Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday March 25, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Now that we have had a taste of summer there is no going back. I do worry about my fruit trees though. Budding in March is a risky business.

Monday March 26th starts with a closed meeting of Council at 6:00 pm. There are four different items being discussed at this meeting including a labour relations matter and two items about an identifiable individual. At 7:00 pm in the Town Hall is the Council Meeting. A long agenda including:
- Three deputations, one from the owners of the new Boat House Restaurant (ex Scully’s)
- With our Chamber of Commerce not able to provide the tourism services requested by the Town in 2012, our staff is proposing to do them internally
- Council will decide about asking the people of Midland if they wish to consider a small casino in our Town

March 27th starts at the County. County Council has before it a motion proposed by Midland that asks for an area-wide review of our fire services. My thanks to our Chief Foster who is very supportive of finding better ways to safely deliver fire services. Then at 5:30 pm is the SGBCC Business Achievement Awards and dinner. The event takes place at the Best Western. There is an admission charge of $55.

On Wednesday March 28th, the Georgian College Community Advisory Committee (Midland Campus) meets to discuss accommodation services for students. With the College growing, we need to find a better method of helping students find accommodation in our area. Good ideas are welcome.

On Thursday morning I have the honor of attending the 105th birthday party of a very special gentleman at the Hillcrest Retirement Home. Later that day Community Living Huronia will screen its new video “Reaching Out”. The event starts at 2:30 pm at the HERO Centre on Elizabeth Street at King.

Sunday April 1st (can you believe March is already over) there is a very special festival at our library called “Books to Eat”. Creative chefs will turn a book of their choice into a spectacular edible creation. It starts at 2:00 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth. You have to come out and taste this one.


Five industrious local people are launching an initiative called “Renew Midland”. The program came out of Newcastle Australia (visit ) and puts creative artists into empty shops – the purpose being to bring life to the downtown. While a lot of work remains to be done, we should soon start to see new life and energy in our downtown King Street.

Gord McKay

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