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Greg McGrath-Goudie

Greg McGrath-Goudie

Greg McGrath-Goudie got started in journalism as a student news editor at Lakehead University, where he completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Following graduation, he freelanced for a number of publications before landing with Village Media in 2021, where he has worked as an LJI reporter for CollingwoodToday, and now as a city hall/general assignment reporter for OrilliaMatters

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Recent Work by Greg

Tax hike of 5 to 6 percent possible in 2023, warns city staff

Tax hike of 5 to 6 percent possible in 2023, warns city staff

'I would say 90 per cent of the community can't afford a 6 per cent tax increase ... it's unaffordable,' lamented Coun. Ralph Cipolla
City to explore local partnerships for 'important' community fridge

City to explore local partnerships for 'important' community fridge

'I really applaud initiatives like this, which I support. Hopefully we can figure out a way to make this work,' said Mayor Don McIsaac of the community fridge concept
Council green-lights next step toward Laclie St. reconstruction

Council green-lights next step toward Laclie St. reconstruction

Councillors raise concerns about proposed bike lanes, saving trees and other issues; 30-day comment period will be open to the public once environmental study is published
Council approves $1.9M fix for Rotary Place

Council approves $1.9M fix for Rotary Place

Move comes after facility's second shutdown due to Legionella outbreak
'Amazing' art, dance program a hit for local seniors (3 photos)

'Amazing' art, dance program a hit for local seniors (3 photos)

'It gives us something to look forward to, shows us our cognitive abilities, and motivates us to do better than we thought we could do,' said participant of 26-week program
New taxi company set to drive into Orillia to 'fill the void'

New taxi company set to drive into Orillia to 'fill the void'

'Our company's going to be an honest company. It's going to be reliable, it's going to be safe,' said co-owner of new ABBY Taxi Orillia set to open soon
'No longer required': Development charge moratorium to expire

'No longer required': Development charge moratorium to expire

City waived $1.4 million in industrial development charges since 2010, which helped to bring in over $150 million in local growth, say staff
Council to consider $1.9 million fix for Rotary Place this week

Council to consider $1.9 million fix for Rotary Place this week

Potential bill comes on top of $425k approved by council for an interim cooling system last week; Staff are also recommending putting community fridge idea on ice
Resident concerned about 'misleading' ballots in recent election

Resident concerned about 'misleading' ballots in recent election

'It is a misdirection in the truest sense,' said an Orillia resident of ballots used in the recent 2022 municipal election
Local taekwondo athletes 'kick butt' at Ontario tournaments

Local taekwondo athletes 'kick butt' at Ontario tournaments

'Our results were stunning: we came back with multiple gold, silver and bronze with a small team,' says leader of small but mighty program based out of Rotary Place