Apr 15th, 2020
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Mar 8th, 2020
The Elmvale Flow, with the Waverley Uplands in the distance. -AWARE Simcoe photo From AWARE Simcoe Calling all Water Warriors! The water is still flowing. But it faces a very real threat from aggregate extraction on the Waverley Uplands, the recharge area for this amazing resource for which we are pr...
Mar 2nd, 2020
Councillor Shawn Scott says move encourages engagement by citizens By Frank Matys Orillia Today Depending on who is weighing in, government transparency is either alive and well in Oro-Medonte or under increasing threat. Township resident Gene Stein is among those raising concerns that the latter is...
Feb 27th, 2020
Oro-Medonte’s ‘devious’ decision to stop live streaming of its municipal meetings leaves local resident fuming Letter from Holly Levinte, Oro-Medonte to OrilliaMatters Until this week, I didn’t think there was anything more this council could/would do that would prove to me the devi...
Feb 24th, 2020
Video broadcast of Oro-Medonte Council AWARE News Network The following alerts have been issued by AWARE Oro-Medonte From AWARE Oro-Medonte February 23 2020 To the residents of Oro-Medonte, A followup to the email below. We would like to thank all the people who have written to O-M council with their...
Feb 19th, 2020
Randy Greenlaw After shooting down motion to expand live streaming, council votes to end it; ‘Unless they’ve got stuff to hide, what are they worried about?’ asks citizen By: Nathan Taylor OrilliaMatters Oro-Medonte Township Council voted recently to nix live-streaming of its meetings. In...
Feb 19th, 2020
Rick Beaver From the Couchiching Conservancy We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 7 at Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club in Orillia from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, as we share conservation news from the year, stewardship and volunteer efforts, and plans for the future....
Feb 4th, 2020
It starts at the table From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition An hour and a half north of Toronto there is a constant stream of cars pulling over to the side of the road. People get out, walk to the back of their vehicle, open the trunk and lift out jugs, which they carry to […]...
Jan 30th, 2020
The following is an Objector’s Response to a January 3 2020 letter from CRH Canada Group Inc. Objectors (there are 178) are those who registered in a process under the Aggregate Resources Act. Those who did not register can’t respond under this process but can continue to fight to protect the water i...