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Canadian Author Moves To Midland

Peter Jennings, who has three books published and is currently writing several more, has recently moved to Midland from his former home in Muskoka. The author, who specializes in researching and writing non-fiction books, had been looking for a new community to align himself with and selected Midland after experiencing many pleasant times in the […]

Local Movie Short “Being Kevin” Needs Your Votes

The Midland Mirror reported on Sept 16th that “The creators of a short film shot in Midland last winter are asking for the public’s help to get it nominated for the Canadian Comedy Awards. Those involved in the effort included Bryan Piitz, Nate Lacroix, Deanna Palazzo, James Dalzell, Brendan Main and Eamonn O’Connell. The short […]

Cruise Ship Comes & Goes Without Fanfare

For probably six times this shipping season the Pearl Mist luxury great lakes cruise ship docked again on the weekend at the foot of King Street to little or no fanfare.  Midland may be “missing the boat” on golden opportunities to grow tourism. Our Fourth Annual Butter Tart Festival attracted 30+ thousand and sold over 120,000 […]

Midland’s Open For Business As Tourism Season Begins

Butter tart festival? Check.  Ribfest, probably not.  Outdoor movies downtown? looking good.  Preparing to welcome passenger ships to Midland, hopefully folks are working on it. Promoting the fact that North America’s first ever Christmas Carol was penned by Fr. Jean de Brebeuf at St. Marie among the Hurons in 1643, could be promoted much better and the […]

Welcoming Cruise Ship Passengers This Summer

It is never too early to start planning a series of welcoming events to cruise ship passengers visiting Midland again this summer. It is understood that two cruise companies have Midland as one of their ports of call as they cruise the Great Lakes. Global travellers in Huronia know how welcomed they are when the dock […]

A Video Tour Of Midland’s Historic Murals

The murals of Midland are one of Ontario’s largest and most beautiful outdoor galleries. Inspired by the murals of Chemanius, B.C. the Midland mural program was initiated in 1990 by the merchants of the Downtown Midland Business Improvement Association. Today the murals include 35 finely detailed paintings, including the largest historic outdoor mural in North […]

Did You Know: Midland Is The Home of the Huron Carol

Brantford promotes the Great One, 99, since he grew up in that city; Bobby Orr comes from Parry Sound, there’s even a cement monument in Woodstock with a cow atop of it, paying tribute to record amount of milk Springbank Snow Countess produced in one year. Yet the fact that North American’s first ever Carol […]

A Former Mayor With A Message For Midland

On Dec. 10th, former Midland Mayor Ted Symons will be featured on the “Day in the Life” series hosted by Fred Hacker at the Midland Cultural Centre. Among Ted’s many adventures, Fred will be sure to raise his years as Mayor, elected at a time of uncertainty when change was needed at Town Hall. Perhaps […]