Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday February 5, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

As busy a weekend as you could possibly want. Everything from the adrenalin-filled excitement of puddle-jumping at Little Lake to the intense competition of the MARC Spelling Bee.  A big thank-you to our Community Services Department for a great WinterFest.  Now get ready for our next big Town event - the Ontario Winter Games, March 8th to 11th.


First of all, a look back at an important meeting this past week – the Healthcare Summit.  In 2011 the four North Simcoe mayors agreed to cooperate in developing our area’s economy. One of the major targets for creating new quality jobs was healthcare. On Wednesday last, nine healthcare service leaders met to strategize where our healthcare economy should be headed and how we get there.  Some of the key ideas:
-          healthcare will be increasingly delivered by small specialist organizations/practitioners and less by large public institutions
-          we need an overarching strategy that speaks to all facets of our local healthcare economy
-          higher education is critical for success
More information on this initiative in the days ahead.

The week ahead is relatively quiet (recovering from WinterFest I suspect.)  Some of the public sub-committees that will be meeting this week are the Business Improvement Area Board on Tuesday, the Committee of Adjustment and the Library Board on Thursday. If you want more information on these sub-committees, please contact Karen at the Town at 526-4275.

And if you are looking for some tropic fun on Friday February 10th , you may wish to join the Midland Area Reading Council at the Penetanguishene Legion at for a great dinner, tropical music and other distractions to remind you that winter is not forever.

Gord McKay

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