Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 08:00 PM
The third annual Orillia & Lake Country Business Expo scheduled for October 22 is already getting overwhelming response, and registration has just begun!
The event, previously known as the Orillia Business Expo has grown this year to accommodate businesses from the larger Orillia & Lake Country region. Partners throughout the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara, Rama and Orillia have rallied together to support the ‘buy local’ message and shine a spotlight on local businesses. What began...
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 11:00 AM
When Gus, the theatre cat, takes to the stage with his feline friends in Toronto this month, he’s going to be hard-pressed to think of a bad word about the set he’s going to be performing on this time around.
The 60-piece junkyard, designed by Tim Webb, of Gravenhurst, was built by Orillia-based carpenter Max Durnford in the Mariposa Arts Theatre warehouse on Brammer Drive, and will be the backdrop for Mirvish’s latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, opening at the Panasonic Theatre May...
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 06:45 AM
Are you a business with ideas? Are you invested in research and development? Or would you like to find solutions to your business challenges?
Lakehead University and Georgian College, in cooperation with the County of Simcoe and City of Orillia, are hosting a “Business 2 Innovation” event on Thursday, May 16 that will bring together business leaders with researchers to explore potential partnerships and funding opportunities. This year’s event takes place at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on...
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 06:30 AM
A local plastics company is teaming up with Orillia’s Lakehead University as it prepares to plant roots in a billion-dollar agricultural market.
Derek Rynard of Polyethics Industries – an Orillia-based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly plastic films – decided long before it was popular to put the future of the planet ahead of profits.
At one time, Polyethics was the only garbage bag manufacturer to use 100% recycled material – something that today is the norm for the industry. But they took...
Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 06:00 AM
Staff from the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department are currently in the process of having the parkland located behind Tallwood Drive between Fittons Road East, and the Millennium Trail re-designed and developed with a playground structure.
The Recreation Advisory Committee would like to invite the public to consider and submit suggestions for the naming of this park, which is currently referred to as “Tallwood Park”. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 17, 2013 at NOON.