Tay councillor candidate profiles
Simcoe.com October 13 2010
TAY TOWNSHIP Ward 2 Councillor
Jim Pearsall was raised in the shadow of the lighthouse in Victoria Harbour. His roots grow deep into the history of the lighthouse and the village in which it stands. Currently a Victoria harbour member of Tay Township council, Jim hopes that one day he will see the range light moved to the waterfront for all to see and share its historical past instead of hidden at its present location in the bush off William St.
Jim’s career choice led him to serve and protect the citizens of Ontario with the OPP. After 30 years of service, Jim retired as a Sergeant of Detectives in the Orillia/Barrie Crime unit.
Jim and Carol have a son and a daughter both of whom have followed in their father’s footsteps. One serves with the OPP and the other is with the Midland Police Force. Also proud grandparents, Jim and Carol take an active part in the lives of their four grandchildren. Jim is presently a member and past president of the Victoria Harbour Lions Club.
Ward 3 Councillor
Rosalie Pratt believes that everyone has the right to try and make a difference. A cottager since the early 1960s, she and her family decided to make Waubaushene their permanent residence in 1982. With a work history in holistic health and education, she is now semiretired and works in the health care industry.
Rosalie stopthreeelectionpassions are:
To work towards ensuring that Ward 3 has equal representation at Council. Ward 3 needs and deserves two votes.
To restore Ward 3 as a tourist destination and work towards providing services to attract new businesses.
To work towards increasing organized youth activities in a facility where everyone can participate. The families and youth in Ward 3 should not have to leave their home community.
Ward 3 Councillor
I am 69, raised and farmed in my early years. I retired after 35 years in the transportation industry. I am divorced, have two married daughters, a married son and five grandchildren. I am the third-generation owner of the seasonal family cottage on Lawson Lane, Sturgeon Bay.
For 25 years, I served on the committee dealing with employee/management relations concerning salaries, benefits, pensions and welfare. I have been president of Talpines Property Owners Association for three years and a member of the Tay Township group to form a ratepayers association.
I hope to see change over the next term: change from three wards to five (1 councillor each), change to alternate method of voting (Mail), traffic lights at Pine Street, Waubaushene and Highway 12 and negotiations to rebuild the bridge on Duck Bay Road over the boat channel to Matchedash Bay.
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Born and educated in Belleville. Served in the Canadian Air Force as an officer cadet. Attended McMaster University where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree then supply taught at various high schools. I joined the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police; after serving 7 years I joined a new restaurant chain where I rose to the position of Canadian Director of Franchise Operations. While there I received a diploma from the University of Guelph. Served as the southern Ontario manager for Burns International Security Services before buying my own restaurant.
I have written several courses for various companies, taught a specific course at Mohawk College and I have written a published book. I am currently retired and reside in Victoria Harbour with my wife of 25 years.