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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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Recent Work by Greg

OPP investigating after rainbow crosswalk defaced at Orillia school

OPP investigating after rainbow crosswalk defaced at Orillia school

'It's important that everybody feels safe and everybody can express themselves how they want,' police official says of potentially hate-motivated crime
Chapter and Verse: Orillia teen realizes bookstore dream

Chapter and Verse: Orillia teen realizes bookstore dream

'I've always been very passionate about books, and I knew that one day I wanted to open up a bookshop,' says 17-year-old
'Wonderful display of weird plants' in full bloom on rare, local alvar

'Wonderful display of weird plants' in full bloom on rare, local alvar

Only 3% of the world is alvar and our region features one of the best, says local naturalist, who wants the area 'fully' protected; he'll lead a trip to the alvar on Sunday
Orillia company installing equipment in bid to snuff out odour

Orillia company installing equipment in bid to snuff out odour

'Confirmed incidents of adverse odour impacts can lead to potential charges against the company,' says ministry official; company makes lavender-scented garbage bags
European hornet buzzes into area, stoking fears of 'murder hornet'

European hornet buzzes into area, stoking fears of 'murder hornet'

'It’s non-native, it’s large, and it will compete,' warns local naturalist Bob Bowles who fears the European hornet could crowd out native yellowjackets
Court 'reluctantly' strikes six of seven guilty pleas in Eisemann case

Court 'reluctantly' strikes six of seven guilty pleas in Eisemann case

Contractor Scott Eisemann failed to have plea removed regarding Hal Gaber, who paid $125,000 to have Oro-Medonte structure torn down
Hwy. 11 crash at Line 14 sends one person to hospital: OPP

Hwy. 11 crash at Line 14 sends one person to hospital: OPP

Northbound off-ramp to Line 14 currently blocked, south of Orillia, after vehicle struck hydro pole, says OPP official
Severe storm downs trees, cuts power in Oro-Medonte

Severe storm downs trees, cuts power in Oro-Medonte

'I've been here for 25 years, and that was probably one of the biggest storms, or at least the longest lasting for cleanup,' says resident
Orillia council asks why it's paying for landscaping, fencing at rapid rehousing site

Orillia council asks why it's paying for landscaping, fencing at rapid rehousing site

Orillia councillor says responsibility should be borne by all county municipalities
Orillia residents slam Polyethics over 'uncomfortable' odour

Orillia residents slam Polyethics over 'uncomfortable' odour

'The smell has been there for over a year. The solution is to stop the production,' says frustrated resident at public forum
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