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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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'Why are we paying for this?': Council OKs funding for landscaping, fencing at rapid rehousing site

'Why are we paying for this?': Council OKs funding for landscaping, fencing at rapid rehousing site

'I will be supporting this for no other reason than it's the decent thing to do,' said Coun. Tim Lauer, noting responsibility should be borne by all county municipalities
Municipalities facing 'unmet need' amid 'growing social and economic consequences'

Municipalities facing 'unmet need' amid 'growing social and economic consequences'

NDP would 'build a new deal for every single' municipality,' leader says as Ontario Small Urban Municipalities conference opens in Orillia
'Shameful': Ontario Liberal leader blasts Ford government at Orillia conference

'Shameful': Ontario Liberal leader blasts Ford government at Orillia conference

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing concedes relationship between province, municipalities can be 'a bit challenging' but touted 'remarkable recovery' under Ford
'Shameful': Crombie and Calandra take swipes in duelling speeches

'Shameful': Crombie and Calandra take swipes in duelling speeches

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing concedes relationship between province, municipalities can be 'a bit challenging' but touted 'remarkable recovery' under Ford
Council calls on province to 'at least double' Ontario Works, ODSP rates

Council calls on province to 'at least double' Ontario Works, ODSP rates

'We are calling on the provincial government to end legislated poverty,' said Coun. Janet-Lynne Durnford, who brought the resolution forward at Monday's council meeting
'A disservice': Council defers decision on zoning bylaw amendments

'A disservice': Council defers decision on zoning bylaw amendments

'I totally disagree with this. I don't see the urgency at all in passing this today,' said Coun. Lauer, adding 'there's a million little issues here that are going to affect people'
Could downtown parking lots be the answer to city's housing crunch?

Could downtown parking lots be the answer to city's housing crunch?

'It's time to put action in the action plan,' said local proponent of idea that also has support from Mayor Don McIsaac, who calls the approach 'innovative'
Council calls for more community input amid Official Plan review

Council calls for more community input amid Official Plan review

Proposed vision and 'made in Orillia' guiding principles were unveiled this week; 'It's extremely clear (with) tons of great information,' says councillor
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
Council votes to dissolve four longtime city committees

Council votes to dissolve four longtime city committees

'All we're doing is getting rid of what was, which we're not using anymore, and we will soon be replacing it with a new model,' said Coun. Tim Lauer
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