Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday April 22, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

Lots going on in Midland. New businesses coming to Town – a community clean-up at the hospital - Smart Manufacturing Summit with our neighboring municipalities - a new visitor centre on the waterfront.  So much for gardening this year.

Monday April 23rd starts off at 7:30 am in Penetanguishene with the second of our economic summits, this one on Smart Manufacturing.  While it may seem to be just talk, these are the rallying events that will move our area’s economy forward.   Then at 6:30 that evening is a closed meeting at the Town to discuss matters of litigation and committee appointments.  At 7:00 pm that evening is the Council meeting. The agenda includes:
-       Recognition of our wining Novice and Bantam hockey teams
-       A deputation on our local Huronia airport
-       A decision on fire deployment and its related budget implications

On Tuesday April 24th at 9:00 am in Midhurst is County Council.  Many items on the agenda. In particular we will talk about waste, the proposed collection contract and new diversion programs.

Wednesday will see the Renew Midland team meeting. Many of the issues around insurance and licensing are being resolved. A downtown launch this fall still looks promising.

On Thursday April 26th the four area mayors will meet in Tiny to discuss the economy. Two items that Midland wants to have clarified are their interest in cooperating with joint tourism and developing a private sector agency to lead economic development.

Friday is going to be a tough day at Town Hall as we celebrate our Town Treasurer, Sue Gignac’s career and retirement. Sue has been instrumental in keeping the Town on a reliable financial footing and has helped many Councils understand the numbers. The event starts at 1:00 pm at the Town Hall. Please come and wish Sue well.

At 7:00 pm that evening our museum honors the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen with a Queen’s Tea at the museum. Please register in advance with Nahanni at 526-2844

A busy weekend:
-       Midland Home Show is at the NSSRC Saturday and Sunday
-       The Town recognizes the Workers Day of Mourning at the Workers Monument on Bayshore Dr. at 11 am on Saturday
-       Our library’s author’s series starts on Saturday at 2:00 pm.  First up is – Richard Feltoe’s, Redcoated Ploughboys.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> LOOKING AHEAD  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

1)     Land Based Gaming Public Consultation
      The main public meeting takes place on Thursday, May 24th 7:00 pm at the NSSRC.
      For more information about gaming and our process, visit:

2)     Meeting on the Health of the Canadian Family
      An information session sponsored by the Huronia Community Foundation and the YMCA.
      On Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 pm at the Brooklea,  Paul Kershaw will discuss
      his research on the health of young families. RSVP to

3)     Town of Midland – Looking for Special Events
       A meeting will take place on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at the NSSRC to discuss your
       ideas for the development of a new major special event our community can call our own.

4)     Town of Midland – New Visitor Information Centre
       On Monday May 12th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm you are invited to participate in
       the launch of the new Midland Visitor information Centre at the Town Dock. We will
       also announce our official Tourism Midland logo, phone numbers, email, website,
       Facebook and Twitter initiatives.

5)     Town of Midland – Tourism PASSPORT
       Another new tourism initiative is the “Tourism PASSPORT” to encourage our
       many visiting boaters to explore our Town. It’s free for any business/tourist
       attraction to participate.  Simply tell us how you will encourage visiting boaters to visit
       your business. For information call Bryan Peter at 526-4770; ext. 3207,

Gord McKay

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