Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 06:30 AM
Every time you open your wallet, you are making a statement, says Jed Levene.
"To me, capitalism is the most perfect form of democracy," says the new president of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. "Every time you spend money, you are making a decision to support something - or, to not support something."
With that in mind, Levene is urging people to make an educated choice with their buying power by shopping locally.
"Local business owners and professionals really drive everything that goes...
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 06:00 AM
Culture Days Information Session Coming to Orillia June 19, 2013.
Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the cultural fabric of our community. Join us from 6-7:30pm in the Tudhope Boardroom at City Hall to meet and network with others interested in organizing Culture Days activities within the City and find out what resources, tools, and tips are available to make Orillia's Culture Days a success.
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Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 04:30 AM
The Corporation of the City of Orillia (the "City") is proposing to dispose of certain lands more particularly described in Schedule "A" (the "Lands"), and as shown in the Key Map.
Any person wishing to comment on the proposed disposition is requested to submit comments in writing to the undersigned by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Office of the Clerk, Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, ORILLIA, Ontario, L3V 7T5.
The Council of the City will give consideration...
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 07:30 AM
An update on a regional labour study will be presented to local businesses attending the Orillia Economic Development Committee’s (EDC) first annual symposium later this month.
The symposium is set for June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rotary Place, and is intended to update local business on current EDC initiatives as well as engage business stakeholders in developing upcoming economic development priorities for the City of Orillia.
The program will include a report to the business community over...
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 10:00 AM
A unique initiative that matches youth facing employment and social barriers with much-needed educational and practical training left a lasting impression on Orillia recently.
Local youth were chosen for the innovative program – run by St. Lawrence College in Cornwall – by Northern Lights Employment Services and Georgian College’s Centre for Employment and Career Services.
The youth participated in a comprehensive eight-week program that culminated with two construction projects that benefited a pair...