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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...
Feb 27th, 2015
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from Oro-Medonte Township The Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oro-Medonte is a monumental depiction of freedom and equality in North America.  With many countries exposed to radicalisms associated with culture, race, creed and colour, we are fortunate to live in a country that protects our ...
Feb 20th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times A group of residents who live near the soon-to-be-expanded Burl’s Creek event park want to “save Oro” and aren’t going to give up without a fight. That was the consensus at a public meeting hosted by the group, which goes by the same name, and its supporter...
Feb 18th, 2015
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from saveoro.com Burl’s Creek Event Park, Republic Live, and Boots and Hearts Concert, are working very hard to redo and update the grounds at Burl’s Creek.  However, it appears that they have forgotten to ask for the approval required from Oro-Medonte council.  They need to have the almost 700 acres...
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, ...