Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday March 18, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

Spring arrives this week and fittingly our younger set is already looking forward to upcoming graduations. Our ever creative Library is organizing a Prom/Graduation Formal Wear Exchange.  They invite you to stop by and take home a “new to you” dress/suit, absolutely FREE!  For more information please contact Jennifer at 526-4216 Ext. 3307.  And in keeping with the ‘teen theme” I have attached a sheet of events for our creative young people.

The Week Ahead

Monday March 19th sees a public meeting at 6:30 pm at the NSSRC that will lay out the latest developments for our King Street re-design.   Many of the good ideas from the public have been included. Once through this final stage, we are just about ready to start construction.

On Tuesday you are invited to the grand reopening of “Assisting You Social” at their new location, 535 Bay Street. They are a social media marketing and content creation company.  The opening is at 1:00 pm.  Then at 3:00 pm the NS Housing Working Group meets to look for new ways of dealing with our area’s affordable housing shortage. The topic of rooming houses is on the agenda.  And at 5:00 pm the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts its AGM and Business Awards at the Quality Inn.

More meetings on Wednesday the 21st.  The Town’s HR Committee meets in closed session at 10:00 am to discuss labour negotiations.  At 2:00 pm the Downtown Safety Committee meets to review recent incidents in the downtown and discuss needed responses.

Thursday at 3:30 pm it’s the third public budget meeting at Town Hall.  Council will look at capital spending plans plus review the operational budget decisions to date. Then at 7:00 pm our Library hosts the second in its “The Real Deal Student Info. Series” - the topic this time is Financing Your Post-Secondary Education. Sean Elliot, Student Recruitment Specialist with Georgian College, will discuss the cost of post-secondary education and the various sources of funding, including financial aid, OSAP, loans, applications and how to navigate what is available. Register to attend this free event at  or visit the main Library desk.

And on Friday I am down in Toronto for a meeting with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  We will be discussing our initiative to grow the cruise ship industry in the Great Lakes and the potential for making Midland a terminus for the cruise ship operations.

Week - End

Saturday March 24

-       10:00 am - Master painting workshop with Rod Prouse, at Quest in the MCC
-       12 noon - March Mudness at Rotary Park in Penetanguishene. A contest of mud and endurance, all for the benefit of GBGH
-       1:20 to 2:50 pm – “Terry Skate” at NSSRC in appreciation of your continued support of the annual Terry Fox Run.  In 2017, together we raised over $75,000 for cancer research. There will be free hot chocolate and voluntary cash donations to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Sunday March 25

-       10:00 am - Master painting workshop with Rod Prouse, at Quest in the MCC
-       9:30 am to 2:00 pm - We are the Villagers popular Pancake Breakfast takes place at Phil’s Pub and Eatery in Midland. Tickets are $10.00 each for adults and $5.00 for children (under five years old).
-       12 noon to 1:00 pm - The BIA Buster Bunny is hopping through downtown Midland with a stop at the Library at 12:45.  Buster will be handing out chocolates and taking photos. The Midland Public Library will be hosting crafts
-       7:30 pm - Intimate Spaces Series at the MCC presents Churchville Park, an acoustic group that performs old-time country, folk and bluegrass classics


Looking ahead to April, please join me at the Mayors annual Mac N Cheese dinner on Sunday April 15 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The food fest will be at Phil’s Pub and Eatery in Midland. All proceeds going to the We are the Villagers charity.

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday March 11, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

March Break and for those of you with children the inevitable question “What are we going to do to keep them occupied?” Luckily the Town has some great answers.


Free public skating from Monday through Friday of March break, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at NSSRC.


Free movies each day of March break for the entire family starting at 1:30 pm at the Library.

·         Monday – Lego Ninjago

·         Tuesday – Wonder

·         Wednesday – Ferdinand

·         Thursday – The Pokemon Movie

·         Friday – Jumanji

Fun Activities

Monday, March 12th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm it’s Nerf Gun Game Night. Bring your nerf gun & join us at the Library for an action packed gamed of capture the flag & freeze tag!  We provide the darts & snacks. Cost: $5/child (Ages 9-12). Registration & parental permission is required. (705) 526-4216

Tuesday, March 13th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Library, Teen Nights featuring Lego Night

Wednesday, March 14th from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon try your favourite Tech Toys! Free for all ages. Join us at the Library to try out all of our new tech toys including robots, Squishy Circuits, Makey Makeys & more!

Thursday, March 15th from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon it’s time for Spring Crafts. Join Miss Bonnie in the children’s area to paint & decorate a wooden bunny. Cost is $5. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Week Ahead

Not surprisingly March break week is rather quiet at Town Hall.

On Tuesday at 9:00 am I am at County Council where a number of the reports will assess how we are caring for our elderly in our many Long Term Care homes.

Wednesday the 14th at 10:30 am at Town Hall, we celebrate Pam Wayne’s retirement. A veteran of our Finance department, Pam will be missed.

And on Friday at 9:00 am the County Affordable Housing Advisory committee meets to further plan how to bring more affordable housing units to rural areas.

Week - End

Saturday March 17

-       10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Sweetwater Festival at the Wye Marsh. Pancakes with maple syrup are always a highlight

-       8:00 pm - Tartan Terrors at MCC. Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, we can see why Dig This Magazine declares “The Terrors - one act to keep an eye on!” 

Sunday March 18

-       10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Sweetwater Festival at the Wye Marsh.

Council Issues Update


This past Friday our 13 MPS officers who transferred to the OPP graduated from their initial training. The ceremony was moving and clearly showed the professionalism and character of our returning officers. The Town of Midland and the OPP would like to thank the families, friends and residents for their overwhelming support of our former MPS officers. We would like to congratulate the officers on completing their training, and look forward to having them back on patrol for the OPP in Midland starting Monday!


The MPUC sale process before the Ontario Energy Board slowly continues. The good news is that all is proceeding as expected. It looks like a couple of more months before the process completes.


Georgian Bay General Hospital is actively recruiting for several new candidates to hold positions on its Board of Directors.  The deadline for applications is April 7, 2018 at 4 p.m. Further details regarding requirements can be found at . If you have questions, please contact Jacki Dumont at (

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

Days are definitely getting longer. Bur almost everyone I speak too qualifies their spring-like optimism with “there’s going to be one more snow storm”.  Fingers crossed.

The Week Ahead

Monday March 5th starts Teen Tech Week at the Library. The Library will be showcasing their favourite technologies online.  Teens are invited to snap a photo or video of themselves using these amazing resources at MPL and share it on social media using #MPLTeenTechWeek on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For each photo/video you share, we’ll enter your name into our prize draw. Open for ages 13-18.

At 7:00 pm it’s General Committee and a short agenda. (The meeting has been moved up a week due to school March break next week). The main agenda item is the proposal to adopt the Articles of Incorporation for the new MBL Development Corporation. Town Councilors will also be challenged to participate in the Elmvale Maple Syrup festival’s log-sawing contest.

On Wednesday at 7:00 pm the Planning and Development Committee takes place at Town Hall.  The agenda includes:

-       The Hanson Development community design guideline

-       Draft Plan of Subdivision for the Sunrise Pier tower on Aberdeen

-       Site plan application for a low rise commercial building at 880 King Street

Thursday the 8th is a busy day. The YMCA Job Fair takes place at the MCC from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. Bring you resume and meet the area employers who are hiring. For information:  or call 705-528-0845.  At 2:30 pm the four municipalities meet at Town Hall to discuss the latest developments in bringing high-speed internet services to our area.

At 7:00pm our Library screens “SWIFT. SILENT. DEEP”, the first historical documentation of the hardcore ski culture in the United State. It explores the roots of North America’s most infamous ski fraternity, the Jackson Hole Air Force, the beginnings of the modern American ski bum and the birth of the extreme skiing movement.  (And it’s FREE). If you want to get involved in sports and community activities our Town is hosting the first day of “Joint Registrations” at the NSSRC. Running from 7:30 to 8:00 pm, all the major sporting and activity clubs will be there. Other registration dates are Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Friday the 9th is a special day as I travel to Orillia for the graduation ceremony for the MPS officers who transferred to the OPP. The formal ceremony will commence at 1:00 pm in the auditorium at OPP General Headquarters located at 777 Memorial Avenue in Orillia. The ceremony is usually one and a half hours in duration. You are invited to attend. Also from 7:00 to 8:30 pm its sports/activity registration at the NSSRC.

Week - End

Saturday March 10

-       10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Sports/activity registration at the NSSRC

-       8:00 pm - Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with the “Real St Patrick” featuring the Celts. That’s at the MCC.

Council Issues Update


Council held its second marathon budget meeting this past week. We are now finished the first draft of the operational budget. At this point the Town tax portion would increase by 2.99%.

Rate-based services – water and wastewater - are set to increase by about 6%. This high rate is required to deal with the significant funding shortfall for future service infrastructure and the fact there was no rate increase in 2016-2017.  The annual rate increase is likely to go back to 3% in future years.

Council will be back for the next round of budget discussions on March 22nd.


Our Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre has been doing some amazing things. They have just updated their program offerings.  Please take a look at their program calendar at:

Midland, Penetanguishene and the County have just completed their Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, undertaken to improve access and safety along County Road 93. In general it recommends that County Road 93 be re-engineered:

-       From Hwy 12 to Yonge Street with 1.5 meter paved shoulders on both sides

-       From Yonge to St. Andrews Drive (GBGH) with 3 meter multi-use trails on both sides of the road

-       From St Andrews to Thompson Rd. (Penetanguishene) with a 3 meter multi-use trail on the east side of the road

The report will be available for your inspection during normal business hours at Town Hall and the Midland Public Library from March 9 to April 9, 2018. The report will also be available for download on the County and Town websites. Construction work should take place in 2019.

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday February 25, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

While you may have already put winter behind you, the 2018 Ontario Winter Games are underway right here in Midland. This year’s games host city is Orillia but a lot of the action takes place right here in our home town.

Friday March 2

Saturday March 3

Boxing – @ North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

Sunday March 4

Boxing – @ North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

Kickboxing – @ North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. Schedule to be determined. Medal ceremony at 5:00 pm

So if you missed the Olympics, this is your chance to come down and cheer on our athletes.

The Week Ahead

Monday February 26th at 2:00 pm is the Audit Committee at Town Hall. The meeting will feature a closed session to deal with the recent MPS audit, followed by an open session dealing with the annual Financial Information Report (FIR) that we provide to the Province.  At 4:00 pm you are invited to celebrate Tony Vipond’s 43-year career with CLH at his retirement reception at the NSSRC.  

At 7:00 pm it’s the February Council meeting. An interesting agenda with:  

-       Heritage awards presented to Mr. and Mrs Johnstone and Mr. John Todd

-       Three deputations:

o    Update on the Guesthouse Shelter

o    An offer to move the SS Keewatin to Midland harbour

o    Summary of the Town led Cruise Ship Industry Group project to grow the cruise ship industry in Midland and the Great Lakes

-       Wind up of three ad-hoc committees of Council

On Tuesday you are invited at 6:00 pm to attend the BIA AGM at 538 Bay Street

Wednesday the 28th at 5:00 pm, the Midland Youth Committee meets at Town Hall. Then at 7:00 pm the action is at the Library with the First Chapter Book Club exploring indigenous authors and their cultural topics. .

On Thursday the First of March you are invited at 3:30 pm to a special meeting of Council at Town Hall to continue the discussion on the Town’s operating budget. At 7:00 pm it’s the 2018 edition of Midland Reads at the MCC. This year the audience selects the book best able “To Open Your Eyes”. The contestants are:

-       David Bayfield defending Brother by David Chariandy

-       Jane Barnet defending Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

-       Will Baird defending The Measure of a Man by JJ Lee

-       Brendan Main defending Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks

-       Camille Girard-Ruel defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

On Friday the Big Brothers Big Sisters roll out their annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event.

-       Friday March 2nd starting at 4:30 pm is corporate/ business-nite. The opportunity for community businesses to show their stuff

-       Saturday March 3rd there are lanes available from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and 9:00 – 11:00 pm in both Penetanguishene and Midland

-       Sunday March 4th its Family Bowl from 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Teams and individuals are encouraged to sign up and collect pledges. For more information on the event, visit

At 6:00 pm the Waypoint Gala gets underway at their location. Each year they feature a speaker whose life has been significantly affected by mental illness. This year’s presenter is Jessica Holmes, a comedian you likely know from her days with CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce. She shares her story called Depression, the Comedy. A frank and hilarious account of how it took two years to be diagnosed as depressed. Her story, which has a deeply happy ending, relates to anyone who has ever been on a downhill trajectory.

Friday also sees the start of the Remax Hockey Tournament at the NSSRC.

Week - End

Saturday March 3rd

-       6:00 pm – We Are the Villagers hosts its fundraising murder mystery “The Parting Shot – A Mardis Gras Mystery”. That’s at Le Maitre’D Restaurant, Penetanguishene

-       8:00 pm - Sass Jordan takes to the stage at the MCC.  Canada’s Queen of Rock Ms. Jordan is on her ‘Racine Revisited Tour’ to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of her 1992 Sophomore album, ‘Racine’. Songs you may remember include “Make You a Believer”, “I Want to Believe”.

Council Issues Update


The first public budget meeting lasted a mere seven and a half hours. We complete the second half of the meeting this Thursday.  At this point the Town portion of the levy increase looks to be about 2%. After the County and school portions are factored in, your 2018 tax increase should come in somewhere under 1%.


Make a note of your invitation to the annual Mayors Mac N Cheese dinner scheduled for April 15th. This year’s event will feature an expanded menu and take place at Phil’s Fine Dining on Hugel.  More details to come.

And lastly, Freedom to Read Week continues until March 3rd.  The Library will be showcasing a variety of works that will challenge your accepted views about life and living. All week at our Library.

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday February 18, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

The days are getting longer and temperatures have retreated from that bone-chilling cold. Not spring yet but well on the way. A tip of the hat to our tireless road crews who have done a great job of keeping our streets plowed and safe this winter.

The Week Ahead

Monday is Family Day and Midland invites you to a free family skate from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the NSSRC. Try to spend some time with your family today.

Tuesday the 20th sees an emergency management meeting at the Town. The group is planning our next emergency scenario test to take place this fall.  

On Wednesday February 21st at 2:00 pm the Midland Bay Landing Steering Committee meets to discuss its future. (This meeting was deferred from last week)  From 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Library the “Between the Covers Book Club” gathers for engaging conversation about this month’s book of choice. Please come and join the discussion.

At 7:00 pm our Library launches a new educational series “The Real Deal Student Info Series” designed to help youth and parents understand what awaits them when they go on to higher education. This evening’s event is about “The First Year”.  Second year student Kody McConkey and his family describe what the first year of university is REALLY like. How did they prepare? What was it like to live independently for the first time? Kody and his family will share their tips, tricks and advice for prospective students. Register to attend this free event at  or visit the main desk.  At 7:30 pm the MCC Intimate Spaces series presents an evening with Bobby Watt, one of Canada's finest traditional singers. Mr. Watt is a Scottish-born master stonemason and ex-police scuba diver with a voice that will melt your heart.

Thursday the 22nd starts with the Employer Breakfast at 7:00 am at Brooklea. The speaker, Brian Wasliw an employment and labour lawyer, will address the topic of Bill 148 and its impact upon local businesses. Please pre-register at

At 1:30 pm you are invited to a special Council meeting at Town Hall to start our public discussion of the 2018 budget.  From 2:30 to 4:30 pm Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, will be at the MCC to talk about protecting our environment, climate change and sustainable communities. There is no cost to attend.

Friday and its Jully Black at the MCC starting at 8:00 pm.  A true Canadian icon, Jully has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’ by her fans and peers. As a platinum selling recording artist her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home multiple Juno Awards and was selected to sing for the Queen of England.

Week - End

Saturday February 24

-       10:00 am to 1:00 pm – MCC Spelling BEE at the MCC conducted in three segments for grades 3-8

Sunday February 25

-       All day - Freedom to Read Week starts at the library. The week showcases a variety of challenging works and invites you to make your statement by being photographed with your favourite book using the Library’s new “green screen”. Another great free event at your Library. The Library’s events calendar is on their website at

Council Issues Update

Midland Bay Landing

The MBL Steering Committee will recommend to Council the guidelines (aka. shareholders agreement) that will ensure the newly created Municipal Development Corporation is fulfilling Council objectives. These guidelines will be used by the Corporation as they seek a new developer for the MBL property this spring.


The public budget process gets into gear this week. It has been delayed a bit this year due to the many organisational changes that have affected the budget. This week we look at the operational budgets for the Town’s department and agencies. Next month it will be capital. Please see the schedule of budget meetings at


Looking ahead, two items:

1)     Peter Mansbridge is coming to the MCC on May 24th for an episode of A Day in the Life. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! You may want to book early.

2)     The Midland Sports Hall of Fame is looking for nominations to be included in their induction ceremony on September 29. Nominations can be for any of four categories: athlete; builder; teams; and historic venues. Check out the web site for the complete list of past inductees. Nomination forms are available at , or from Customer Service at the NSSRC or at the Town of Midland municipal offices. Deadline for submissions is March 31st.

And lastly, I had an opportunity to enjoy Huronia Player’s “Spitfire Grill” last evening. A touching story about a small town told through songs delivered by our incredibly talented local players. You want to see this one.

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday February 11, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

I recall a few years back when there was speculation that the town of Buffalo, New York would have to be abandoned due to the heavy snow fall.  Well…..

The Week Ahead

A busy Monday February the12th, to start the week.  At 7:30 am the NSCFDC Marketing Monday series continues at the Midland Library. This week’s topic - Social Media – Choosing the Right Platform and Getting Results.  Please register in advance at

While we are at the Library, I have a week’s worth of information about all of their upcoming events.

·         Every day until after Valentine’s Day the Library is having Blind Date with a Book. Patrons can come into the library and select a blind date book (which has been festively wrapped). They check out the book based on just a few profile hints, and who knows, it just might be love! This was a super popular initiative last year and we’ve brought it back due to the demand & fun feedback. (FREE)

·         Monday, Feb. 12th – Wiggle, Jiggle & Dance (this program happens each Monday from 11am – 11:30 until the end of April) Gentle stretching, movements, rhymes & songs for parents & babies from 0-18 months. (FREE)

·         Tuesday, Feb. 13th – Teen Tuesday – Movie day – Spiderman Homecoming (with free snacks provided).   (we have a teen Tuesday event each week from 4:30pm – 6:00pm with a different activity each week, and of course, free snacks for the teens) (FREE)

·         Wednesday, Feb. 14th – Storytime with Miss Bonnie (happening every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10:30 – 11:30) (FREE)

·         Thursday Feb. 15th – Baby Got Bounce (Every Thursday morning from 10:15 – 11:00am until the end of February) Songs, stories & rhymes for babies aged 0-18 months. (FREE)

·         Friday February 16th - French Conversation Club – Every Friday from 11am – 12pm. Improve your French without the pressure of a classroom environment. Join our friendly conversation group to work on your French skills. All levels welcome. (FREE)

Ladies and gentlemen, we do have an amazing Library.

Also on Monday at 10:00 am the OPP Transition Committee meets at the Town. At 6:30 pm Council holds a special meeting to address:

-       Update on the OPP transition

-       Amalgamation of police reserves to ensure we track the costs associated with the transition and better manage funds derived from the wind-up

At 7:00 pm it is the General Committee meeting at the Town. The agenda includes:

-       Direction on improving our management of bio-solids at the wastewater plant

-       Update on the Midland Forward project

-       Update on actions in support of Council’s strategic objectives. Please refer

-       Legion request to waive an encroachment fee arising from a sign for their building

-       Approval for Butter Tart Festival 2018, set for Saturday June 9th

And lastly at 7:00 pm, Brookside Music presents Moscow Sounds at the MCC.

Tuesday and its County Council at 9:00 am. Key items for Council include new initiatives for affordable housing development in rural areas.

Wednesday the 14th is Valentines Day. What better way to celebrate your special someone than with a fun dinner-theatre. Good Morning Apocalypse invites you to “Bad Dates” at the MCC at 6:30 pm. The comedy show embraces the dark side of Valentine’s Day and all the broken hearts it leaves lying in its wake! From blind-dating Debra to a harrowing date gone wrong at Count Chocula’s castle. Good food – good fun.

On Thursday February 15th  the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs hosts a day-long meeting in Newcastle  to discuss building a stronger rural Ontario. This is an important meeting for Midland and rural communities as it gives us a stage to address many of the systemic issues that negatively affect our long-term survival - everything from needed changes to municipal finance, to infrastructure deficits, to the unique challenges of rural affordable housing will be on the table.

At 1:00 pm the Midland Bay Landing Steering Committee meets to address the changes to its mission in light of the new Municipal Development Corporation authorized by Council.  At 7:30 pm A Day in the Life interviews Mr. Max Eisen, a Hungarian Jew who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. At the age of 15, Max became a slave labourer at the camp. He suffered under horrific conditions in Auschwitz, survived the infamous “death march” in January 1945, and endured a long journey of physical and psychological healing. Max is one of a group of Holocaust survivors who has dedicated the latter part of his life to teaching the next generation about morals and ethics. That’s at the Midland Cultural Centre

Friday the 16th sees me at County again for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. But if you want to have fun, this is your day. Drop into the Town office and see what staff is up to on “Hawaii Day”, as they bring a little warmth to a cold winter climate. If you would rather be outside you may wish to try the skate trail and frosty winter fun at HHP Discovery Harbor from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. . And if you are looking for something different, how about a murder mystery courtesy of Huronia Museum. This dinner- theatre entitled “It Came from Little Lake” starts at 6:00 pm. For tickets please see:

Week - End

Saturday February 17

-       10:30 am - The Penetanguishene Winterama parade down Main Street

Council Issues Update

Service Delivery Review

The Service Delivery Review Committee will wrap up its work this month.  Its final report presented over 60 recommendations for changes to the Town’s operation. The report stressed the need to apply modern IT solutions to many of the Town’s functions; to streamline the controls over financial management in all departments and improve our voice-mail system to better serve our citizens. These changes will be implemented in a staged fashion over the next few years.


Training is underway for the MPS staff that has transitioned to the OPP. They are likely to be back in our community in early March. For staff that is not transitioning, their salary and benefits will be continued until the arbitration process concludes, likely next month. At that point they will be protected by the employment contract terms approved under the police arbitration process.

The transition has been difficult for many. The Town its doing its utmost to ease the process. We are thankful for the many years of service that the MPS has provided to Midland. We look forward the continuation of this level of service to the community under the OPP.


Two items for the following week;

1)     Monday the 19th is Family Day. Town offices are closed.

2)     The NSCFDC is hosting an Employer Breakfast on February 22nd at 7:00 am at the Brooklea. The speaker will be Brian Wasliw, an employment and labour lawyer who will address the impact of Bill 148 and how it is affecting local business. Please pre-register at

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018