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 4th, 2016
By Dave Dawson Orillia Packet & Times When it comes to planning matters, Oro-Medonte Township has a less-than-stellar record in recent years. The development of Burl’s Creek could be used as a case study for all the wrong reasons; the transition from a little-used park to a major destinatio...
Jan 3rd, 2016
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Expect more concerts at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in the year ahead, along with a battle at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) over the Oro-Medonte festival venue’s planned expansion. “We’re currently in discussions with a couple of other promoters in bringing some addit...
Dec 8th, 2015
Cutting at Beeton Woods in March 2015 By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Monday, they started taking down more of the Beeton Woods. Stephanie MacLellan, one of the Beeton residents who spearheaded an effort to save the woodland just northwest of her village, watched in horror. “They’re not even cutti...
Nov 30th, 2015
from Larry Herr, Oro-Medonte A young 16-year-old science student from our own Oro-Medonte Township, Maya Burhanpurkar, has produced an excellent 36 minute documentary on global warming, called 400ppm. This title refers to the current concentration of 400 parts per million of CO2 in the Earth’s ...
Oct 16th, 2015
By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Fines amounting to $250,000 were levied Wednesday morning in connection with the Spring Barrie Automotive Flea Market, held at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds north of Barrie. After a joint submission of Oro-Medonte Township and Burl’s Creek officials, the On...