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County's longest-ever road project closing in on completion

County's longest-ever road project closing in on completion

$85-million road-widening project between Barrie and Angus the largest ever for the County of Simcoe
Cost to service west Orillia lands almost doubles; Project put on hold

Cost to service west Orillia lands almost doubles; Project put on hold

$2.5M was budgeted for Infrastructure for employment lands in 2017, but bids for project were closer to $4.8 million; Mayor 'surprised' by price jump
CDC accepting applications for its Community Capacity Building Fund

CDC accepting applications for its Community Capacity Building Fund

$20,000 fund supports 'projects that improve opportunities for growth and/or success within an organization'; Deadline to apply is Oct. 24
Severn Township man nabbed for impaired, speeding

Severn Township man nabbed for impaired, speeding

The vehicle was travelling 150 kilometres per hour in a posted 80 kilometre per hour zone
Crossing guards no longer required to get record checks every two years

Crossing guards no longer required to get record checks every two years

Orillia Police Services Board now asking for criminal record checks every three years after cost increased from $25 to $35; 'It is a risk,' official says
Hotel room tax proceeds will be invested into local tourism efforts

Hotel room tax proceeds will be invested into local tourism efforts

City's 4% MAT will start being collected April 6, 2020; 'It’s incumbent on us to invest the entire amount back into the industry,' says Coun. Lauer
‘It’s a con, what they’re doing,’ city councillor says of provincial funding freeze

‘It’s a con, what they’re doing,’ city councillor says of provincial funding freeze

'I find it really offensive,' Emond says after learning county, Barrie and Orillia will have to ante up big bucks to maintain Ontario Works service levels
Good morning, Orillia!

Good morning, Orillia!

Clear skies today
BSOM candidates ready to rock as campaigns officially get green light

BSOM candidates ready to rock as campaigns officially get green light

Candidates in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte say they're already hearing some of the same issues come up while door-knocking
Area's naturalists unite to take up challenge of 'protecting our landscapes'

Area's naturalists unite to take up challenge of 'protecting our landscapes'

Naturalists from several clubs in region met this week to share successes and concerns and hear 'passionate, well-spoken' environmentalists