Sep 13th, 2015
AWARE News Network The first of five public informations sessions on Simcoe County’s search for a site for a composting and materials handling facility will be held Tuesday October 6 at the Simcoe County Museum. All the session will run twice on each day, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.The format will includ...
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 1st, 2015
By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner The process to determine where the county’s proposed organics processing and materials management facilities will be located was recently approved by Simcoe County councillors – evaluating a shortlist of 7 sites, considering whether to co-locate an Organics...
Aug 31st, 2015
Announce public consultation dates and locations News release from Simcoe County During its meeting on August 25, 2015, County Council approved a recommendation to move forward with the siting process for both the Organics Processing Facility (OPF) and Materials Management Facility (MMF), as well as ...
Aug 28th, 2015
AWARE News Network Mel Howell, one of the leaders in the fight to stop Dump Site 41, passed away peacefully at his Horseshoe Valley home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was 76. He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann and children Tracie, Lisa, Steven and Angela. Mel and Ruth Ann were stalwarts at [&hel...
Jul 29th, 2015
By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times The Township of Oro-Medonte has given the green-light to the Boots and Hearts Music Festival at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, but only on the 92 acres appropriately zoned for it. During a special council meeting Tuesday afternoon, municipal politicians ...
Jul 27th, 2015
Boots and Hearts parking, camping permits on agenda From SaveOro Inc. A crucial council meeting is being held on Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 pm at the Oro-Medonte Community Centre and Arena in Guthrie on the corner of Line 4 and Highway 11. This could allow Boots and Hearts to operate an illegal parking...
Jul 26th, 2015
35,000 people attended the 3-day event in Oro Medonte, which featured Neil Young, Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith By: Tamara Khandaker Toronto Star Oro Medonte resident Nicole Laframboise got to listen to the sounds of the WayHome Music and Arts Festival from the comfort of her own bed, but she wasn’t t...
Jul 24th, 2015
By BRAD WHEELER Globe and Mail It will get loud. In fact, the noise has already begun. Preceded by a small but determined racket of protest from some residents of Oro-Medonte, Ont., the three-day WayHome Music and Arts festival is going ahead as planned this weekend at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in t...
Jul 17th, 2015
By Barbara Kay National Post In my formative years, summer meant Lake Simcoe and long, halcyon summers. But today, if nobody stops them, the usual suspects are going to — as the song warns — pave paradise and put up a parking lot. Oro-Medonte Township is a rural Ontario enclave of about 20,000 souls ...