe is advocating for change in Orillia as he seeks to become Ward 1 councillor in the Oct. 25 election.“As far as I’m concerned, this election is pivotal. We’ve got to change our course...
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Sep 13th, 2010
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Letter to the Orillia Packet and Times September 13 2010This past month, Mayor Ron Stevens, Coun. Ralph Cipolla and I attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor. ...
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Sep 11th, 2010
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By SARA ROSS, THE Orillia PACKET and TIMES September 11 2010The city's fall election came into clear focus Friday as the deadline for candidates to register passed.With no other contenders entering the ring Friday, two current councillors and Orillia's largest developer will be battling it out for th...
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Sep 9th, 2010
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Recorded votes reject recommended increases for mayor and councilBy NATHAN TAYLOR Orillia PACKET & TIMES September 9 2010 If future city councils get a raise, it will be no thanks to the current one.At a special meeting Thursday, council voted down salary hikes for councillors and the mayor that were...