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...
Feb 9th, 2010
By Frank Matys Orillia Today January 28, 2010 Orillia – Environmental concerns at Orillia’s landfill have the Ontario government recommending significant changes that could cost millions of dollars to carry out.“To me, this looks like the city is getting clobbered pretty hard here,” Coun. Mauri...
Jan 30th, 2010
CITY COUNCIL: Ministry of the Environment approves remediation plan for brownfield site By TEVIAH MORO AND NATHAN TAYLOR, ORILLIA PACKET AND TIMES The city has won a major victory in its struggle to build a multi-use recreation facility (MURF). The Ministry of the Environment has approved the latest ...
Dec 29th, 2009
By NATHAN TAYLOR, Orillia Packet and Times Orillia cannot go the way of Toronto in terms of how it manages its waste, Coun. Maurice McMillan said. A member of the city’s waste management advisory committee (WMAC), McMillan said steps must be taken to reduce the amount of garbage going to the lo...
Oct 9th, 2009
By COURTNEY WHALEN, The Orillia Packet and Times October 07, 2009A private meeting being held by former MP Doug Lewis to try and garner interest in the upcoming municipal election isn’t cause for concern according to come councillors.Close to 90 people, among them former city politicians and lo...