June 17, 2016

FCM the National Voice for Local Government

Recently I attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference. FCM is the national voice for Canada’s local governments. FCM membership includes more than 2000 local governments representing 90 per cent of the Canadian population. FCM has a strong voice with the federal government and members, including the Town of Newmarket, collectively bring forward issues that impact municipalities at a …

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May 19, 2016

Public Works – Working it for Newmarket!

  Spring is definitely here and the Town of Newmarket Public Works Services staff is working extremely hard to get parks, fields, roads, facilities and our pipes in top shape for another busy season. Soon we will welcome our seasonal workers, many of them students home from post-secondary to help with the massive task of getting and keeping the Town …

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April 21, 2016

Accelerating the Growth of Our Community

Now that the warmer weather is finally looking like it is here to stay, spring is the perfect time to talk about growth, transformation and the bright promises of things to come. Just last week, at my annual address to the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, I took the opportunity to reflect on some of the Town of Newmarket’s most recent …

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March 14, 2016

Newmarket and The Internet of Things

At the end of February I visited the Prime Minister in Ottawa with a delegation from York Region Council, and just last week I was at Queen’s Park with the GTHA Mayors and Regional Chairs to speak with government officials on Newmarket’s priorities to position us for the future. Why is it important that we have a voice at all …

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January 21, 2016

Newmarket Public Library – Beyond Just Books

As we begin the New Year, Newmarket will continue to be driven by creativity and innovation. The Newmarket Public Library (NPL) is representative of the overall direction of our community to be a progressive, future-focused town offering modern services. Recognizing the value and importance of the library in our community, this year, NPL hours will be expanded to include year-round …

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December 17, 2015

Proud of Our Achievements in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, this is always the time of year to look back and look forward. I am very proud to reflect back on all that we have been able to achieve in our first year of the recent Council term. We have continued to garner recognition as a progressive and forward-thinking community. Recently we received seven MarCom …

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November 24, 2015

Community Open House

Newmarket Council and staff are guided by a strong vision, mission and values. While you as residents often see the tangible results of the hard work that is put in day in and day out – you may not be aware of what drives us. It is our vision to be a community that is well beyond the ordinary. This …

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October 24, 2015

2016 Budget: Let’s Talk Taxes

With Thanksgiving under our belts (quite literally), it’s time we turn our attention to another annual exercise – budgeting. We often take for granted the fact that we as Canadians enjoy one of the highest quality of life standards in the world. This does however come at a price – taxes. We pay taxes to the federal, provincial, regional and …

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September 24, 2015

Demonstrate Your Hometown Pride

In municipal government, we work closely with other levels of government to build our communities, to make them stronger and more vibrant. Like a puzzle, these collaborations are integral pieces to our overall picture and creating livable, sustainable towns and cities. Just like it is a strategic priority of our Council to engage our community on a variety of municipal …

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