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Curious Midlander Vol:7 Salaries, Non Disclosure & Parkland For Sale Again?

All levels of government have an obligation to be open and transparent and accountable to their taxpayers. One of the ways that Municipal Government follows this direction is by submitting the annual wages of employees who earn more than $100,000 to the Province which then publishes this information on all municipalities in Ontario. Whether or […]

Town To Impose New Social Media Policy For Staff

It seems as if John Skorobohacz, Midland’s CAO is set to further control the information flow from town staffers when they interact with local media and social media groups such as OurMidland.ca.  This policy’s rebirth follows previous attempts by the town to control what information gets leaked, especially where the information is not flattering about how […]

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 […]

Councillor Raises Concerns About Online Attacks

In an article by Ian Burns from Simcoe.com that appeared in the Midland newspaper edition on Thursday May 4th 2017, he covers a story concerning Councillor Cody Oschefski, Councillor Stewart Strathearn, the OurMidland.ca group and one of our contributors who goes by the pseudonym Jo Midland. The article spawned plenty of online conversation since it was delivered to […]

Remembering Nancy Keefe

It is with great sadness that I write this note in memory of Nancy Keefe who passed away peacefully last week. Over my many years as Administrator for the Municipality of Midland, I came to know Nancy quite well as she was there for pretty well all of them. Nancy was first elected in 1977 […]

Midland Town OPSEU Workers Set To Strike – Want Fair Deal

Attempts by OPSEU Local 328 to bargain a new contract with the Town of Midland have failed. Members includes outside workers, parks and recreation staff and operators at the waste water plant. Support has been voiced by Local 329 which includes the correctional workers who fought the Province for the right to binding arbitration to settle their grievances […]

The Only Certainty At Town Hall Is Uncertainty

For those of you interested in affairs from Midland town hall, one would think there is a Spring house cleaning going on, with key people either being sacked or moving on. One can only wonder if others will be made to walk the plank which could easily see other town hall employees holding the bag […]

Interim CAO Named By Town Of Midland

“The Town of Midland is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Wood as our Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). ” Gary has spent nearly 32 years in municipal government and before retiring, he held the role of CAO for Grey County.  Prior to his CAO role, Gary was the Director of Finance for Grey […]

Culture Of Fear At Town Hall Justified After CAO Termination

Moments after she was terminated (yes we said terminated) we were inundated with tips about the event.  After some confirmation and fact checking we broke the biggest story of the year – so far.  Now, after we have had time to dig deeper with our sources more shocking details have emerged. In a follow-up to […]