Sep 19th, 2014
One of the questions on the questionnaire AWARE Simcoe has sent out to candidate is: If elected, will you support the creation of a lobby registry for local and County government? Some candidates – those new to the workings of municipal government – have asked for more information about what w...
Sep 17th, 2014
Orillia Packet and Times editorial Last week, developer cum Mayor Angelo Orsi announced he would not seek re-election, opting instead to focus his attention on his young family and his business interests. It’s an intelligent decision; it’s unlikely he could have been re-elected. While Orsi worked har...
Sep 15th, 2014
Ward 1 – Orillia Councillor Candidates Location: City of Orillia Council Chambers Date: September 30 at 7 pm Hosted by Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Candidate requirements Ward 2 – Orillia Councillor Candidates Location: City of Orillia Council Chambers Dat...
Apr 28th, 2014
By Sara Carson, Orillia Packet & Times There’s now a race to become Orillia’s next mayor. John Maxwell, 68, has filed to run for the top job in hopes of making a difference in the city. “I’m interested in the homeless. I’m interested in the poor. I’m interested in the police expenditures,” the Or...
Apr 23rd, 2014
By Michael McClymont Orillia Packet & Times Orillia – A throng of supporters filled the lobby at Orillia city hall as Steve Clarke made official his intention to run for mayor of the city. The local businessman filed his election papers Wednesday morning at city hall and became the city’s ...