Health Care in Our Community

A reminder:  Mackenzie Health Foundation will be at the Heritage & Cultural Centre (2920 King Road) on Sunday, September 30 to talk about the future of health care in our community.  Its very exciting as the options for hospital care are expanding with the building of the new hospital at Major Mackenize and Jane. Guest speakers are scheduled for 2:30.

 

 

No Retail Cannabis in King

There is staff report on September 24 Council agenda about retail cannabis including a proposed resolution indicating that King is opting out of the opportunity to have retail cannabis shops in King.  The report also reviews that we will amend our zoning bylaws to confirm that such is prohibited.  As reviewed in the report the Province has indicated that municipalities can opt-in or opt-out on this matter; and that a decision to opt-in cannot be changed whereas a decision to opt-out can be changed later.
I fully support the Staff recommendations as there are simply too many unknowns at this point; the only one certainty is that costs of enforcement will be high.  This report and recommendations follow the direction Council gave in response to the Staff report in earlier Council meeting.

Holland Marsh Soup Fest

Truly my favourite event is this Saturday, September 29.  Such a wonderful way to celebrate the rich bounty of the Marsh.  Here are all details for ticket prices, online ticket purchase etc.  My advice:  it starts at 11 AM…go early as the best soups run out!

Edgecore (Fandor) Development

On September 24 Council agenda there is Staff report recommending the signing of a subdivision agreement with Edgecore (Fandor) in Nobleton.  This development is a a great addition to the Nobleton community:  a brownfield site (once an auto recycling facility) is being transformed into a subdivision with single detached and townhouse units.   A couple key points in the report:  final Ministry approval of site remediation has been granted; due to limitations on wastewater capacity development will proceed in phases.  Quality development of brownfield sites, such as this, is truly smart growth.  I am will be asking questions about noise barriers given questions/comments I have been receiving from residents in other new developments.

Health Care in our Community

Mackenzie Health Foundation will be at the Heritage & Cultural Centre (2920 King Road) on Sunday, September 30 to talk about the future of health care in our community.  Its very exciting as the options for hospital care are expanding with the building of the new hospital at Major Mackenize and Jane.  Here is the invitation to the event; guest speakers are scheduled for 2:30.  RSVP’s are requested.

Dementia: developments globally and in York Region

Dementia is a cruel disease.  And its frightening when you don’t know how to help a loved one and/or you don’t really understand it.  On Friday, September 21 9 AM-1PM there is conference at King City Arena.  Experts will speak about developments on care options around the world. And there will be speakers to talk about services and options for care in York Region.  Here is the poster for the event.  As indicated its free but registration is required.