Sep 12th, 2015
How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Jul 31st, 2015
From Penetanguishene website COME EXPERIENCE 400 YEARS OF ONTARIOS HISTORY Check out some of the main events happening down at Rotary Champlain Wendat Park Friday July 31st 5:00 pm – Procession of 400 Years in Penetanguishene 6:00 pm – Fest of Three Sisters Gala6:00 pm – Fish Fry 9:...
Jul 15th, 2015
Midland Mirror PENETANGUISHENE – Penetanguishene Public Library officials are inviting local high school students to earn volunteer hours by helping create mats out of milk bags. The library has been collecting and repurposing empty milk bags for several years. The “milk bag mats” are sent to Kenya a...
Jun 10th, 2015
By Sara Carson Orillia Today Ontario’s ombudsman will soon oversee all of Simcoe County’s councils and their hired integrity commissioners. On May 21, Ontario ombudsman André Marin announced when this oversight, under the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, will come into force...
Apr 13th, 2015
Hikers, cyclists, snowmobilers will all be welcome on 263-hectare property By Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror NORTH SIMCOE – A 263-hectare forested property bordering Midland, Penetanguishene and Tiny Township will be the new home of multi-use trails as early as this spring. Simcoe County started deve...
Mar 9th, 2015
Letter from the Midland Times Here is an edited version of a letter I sent to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Premier Wynne: The education minister has announced $27 million for the Simcoe County District School Board to close two high schools, one in Penetanguishene and one in Midland, and build a n...
Feb 22nd, 2015
By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror MIDLAND – A new, $27.3-million high school will be built in Midland to accommodate students from Midland and Penetanguishene secondary schools, Education Minister Liz Sandals announced Feb. 20. Standing in the Midland Secondary School (MSS) library and addressing staf...
Feb 20th, 2015
By Jenni Dunning Midland Times PENETANGUISHENE – The fight to keep Penetanguishene Secondary School open will not be over until construction begins on a new Midland high school, says Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall. Education Minister Liz Sandals announced Feb. 20 a new, $27.3-million high schoo...
Jan 30th, 2015
By Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror PENETANGUISHENE – Road maintenance is the winner in the 2015 budget for the Town of Penetanguishene, while parks took the biggest hit. The largest increase went to the public works department and roads with $2,308,059. That is a boost of $157,222 from last year’s alloc...
Jan 27th, 2015
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Your municipal council members may be holding illegal closed session meetings and if you formally complain, the investigation that follows may not be accurate. Tuesday, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin released his third-annual report on closed session meetings. He criticiz...