Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday February 6, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

A full day of “Winterfesting” on Saturday – everything from Spelling Bees to Polar Bear Plunges – and now onto the Superbowl.  Winter just isn’t long enough.

There is a blood donor clinic at the Best Western on Monday February 7th from to . They need what only you can give.

You may wonder how items come to be placed on the General Committee agenda each month.  Well the items are promoted through one of three monthly briefings held between staff and Councillors. The briefings ensure items are ready for discussion. The agendas for these briefings are starting to be placed on our website. You can see the Community Service briefing agenda at

On Wednesday February 9th at at the NSSRC, your Council will hold a special meeting to discuss how Council should go about developing its own strategic plan. Council has not developed its own plan in recent years so the discussion could be wide-ranging.

On Friday February 11th Lakehead University is conducting an interesting symposium – The Role of the University in Economic Development”.  This topic is particularly pertinent for two reasons:
-          Lakehead is positioning itself to be “Simcoe County’s University”
-          Our recent Urban Growth Node meeting identified economic development as one of our top challenges

A closing note.  Our area’s registered Dental Hygienists are offering a “Gift from the Heart” this Saturday from to at the Genesis Dental Clinic.  They are providing free dental services to those who cannot afford proper dental care. From my years at Out of the Cold this is a vitally needed service. My thanks to our area dedicated dental hygienists.

Gord McKay

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