Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday November 2, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

The 2014 election is behind us and your Council has changed – significantly. There are five new members who will bring energy and talent to the challenges ahead. It’s a good result for Midland.  I just wish we could get the voting percentage up over the 41% mark. Official  results at:

The current Council will remain in place until the end of November. With only four Council members continuing, the Council is now known as a “lame duck” council.  As such Council will not be able to make and significant decisions affecting the Town during the month of November. But we can talk.


Monday November 3rd will see the public start of the Downtown Master Plan study.  You are invited to the public launch at the MCC at 6:30 pm. There will be presentations from a number of community leaders and a chance for you tell us what you want for your future downtown. Should wrap up about 9:00 pm

On Tuesday November 4th the work on the Downtown Master Plan continues with a Steering Committee meeting at Town Hall at 9:00 am. You are welcome to attend. At 5:00 pm, also at Town Hall, Bell Mobility will hold an open house about their wireless plans for our area.

That evening at 7:30 pm at the MCC, it’s a Day in the Life with Louise Pitre.  Ms Pitre is a Tony Award nominated songstress, often regarded as Canada’s first lady of musical theatre. Should be an interesting interview moderated by Fred Hacker.

Wednesday November 5th at 7:00 pm will see one of the shortest Planning and Development Committee meetings ever. Two items on the agenda;
-       Recommendation to move the draft Source Protection Plan to Council for approval
-       Economic development report, including the first report from our new economic development corporation

Thursday the 6th is the start of the Ontario Contact Conference at the MCC. This conference will bring 300 delegates from performers to agents to our Town. The three-day conference features contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, spoken word, and youth orientated programming. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the performing arts sector.
Friday November 7th will feature the regular Waterfront Steering committee at 11:00 am at Town Hall.  Then at 5:00 pm is a very special tribute to our veterans of the First Would War.  The  Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 80 will be hosting a dinner at its premises at 196 Queen starting at 6:30 pm.  That will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Nicholls who will tell us what conditions were like for our men and women who served in the Great War. Tickets are $25 and available in advance at Huronia Museum (705.526.2844

And don’t forget, the Ontario Contact Conference is at the MCC all day.


-       Georgian College has an Open House from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at its Midland campus. Your chance to see campus life.
-       The last day of the Ontario Contact Conference at the MCC

Gord McKay

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