Andrew Philips, Special to Postmedia Network

Andrew Philips


Submitted JohnPaul Adamovsky believes fines levied against him by a justice of the peace should be thrown out, saying his work actually improved an area of Georgian Bay for residents living near Lafontaine.

Man to appeal after ‘paradise’ lost

A Toronto man fined for creating a “beach paradise” after moving large granite boulders into Georgian Bay plans to appeal the decision.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Compost Council of Canada executive director Susan Antler poses with a signs placed on the waste receptacles during a Zero Waste Conference at Lakehead University's Orillia campus Thursday.

No time to waste

For Susan Antler, it’s all about changing perceptions.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray will speak at the Zero Waste Conference Thursday in Orillia. (Postmedia Network file photo)

Event will zero in on waste reduction

Ontario’s environment and climate change minister will be the keynote speaker during a two-day event in Orillia this week dedicated to reducing waste.

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO A for-sale sign and a parking lot full of cars rest outside the former train station at 150 Front St. S. in Orillia. The listing has since been suspended while city staff look into heritage designation for the site.

Heritage designation sought

Plans to turn the city's former train station into a heritage landmark are proceeding.