Main Street Expansion To Be “Disruptive”

From Christina Commisso at the Milton Canadian Champion Main St. to close for construction. Motorists are advised to expect delays and lane restrictions as construction on the Main Street underpass begins. Graham Paine/Canadian Champion Milton drivers may be in for some traffic delays as the first two of five planned Main Street weekend closures get…

Halton Regional Council Raises Development Charges for Retail

After an almost marathon regional council meeting last week, Halton Region Council voted to increase the development charges for the next few years.  As you will read in this article, the DC bylaw is updated every 5 years to have development pay for the much needed services the region provides including among other things infrastructure,…

Regional Councillors Debate Development Charges

Here is an interesting article from Christina Commisso from the Champion. Councillors debate DC issue Corporate welfare or a tax grab? Regional council was divided yesterday on the issue of charging business owners a development charge (DC) to convert their space from a non-retail to a retail use. The issue was a sticking point for…

Cell Tower Information Session

I had the opportunity to attend the public open house held by Altus Group this past Thursday to discuss the proposal for a new cell tower located at the New Life Church at Thompson Road & Clark Blvd. The room was packed with a number of people overflowing into the hallway and near the entrance…

Milton Hospital Expansion Safe From Provincial Budget Cuts

Ontario budget won’t affect MDH Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Group say they’ll keep advocating for the MDH expansion until it’s complete. GRAHAM PAINE/Metroland Media Group The Milton hospital expansion is still a go. Following media reports last week that new hospital projects announced prior to the provincial election would be put on the chopping…

Heres What Your Councillors Earn

Here is an article from the online version of the Champion reporting on councillors salaries and professional development expenses (for conferences and meetings attended on behalf of the town) and where everyone ranks. As I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, I posted a brief outline of those expenses including mileage claimed by…

Halton CAO “Too Soon To Predict”

Region of Halton CAO Pat Moyle presented a verbal report to Regional Council last week with an update on the Drummond Report and how it will affect the region and surrounding municipalities. Christina Commisso from the Milton Canadian Champion wrote about the presentation as well.  Here is the link to the article.  What I found to…

Year End Interview With Mayor Gord Krantz

Pan Am velodrome big issue going into new year Mayor hopes to see funding commitment for indoor cycling track From Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Mayor Gord Krantz says he has learned more about velodromes in the latter part of 2011 than in his whole life. That learning curve is expected to continue into this…

Mayor Krantz Addresses Slot Reveune Concerns

The following is an article from the Milton Canadian Champion by Christina Commisso. Mayor raises slot revenue concerns at conference Decreases in the Town’s slot revenue had Milton’s mayor, along with about a dozen others, raising their concerns during a provincial conference late last month. Mayor Gord Krantz said he was very vocal about the…

Milton Champion Coverage of Hospital Expansion Announcement

I’m still giddy (yes I said giddy) with excitement everytime I read something about the expansion at Milton District Hospital.  Here is the article from today’s Milton Canadian Champion (by Christina Commisso) with coverage of the historic announcement. Hospital expansion approved Completion expected in late 2015 or early 2016 Hugs, high-fives and tears were aplenty…