Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday November 10, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

A special day tomorrow for all of Midland. Please join us at the Cenotaph at 10:30 am to mark Remembrance Day and pay tribute to our living veterans and those who did not return.

Tuesday November 12th begins at 9:00 am in Midhurst for the regular County Council meeting. Then at 6:00 pm your Council goes into a closed meeting to discuss three matters involving personal issues and labour negotiations. At 7:00 pm at Town Hall is the General Committee. A short agenda including;
-       A proposal for a special “luge” event in Little lake Park. A local entrepreneur has created an on-street luge system that is being marketed to the world. Midland is home base, so let’s see what we can do to help
-       Four surplus municipal lots will be considered for disposition
-       Two new draft by-laws covering procurement and communication
Then to make sure we do not go home early, a second closed meeting will be held to discuss the MPUC.

Wednesday will be a relatively quiet day with an evening meeting at the Best Western in Orillia to discuss our region’s Health Unit’s active transportation initiative.

If hockey is your passion you will want to attend the latest A Day in the Life series at the MCC. Pierre Pilote, NHL Hall of Famer; will be featured.  He was a perennial All Star and the Captain of the 1961 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Black Hawks. That’s at 7:30 at the MCC. Tickets at or the MCC box office.

Thursday November 14th at 9:00 am will see a very important discussion at the County Council chamber in Midlhurst.  The County’s 10 year affordable housing strategy was released some four months ago and raised many concerns amongst the housing service providers in our area. Underlying these concerns is the reality that there are few public housing dollars available and they are increasingly being allocated to the faster growing communities in our County. Our objective is to ensure that North Simcoe has a sustainable housing plan that will address our unmet need for affordable housing. You are invited to attend the debate.

Back home at the MCC the Hope Lives Here Book Launch will take place at 7:00 pm. Funds are being raised for the Cancer Support Centre.  Tickets are $50. Please contact Anna at

On Friday November 15th you are invited to the Waterfront Steering Committee meeting at 11:00 am at Town Hall. Then at noon it’s over to Walmart for the launch of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign. Friday also sees the start of the Huronia Players 2013/2014 season featuring the play “In-laws, Outlaws and Other People Who Should be Shot”.  Tickets are available through the MCC.


Saturday – Gateway Centre for Learning will hold their Book Cellar event at 10 am at the library.


The Town would like your views on two important subjects.

1)     The Huronia Economic Alliance is seeking comments on what makes our area such a good place to live (or not). Please comment at

2)     Our Cultural Plan needs your input on our cultural assets and future investments. Please visit . The survey will close on November 15, 2013.

Many of you know Lu Robitaille a local artist who is renowned for her renditions of the Georgian Bay landscape.  She and her husband have literally sold the farm and are moving to Coldwater. With the downsizing Lu has to part with all her stock to lighten the moving load. She will be having a sale of her artwork until December 2nd.  If you want some unique artwork or just want to catch up with Lu please call her at 705-534-3971.

Lastly, Midland has become one of the few towns in Canada with publicly accessible WIFI – we are now officially a “hot spot”. My thanks to for providing this service.  Access will cover all of King Street from the waterfront to the MCC by Christmas.  So come downtown and get connected.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s Year of Getting Involved - 2013.


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