Sep 23rd, 2010
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'...
Sep 21st, 2010
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). ...
Sep 21st, 2010
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...
Sep 13th, 2010
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. ...
Sep 11th, 2010
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...
Sep 9th, 2010
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...
Sep 5th, 2010
Residents ask that their expert be allowed to survey TRY Recycling site By NATHAN TAYLOR, THE PACKET and TIMES September 4 2010A group of concerned citizens wants a specialist to have access to the site of a proposed recycling operation in Oro-Medonte Township.But township council has said it is TRY ...
Aug 31st, 2010
Orillia councillor hopes to head off costly OMB By SARA ROSS ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES August 300 2010To prevent the potential loss of $2.1-million for the City of Orillia, Coun. Michael Fogarty is questioning if council and local developers could come to an agreement to adjourn the Ontario Municipal Bo...
Jul 20th, 2010
July 16 2010 - news release from Kelly Clune:Kelly Clune is stepping into the race for Councillor in Orillia's Ward 4. Clune believes that government decisions must attend to the long-term health and well-being of our community. ...
Jul 12th, 2010
Letter to Orillia Packet and Times June 2010Slightly more than four years ago, prior to and because of the last municipal election, a group of concerned Orillia citizens formed POGG (Principles of Good Governance). Allan Millard, Clare White, Lillian Marsden, Colleen Cooney, Gene and Kathy McBride, a...