Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 AM
Orillia Packet & Times
Lakehead University students will create and run an after-school program in three Orillia elementary schools this school year.
The program is a partnership between Lakehead and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District.
“This is a very practical, hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves example of what a university can do in a community and how important it is for universities to re-engage with their communities and to be partners in that process,” said Frank Cappadocia,...
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 07:30 AM
For immediate release (September 25, 2014) – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
“In a fire, seconds count,” said...
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 07:15 AM
Two local doctors have invested thousands of dollars to inject new life into a shuttered former convenience store, transforming the long-dormant building into a modern medical office.
“We love the city,” said Dr. Nabil Beshay, who, along with his wife, Dr. Nivine Elgwaidy, decided to purchase the building when the lease on their Memorial Avenue office was nearing expiration. “Orillia is a great size, it’s not far from Toronto, where our sons live … it’s where we want to be.”
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 05:00 AM
North Simcoe News
New entrepreneurs hailing from Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara recently launched their businesses during an event at Orillia city hall.
The mini trade show highlighted start-ups supported by the Orillia Self-Employment Assistance Program, offered through the Business Enterprise Resource Network. Participants in the program are paid a weekly benefit for 42 weeks and receive expert support and mentoring to start and operate their business.
Consumers will get a chance to...
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 04:00 AM
The City of Orillia is proposing to pass a by-law to stop up and close the unopened highway on certain lands in the City of Orillia, County of Simcoe, more particularly described in the Key Map below.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the City of Orillia will by the aforesaid by-law authorize the sale and conveyance of the Lands, to the owner of land abutting the same for a consideration to be determined by by-law of Council.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the proposed by-law for...