Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 10:45 AM
Packet and Times
The County of Simcoe is taking the pulse of local communities this fall, hoping to breathe life into the region’s labour market for the future.
In partnership with Employment Ontario, the County's Ontario Works and Economic Development staff will lead a process to identify issues facing the labour market across Simcoe County and identify training opportunities supporting a variety of job sectors.
"This project will serve all of the County of Simcoe, including the cities of Barrie and...
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 07:45 AM
The Packet and Times - Orillia's open house to gather information for the downtown/waterfront plan has been a success, says Ian Sugden, the city's director of planning and development.
"It's generating the type of response we were hoping to get," Sugden said Thursday. "There's a steady flow of people anytime I've been there."
The city is hosting a four-day, self-guided open house at the Orillia Public Library, asking residents for final input into the city's waterfront and downtown plan.
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
The Packet & Times -
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...