Impressions community exchange a win for downtown Orillia
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 11:00 AM
Downtown Orillia- Residents of Orillia will have a chance to see their community through the eyes of first-time visitors as part of the Government of Ontario’s “First Impressions Community Exchange” this Thursday, December 5th.
In late August a group of community representatives from Owen Sound ON, paid an announced visit to Downtown Orillia to offer an outsider’s perspective on the Sunshine City. Orillia reciprocated by sending a similar delegation to Owen Sound in early October.
Local culinary event wins Ontario recognition
Posted on Monday, December 02, 2013 05:45 AM
Simcoe County ON – Simcoe County Farm Fresh Marketing Association is delighted to announce that its premier annual culinary event, “Savour Simcoe” is the recipient of the Culinary Tourism Award of Excellence, “Ontario Culinary Event of the Year" 2013. The award was handed out at the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Summit and gala on November 14th, 2013.
Savour Simcoe is an event that celebrates agriculture and regional cuisine. It is an opportunity to meet farmers who grow our food and taste...
Owners step up to demolish abandoned buildings
Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013 07:30 AM
The City of Orillia’s message regarding abandoned buildings has been heard loud and clear.
Less than two months after the City took down its first abandoned building as part of a proactive campaign to ensure public safety, seven abandoned buildings have been demolished—five of which were initiated by the homeowners.
“When Council made the decision to proactively inspect properties in the City with abandoned buildings and enforce relevant legislation to ensure public safety, we weren’t messing around,”...
Georgian College offers free Business Seminar December 2nd
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 07:45 AM
Georgian College’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation is offering a series of information seminars fostering productivity improvement. Come to ‘Increase Business Productivity Information Sessions’ on Monday, December 2nd, at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus. Registration for the event begins at 4:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 5 p.m. (see the attached invitation and agenda for details).
In order to have an attendance count for the event, we ask those attending to please choose one...
Lakehead receives additional funds from County of Simcoe
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 06:15 AM
Midhurst/November 26, 2013 – Lakehead University Orillia was presented a $1 million cheque by the County of Simcoe during County Council this morning in Midhurst, Ontario. This brings the total amount of contributions to Lakehead by the County of Simcoe to $3.5 million since 2009.
In recognition of the County’s ongoing, tremendous support, Lakehead University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, also made a major announcement by proudly proclaiming that the University’s Academic...