Oct 27th, 2010
By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE PACKET & TIMES October 27 2010From 28 candidates down to nine, Orillia has picked its leaders.But how will these nine different platforms and personalities work together as a cohesive team over the next four years?Ward 1 Coun. Patrick Kehoe wants to establish an incubatio...
Oct 27th, 2010
By TEVIAH MORO ORILLIA PACKET AND TIMES October 27 2010When Pete Bowen failed to land a seat on city council last time around, he didn’t slip into oblivion.Instead, Bowen made a point of staying engaged with city business by joining committees. Most notably, he’s headed up the Downtown Or...
Oct 21st, 2010
Mayoral candidates answer questions at Lakehead University By NATHAN TAYLOR THE PACKET & TIMES October 20 2010 A bright, new element was brought to what has become a routine event this month....
Oct 21st, 2010
By NATHAN TAYLOR, THE ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES October 20 2010Orillia’s three mayoral candidates had the chance Tuesday to address a group of people who know a lot about serving their community.The Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of Orillia once again partnered to host the hopefuls during a meeting...
Oct 16th, 2010
Orillia Packet and Times October 14 2010RALPH CIPOLLAOrillia does not have enough recreational facil- ities.Orillians have waited long enough for the proposed recre- ation centre on West Street.I would immediately lead the search for an alternate location that could be developed quickly, and am the o...
Oct 14th, 2010
Mayoral candidates spar over charges By NATHAN TAYLOR ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES October 13 2010Development charges remain one of the top issues in this municipal election, according to mayoral candidate Ralph Cipolla, who says his opponents are on the wrong track. ...
Oct 12th, 2010
By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE ORILLIA PACKET & TIMESIf it were up to local Georgian College students, Ralph Cipolla would the mayor of Orillia.Students unofficially voted foll ow i n g a two-hour mayoral debate hosted by the college in a lecture hall on Friday.Out of the 146 people who voted — f...
Oct 11th, 2010
By ANNALISE STENEKES Orillia PACKET & TIMES October 11 2010Have you been wondering where your local mayoral and city council candidates stand on issues related to environmental sustainability? Some of the members of Transition Town Orillia certainly have.The focus of Transition Town Orillia is &...
Oct 8th, 2010
Orillia Packet and Times October 7 2010ORILLIA – Andrew Hill’s wife was pregnant with the couple’s first child when the council of the day began pondering the need for a multi-use recreation facility.“(Our son) is now in his 13th year,” said the Ward 4 candidate. Frustra...
Sep 29th, 2010
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...