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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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greg@orilliamatters.com

Recent Work by Greg

Disinformation, fake profiles causing real issues in Oro-Medonte

Disinformation, fake profiles causing real issues in Oro-Medonte

Current members of council, citizens groups being targeted; Mayor Harry Hughes says reality of going door to door paints a different picture
Mayor, incumbent councillors skip Oro-Medonte candidates forum

Mayor, incumbent councillors skip Oro-Medonte candidates forum

Not attending event 'reflects badly' on candidates, says administrator of group that organized forum; Hughes says going door-to-door is a better approach
Oro-Medonte resident riled up about one-way measures on Line 15

Oro-Medonte resident riled up about one-way measures on Line 15

'It's sending all the traffic that they didn't want going by people on the beach… over by a school. It’s like they just kicked the can down the road,' says frustrated resident
Confusing address led to potentially deadly episode for Orillian

Confusing address led to potentially deadly episode for Orillian

'It's an obvious risk to public safety,' warns worried Coldwater Road resident, who fears confusion could be fateful for emergency services responding to the area
Orillia Fall Fair returning Sept. 10

Orillia Fall Fair returning Sept. 10

Event returning for one day with no capacity limits; 'We’ve tried to open back up a lot of the things ... we didn’t have last year,' official says
Orillia to stop applying sand on roads, parking lots this winter

Orillia to stop applying sand on roads, parking lots this winter

City of Orillia staff point to environmental effects, cost savings, ineffectiveness of sand in decision to launch pilot project
Hughes hoping to secure fifth term as Oro-Medonte mayor

Hughes hoping to secure fifth term as Oro-Medonte mayor

'I'm the right choice because you can look at what's happened (through) my proven track record. Oro-Medonte has just gotten better every year,' says Hughes
Future of Orillia Opera House totem pole on shaky ground

Future of Orillia Opera House totem pole on shaky ground

Structural issues and complaints behind its removal; 'I think we have to be very, very cautious that we don't jump to simple solutions like getting rid of things'
Orillia Opera House granted exemption for adult-themed shows

Orillia Opera House granted exemption for adult-themed shows

Some previous shows have featured nudity, coarse language and adult subject matter, which overlaps with definition of an ‘adult entertainment parlour’ under Orillia ’s municipal code
'Fabulous big party' will mark Leacock Medal's 75th anniversary

'Fabulous big party' will mark Leacock Medal's 75th anniversary

Events in September will recognize winners, runners-up from 2020-22; 'We’re really pulling out all the stops,' says Leacock Associates VP