Finalist

The results are in for Canada’s Best Local Blog…and your’s truly came in 5th. Not bad for a first time around in the blogging world. *CUE TERMINATOR QUOTE “I’LL BE BACK” Thanks to everyone who voted for my Milton blog and thanks to everyone who took some time to visit and read some of my…

Talk about future tax increases

A number of friends have sent me an email to let me know a letter to the Milton Canadian Champion editorial department was printed in this Friday’s paper. Thanks to everyone who noticed. The letter is pretty much word for word what my last posting talked about and I’ve received a number of emails from…

Is Milton doing an "Outstanding Job"?

In the May 9th edition of the Milton Canadian Champion, town CAO Mario Belvedere said the town of Milton was doing an “outstanding job” managing growth and roads over the past several years. Town doing ‘outstanding job’: CAO Town of Milton CAO Mario Belvedere tells council growth has been managed well overall Melanie Hennessey, Published…

Where will ward one go

Is the town making the right decision by looking at changing the ward boundries in Milton? By the sounds of this letter to the Champion last week, they might be jumping the gun. Milton resident Robert Harris states that the Town of Milton should wait until the Region of Halton completes its “Sustainable Halton” plan…

Community Road Watch

With the new school term beginning and the almost in synch complaints about peoples “bad driving” running rampant throughout the town this article by Halton Region Chair Gary Carr is quite timely. Many people I spoke with during the last municipal campaign talked very passionately about road safety. In fact it was one of the…

Milton’s Ivory Tower

For those of you who havent seen the news, the Town of Milton is making it known we have some coveted land available for a post secondary institution…almost like a first come first serve.The town has been talking about this for some time now. Its been in the works for months and they’re finally moving…

Look whats coming now

Town council was told recently by the budget department of Milton that an 8 per cent increase in taxes for 2008 and a further increase of 5 per cent in 2009 will be needed in order to sustain existing service levels. 8 %? Thats not a small increase now is it? Back in 2007 taxes…

Milton Search

For those who are new to Milton, it can be a confusing place. There is a lot of construction going on, roads are closed at times and theres so much to learn about the town, you dont know where to begin. That’s all changed. Back in June, at the 150th Anniversary Street Party in fact,…

Councillors Pay Increase

I just wanted to preface this with a statement. I am in favour of paying our politicians well for the work they do. I have no qualms with the amount of the pay increase recently approved by the Milton town council. I do however, have a problem with the way its done. A councillor should…

Milton’s Walk of Fame

I had a quite eventful weekend starting on Saturday. Both Chris Hadfield PS and Hawthorne Village PS had carnivals this weekend. I had made arrangements with a good friend of our running the Chris Hadfield event to help them out and be … er deliver Milly the Millstone to the school. Needless to say being…