Jul 14th, 2010
Downer fires back after jab about his leadership skillsBy Nicole Million Midland Mirror May 12 2010MIDLAND – Gord McKay has come out swinging in his bid for mayor.McKay, a Midland councillor for the past four years, threw down the gauntlet by calling out Mayor Jim Downer for alleged poor leadership.“...
Jun 14th, 2010
By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press May 20 2010“Take me on, but be factual!” That’s Mayor Jim Downer’s response to comments made in a statement issued last week by Ward 2 councillor Gordon McKay who announced his candidacy for mayor. “I won’t get critical of any in...
Jun 14th, 2010
By DOUGLAS GLYNN June 2 20101The race for mayor wasn’t listed on town council’s official agenda last week. But in a bizarre, Twilight Zone kind of twist, it became part of a discussion under “news business.” (In case you hadn’t heard, Coun. Gordon McKay is challenging Ma...
Jun 13th, 2010
By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press May 13 2010The town has collected water samples from private wells within an 800 meter radius of the Sundowner well to test for Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The tests were ordered after TCE was discovered following a second test of ...
Jun 13th, 2010
News release – May 15 2010- Gord McKay visited the Midland Town offices at 2:00 pm today to file papers for his run for Mayor. “Midland is a wonderful place with a proud heritage. Midland also faces a number of challenges that are going to require new leadership and new energy. I am asking the ...
Apr 30th, 2010
By Kate Harries WaterWatchSimcoe County’s second and final round of consultation sessions on its proposed solid waste management strategy are to be held next week. At yesterday’s county council meeting, Tiny Mayor Peggy Breckenridge asked whether the recommendations outlined in Stantec’s ‘Phas...
Feb 2nd, 2010
Author: Nicole Million Midland Mirror Jan 27, 2010 MIDLAND – Midland and Penetanguishene’s mayors have both officially tossed their hat into the ring seeking another term of wearing the chain of office.Midland’s Jim Downer, who officially filed his papers on Jan. 11, said he always intended to run fo...
Oct 15th, 2009
By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Oct. 15 2009 Midland is the latest municipality to denounce Simcoe County council’s decision to spend $250,000 cleansing the fallout of the Site 41 debacle.County councillors voted last month to retain public-relations firm Fleishman-Hillard to help polish the munici...
Oct 5th, 2009
By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Oct 01, 2009 Midland councillors have removed the handcuffs that used to hinder the town from taking advantage of bargains in the purchase of goods and services.However, the discussion on amending the town’s procurement bylaw on Sept. 28 revealed not everyone on counc...
Oct 4th, 2009
By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Sept. 30, 2009 A list of violations and fines under the County of Simcoe’s proposed waste-management bylaw is an “Orwellian” piece of nonsense, says a Midland councillor.“The $250,000 they’re spending on improving their image won’t be enough when people get a load of ...