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Jan 18th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times ORO-MEDONTE – An Oro-Medonte resident who sounded the alarm over the township’s decision to turn a protected wetland into a parking lot wants the local conservation authority to employ “full, active and transparent justice.” Paul Sanderson said...
Jan 12th, 2016
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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
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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
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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...
Jan 1st, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times To badly paraphrase Joni Mitchell, Oro-Medonte seems to be “unpaving paradise and tearing down a parking lot.” That’s Paul Sanderson’s take regarding the saga of a piece of land on Line 14 near Carthew Bay on Lake Simcoe, where the township is restoring a ...
Dec 8th, 2015
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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...
Dec 2nd, 2015
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Paul Sanderson jokes another land dispute in Oro-Medonte Township could aptly be called “son of Burl’s Creek.” But Sanderson doesn’t find anything amusing about the township’s decision to allow recent construction of a parking...
Nov 30th, 2015
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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
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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...
Oct 9th, 2015
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News release from Oro-Medonte Township Oro-Medonte Council had a Special Council meeting scheduled for October 21st to receive the staff report regarding the 2015 Temporary Use By-law application for Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. The Township has now received an appeal filed by Burl’s Creek for the Ont...