Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday September 11, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen

You can feel fall coming. Mother Nature is beginning to show her fall colors, the kids are back at school; fewer tourists on the streets – so not surprisingly things are getting busier in Town.

The Week Ahead

This Monday September the 12th sees the General Committee meeting at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.  A short agenda including:

1)     Review of the dog control by-law (changing terminology to “service dog”)

2)     Issues raised by citizens – property standards at 228 Chaingate; derelict house at 174 William

At 7:30 pm you are invited to the first program in the 5th season of A Day in The Life at the MCC.  This month’s guest is Alan Rock, past federal Liberal Justice Minister and Health Minister, Ambassador to the UN and currently President of the University of Ottawa. It will be a fascinating evening.

On Tuesday at 7:30 pm the MCC hosts a new information series based upon local healthcare. The Good the Bad and the Ugly – the story of the GBGH Emergency Department is moderated by Dr. Keith Rose. Your chance for an inside look at the workings of your local Emergency Department.  No charge but please register in advance at:

On Thursday the 15th at noon you are invited to attend a flag raising at Town Hall in honor of Terry Fox. (The walk is on Sunday). Then from 3:30 to 6:30 pm there is a special event for artists and those interested in the arts called “Artrepeneurship in North Simcoe” the event takes place at the MCC and includes sessions on business planning and funding opportunities. Reserve tickets at

Friday the 16th is busy. Patrick Brown hosts A Day for Seniors at NSSRC from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. This annual event features a trade show and all sorts of information about programs and activities for the senior lifestyle. At 3:00 pm, at the Huronia Museum, we hear our Tale of a Town.  Over the last few weeks the Ontario government has sponsored a group of young people to walk our streets and hear our collective stories. They will be presenting what they have been hearing and how they are creating an oral record of small town Canada.   Come and see if your story is amongst them.

That evening it’s the annual Wye Marsh Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction. Running from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marsh it will feature many of the local mayors and councilors, great food, entertainment and some interesting Silent Auction items including a “live butler” auction involving a certain Tay Township Mayor.

Week - End

Sunday September 18

The Terry Fox run starts at 9 am from the Perkinsfield Park and Arena to Midland and back. Come and be part of this amazing movement.

Council Issues Update


Council has proceeded with the hiring of Mark Rogers to assist with the MPUC sale process.  Council is also interested in keeping as much of the sale discussion public as possible. As you can appreciate certain matters such as specific offers from companies must be kept confidential. Look for Council to set up the public portion of the process and the “negotiating team” in October.

Gord McKay

Your Year for Getting Aboard – Midland is on the Move - 2016


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