Nov 9th, 2015
Barrie Examiner Two existing Simcoe County schools, and one planned, are receiving capital funding from Ontario’s Education Ministry. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive money to build a new public elementary school in east Alliston, including a two-room childcare facil...
Sep 23rd, 2015
By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Changes can sometimes lead to confusion and Orillia is no exception to the rule. A move by the municipality to collect garbage every other week has led to a number of calls to city hall and stickers outlining the change affixed to many garbage bags and con...
Sep 12th, 2015
How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Sep 9th, 2015
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
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...
Apr 30th, 2015
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
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
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
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...