Mar 2nd, 2016
Orillia integrity commissioner resigns By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times The city is looking at its options following the resignation of its integrity commissioner and closed-meeting investigator. Suzanne Craig resigned her position, effective Feb. 29. Mayor Steve Clarke said it was hi...
Mar 2nd, 2016
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times City council isn’t chicken and will let the public have its say about hen coops in the city. Staff reported to council committee on a citizen inquiry from earlier this year about the possibility of allowing hen coops in residential backyards. “We need ...
Feb 22nd, 2016
The deadline for comment on is next Monday, February 29, 2016. Comment online or send to Shari Sookhoo, Senior Policy Coordinator – Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division – Resource Recovery Policy Branch 40 St. Clair Avenue West, ...
Feb 13th, 2016
Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...
Jan 29th, 2016
By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia is weighing in on a nuclear waste dump proposed for the Great Lakes Basin. But city council stopped short of opposing the controversial plan by Ontario Power Generation, instead urging Canada’s environment minister to consider “all options” for a nuclear waste sto...
Jan 19th, 2016
By David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Progressive Waste Solutions has agreed to a friendly deal that will see the Canadian waste management company merged into a new business that’s controlled by shareholders and management of Texas-based Waste Connections. The deal — a type...
Jan 12th, 2016
AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Jan 6th, 2016
By Frank Matys Orillia Today A switch to bi-weekly garbage collection has cut the amount of trash placed curbside by nearly a quarter over the same period last year. The change was instituted in October as part of a larger effort to encourage greater use of the city’s recycling and organics collectio...
Dec 27th, 2015
Orillia news release The City of Orillia has won a Gold Municipal Diversion Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) for a second year in a row. The award recognizes municipalities that have minimized waste disposal in 2014 through ‘3Rs’ initiatives (reduce, reuse, recycle), and is judged by...