Jan 16th, 2022
A man who goes by Xavier Bergeron, an alias used to protect his identity, was protesting RBC’s involvement with the fossil fuel industry on Monday afternoon at the bank’s branch in west Orillia. | Contributed photo Orillia OPP officers were called to the RBC Royal Bank in west Orillia on ...
Nov 16th, 2021
This map shows the focused study area of the city’s Settlement Area Boundary Expansion.Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, November 15, 2021 By: OrilliaMatters Staff Stakeholders from the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, and Ramara, Treaty First Nations, specifically the Chipp...
Oct 8th, 2021
The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
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 15th, 2021
LDD moth caterpillarsDavid Hawke/OrilliaMatters From OrilliaMatters, August 11, 2021 By Nikki Cole ‘I know our township has just been overcome with it … if it did happen in your area you know how devastating it is,’ said Severn Township deputy mayor From burlap and duct tape to simp...
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...
Dec 4th, 2020
Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Nov 13th, 2020
Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Nov 3rd, 2020
Ontario Nature, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Couchiching Conservancy write letter asking township to keep zoning the same By Nathan Taylor Barrie Today Opposition to a proposed quarry in Severn Township continues to grow. The township recently received a letter jointly submitted by Ontario Natu...
Oct 25th, 2020
This sign, erected in August on Highway 11 at the Grayshott Drive exit, sparked concerns among residents on the west shore of Lake Couchiching about a proposed development on land which includes a marsh. OrilliaMatters photo ‘Any time a wetland is developed it’s of concern because so litt...