Mar 13th, 2023
Those who think otherwise are ‘poorly informed,’ says letter writer From OrilliaMatters Mar 13 2023 Stock photoFrom Pexels by Lisa Fotios Access to potable water is a fundamental right in Ontario. Anybody can obtain a permit to take water (PTTW). Permits are issued under the Ontario Water...
Feb 7th, 2023
Letter writer calls on Ontarians to speak out against Doug Ford’s ‘ridiculously wrong proposal’ to build natural gas generation plantsFrom BarrieToday, Letter to the Editor Feb 7 2023 Stock photo Thursday’s BarrieToday had a story titled, “Local residents fuming over ‘ridiculous’ En...
Feb 7th, 2023
Sunday Feb 12 3pm REMINDER. IF YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED IS NOT TOO LATE Please join us for this FREE and informative virtual Webinar about impact of provincial legislation on the township of Oro-Medonte. Margaret Prophet, our guest speaker is the Executive Director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt ...
Feb 7th, 2023
‘Planning decisions can’t be made based on the stigma around a new legalized crop such as cannabis,’ says lawyer, calling situation ‘a highly politically charged issue’ Marg Bruineman Stock imagePhoto by Washarapol D BinYo Jundang via Pexels about 16 hours ago Oro-Medonte Town...
Jan 30th, 2023
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
‘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 ...
Jan 12th, 2023
Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists From MidlandToday, Marg Bruineman, July 23, 2022 Original artwork by Danielle Fleming, Village Media The dusty ro...
Jan 10th, 2023
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 9th, 2023
Bill 23 was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ says Doug Varty, who stepped down as chair of Species Conservation Action Agency. Doug Varty says he resigned from Ontario’s Species Conservation Action Agency due to the effects of Bill 23 and other ways the provincial government is go...
Jan 3rd, 2023
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...