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 ...
Sep 8th, 2010
By NATHAN TAYLOR, QMI AGENCY September 8 2010Oro-Medonte Township will consider changes to its working relationship with a conservation authority at a meeting Wednesday night, but one councillor says the public hasn't been given sufficient time to review what's being recommended. ...
Sep 4th, 2010
News release from the Gord McKat campaign - September 3 2010Midlanders receive a lot of services from our Town – everything from fire protection, to policing, to sports programs and indirectly, waste pick-up. These services help make Midland a great place to live. ...
Aug 2nd, 2010
Safe Communities Midland has left questions unanswered, says McKayBy Travis Mealing Midland Mirror July 29 1010MIDLAND – No one around the Midland council table has spoken out against public safety, but a community group dedicated to that very goal is having difficulty securing municipal funding. ...
Jul 31st, 2010
Midland Mirror July 28 2010MIDLAND – Coun. Stephan Kramp is hoping Midland voters will give him a promotion in the next municipal election. ...
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...