October 26, 2016

Economic Development, Rogers Hometown Hockey

Although Thanksgiving is now over, the annual holiday allows us to take some much-needed time out of our busy and complicated lives to stop and reflect. Here at the Town of Newmarket, there is no shortage of achievements to acknowledge and celebrate. At our meeting on October 3, our Council provided unanimous support for the Town’s second Economic Development Strategy. …

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October 23, 2016

A Caring Community – Belinda’s Place

Belinda’s Place opened operationally in October of 2015. Deborah Kelly as President of the Belinda’s Place Foundation shared these comments at the Official Opening in 2016. “Collaboration… Caring… Community… Hope for a better future… That’s how the story of Belinda’s Place began. We were inspired by the challenge presented by Belinda Stronach and Mayor Tony Van Bynen to change the …

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September 26, 2016

Renewing Newmarket with a Splash of Culture

There’s never been a better time to be a Newmarket resident. With the completion of our renaissance renovations of the Old Town Hall and the reopening last week, the Town of Newmarket celebrates another milestone in our Cultural Master Plan. As part of the transformation and renewal of Newmarket, this landmark also plays a key role in the revitalization of …

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August 26, 2016

Working Together With the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

I recently attended the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor. I joined more than 1,800 participants from municipal, provincial and federal levels of government to work collectively on municipal challenges and plan for the future. Speakers and delegates included Ontario’s Premier, the Honourable, Kathleen Wynne, the leaders of the opposition and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro. …

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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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