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Chris Carrier and Trent Gow take a look at the municipal election campaigns in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood on their Talking Politics podcast.


Local Doctors Believe Hospital Moving in Right Direction


A group of our local doctors believes the hospital redevelopment is moving in the right diretion, as do the CAO of the Hospital and CEO of the Town of Collingwood. Here is the article on CollingwoodLiving.com


Brian Saunderson Says He’ll Put Collingwood First If Elected Mayor


Brian Saunderson says he’ll put Collingwood FIRST if elected Mayor. Click Here to read the article in the Collingwood Connection


Mayoral Candidates Speak at Rupert’s Landing


Minitorial Commentary from TalkingPolitics.ca

Blame Brian Saunderson For Everything


Brian Saunderson Thinks Its Time To Grow Up

Current deputy mayor seeking mayor’s chair and hoping for a cultural shift in this “watershed election.”
CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY from collingwoodtoday.ca


Ontario Energy Board Approves Sale of Collus PowerStream to EPCOR

The Ontario Energy Board has approved the sale of Collus PowerStream to Epcor.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE RELEASE FROM EPCOR

Collingwood, ON [30 August 2018] – The Ontario Energy Board announced today that it has approved the sale of Collus PowerStream to EPCOR Utilities.

In October 2017, Collingwood Council voted to sell its 50% stake in Collus PowerStream, the local distribution company, owned by the Town of Collingwood and Alectra (formerly PowerStream).

The Town of Collingwood is pleased that a decision has been made, and looks forward to welcoming EPCOR to our community. It is anticipated that the transition will be a smooth one, as EPCOR has spent a great deal of time since October in Collingwood, getting to know our community and the Collus PowerStream staff.

Terms of the sale include:
a distribution rate decrease for residential customers for 5 years
a 25-year lease of the Collus PowerStream property and operations centre from the Town
job and location guarantees for Collus PowerStream employees
a contribution of $150,000 towards the Waterfront Master Plan, one of the community’s biggest priorities, as identified in the Community Based Strategic Plan

The Town will receive between $12.5M and $13M from the sale of their 50% shares. In 2012, the Town received $8M for 50% of its Collus PowerStream shares. The municipality is confident that the purchase price and terms established by the Town maximizes the value of the shares, and is in the best interests of Collingwood, its taxpayers and ratepayers.


Sunday August 19, 2018 – Toronto Star –
Collingwood public inquiry examining $12 million sole-source deal involving mayor’s brother
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Collingwood Connection – May 31, 2018 – Brian Saunderson Eyes Top Job
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CollingwoodToday.ca – May 21, 2018: There’s a new candidate in the Collingwood Mayoral Race
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CBC – February 27, 2018 – Collingwood calls for judicial inquiry into ‘serious questions’ about public utility sell-off
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ROCK 95 – February 27, 2018 – Collingwood Council Calling for Collus Inquiry
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CollingwoodToday.ca – February 28, 2018 – Million-dollar judicial inquiry into Collus PowerStream deal is ‘serious business’ says professor
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95.1 THE PEAK FM – March 1st – Judicial Inquiry Interview with Brian Saunderson and Kathy Jeffery
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CBC – June 19, 2018 – Ex-MP received ‘secret’ cut of $12.4M deal in resort town run by his sister, OPP probe alleges
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CollingwoodLiving.com – July 23, 2018 – Collingwood Council Passes Motion To Ask Province To Issue Ministerial Order To Designate Poplar Sideroad Site For New Hospital
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BarrieToday.com – July 24, 2018 – Collingwood wants order from province to designate location for new hospital
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CollingwoodLiving.com – June 25, 2018 – Deputy Mayor Saunderson Says Judicial Inquiry Will Provide Answers to Tough Questions
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CollingwoodToday.ca – May 29, 2018 – Councillors clash over letter to Ontario Energy Board
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CollingwoodLiving.com – Monday May 28, 2018 – Deputy Mayor and Councillor Debate Process Over Letter Written to Ontario Energy Board
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Bayshore Broadcasting – 97.7 The Beach/CFOS 560 – Tuesday May 15, 2018 – Collingwood Integrity Reports to be Delivered in Person
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CollingwoodLiving.com – December 14, 2017 – Clearview Drops Support of Regional Airport
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Collingwood General & Marine Hospital – September 22, 2017 – County funding helps a decade of hospital projects at CGMH
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Looking Back – Collingwood Connection: Brian Saunderson runs for Deputy Mayor
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