Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday May 30, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen

I was at the Farmer’s Market this morning and they were selling local radishes the size of eggs. With the summery weather we are having, everything is growing.

This week is Hunger Awareness week. Peter Thomas (Salvation Army) is inviting everyone to come out and see the reality faced by those in our community who live in poverty.
Visit the St. Vincent de Paul food bank - Tuesday June 1st at St. Margaret’s Church, 589 Hugel St.: 10 am -- 4 pm
Line-up for the “Hunger Awareness Buffet” on Wednesday June 2nd, 6:30 pm at Ste Marie. Your $35 cash only donation goes to help the Good Food Box.
Participate in the “Poverty Game” where you learn how to live in poverty. Thursday June 3rd at the Salvation Army Food Bank, Dominion Ave. Choice of times are 1 - 2:30 pm or 3 - 4:30pm

Planning Advisory Committee (Speak at Discretion of Chair) meets on Wednesday June 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Bill Thompson Room of the NSSRC (Many Town meetings have moved to the NSSRC because of construction). A straight forward agenda including:
Amendments to the Midland Bay Estates Site Plan due to the designation of the Drummond Wall
The Town is getting more involved in the potential OMB hearing to determine the fate of the County’s Official Plan – (The Plan should help decide our future population and employment targets)
The County will offer organics and recyclables collection to all schools in the County in September 2010. (Another step towards Zero Waste)

This year’s edition of Doors Open Huronia starts on Friday June 4th with a reception at the Huronia Museum starting at 7:00 pm. Then on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm please tour our historic homes. Tours of our historic downtown will start at the “Swan” sculptor on the waterfront.

On Saturday June 5th at 11 am there will be a special Trail Opening ceremony on the waterfront trail behind the Captain’s Cove development (see map attached).

And lastly, the Town is continuing its testing program to better understand the scope of pollutants found in the Sundowner Road well. The Town will be testing private wells within half a kilometer of the Sundowner site. Results should be available before mid-June.

Gord McKay

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