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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

Orillia couple nears 1,000 games in fierce Scrabble competition

Orillia couple nears 1,000 games in fierce Scrabble competition

'If I can beat my wife, I figured I beat the best because she’s got that university degree and I have nada,' quipped Gerry Walma of friendly rivalry with wife
Council eyes West Street, Peter Street sites for 'rapid rehousing'

Council eyes West Street, Peter Street sites for 'rapid rehousing'

At Monday's meeting, council will also discuss ambitious plans for second phase of Orillia Recreation Centre, OLT appeal of condo project and other issues
City, Georgian College collaborating to 'optimize' city transit

City, Georgian College collaborating to 'optimize' city transit

Georgian College students will employ big data analytics, AI, and more in projects looking to optimize transit and prepare it for city growth
Jamboree aims to raise funds for local couple who lost home to fire

Jamboree aims to raise funds for local couple who lost home to fire

'Jim and Diane are such nice people and (because of) extenuating circumstances they're kind of in a bad way, so this will certainly help,' says event co-organizer
'Breach of trust': Sentence for Orillia OPP officer now in judge's hands

'Breach of trust': Sentence for Orillia OPP officer now in judge's hands

Crown attorney says Const. Bailey Nicholls' conduct was an 'absolute abuse of power' that has had a 'long-lasting impact' on the victim's life
Community rallies to support Ramara couple following house fire

Community rallies to support Ramara couple following house fire

House was a 'total loss,' said Ramara Township fire chief; couple did not have insurance and are now facing an uncertain future days after mortgage was paid off
Pilot project aims to provide 'seamless' city transit use to Ontario Northland passengers

Pilot project aims to provide 'seamless' city transit use to Ontario Northland passengers

'After discussions ... it was clear that permitting them to use a location near Orillia’s terminal would enable both parties to better serve the community,' said city official
City denied $6M grant request for green retrofits at Brian Orser

City denied $6M grant request for green retrofits at Brian Orser

Despite not securing federal funding, arena's 'green retrofit features will remain as part of the capital project as planned,' staff say
Contractor charged with fraud returns to court with new lawyer

Contractor charged with fraud returns to court with new lawyer

New lawyer asked for four-week delay to review 'wealth of information' about case, but judge rejected idea; trial will resume next week
Swim to Survive program to give local youth vital swimming skills

Swim to Survive program to give local youth vital swimming skills

'Especially up here in Orillia, we're surrounded by water, and it definitely will better prepare them for the outside world,' said city staffer of local program
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