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...
Aug 7th, 2021
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
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 5th, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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...