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Derek Howard

Derek Howard

Derek Howard is a Midland-based civic issues reporter with a background in print journalism. He has lived within North Simcoe for the majority of his life. Sometimes a stage actor, sometimes a voice actor, and sometimes a fiction novelist; when not scooping news, Derek enjoys diving into futurism by researching cutting edge technologies, while also appreciating the beautiful nature of the surrounding area. On occasion, Derek has been known to livestream play sessions of forgotten 1980s video games to sparse crowds. Derek lives alone and would like to someday have a goldfish named Chaos.

Recent Work by Derek

Solicitor General's office says superjail policing costs could be reduced with new billing model

Solicitor General's office says superjail policing costs could be reduced with new billing model

Solicitor General representative formally responds, dodges question of face-to-face meeting with mayor prior to upcoming budget meeting
Orange Shirt Day strikes personal chord for Tay councillor

Orange Shirt Day strikes personal chord for Tay councillor

‘We all need to listen to their stories to ensure our future and that of our Indigenous people,' said councillor Mary Warnock, who is of Métis heritage
CNCC policing costs could lead to tax spike in Penetanguishene

CNCC policing costs could lead to tax spike in Penetanguishene

Mayor growing frustrated with Solicitor General over superjail policing
Recreation, open spaces get focus in Midland 2022 budget directions

Recreation, open spaces get focus in Midland 2022 budget directions

'This is not council approving a tax-rate increase' stressed CFO on budget draft discussions
Election was a lesson in politics for Orillia elementary school teacher

Election was a lesson in politics for Orillia elementary school teacher

‘We’re seeing a slow but sure progressive shift,’ says Simcoe North NDP candidate, who offers high praise to retiring MP Bruce Stanton
New GeoPark could aid region's future sustainability, group says

New GeoPark could aid region's future sustainability, group says

CAO praised UNESCO GeoPark project as a ‘home run’ to globally highlight unique microcosm of Georgian Bay
Fight for clean water unites Simcoe North candidates at protest

Fight for clean water unites Simcoe North candidates at protest

'We’re trying to see past any ideological blinders, because clean water is relevant to everybody,' said organizer of Friday's protest
Four Simcoe North candidates show up at Teedon Pit protest

Four Simcoe North candidates show up at Teedon Pit protest

Emo a no-show, and Chambers sent regrets as Green, Liberal, NDP, and PPC candidates made an appearance
Midland council divided over creating mandatory COVID policy

Midland council divided over creating mandatory COVID policy

CAO update on COVID-19 alerted council to discuss September 22 policy on contentious issue
Midland GeoPark could solve region's sustainability in near future, council hears

Midland GeoPark could solve region's sustainability in near future, council hears

CAO praised UNESCO GeoPark project as a ‘home run’ to globally highlight unique microcosm of Georgian Bay