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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...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...