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Jul 15th, 2015
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times WayHome Music and Arts Festival is a go, but only on the 92 acres currently zoned for special events at Burl’s Creek. Oro-Medonte Township council voted Tuesday to deny a special-events permit to Republic Live for any portion of the property that does ...
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...
Jun 9th, 2015
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SaveOro and WORA withdrawing court application News release from SaveOro ORO-­MEDONTE —­ A court application challenging a controversial township bylaw allowing an expansion at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds is being withdrawn by lawyers for local watchdog group SaveOro, after the by-­law was...
May 12th, 2015
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from Horseshoe Valley Road Project Committee Please attend Tomorrow’s Meeting – WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Oro Medonte Township Building on 7th Line South. Our Township Council will be deciding whether they will provide a formal response to the Horseshoe Valley Property Owne...
May 11th, 2015
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Music festivals featuring Neil Young, Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith have local residents worried over degradation of rural lands By Tara Deschamps Toronto Star For weeks, Bruce Wiggins has watched in dismay as dozens of trucks haul burly construction equipment past his front window and into the Burl’s...
Apr 28th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times A plan to manage the massive influx of traffic expected to go through the entrances of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds this summer is not yet in place. “It’s still in the raft states,” said Jerry Ball, Oro-Medonte Township’s director of transportation and enviro...
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 27th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times Burl’s Creek has put a construction project on hold after it was warned and fined by the local conservation authority, but the newly expanded park will still reopen this summer as planned, says a vice-president. “I can 100% guarantee that the work stoppage ...
Mar 25th, 2015
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By Sara Carson Barrie Advance This story has been updated from a previous version. The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has issued notices of violation over development work at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. Laneway construction was halted two weeks ago when the notices were issued, said Ryan H...
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Mar 11th, 2015
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Remember how the local Oro-Medonte residents banded together to fight the Weber’s hamburger outlet on Highway 400 proposal? The Township wisely supported the residents, went to the Ontario Municipal Board and won. Now two more groups of residents have formed to fight unwelcome proposals in their neig...