Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday February 21, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen

Is there a prettier place anywhere than Midland on a bright sunny (albeit frosty) day?

A quiet week as some of your Councillors and staff are away at the Good Roads conference.

Zero Waste Simcoe will be releasing a report this week on how expected changes to the province’s waste legislation could result in hundreds of jobs for Simcoe. Public sessions are:
- Tuesday February 23rd at 7:00 at the Simcoe County Museum
- Wednesday February 24th at 8:00 am at the Midland Town Hall
If we act decisively we may be able to bring these jobs to Midland.

On Thursday February 25th you have the opportunity to attend an information session about a new private school coming to the area, Georgian Shores Academy. The event starts at 7:00 pm at the Olympia Event Centre, 2 Robert St. W, in Penetanguishene. A $10 cover charge will pay for the food.

This Friday get ready to attend Garfield Dunlop’s annual “Lasagna Dinner” at the Wye Marsh. Seating times are 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Last week I attended a meeting concerning the Georgian Valley development being built over the next ten years in Port McNicoll and Horseshoe Valley. The developer, Skyline, expects the project to cost $1.65 billion. The construction phase will provide some 9,000 construction jobs while operating the development will provide some 1,300 jobs. (By way of comparison, Statistics Canada states that in 2006 Midland’s total labour force was only 8,180) Look for public meeting in early March.

Gord McKay

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