Oct 7th, 2010
News release – Gord McKayEveryone needs adequate housing – there is little debate about that. And Midland, like many other towns in Ontario, does not have sufficient affordable housing for its residents.In 2007, the North Simcoe County Alliance To End Homlessness* did an extensive survey of hou...
Oct 2nd, 2010
Simcoe.com September 30 2010MIDLAND – All of the municipal candidates were offered the same opportunity to provide a 150-word statement to The Mirror.Jack Charlebois – My wife, Nancy, and I have resided in Ward 2 for 36 years. I have been involved in public service for over 42 years.I served as a pol...
Sep 30th, 2010
Simcoe.com September 30 2010MIDLAND – All of the municipal candidates were offered the same opportunity to provide a 150-word statement to The Mirror.Ruth Hackney – Our municipality has had consistent assessment growth of approximately two per cent per year over the past five years.We are working wit...
Sep 29th, 2010
By Doug Ewen Midland Free Press September 24 2010With the municipal elections just a month away and given the extraordinary challenges that will face Midland and Penetanguishene, I felt compelled to send out this encouragement to vote. ...
Sep 22nd, 2010
Letter to Simcoe.com September 20 2010MIDLAND – For a number of years, I have had the sincere pleasure of working with Gord McKay in the creation and operation of Zero Waste Simcoe, of which he sits as chairperson. ...
Sep 18th, 2010
News release from Gord McKay - September 17 2010The recent downturn in the economy has hit Midland particularly hard. Many of our citizens have been laid off, given reduced hours or been forced to commute outside of Midland to find employment. And less work means less money for our residents, our sh...
Sep 17th, 2010
Letter to the Midland Mirror September 9 2010MIDLAND – Re: “End of the road for flat-rate rides,” The Mirror, Aug. 26.I cannot remember any Midland town council that has made life more difficult for residents as this present membership – with taxi meters, the end of heavy-item pickup and garbage bag ...
Sep 17th, 2010
Mayoral candidates couldn’t be more different in style and substanceBy Nicole Million Simcoe.com Sep 15, 2010MIDLAND – The race for mayor in Midland is a study in contrasts.In one corner is incumbent Jim Downer, a former butcher whose 17 years on council have stamped him as a meat-and-potatoes populi...
Sep 17th, 2010
By Nicole Million Simcoe.com Sep 15, 2010MIDLAND – The 2010 municipal election is being dubbed a historic one by many running for office, and both candidates for deputy mayor in Midland are hoping to nab their place in that history. ...
Sep 11th, 2010
By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free Press September 8 2010When Midland Mayor Jim Downer met Brad Duguid in Toronto recently he handed the Liberal cabinet minister a document dealing with an issue he asked to have expedited.The document was a year-old request from Midland and Penetanguishene seeking "urban ...