Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday June 24, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

This past Saturday all eyes were on Port McNicoll for the return of the SS Keewatin. A truly beautiful ship returning memories to our area. Even though it is not yet open for tours, it’s well worth a visit.

On Monday June 25th we see another excursion into our past as a ground penetrating radar study will be made of the historic William Wilson cemetery. The field work should be occurring between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, beside the Old Penetanguishene Road near Highway 12.

At 2:00 pm you are invited to attend an information session regarding the Local Immigration Partnership at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre in Midhurst.  The session will provide results of the research gathered by Simcoe County and allow your feedback on issues affecting newcomers’ settlement in the County of Simcoe.  

Then at 5:30 pm is an invitational event hosted by the Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Organizations involved in healthcare delivery will meet to exchange ideas about prospective changes to services. This discussion will help the LHIN better define its delivery solutions.

At 6:00 pm Council will hold a closed meeting covering three items including land disposition and a personal matter. At 7:00 pm is the June Council meeting at Town Hall. The agenda includes:
-       Three deputations including a proposed bus link between Midland and Penetanguishene
-       Update on our budget meeting dates
-       Agreement on the planning process for the Unimin property

On Tuesday June 26th the attention turns to the County. County Council meets at 9:00 am in Midhurst to discuss tiered medical response and the draft agreement between the Province and the County directing our area’s growth plan.  At 11:00 am that morning is the official opening of the expanded County Council administration building. Back in Midland that evening I have the privilege of honouring three students from Huron Park PS for being exceptional citizens.

Wednesday June 27th will be devoted to economic development. The morning starts at 7:30 am in Penetanguishene, where we continue the “smart manufacturing” discussion. Then at 1:00 pm in Midland we will meet to discuss how the private sector should be engaged in helping direct our area’s economy. Closing out the day, Huronia Players will be hosting their AGM at the MCC at 7:00 pm.  Always a fun event.

The Ontario Early Years North Simcoe celebrates ten years in our community on Thursday June 28th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This fun filled public event, with lunch, takes place at the Upper Pavilion in Little Lake Park.  Then at 12:00 noon the Midland Seniors Council hosts a community planning event.  Over a complimentary lunch (You need a free ticket available at the NSSRC) you will be able to present your ideas about what should be happening in Midland from a senior’s perspective.

At 2:00 pm that Thursday the four municipalities will meet to discuss economic action. The agenda includes an update on the new economic website and a discussion about area coordination for tourism. At 7:00 pm that evening I attend the high school graduation at St. Theresa’s and Deputy Mayor Kramp attends at MSS.

Friday is relatively quiet as we head into the Canada Day long weekend. Sunday, the place to be is Little Lake Park with activities starting at 9:00 am and the parade set for 10:30 am.  Special activities this year:
-       A tribute to Sarah Burke
-       A war of 1812 encampment complete with musket drill and field cooking
-       Fireworks at dusk in Little Lake Park
For further information please see the Canada Day Event Schedule attached.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s exciting Year of Having Fun - 2012.


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