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 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 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...
Dec 28th, 2022
Bill is part of province’s plan to build 1.5 million homes in 10 years From CBC News Protesters rallied against Bill 23 in Orillia on Nov. 20.Connor Earl Photo Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Nov 28, 2022 12:29 PM ET Ontario passed a housing bill Monday intended to spur deve...
Dec 12th, 2022
Council members share gratitude during inaugural meeting of 2022-26 term OrilliaMatters Staff Severn Township’s 2022-26 term of council was sworn in during its inaugural meeting Wednesday.Severn council is made up of a mayor, a deputy mayor and five ward councillors.Here’s what each council member ha...
Oct 27th, 2022
File photo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, October 25, 2022 By Erika Engel Yesterday, voters in the 444 municipalities in Ontario elected their new councils and school boards from a slate of more than 6,300 candidates running province-wide. In the Grey and Simcoe County area, voters elect...
Oct 27th, 2022
From Simcoe.com, October 24, 2022 By Sara Carson RESULTS Click a municipality below to see results: MUNICIPALITIES: CITY OF BARRIE CITY OF ORILLIA TOWNSHIP OF ADJALA-TOSORONTIO BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY TOWNSHIP OF CLEARVIEW TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD TOWNSHIP OF ESSA TOWN OF INNISFIL TOWN OF MIDLAND TOWN O...
Oct 22nd, 2022
Jane Dunlop is seeking re-election as deputy mayor in Severn Township. | Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, August 25, 2022 Editor’s note: OrilliaMatters has asked council candidates in neighbouring Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running in the O...
Oct 10th, 2022
Mike Burkett is running for mayor of Severn Township. – Frank Matys/Metroland From Simcoe.com, October 7, 2022 By Frank Matys MAYOR Name: Mike Burkett Occupation: Self-employed Address/Ward: 3487 Agnew Rd., RR#2 Washago Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Previous political experience: ...
Oct 1st, 2022
Phil Brennan has been acclaimed in Ward 3 of Severn Township. | Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, September 17, 2022 Editor’s note: OrilliaMatters has asked council candidates in neighbouring Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running in the Oct. 24...