Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday February 19, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Nothing like a short trip to Toronto to remind you that we live in the most beautiful place in Ontario. Now let’s get our local economy running better.

Monday is Family Day. With a sunny forecast this is a golden opportunity for some spring tobogganing with the kids on Campbell’s Hill.

Tuesday February 21st is the Food and Agricultural Visioning Day at Lakehead University, Orillia campus. The program starts at and provides you with an opportunity to speak about the importance of local food production.

Later that day, two meetings at Midland Town Hall. At we meet in closed session to discuss appointments to the MPUC and the Committee of Adjustments. Then at is the February Council meeting (yes, it’s a week early). The evening could be short or long, depending upon how the last item below plays out. The agenda includes:
            - two deputations on the proposed recycling facility and one on the Charter of Rights
            - a motion to rename a street in honor of Sarah Burke
            - a motion to put solar panels on the NSSRC and earn the Town $40,000 per year
            - a by-law to accept the deed to our harbour from the federal government
            - continuation of the discussion on how we should fund tourism and the Chamber in 2012

On Wednesday February 22nd, I will be taping a promotion at NSSRC to welcome the athletes attending the Ontario Winter Games in Midland. Then at that day I will be on the Roger’s, Politically Speaking. Your chance to get your questions answered.

On Thursday February 23rd the mayors of the four North Simcoe municipalities will be meeting to discuss joint plans for economic development. (I have received a number of comments from other jurisdictions expressing surprise that we are actually working together.)

And then the weekend. This Saturday February 25th:
- 10:00 am the Simcoe and District Maple Syrup Producers holds its First Tapping at the Jack McFadden Sugar Bush, 15766 Hwy 12, Port McNicoll
            - 7:00 pm the ever popular Yseman’s Lip Sync contest at the NSSRC
            - 8:00 pm Seranata Choir holds a fundraiser at the Midland Legion

Looking to the future, a Municipal Cultural Planning workshop is scheduled for Wednesday March 21st from to at the NSSRC.  The fee for this all-day event is $30, including lunch. You may register at:

Gord McKay

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