CDC General Manager to Step Down after 14 Years

It was announced today that the Orillia Area CDC’s General Manager, Wendy Timpano, will be moving on to a new career challenge after 14 years with the community organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, President Sheri Tornosky expressed both gratitude and optimism. “We will definitely miss Wendy’s dedication and commitment to the CDC…

Low Carb #1 Stop

Two female entrepreneurs are working hard to make sure residents of the Orillia area who live with dietary restrictions have somewhere to purchase a variety of delicious foods that they can eat. Janet Paquin Watson and her daughter Jessica own Low Carb #1 Stop on Rama Road. The bright, inviting space stocks a wide variety…

New Life for The Death Industry: Canadians AWAKE to a Simple, Sustainable & Spiritual Afterlife Alternative

These two Ontario-ordained Ministers and entrepreneurs don’t shy away from conversations about death, even if most of us do. Instead, they educate Canadians on a simple, eco-friendly and innovative alternative to traditional funeral and burial options. Amanda Kelly and Lauren Andrew are the founders of AWAKE, an ashes-to-earth eco-solution company offering Canada’s only carbon-neutral cremation…

Orillia CDC provided lifeline to local businesses amid pandemic

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) issued 75 loans in the first year of the pandemic, providing over $2.5 million in COVID-19 relief funding to 59 area businesses through a federal program. Orillia CDC general manager Wendy Timpano gave city council an overview of the organization’s economic development work at this week’s meeting. “We provide business…

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron

Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout TORONTO — In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits. These measures will help…