Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday September 14, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

And you wonder why Canadians talk about the weather.  I have stopped looking for the Halloween decorations and gone directly to Christmas. Oh well, no snow yet.

On Monday September 15th at 7:00 pm there will be a public meeting on the Town’s proposed development charges. This is an important discussion that will find balance for who pays for new development in Midland.

Tuesday the 16th sees the start of the International Plowing Match being held this year in Ivy, just outside of Barrie.  This five day festival is likely to attract over 100,000 visitors. This is your opportunity to come out and enjoy the best of our agricultural community. Midland will be there as part of the County of Simcoe booth.  More info at

That evening at 7:00 pm at the NSSRC, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will hold a “campaign finances” session for candidates in the upcoming municipal election. Nothing about creative financing, I understand,

The election cycle gets kicked up another notch on Wednesday September 17th when the Chamber of Commerce hosts its regular All Candidates Meeting.  The meeting starts at 5:30 pm at the Midland Cultural Centre.  The public and media will be given the opportunity to ask the candidates questions during this meeting.  The public is invited to submit written questions by fax (705) 526-1744) or email ( The meeting format has created a bit of controversy as a $50 candidate fee is required. Should democracy have a price tag?

On Thursday September 18th the second budget meeting takes place at Town Hall at 6:00 pm. This meeting will bring the capital and operational budgets together and require Council to set direction for the final budget, to be approved by the next Council.

Friday the 19th is a day to participate in all the many events taking place in our area.

1)     At 5:30 pm it’s Marche at the Marsh, an evening of local food and superb entertainment, all to raise funds for our Marsh. Tickets at Wye Marsh.
2)     At 7:30 pm Brookside Music hosts its fundraising gala at the MCC.  A night of great entertainment as Brookside goes Broadway
3)     At 8:00 pm at the MCC is a remarkable performance by renowned Canadian songstress Patricia O’Callaghan who sings Leonard Cohen (and more). 



2:00 pm - Calling All Newfoundlanders – a first Newfoundlanders reunion and kitchen party at the pavilion in Little Lake Park. Pot luck, t’be sure.

Gord McKay

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