It was with interest I watched the proposal to council on Dec. 5 to designate the West Street South area as the Foundry Park District.
Depression, what is it?
This past Saturday evening the Orillia Museum of Art and History held their first Festival of Trees event. This event was a success due to the talent of many artists in Orillia and area who donated their skills to make each tree a unique work of art.
Naturally, nobody wants their taxes to go up. So, when city council recently adopted its budget for 2017 and what will be, approximately, a 3% tax increase, many - with good reason - lamented the hike. After all, our taxes go up every year as does the price we pay for electricity, gas, groceries...you get the idea.
Dan Mulligan, like many Canadians, is in favour of legalizing marijuana. Big deal, right? It is to his employer: the Ontario Provincial Police.
I challenge all of the Orillia city council members to take our city transit for a minimum of a week.
I realize I shouldn't be loading my worries on you whilst you are battling the Christmas shopping crowds to find that perfect gift for the girl or man of your dreams and at the same time find a trinket or two for your husband or wife, but I may have had my plans for the future dashed upon the Rock of Ages as they say in that old hymn.
Re: "'Scandal' a diversion tactic," editorial, Dec. 1
It’s said if you live long enough, nothing should come as a surprise.
The federal Liberals can’t possibly win the cash-for-access war of attrition in which they’ve been embroiled for weeks and to which they seem grimly committed. The only question is how soon they’ll concede -- and how severe a drubbing they’ll sustain in the interim.
Every year we pause to reflect on the 14 women -- 12 engineering students, a nursing student and a clerk -- shot to death at École Polytechnique.
The response to last week's approval of two pipelines -- Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge's Line 3 replacement -- has exposed the lack of energy literacy in Canada that's exacerbated by a fragmented media and ignorance of Alberta's climate plan.
Did it cross your mind occasionally, in the past week to wonder where all of the "250,000 civilians trapped in eastern Aleppo" have gone? As the area of the city under rebel control dwindled -- by Wednesday morning the Syrian regime's troops had recaptured three-quarters of it -- did you see massive columns of fleeing civilians, or mounds of civili
The idea to charge a toll for drivers who use two commuter roadways in Toronto is sure to spill over into the rest of the province, especially now that Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no objections.
Poor Sam Oosterhoff. Here he is just 19, a home-schooled farm kid from Ontario wine country, newly landed in the Big Smoke and keen to make his mark as the province's youngest-ever MPP. But his political career is already doomed.
An inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council last week recommended, unanimously, that Judge Robin Camp, now of the Federal Court, be removed from the bench.
The CBC should go ad free at the first possible opportunity.
Seventy-five years ago this week, William Lyon Mackenzie King told his diary, "This is the most crucial moment in all the world's history." On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the Canadian prime minister, like everyone else, watched the world change overnight.
The Ontario government does, it seems, practically nothing to recover money when doctors bill inappropriately for services.