Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday February 1, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen

Winterfest 2015 is in the bag and we now turn to the prospect of getting through February before any hope of spring – Wiarton Willie willing.

While it was not a New Year’s resolution I got myself signed up for the “Ready to Be Thirsty” challenge. . Sponsored by our Health Unit it invites all of us to stop and think about the amount of alcohol we consume in our daily lives. While our knee-jerk reaction is invariably - not me, I don’t have a drinking problem – alcohol has nonetheless ingratiated itself into almost all aspects of our daily lives. Cold turkey is likely not the best solution but ensuring that you are really in charge of your alcohol consumption is. Are you up to the challenge?

Monday is a quiet day as we all wait for Wiarton Willie to do his thing.

Tuesday February 3rd will feature Garfield Dunlop’s pre-budget consultation at the Brooklea starting at 9:00 am. At 5:00 pm the four mayors will meet in Tiny Township to discuss issues that affect the four municipalities. The mayors will use information from this meeting to go back to their own Council’s to see if any action should be taken.

On Wednesday February 4th at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall is the Planning and Development Committee meeting. Main items include:
-       Recommending the implementation of the province’s decision on secondary suites
-       Direction on an OMB appeal of the Town’s Source Water Protection Plan
-       Report on the inspection of the 154 septic tanks within 100 meters of Georgian Bay and Little Lake. (The Town passed a By-law in 2014 requiring the Town to inspect the minimum required by provincial law – that is sceptic tanks within 100 meters of the two water bodies.)

Thursday will be a busy day as I have a number of meetings with business leaders and manufacturers in our area.  While these one-on-one meetings are not public, all four mayors are working diligently with local business people to improve our area’s economy.

On Friday the 6th the four mayors and our Economic Development Corporation will meet at 7:30 am to further develop our request of federal Minister Goodyear to provide needed assistance to area manufacturers.


-       2:00 pm our Royal Canadian Air Cadets have a Change of Command Ceremony at the  NSSRC to welcome the new CO, Captain Megan McKinnon

Last week I told you about the launch of our new tourism name, the Heart of Georgian Bay. I had also promised you a link to our new song -
If this song does not make you proud of being a Midlander, nothing will – thanks Noni.

Still on the theme of tourism, we have a new tourism promotional video that is making the rounds at trade shows and in Toronto at the Senior Games AGM.

Gord McKay

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