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Sep 6th, 2021
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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...
Aug 7th, 2021
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From the Toronto Star, August 5, 2021 By Brian Lockhart The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance have announced the launching of a survey intended for youth to gather input about the future of the region. They are encouraging youth under the age of 25 t...
Mar 11th, 2021
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By Alan Millard Ramara Township Recently I participated in an LPAT virtual “Case Management Conference”. At the end the lawyers and the chairperson were blithely discussing whether the “hearing” [sic] in 2022 would take 4, 5, or 6 weeks. They thought 5 would be about right. He...
Mar 9th, 2021
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Environmental consultant Bob Bowles addresses council ‘This is about protecting residents and our own investment in this community,’ resident says; Township deferred decision until more information is available By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Ramara council deferred a decision at this w...
Mar 5th, 2021
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Proposed new  runway at Orillia regional airport  ‘Our understanding of the regulations that govern aerodromes and airports is that this (clear cutting) should not have happened,’ says forester By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Ramara’s mayor is hoping council will defer a decision to dec...
Mar 5th, 2021
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Prohibited cutting: Piles of black ash, silver maple and red maple lie on the side of a swathe cleared in the provincially significant Mud Lake wetland. -Robert Bowles photo ‘I’ve never seen the devastation that I saw out there,’ says experienced wetland evaluator of clear-cutting near Ra...
Feb 27th, 2021
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Orillia Rama Regional Airport ‘If we went ahead and did this, there would be a lot of disappointed residents,’ says councillor By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters The Orillia Rama Regional Airport wants to add a second runway, but it needs the Township of Ramara to sell an unopened road all...
Feb 23rd, 2021
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Ramara Township From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township has now thankfully backed down from its MZO request for a mega-development on the shores of Lake Couchiching. It seems this issue upset many local residents both in Orillia and Ramara Township. There were two key p...
Feb 18th, 2021
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  From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Congratulations to Ramara Council for seeing the light. Today, the township announced the withdrawal of its request to the province for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track three proposed developments off of Rama Road on the shore...
Feb 18th, 2021
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Casino in a field -Orillia Matters photo Township, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing both ‘agreed that the MZO isn’t the right tool’ to help development of Rama Road corridor move forward By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters A ministerial zoning order (MZO) for a proposed development...