Memorial Avenue Eyed for Development
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 05:45 AM
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Two neighboring properties on a central stretch of Memorial Avenue are being eyed for possible redevelopment. The Rainbow Lanes site is in the hands of a new owner, while an adjacent property that was once home to a car dealership is the subject of a proposed sale.
“Memorial is still a terrific strip and I think you are going to see it revitalized here for sure,” said Kevin Storey, a real estate agent representing both sites.
The new owner of recently shuttered Rainbow Lanes...
Kubota Expansion Begins
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 05:30 AM
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The earth moved outside Kubota Metal Corporation (KMC) on Commerce Road Friday, as an expansion project was officially launched.
Officials from the local manufacturing plant were joined by representatives from head office in Japan and city officials for a groundbreaking ceremony.
“The meaning of a groundbreaking in Japan is to pray,” explained Kubota president Kaoru Hamada. “We pray for everyone’s safety, for everyone involved in the construction and for the new project to start...
Tourism Needs Unified Voice
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:45 AM
Krista Storey, general manager of the Orillia Opera House, spoke on behalf of her table after brainstorming sessions about how to better the structure, marketing, and visitor services of Orillia's tourism industry.
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The Orillia and area tourism industry is in need of a collective voice - that was the general consensus at a meeting of the minds Thursday.
Between 40 and 50 people showed up at the tourism town hall at the Best Western Mariposa Inn to brainstorm better approaches to tourism,...
Orillia Nurse Pitches Product to Dragons' Den
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 08:15 AM
Local nurse Olwen Redwood pitched her under-the-pants (or skirt) cellphone holder on CBC's Dragons' Den in April. As part of her presentation, Redwood noted the health concerns associated with electromagnetic radiation. The episode will air in September, when Dragons' Den enters its seventh season.---------------------------------------------
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A local nurse came face to face with the Dragons — but she can't say yet how it went.
Olwen Redwood was selected as one of 220 aspiring...
Lake Country Cardiology
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 06:45 AM
In Orillia, a heart patient may have to wait several weeks for a much-needed echocardiogram, a critical diagnostic test that can help determine the size and shape of the heart, its pumping capacity and the location and extent of tissue damage.
"At one time, I knew there was an eight-week delay…and there is no need for that," said Sharon Chapple, who has more than 18 years experience in cardiology, working with heart patients – including more than three years in Orillia as an ultrasound sonographer...