Jan 25th, 2022
Keurig K-Cup pods, which were the focus of an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau, are not allowed in Orillia’s recycling program. | FRANK MATYS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, January 24, 2022 By Frank Matys A popular single-use coffee pod that was at the centre of an investig...
Jan 17th, 2022
An aerial view of the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Road in Tiny Township. From MidlandToday, January 13, 2022 By Derek Howard Payback can be sweet, whether figuratively or literally. During a recent committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Gibb Wishart brought forward resident correspondence relating to a let...
Jan 16th, 2022
A man who goes by Xavier Bergeron, an alias used to protect his identity, was protesting RBC’s involvement with the fossil fuel industry on Monday afternoon at the bank’s branch in west Orillia. | Contributed photo Orillia OPP officers were called to the RBC Royal Bank in west Orillia on ...
Jan 10th, 2022
Special Council Meeting regarding Climate Change Action Plan, Friday, January 28 at 9 a.m. ...
Dec 29th, 2021
Beginning in February 2022, Orillia residents are to place garbage in a clear plastic bag instead of a black or green plastic bag as part of the new clear garbage program. Residents can place up to two small privacy bags, such as regular sized shopping bags, to hide private items in their clear bag. ...
Dec 14th, 2021
An angler tests his luck on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. | Photo submitted From BarrieToday, December 12, 2021 By Peter Bursztyn Our lovely corner of Lake Simcoe — Kempenfelt Bay — is truly the jewel in Barrie’s crown and much loved by the citizenry. Citizen groups patrol the shore to coll...
Nov 19th, 2021
The Holland Marsh Highway will destroy wetlands, forests, and farmlands. By Jack Gibbons, Chair, Lake Simcoe Watch A plurality of Lake Simcoe area voters is opposed to the construction of the Holland Marsh Highway, with 48% opposed, 23% undecided and 29% in support – according to a telephone survey c...
Nov 16th, 2021
This map shows the focused study area of the city’s Settlement Area Boundary Expansion.Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, November 15, 2021 By: OrilliaMatters Staff Stakeholders from the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, and Ramara, Treaty First Nations, specifically the Chipp...
Oct 8th, 2021
The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
Sep 6th, 2021
York-Simcoe candidates in the federal election will debate matters related to the environment on Wednesday, September 8th, from 7 – 8:30 PM. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is co-hosting this debate, online on Zoom. Media are invited to attend! Registration is required via this link https://us...