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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

Ontario parents upset with school's response to bus shooting

Ontario parents upset with school's response to bus shooting

'We're not just out here to bash people, but more so to protect our community and obviously our children and anybody else’s children,' said frustrated parent
Squatters in broken-down RV leave Orillia restaurant owner fuming

Squatters in broken-down RV leave Orillia restaurant owner fuming

'Nobody can remove them off my property unless I pay for it. It doesn't even make any sense,' says frustrated Atherley Road property owner
'Wasting away': Ontario woman advocates for advance request on MAID as husband suffers

'Wasting away': Ontario woman advocates for advance request on MAID as husband suffers

'It’s awful. This last year has been particularly the hardest part to see him in the state that he's in,' says Kristine Johnston of husband with late stage Alzheimer's
Inspection ordered for 'unacceptable' conditions at Orillia facility

Inspection ordered for 'unacceptable' conditions at Orillia facility

Leacock Care Centre is also investigating resident's complaint and working with the ministry; 'They're doing damage control,' says resident advocating for 'positive' change
Severn man converts pipeline corridor into wildflower meadow

Severn man converts pipeline corridor into wildflower meadow

'Corridors like this provide very important foraging areas for pollinators,' explains Matt Thomson
'We rely on county': Area mayors not interested in county breakup

'We rely on county': Area mayors not interested in county breakup

'Those are critical things. I mean, you just don't go and grab paramedics off the shelf,' says Orillia mayor, who says he will 'ensure the city's interests are protected'
'He was Canadiana': Lightfoot's music, humility resounded loudly

'He was Canadiana': Lightfoot's music, humility resounded loudly

'I really loved how authentic he was and how real he was,' says Karen Hilfman-Millson, a former St. Paul’s minister, who will be officiant at Lightfoot's funeral
'Huge event': Orillia prepares to say goodbye to Gordon Lightfoot

'Huge event': Orillia prepares to say goodbye to Gordon Lightfoot

Special service, open to the public, expected to draw thousands, will be held Sunday at St. Paul's, where Lightfoot's legendary career began as a choir boy
Orillia mourns loss of legend, 'small-town boy who made it big'

Orillia mourns loss of legend, 'small-town boy who made it big'

'Today in Orillia, our community is mourning together along with the rest of the world,' mayor says, calling Lightfoot 'an incredible artist'
Pandemic sparked a 'tragic explosion of mortality from opioids'

Pandemic sparked a 'tragic explosion of mortality from opioids'

'I would say that the opioid tragedy was its own pandemic,' says Dr. Charles Gardner, who said deaths from opioids was close to number of pandemic deaths in region
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