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Welcome to OrilliaMatters!

Village Media is proud to bring you the latest member of our growing network of news sites

Welcome to your new source for Orillia news!

Village Media is happy to announce the launch of, the latest member of our growing network of community news sites.

What can you expect? The latest local news on your desktop, tablet and smartphone, along with obituaries, weather, and online flyers.

We are excited to say we have already received a very big (and very warm) welcome from the community, and we are happy to be launching OrilliaMatters with a familiar local team in place:

John Hammill - Publisher

Dave Dawson - Community Editor

Nathan Taylor - Regional Reporter

Nicole Parkes - Regional Sales Manager

“We believe that locally driven news is essential to communities. That’s why we’ve started or helped launch more than 10 digital news sites in communities just like Orillia within the past few years – communities that in some cases were also told their local newspaper didn’t factor into someone else’s bottom line,” said Jeff Elgie, CEO of Village Media. “We are proud to be extremely community-minded and cover important stories in your city. We have a great team in place and look forward to becoming an integrated part of the community’s daily news.”

Keep coming back to our Local News feed today and you’ll see Dave and Nathan have already been hard at work. You can expect breaking news, features, profiles, local sports, new business openings and everything in between.

OrilliaMatters is part of the Village Media network, one of the largest in the province with significant reach across northern Ontario.

Village Media’s launch of was assisted by Launch Sponsors:

Wagner Lawn Care

IPC Team Burton

CC Fashions

Ellwood Epps

Lake Country Physio

Happy at Home

Autoflex Sales and Leasing

Studabakers Beachside Grill

Roy Micks – Remax Orillia

Kevin Vennard  Optometrist

Fior Tucci

About Village Media

Village Media, which has a growing media presence across the region, includes the news sites,,,,,, and has strategic partnerships with in Sudbury, in Thunder Bay, the Manitoulin Expositor (, and Rogers Media in Halifax (

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