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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

Ward 4 candidate hopes to help Orillia 'recover and thrive'

Ward 4 candidate hopes to help Orillia 'recover and thrive'

'I think my biggest hope for the next four years, would be ... really ensuring that Orillia isn't just sustainable, but it's thriving,' said Durnford
Local minister with 'fresh vision' seeks Ward 3 council position

Local minister with 'fresh vision' seeks Ward 3 council position

'Orillia has given me so much opportunity, and I love the city. I'm running to give back to the city what the city has given me,' says council candidate Zak Gariba
Soon-to-be centenarian ready to celebrate her big day

Soon-to-be centenarian ready to celebrate her big day

'In spite of the challenges she’s had in her life, she’s remained kind and loving,' says daughter of Oro-Medonte resident Jackie Gowland
Neighbours in Severn fed up with short-term rental

Neighbours in Severn fed up with short-term rental

Mayor Mike Burkett says upper levels of government need to step up to help; Airbnb owner denies allegations, takes issue with local bylaws
Deep dive: Closures 'typical' for municipal pools, officials say

Deep dive: Closures 'typical' for municipal pools, officials say

'Scheduling a closure to perform preventive maintenance is a far better practice than emergency closures,' says Barrie official, noting month-long shutdown is standard
Ward 4 candidate Tyson Renshaw withdraws from election race

Ward 4 candidate Tyson Renshaw withdraws from election race

'It was a very hard decision. I didn't take this lightly, but I think there's lots of great other candidates out there, and that made it much easier for me to step aside'
Art trees, meant to 'lift the spirits,' unveiled in Craighurst

Art trees, meant to 'lift the spirits,' unveiled in Craighurst

'When you go around and look at these trees, you'll find out there's a piece of Oro-Medonte in every one of them,' said Mayor Harry Hughes
'Nightmare' near Elgin Bay leaves residents, neighbours fuming

'Nightmare' near Elgin Bay leaves residents, neighbours fuming

'What is the impasse?' asks frustrated resident; Mayor Clarke says city is in legal negotiations with the project's contractor and is hoping for answers Aug. 12
Local singer to compete in CNE's Rising Star talent competition

Local singer to compete in CNE's Rising Star talent competition

'It's nerve-wracking, but it's also going to be an experience,' said 11-year-old Ruby Manias, who will sing in this year's Rising Star competition at the CNE
Library's teddy bear picnic draws a crowd <b>(4 photos)</b>

Library's teddy bear picnic draws a crowd (4 photos)

'We just think that anything that can get families out and spending time reading together is good and worth the time,' says Orillia Public Library official