Saturday, May 12, 2007

Saturday May 12, 2007

It’s now officially springtime and lots of things are happening in the Town.

If you are a walker you may be interested in the sidewalk restoration projects set for this year:
· Victoria Street - South side, Fourth Street to Sixth Street
· William Street - West side, Jeanne Street to Alcorn Subdivision
· Lindsay Street - East side, Bay Street to Barnett Avenue
· George Street - West side, Bay Street to Barnett Avenue
· Bay Street - South side, King Street to Midland Avenue
· Hugel Avenue - South side, Russell Street to Manly Street

And for drivers, the following roads will be resurfaced. (Please note a few other roads – not on this list - are being fully rebuilt).
· Cedar Street (all)
· Huron Street (all)
· George Street (Gloucester north to end)
· Portage Park Lane (all)
· Vindin Street (Ludlow Street to Fifth Street)
· Little Lake Park Road (approx 280m)
· Everton Road

The old St. Theresa High school on Barnett Ave has been scheduled for demolition in May.

The Town has been officially notified that the Regent Park Public School on Russell Street has been approved for closure and disposition. So if you want to buy a school, now is your chance.

Team Glen Howard is going to be honoured on Saturday June 2nd at 4:00 pm at the Coldwater Curling/Recreation Center. There is an admission fee so you may want to contact the arena at 705-686-3946.

And don’t forget our own Twisted Pines arts and music festival this May long weekend.

Gord McKay
May 12, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tuesday May 1, 2007

Happy Trails to you …. And if you have no interest in the Town trails please delete this e-mail.

I have had a number of inquiries about the completion of the bicycle/walking trail that connects the Tay Shore trail to our waterfront trails through the Tiffin development. According to our Town Planner, Bryan MacKell, the connection may be established this year but will depend upon negotiations with many of the affected property owners.

To follow this trail route description you may want to get a map out. The trail connection should run along the Tiffin waterfront to the Georgian Bay Islands National Park lands - then out onto the Wye Valley Road at the north end of the Doral building - then south along the Road to the intersection of Hwy 12 - then along the road allowance to the CN Bridge - then over the CN Bridge - then over the wood trestle bridge over the Wye River and onto the Tay Shore Trail at Ste. Marie. We will obviously need a few directional signs.

At the other end of our waterfront trail system, the new Midland Loop Trail is being affected by construction. You can still get through on the Rotary Trail but the “loop back” portion has been affected by earth storage from a nearby condominium development. Hopefully the loop trail will be back for the next biking season.

And snowmobile trails? The next Ad-Hoc Snowmobile meeting is scheduled for May 23rd at 7pm at the Town Hall. We should be getting close to a solution by then.

Gord McKay
May 1, 2007