Apr 21st, 2022
Tree planting and naturalization efforts are some of the ways Essa Township is addressing climate change. Miriam King/Bradford Today From Simcoe.com, April 20, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com asked local municipalities to highlight some of the steps they are taking to address climate change. These ...
Apr 15th, 2022
We are so happy to announce that the Friends of Simcoe Forests / Recycling Rewards bin is here. If you haven’t already donated items, please consider digging through your closets. It feels great to donate and great to recycle so everybody wins. Thank you very much to everyone who has already donated ...
Apr 1st, 2022
Fundraiser May 4, 6 pm at the Orillia Opera House...
Mar 19th, 2022
From Friends of Simcoe Forests Over the years we have received comments from many different people from many different walks of life. There is one word that we have heard continuously over the years in response to hearing the news that the Freele forest is to be the location of a major waste manageme...
Mar 8th, 2022
From left are Bradford West Gwillimbury Coun. Jonathan Scott, Georgina Coun. Dave Neeson, Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk, East Gwillimbury Coun. Scott Crone, Oro-Medonte Coun. Shawn Scott in Jackson’s Point. From BarrieToday, March 7, 2022 By BarrieToday Staff Municipal councillors from across t...
Feb 19th, 2022
As part of the clear garbage bag program that is in effect, Orillia residents are to place garbage in a clear plastic bag instead of a black or green plastic bag. Residents can place up to two small privacy bags, such as regular-sized shopping bags, to hide private items in their clear bag. | Supplie...
Jan 29th, 2022
The Ontario Land Tribunal ruled Jan. 25 there is no compelling evidence a proposed waste facility in Simcoe County’s Freele forest tract would threaten the health and integrity of the woodland. | RICHARD LAUTENS PHOTO From the Toronto Star, January 28, 2022 By Travis Mealing A proposed waste fa...
Jan 25th, 2022
Keurig K-Cup pods, which were the focus of an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau, are not allowed in Orillia’s recycling program. | FRANK MATYS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, January 24, 2022 By Frank Matys A popular single-use coffee pod that was at the centre of an investig...
Jan 21st, 2022
File photoErika Engel/CollingwoodToday From OrilliaMatters, January 17, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff As of Jan. 17, Simcoe County residents can now submit online requests to exchange their existing garbage and recycling carts for a smaller size. This does not pertain to Orillia residents, but applies...
Jan 20th, 2022
During the Holidays the Environment Minister Guilbeault announced a ban on some select plastic items in Canada. At the time we approached this announcement with cautious optimism. Now we have learned that, given the way these regulations are written, it will actually take another two years before eve...