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Sep 9th, 2015
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News release from City of Orillia Hit Orillia’s roads and trails with Mayor Steve Clarke on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. for the Mayor’s Bike and Hike. Formerly called the Orillia Bicycle Rally, this event, organized by the City of Orillia’s Active Transportation Committee, is now in its eighth year. “An activ...
Jun 10th, 2015
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By Sara Carson Orillia Today Ontario’s ombudsman will soon oversee all of Simcoe County’s councils and their hired integrity commissioners. On May 21, Ontario ombudsman André Marin announced when this oversight, under the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, will come into force...
May 29th, 2015
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Developers would be wise to ensure the creation of stormwater ponds follows a more natural approach. That’s according to Alexandra Service, a conservation programs specialist with Ducks Unlimited Canada. Following an overview of the organization̵...
Apr 30th, 2015
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From the City of Orillia The City of Orillia is hosting author, innovative thinker and TED talks speaker Don Tapscott at the Orillia Opera House on Tuesday May 5 at 7:30 pm for a free community presentation. Registration is required.  For more information, call the Economic Development Office at 705-...
Apr 21st, 2015
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today An Oro-Medonte event park won a thumbs-up from Orillia council despite concerns from township residents over the impacts of summer concerts planned for the site. Council agreed to send a letter to the township supporting Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, citing the regional eco...
Mar 15th, 2015
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia holds untapped potential as a destination for cyclists and a share of the substantial dollars they bring to communities, council heard this week. “Orillia has amazing trails,” said Brendan Matheson, of Cycle Simcoe. “They have an amazing network, but they have a g...
Mar 11th, 2015
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For 2013, there were some 20 Ontario municipalities that achieved a residential waste diversion rate of at least 50 per cent, meaning they diverted more materials than they sent to landfill From Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) has released residential waste diversio...
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Mar 7th, 2015
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The following is my submission to the Environmental Bill of Rights re Climate Change discussions: It is positive that Ontario provincial leaders are prepared to take immediate, bold action to address climate change issues. This submission will focus on waste and what Ontario can do to move us into a ...
Feb 6th, 2015
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by Ken Hashizume Bayshore Broadcasting  Building relationships is just one purpose of a meeting with the leaders of four Simcoe County municipalities and Rama First Nation. The meeting was held Thursday inside the office of Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke at City Hall. It saw Harry Hughes of Oro-Medonte, ...
Feb 3rd, 2015
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From the Sharing Place Food Bank  A free day of education, discussion and action planning to grow the Orillia Food Council and progress local food security. Hear inspiring keynotes from experts in the field. Thursday February 19, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (registration opens 8:00 am) Locally...