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Jan 30th, 2023
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From the Municipal Leaders for Stronger Communities, a project of the Greenbelt Alliance and Ecospark Please join us for our next panel discussion: Best Practices for Protecting Farmland and Natural Heritage on Thursday, February 16th at 4 pm. The discussion features: Anne Bell, Ontario Nature Phil M...
Jan 25th, 2023
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‘They did put the money in the budget in March 2022, they just haven’t done anything with it yet,’ laments local councillor who urges feds to ‘take the next step’ Patrick Bales Jan 20, 2023  From OrilliaMatters A local municipal council is calling on the federal government to ...
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Jan 20th, 2023
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‘There is no easy answer to our health-care difficulties, but for-profit clinics are going to cost Ontario a lot more in the long term,’ letter writer says From MidlandToday Jan 19 2023 Photo: Stock Image Doug Ford plans to green-light the use of for-profit clinics to cut the backlog for ...
Jan 10th, 2023
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Letter writer says making a FOI request is like ‘pulling teeth, but far more agonizing given incessant quibbling and endless time delays’ From OrilliaToday, Jan9 2023 In my capacity as a researcher, my investigative team has reviewed over a million pages of municipal documentation since M...
Jan 6th, 2023
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‘How hot does the water need to be to jump free of the mess that is Doug Ford’s government?’ letter writer asks From OriliaMatters, Jan 4 2023 Photo Dave Challenger cc The boiling frog story is generally offered as a metaphor cautioning people to be aware of even gradual change lest they ...
Jan 6th, 2023
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‘Dunlop’s letter is a direct lift from the PC communications package,’ says letter writer From OrilliaMatters, Jan5,2023 I would first like to thank Janet Campbell of Orillia for her excellent response to Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s submission. She wrote the letter that I’ve been tryin...
Jan 4th, 2023
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‘Purpose of designating the land as protected was to preserve valuable agricultural land which helps ensure food security for local regions,’ says reader From OrilliaMatters, Jan 32023 Photo; Office of Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North I read with great interest the response you provided ...
Jan 3rd, 2023
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It will take 411 units being built every day for 10 years to reach provincial population targets — we must look past GTA to accomplish that. From the Toronto Star. By Shawn Watters Contributor, Tue., Jan. 3, 2023 Living in a place we can call home remains a big issue for Canadians this holiday season...
Dec 28th, 2022
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Bill is part of province’s plan to build 1.5 million homes in 10 years From CBC News Protesters rallied against Bill 23 in Orillia on Nov. 20.Connor Earl Photo Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Nov 28, 2022 12:29 PM ET   Ontario passed a housing bill Monday intended to spur deve...
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Dec 28th, 2022
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Letter writer says city should use more buildings as temporary shelters, or allow people to set up tents in small campground-style area for low fee until winter From BarrieToday, Dec 27, 2022. Stock imagePhoto by Brett Sayles via Pexels I have noticed a lot of homelessness and it seems to be only inc...