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Midland Council Curiosities – Edition #12

Midland Council released their Strategic Plan at their March 6, 2019 Council Agenda. It is a rather lengthy list that details a number of priorities for the next four years. The list will make an excellent scorecard from which to judge how this Council performs during their term. County restructuring will have a significant impact […]

Stephan Kramp Memorial Tree Planting Program

As we head into a new round of municipal elections in Midland, friends of former Deputy Mayor, Stephan Martin Kramp, remember him. His contributions to the political life of Midland, his inclusiveness of all, and his love and generosity towards people will forever be remembered. On Thursday, March 19th, 2015, Stephan entered into Eternity and […]

OPSEU: I urge you to opt out of privatized cannabis now

Dear Municipal Candidates: I am following up on a previous letter regarding Premier Doug Ford’s flawed scheme to download private cannabis shops onto municipalities. It has come to my attention that some municipal councils are unaware of their options. I also want to share results of a Nanos poll that OPSEU commissioned so you and […]

Who’s Your Next Mayor Of Midland

We are not telling you who to vote for.  Based on what you know right now about these candidates, cast your informal vote.  This poll is not linked to your social media so your vote will be anonymously collected and no information about you will be collected or displayed. If you want to learn more […]

MidlandCommunity.ca Hosts All Candidates Meeting

MidlandCommunity.ca and the BIA hosted a full house all-candidates meeting this past Monday evening.  The event was moderated by Roy Ellis, one of the group’s founders.  The well-attended event featured many (but not all) of the candidates for Midland Council.  The event was recorded and put online.  They did a good job on this and […]

On A Mission To Save The Royal Canadian Legions, Canadian Band Commits to Exclusive Touring Arrangement

(Hamilton, Oct 2)  Andy Vickers,  frontman of the acclaimed Hamilton based band “RING OF FIRE – A JOHNNY CASH EXPERIENCE,  thinks Johnny Cash would have been as saddened as he is at the decline of Canada’s once great network of Royal Canadian Legions.    So he’s using the music of The Man In Black to save […]

Shared: Curious Midlander 2018 Council Picks

OPINION – (contributed content) The upcoming Municipal election has generated some curiosities. The major focus for Midland taxpayers should be two fold: first of all you need to be informed on what each candidate stands for and how they will represent your best interest and secondly, you need to exercise your democratic privilege and duty […]