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Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen Shahid covers civic matters in Midland and Penetanguishene under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

Recent Work by Mehreen

More enforcement on horizon if people ignore stay-at-home orders, Midland CAO says

More enforcement on horizon if people ignore stay-at-home orders, Midland CAO says

'We're going to have to start patrolling areas like the toboggan hills and rinks,' says CAO. 'If people don't listen, we're going to have to ticket them
Tay councillors' enthusiasm of buying former Waubaushene school put on hold

Tay councillors' enthusiasm of buying former Waubaushene school put on hold

Waubaushene Action Group will be presenting its position to council at its Jan. 27 meeting
Midland council eases into municipal matters with year’s first meeting Wednesday

Midland council eases into municipal matters with year’s first meeting Wednesday

A summary from the integrity commissioner, an update from Council’s Task Force on Affordable Housing and presentation around the age-friendly community plan are on the agenda
Tiny councillor wants township's SSEA contributions laid bare

Tiny councillor wants township's SSEA contributions laid bare

Tony Mintoff wants to know which services by environmental association are mandatory after noticing jump in its funding request
Tiny council approves a 1% blended tax rate

Tiny council approves a 1% blended tax rate

Council also approved $70,000 to hire full-time human resources employee and a 1% cost of living wage increase for staff
Tiny staff bring 1% blended tax increase for council consideration

Tiny staff bring 1% blended tax increase for council consideration

Staff report says the rate can be achieved by delaying the purchase of fleet vehicles.
Tay council debates who should speak to journalists

Tay council debates who should speak to journalists

Deputy mayor suggests councillors get permission from CAO before speaking to journalists
Tay feels backed into a corner due to lack of environmental oversight options

Tay feels backed into a corner due to lack of environmental oversight options

'They have the monopoly on neighbouring municipalities,' council member says of SSEA. 'For them to ask for that increase, it's unbelievable'
Media survey request becomes discussion topic for local councils

Media survey request becomes discussion topic for local councils

While Tiny Township council plans to send one response for its five members, other municipal councillors say the survey should be completed individually
Tay takes baby steps towards short-term rental regulation

Tay takes baby steps towards short-term rental regulation

Staff to begin process by defining what constitutes a short-term rental in the municipal zoning bylaw to lay the ground work for a licensing bylaw to follow