Aug 16th, 2022
Members of the Chigamik Hand Drum Circle at the UNESCO Geopark meeting, in front of panelists Tony Pigott, Jack Contin, Nick Eyles and Kirsten Kennedy. – AWARE Simcoe photo UNESCO designation may be a slam dunk, but controversial developments won’t be affected By Kate Harries AWARE News Network...
Aug 16th, 2022
Stock photo | Anton Atanasov via Pexels From OrilliaMatters, August 14, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a letter regarding the preservation of rural communities, published July 27. In his letter, Mr. Ralph Wood of Orillia pays homage to small, rural communities. Som...
Aug 15th, 2022
Who will take care of Lake Simcoe? A 2022 update on the “Lake Simcoe Under Pressure” Report From the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition By Claire Malcolmson We hope this letter finds you well and enjoying Lake Simcoe! We all want a healthy lake we can swim in, fish, and enjoy for generations to...
Aug 9th, 2022
Stock photo From OrilliaMatters, August 9, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I am remiss and must apologize for my delay in recognizing and applauding the fact that the Township of Oro-Medonte has joined many other municipalities across Ontario by requesting the province to place a moratorium on new gravel...
Aug 9th, 2022
Ward 5 councillor Randy Greenlaw has entered Oro-Medonte’s mayoral race in the upcoming municipal election. So far he is the only challenger to the long-standing mayor, Harry Hughes, who is seeking a fifth term in office. | Greg McGrath-Goudie/OrilliaMatters From OrilliaMatters, August 8, 2022 ...
Aug 8th, 2022
Stock photo From BarrieToday, August 5, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following is in response to ‘LETTER: ‘Self-interest’ fuels move to reject online voting,’ published Aug. 2. Informed but confused. I recently received a notice of a virtual open house and a virtual public ...
Aug 6th, 2022
A satellite view of Lake Simcoe. Photo courtesy the Province of Ontario From the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director We would like to start off by orienting you to what threatens Lake Simcoe’s health, what we’re doing about it, and what you can do to help. We are a ...
Aug 4th, 2022
Stock photo | Fauxels via Pexels From OrilliaMatters, August 1, 2022 A Letter to the editor This letter is in response to an article about a human rights complaint being filed against Oro-Medonte council, published July 28. On Nov. 24, 2021, Oro-Medonte town clerk (Yvonne) Aubichon provided a report ...
Jul 31st, 2022
From OrilliaMatters, July 28, 2022 By Greg McGrath-Goudie An Oro-Medonte resident has filed two complaints with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario over township council’s decision against allowing internet and telephone voting in the upcoming municipal election. Despite a staff report’s recommendat...
Jul 28th, 2022
Elmvale Flow From the Tiny Cottager, July 28, 2022 The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has negotiated a settlement of FoTTSA’s appeal of the 2021 Permit to Take Water issued by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to the owners of the Teedon Pit, ...