Steam Era 2010 This Weekend

For 50 years, the Milton Steam Era has ushered in the end of summer with its annual event.  This weekend is a time to bring out the kids and learn some history about the ways things used to be. Stephanie Hounsell has a great article in the Champion this week as well. Going full steam…

Door Knocking Notes & School Board Trustees

I had a great time knocking on doors last night near 4th Line & Louis St Laurent and meeting up with regular readers of my blog, like Andre (Thanks for reading!) If you were going through that intersection last night, you know they are doing some repair work finally because going through the stop sign…

Not Much Budget Talk

Last nights council meeting had a number of items on the agenda.  In fact some of the people in the gallery were placing bets on when it would end.  I had predicted 11:50PM but I was about 20 minutes off. One of the highly anticipated items on the agenda was the 2011 Budget Call Report…

Lawn Signs Will Be Ready Soon

I have been getting a number of emails recently from people who are looking for lawn signs.  As a candidate I find this very encouraging because it means people are engaged and interested in what is going on.  As I talked about yesterday, town council tonight will be considering a report from staff that recommends…

Potential 6.91% Increase To Be Discussed Monday

Well it looks like I have some reading to do. The agenda for this coming Monday’s meeeting was online this past Thursday which includes a number of items that will keep both the councillors and us “shadow cabinet” candidates there for some time.  There is also going to be a couple of public meetings regarding…

Transit Information Sessions

Last night was the first two of four information sessions put on by Milton Transit at the Seniors Activity and Milton’s Sports Centre.  According to Transit Coordinator Tony D’Alessandro the first session was well attended with over 25 people showing up.  Last nights session at the Sports Centre had roughly 10-15 people attend to find…

Ask & You Shall Receive

*QUICK UPDATE*  I’ve updated the IN THE NEWS section of the website with links to news articles that have covered my campaign and some updates on the “Milton TigerCats” situation.  Over the course of the next couple of days, I’ll be putting together a page on my site devoted to news, talk and updates on…

AMO Status report

Keeping in tune with a previous article by Christina Commisso from the Milton Canadian Champion last week about elected officials and candidates being “online & connected” it made me wonder about the AMO conference that is going on this week. She had also written an article about our 5 councillors who are attending the AMO…

Bob Young talks about “Milton Tiger Cats”

Earlier today on AM 900 CHML, Hamilton TigerCat Caretaker Bob Young was being interviewd by Bill Kelly to talk about the next steps in dealing with Hamilton City Council’s decision for the west harbour location, what the future holds for the TigerCats and possible locations if they have to move. Young mentioned that his goal…

Are You Online?

That question seems to be coming up on a regular basis as I knock on doors in Ward 6 over the past several months.  Ever since late March I have taken the opportunity to go out to visit residents and speak with them directly.  Some I get a chance to spend some time with to…