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Dec 8

Company to be up and running in west Orillia by late next year, will employ 250 people

ORILLIA - In a year's time, the local business landscape will see a giant transformation. Angelo Orsi, president of Charter Construction Ltd., joined Coun. Rob Kloostra, Coun. Mason Ainsworth, economic development manager Dan Landry, CAO Gayle Jackson and CFO Bob Ripley Tuesday afternoon to...
Sep 22

Advanced Technology Hub could be built in Orillia

ORILLIA - Hydro One likes the energy in Orillia. Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke announced a "potentially transformative opportunity" for the city at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, as the city has entered into negotiations with Hydro One to build a state-of-the-art Advanced Technology...
Mar 11

Simcoe County looking at ways to get residents working

BARRIE - A Simcoe County committee project looking at ways to get area residents into the workforce is being considered by county councillors. The Simcoe County 2015-19 Labour Market Strategy is a project by the county's Ontario Works, the economic development department and the cities of...
Nov 20

Local solar industry appears to be booming

ORILLIA - There are new job openings locally in the new energy sector, especially for people interested in installing outdoor solar panels. Last year, there were three large solar project construction sites in Port Severn. There are current sites in Orillia that may continue throughout...
Feb 25

Orillia a Top-10 Investment City

ORILLIA - The City of Orillia can hold its own. For the first time, the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) — a Western Canada- based research organization — has given Orillia a standalone score in its rankings of top investment cities in Ontario. The Sunshine City has scored...