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Jan 30th, 2023
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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 25th, 2023
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‘They did put the money in the budget in March 2022, they just haven’t done anything with it yet,’ laments local councillor who urges feds to ‘take the next step’ Patrick Bales Jan 20, 2023  From OrilliaMatters A local municipal council is calling on the federal government to ...
Jan 12th, 2023
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Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists From MidlandToday, Marg Bruineman, July 23, 2022 Original artwork by Danielle Fleming, Village Media The dusty ro...
Jan 12th, 2023
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Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall also raises concerns about city’s $6.6-million contribution for long-term care; ‘I’d love to see some of these long-term care services in the city of Barrie’ From BarrrieToday, Jessica Owen, Photo Raymond Bowe Collingwood’s mayor brought up a drug ove...
Jan 11th, 2023
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A six-week series taking place in Collingwood will explore the implications of the waste crisis and how to turn the crisis around with a circular economy From CollingwoodToday, Jan 10,2023, Stock Photo This month, you can learn more about the circular economy solution to combat the crisis in waste ma...
Jan 10th, 2023
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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 4th, 2023
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‘Purpose of designating the land as protected was to preserve valuable agricultural land which helps ensure food security for local regions,’ says reader From OrilliaMatters, Jan 32023 Photo; Office of Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North I read with great interest the response you provided ...
Jan 3rd, 2023
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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
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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 28th, 2022
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‘What bleak future would shake this premier enough to turn the nightmare into a miracle?’ wonders local Green party official, harkening parallels to Dickens. Premier Doug Ford speaks during a media conference in Orillia in August 2020. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo Brad Coccim...