Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday December 4, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen

A definite chill is in the air but it’s more than made up for by the many smiles from those whom you meet. Stores are busy, helped along by the 3 hour free parking for December in the downtown. Do get out and enjoy your Town at this special time of year.

The Week Ahead

On Tuesday December 6th at 3:00 pm our manufacturers gather at a local plant to advance plans for increasing employment in our area. Our commercial attractiveness is growing with an unprecedented number of inquiries at Town Hall about locating in Midland. At 6:00 pm you are invited to Askennonia to take part in a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This moving annual event is organized by our Rosewood Women’s Shelter.

Wednesday sees the return of a unique event – the Christmas Toy Caravan. Captain Eric Conroy (of Keewatin fame) and Mayor Warnock have been able to organize a truck load of toys that will be delivered to children’s charities across our area. Groups such as We are the Villagers, the Boys and Girls Club plus many others will benefit from this Christmas gift. A big thank you to all who have made this possible.

At 5:15 pm at Town Hall is the monthly meeting of the Midland Youth Committee. From what I hear, our future is in good hands. Then at 7:00 pm is the Planning and Development Committee.  The agenda includes:

-       Public Meeting (you may speak) regarding draft plan of subdivision and zoning for 283 Barnett Ave, the old St. Theresa site

-       Master Stormwater Management Study for the Pratt lands (open parcel adjacent to the soccer fields)

Thursday the 8th starts with the County Audit Committee meeting at 9:00 am in Midlhurst. On Thursday evening you have a choice of what you want to do:

-       First Light begins its final weekend. Its last dates are December 8, 9 and 10. You can catch a shuttle at Midland library and at the 509 Bay St. parking lot from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm every 30 minutes

-       At 7:00 pm get a “Handle on Handel” - a free workshop at St Pauls featuring the Cellar Singers

-       At 7:30 pm A Day in the Life brings Lawrence Fox, Canada’s own “James Bond”, back to the MCC. Tickets at or at the Box Office

-       And at 8:00 pm our Huronia Players celebrate the season with the launch of their zany Christmas production “Miracle of Elizabeth Street. Tickets at

On Friday you are invited to witness another step forward for our hospital as they break ground for an extension to the Emergency Department. That’s at 1:30 pm at GBGH. At 5:30 pm our MPP Patrick Brown invites you in for some seasonal cheer at his office at 354 Midland Ave. And if you are still in good voice you may wish to participate in a Sing-Along Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 pm at St Pauls. The event includes an orchestra and soloists.

Week - End

Saturday December 10

-       10:00 am to 3:00 pm please help our Police and Fire Departments with a food donation for Cram a Cruiser.  They can be found at Canadian Tire, Superstore, Foodland, Valu-Mart, Wal-Mart and No Frills

-       The Christmas Home Tour runs from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Your chance to see some of Midland’s heritage homes in holiday attire. Tickets at the Midland library, Town Hall, and the NSSRC

-       The Midland library’s Christmas Wreath fundraiser closes today. The auction is happening live in the library and online:

Sunday December 11

-       We Are The Villagers Christmas Dinner. A great turkey dinner and entertainment at Phils Eatery, 519 Hugel. Seatings are at 5:00, 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Reserve tickets by calling 705-529-1247 or

Council Issues Update


The Request for Proposal process is underway with initial contact with a number of organizations who have expressed interest in the MPUC. Responses are expected in February/March.

Gord McKay

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


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