Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday March 16, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

I think we need to have a talk with that groundhog.  If you can believe the weather forecast we may get more snow in the next week that we have had in all of February. Cold too.

This past Thursday some 150 people attended the meeting on Low Water Levels on Georgian Bay. Ten mayors were in attendance and described the problems they are seeing in their own communities – everything from marinas without water, ferry boats that cannot operate, to shoreline wells needing to be re-dug. Many residents came to the microphone and told how they were being similarly affected.

These meetings start to give you a perspective on the scale of the problem affecting all parts of the Bay.  The mayors and residents are asking for financial support and relief from a maze of regulations for 2013. The action will move shortly to Queens Park and Ottawa. If you want to lend your voice, please write a polite letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and MP Tony Clement and tell them your story.


Monday will see two closed meetings of the Town.  The Police Service Board will discuss a personal matter in the afternoon and Council will receive a confidential report on pay equity in the evening.

On Wednesday, March 20th your Huronia mayors will gather in support of the Red Cross’ Mayors for Meals campaign. Far from being a free lunch, the mayors will join Red Cross volunteers in delivering meals to those who cannot make them for themselves. The event starts at 10:45 am at 850 Hartman Dr.

Later that day, the Georgian Bay Leaders Steering Committee will meet in Midhurst to further our action in dealing with low waters.

Thursday March 21st is a busy day.  If you like eating you will want to be at St. Theresa’s High School (Galloway Dr.) starting at 5:30 pm for a Taste of Midland. For a small fee you will be able to sample the fare of some of Midland’s best food establishments.

At 7:00 pm that evening are two events, both at the NSSRC. For those who like planning, please join the Town in discussing the developing Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  We need your input on how we should provide parks and rec services for the people of our area. And if you want action, you will want to attend the Midland Senior Floor Hockey Team vs the Midland Police – a real grudge match.  Not to be missed.

I am impressed to say that we will have opera in Midland on the weekend. The enjoyable Mozart opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” will be performed at St. Pauls on Sunday March 24th at 7:30 pm.  The cost is $40 for adults and $10 for students. The storyline is of two uncommon couples and a tale of jealousy, trickery, and mischief. A light and cheeky Mozartian delight, performed by the country’s finest emerging artists!

Gord McKay

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