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...
Jun 15th, 2010
City politicians asked to rescind plastic bag bylaw By NATHAN TAYLOR THE PACKET & TIMESA motion to rescind the city’s plastic-bag bylaw was barely defeated Monday night. Representatives with the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and local industry asked that the bylaw be rescin...
Jun 14th, 2010
New Tecumseth Online April 22 2010New Tecumseth mayor Mike MacEachern did not distance himself this afternoon from speculation that he would be interested in seeking the Conservative nomination in Simcoe-Grey if the riding association was ordered to find a new candidate to replace incumbent MP Helena...
Jun 13th, 2010
By NATHAN TAYLOR, THE PACKET AND TIMES May 19 2010A waste collection company has moved ahead with its lawsuit against the City of Orillia. Legal representation for Miller Waste Systems Inc. served the city earlier in the month. Miller is seeking $750,000 in damages, plus interest and legal costs. The...
Jun 13th, 2010
By TEVIAH MORO Orillia Packet and Times March 30 2010The plastics industry is pressuring Orillia city councillors to reconsider a bylaw that charges shoppers five cents per plastic bag. The policy, even in its preliminary stages, provoked howls of disapproval from those in the business of manufacturi...