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Feb 23rd, 2021
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Ramara Township From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township has now thankfully backed down from its MZO request for a mega-development on the shores of Lake Couchiching. It seems this issue upset many local residents both in Orillia and Ramara Township. There were two key p...
Feb 18th, 2021
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  From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Congratulations to Ramara Council for seeing the light. Today, the township announced the withdrawal of its request to the province for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track three proposed developments off of Rama Road on the shore...
Feb 18th, 2021
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Casino in a field -Orillia Matters photo Township, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing both ‘agreed that the MZO isn’t the right tool’ to help development of Rama Road corridor move forward By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters A ministerial zoning order (MZO) for a proposed development...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...
Jan 25th, 2021
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Bradford Councillor Peter Ferragine News release from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority At its 70th Annual General Meeting, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) board members and guests heard from LSRCA’s expert staff about the many accomplishments throughout 2020. “I want to...
Jan 22nd, 2021
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Rendering of aerial view of Harbour Village at the Narrows. Source: Rama Road Corridor MZO package, Ramara Township Ministerial zoning orders an authoritarian tool that will cost taxpayers in the long run By Phil Brennan AWARE Simcoe The current use of ministerial zoning orders (MZOs) by the provinci...
Dec 29th, 2020
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today A group of Ramara township residents, living in an area targeted for development, is concerned the municipality is acting hastily to make it happen. “We are not against development, we understand it is going to come — but protect the people that are here,” said Patrick He...
Dec 29th, 2020
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today A group of Ramara township residents, living in an area targeted for development, is concerned the municipality is acting hastily to make it happen. “We are not against development, we understand it is going to come — but protect the people that are here,” said Patrick He...
Dec 14th, 2020
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A map showing the three proposed developments that would make up the Rama Road Corridor. ‘MZOs are not something that should be given out like candy,’ says executive director of Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Three controversial developments in Ramara Township – refer...