Police Service

After 1 Week – Mayor McKay Happy With Transition To OPP

In an interview with CTV Barrie at 6pm tonight, Mayor Gord McKay is pleased with the transition to the OPP and hopeful that those who did not find employment will find new work and that the savings will be realized in the years to come. The mayor was under fire for the past week for […]

Curious Midlander Asks More Questions About Town Issues

In our continued attempt to get clear and honest answers from our Mayor, Council and CAO John Skorobohacz on a variety of important issues to the Midland community, here is our next installment. Curious Midlander Edition #2 (Click this to read Edition 1) We have been researching these additional curiosities and are hoping Council and/or the […]

Midland Council Chooses OPP For Midland

The meeting was long, the deputations full of passion from both sides of the debate. In the end, the vote to accept the OPP quote came down to: Gord Mckay – Yes Mike Ross – Yes Pat File – Yes Jonathan Main – No George MacDonald – Yes Cody Oschefski – No Jack Contin – […]

Midland’s Police Chief Responds To Roy Ellis’s Critiques

Roy Ellis shares his main talking points at the OPP Costing public meetings and has his facts taken apart one by one by Midland’s top cop. Clearly Roy was not expecting to have his points of view rebutted with facts. Watch and listen to his deputation and the followup by Midland Police Chief Michael Osborne. […]

Has Midland Police Board Chair George Dixon Breached Police Services Act

In a surprise article in the Orillia Packet and Times and Barrie Examiner, we’ve learned that Midland Police Board chair, George Dixon may have gotten himself into hot water with the Province. On Friday, September 1, 2017 Andrew Philips, Special to Postmedia Network published the following story: Correspondence sent to certain Midland residents voicing support for OPP […]

Midland Police Launch Services Survey Leading Up To Vote

The Midland Police Service has launched an online survey that asks residents to rate the importance of several police service levels that may either be unavailable with an OPP contract or could be added for additional costs and the reduction of the contentious savings by millions of dollars. Take the survey using your phone, tablet […]

Keeping Midland police means presence at community events without additional fees

I have been keeping myself aware of this debate and attended one of the information meetings. I want MPS to stay in my town. I want a school and community officer dedicated to my town. The service and attention we get cannot be beat by having the same number of officers available for the entire […]

Talking Points For Public Meeting On Policing

The following document was provided to us with the permission to share it leading up to the public meetings at 2pm and 7pm at the sports and rec centre.  The document contains a graphic that shows the projected town savings to be virtually none instead of the $8 million that the town’s CAO and consultant […]