Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012 06:00 AM
Open House Provides the Public a Chance to Review The Downtown/Waterfront Draft Plan
Come out, get informed and provide feedback on how to revitalize Orillia’s downtown and waterfront. The City is hosting a self-directed public open house next week to provide residents an opportunity to review and comment on the draft plan for a more vibrant core and waterfront.
The open house will happen Aug. 14 to 17th at the Orillia Public Library during regular library hours. Information compiled to...
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 09:45 AM
The federal government’s $20-million investment in innovation funds is welcome news for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Orillia area and across Simcoe County.
"Innovation is critical to creating high-value jobs and securing a prosperous future for southern Ontario communities," Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario),said in a press release. "(This) investment… will lead to new opportunities for small-...
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 06:30 AM
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Orillia should continue its moratorium on industrial development charges beyond next year, says the operations manager of CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.
"I’m not a big proponent (of) development charges," Bob Hart said Monday. "I think, if they carry on with (the freeze), you get (more) expansions and jobs and tax dollars and all that good stuff with it."
About one year ago, the city put a two-year freeze on industrial development charges.
The temporary measure removes the $109.04-per-square-metre...
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 08:00 AM
For immediate release (July 27, 2012) – It hasn’t been just fun at the City’s beaches this year. Missing-child situations have skyrocketed. So far this summer, Orillia’s lifeguards have responded to more than 30 such cases. At this time last year, there were just eight incidents of missing children.
In one case recently, a four-year-old wandered away at J.B. Memorial Tudhope Park. Police were called in to help search. Fortunately, after nearly 20 minutes, the child was found safe. More commonly, lifeguards...
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 07:45 AM
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Construction on the West Orillia Industrial Park roadway will begin early next month, says Dan Landry, Orillia’s manager of economic development.
"We actually just had a pre-construction meeting today," Landry said Thursday. "There was an indication the contractor should be on site very soon, after the August long weekend."
City politicians awarded the $1.66-million project to JB Enterprises Limited of Barrie July 16.
The project includes water, sewer, street lights and sidewalks.