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Posted Monday, 14 September, 2020

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A new shop on Orillia’s main street is offering something for the mystic in everyone.

Kelsey Beesley recently relocated My Moon Collective to 169 Mississaga St. E., in the former Wilkie’s Bakery location.

She initially opened her shop March 14 inside The Holding Space yoga studio, and then non-essential businesses had to close their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beesley began offering delivery...
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Posted Friday, 11 September, 2020

The portal for the Student Work Placement Program wage subsidy is now open for fall and winter applications. You can also still apply for retroactive subsidy for Summer 2020 placements
Lakehead University has developed a relationship with Magnet, a delivery partner for the federal SWPP (Student Worker Placement Program). 
Magnet is providing dedicated funding for employers to hire Lakehead University students...

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Posted Thursday, 10 September, 2020

OLC_Summer_2020_Web-230Based on the success of the “See You On The Patio” program in Downtown Orillia, parts of Mississaga Street will continue to be closed to traffic on Friday evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Sept. 25, 2020. 
“A number of retailers and restaurants in the downtown core have requested the extension of the street closure component of the program,” said Coun. Ted Emond, Chair of the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF). “We’re...

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Posted Wednesday, 09 September, 2020

Orillia_DTCIP_Logo - webLearn more about the grants available through the 2020 Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP) Grant Program at a community workshop on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. live online. 
The DTCIP encourages growth in Downtown Orillia by providing grants designed to stimulate development to offset costs related to façade improvements, signage, feasibility studies, building improvements and the creation of residential units. 
“The...

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Posted Tuesday, 01 September, 2020

Orillia Master Logo RGBThe sale of the Orillia Power Distribution Corporation (OPDC) to Hydro One Inc. (Hydro One) officially closed on Sept. 1, 2020.
The City of Orillia is retaining complete ownership of the Orillia Power Generation Corporation, whose rich heritage, innovation and success in generating electricity continues to thrive.
The closing of the deal marks the start of a transition period where Hydro One and OPDC are brought together. Starting with September electricity use, Orillia...

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