Mar 25th, 2015
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...
Mar 11th, 2015
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
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
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
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
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, ...
Jan 29th, 2015
By Roberta Bell Orillia Packet & Times The mayor of Oro-Medonte won’t be involved in making decisions when it comes to the newly expanded Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. Harry Hughes, whose grandson began working in the fall for the former owner of the Line 8 South park, declared a conflict of intere...
Jan 27th, 2015
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Your municipal council members may be holding illegal closed session meetings and if you formally complain, the investigation that follows may not be accurate. Tuesday, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin released his third-annual report on closed session meetings. He criticiz...
Jan 15th, 2015
AWARE Simcoe List of municipal employees in Simcoe County who were paid more that $100,000 in 2013. Link to entire list that was released today. Two municipalities – Essa and Tay – do not appear on the list. County of Simcoe AITKEN MARK Chief Administrative Officer $239,961.54 $1,426.30 ...