In The News

The following list of news events (in a descending order from the most current) is a summary of matters, issues and deliberations to which I have contributed my own comments, thoughts, support or disapproval.

2018 - 2022 Term

Elementary school students to rule Parry Sound Council during Local Government Week
Oct 18/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Council to consider an Accessible Pedestrian Signal at Church and Isabella Streets
Oct 17/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Door not yet closed for French school board and Canadore College
Aug 14/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Parry Sound denies French school's move into college
Appeal can be made to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
Aug 13/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound's Wayne Cormier is an unsung hero, writes his friend
After 50 years Wayne and Antje Cormier are moving out of Parry Sound, writes Doug McCann
Aug 11/19 by Doug McCann
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound cuts single-use plastic water bottles
Municipality encourages reusable water bottle use
Aug 3/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound ends move to silence train whistles
Cost, liability and public safety of prime concern
Jun 28/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Talk of Seguin property moving to Parry Sound tax base still on
Seguin and Parry Sound considering a boundary change
Jun 27/19 by Sarah Bissonette
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound honours seniors' requests, quashes rumours
Seniors club receives more funds, parking time extension
May 15/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound's historic Waubuno bridge needs another overhaul
May 7/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Concern growing over French school’s Canadore College location
Apr 11/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Parry Sound splash pad dream all dried up
Council removes $110,000 contribution from 2019 budget
Apr 10/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Culvert conundrum in Parry Sound
Council, developers debate who should pay
Apr 8/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound still looking for taxes from hub
Town asks district social services administration board for funds
Apr 1/19 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Flying Fathers Triple H Charity Challenge Just One Day Away
Feb 19/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Who Are The Flying Fathers and What is The Triple H Charity Challenge?
Feb 9/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Cost Sharing of Contaminated Soil Removal at Issue at Parry Sound Town Council
Feb 7/19 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

It’s Back to Business as Parry Sound’s New Town Council Sworn In
Dec 12, 2018 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound


2014 - 2018 Term

Development not appropriate for land: Parry Sound residents
Town approves zoning bylaw amendment for Acorn Ridge
Nov 12, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Recognition and Appreciation for Outgoing Parry Sound Councillors
Nov 8, 2018 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Jamie McGarvey Re-Elected Mayor of Parry Sound
Oct 22, 2018 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

McGarvey snags third term, thanks people of Parry Sound
Oct 22, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound Votes: 2018 Municipal Election Results
Oct 22, 2018 by James Bowler
Moose FM (CKLP)

Snowbirds surplus donated to Parry Sound hospital foundation
Oct 20, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Thanks Parry Sound, from Rogers Hometown Hockey
Oct 20, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound hosts mock council meeting with Grade 5 students
Oct 19, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Canadian Snowbirds Performance Keeps Giving in Parry Sound
Oct 17, 2018 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Parry Sound councillor-hopefuls offer their platforms
Oct 17, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Municipal Candidates Pitch Their Platforms to a Full House at the BOCC
Oct 11, 2018 by Tom Mangos
Radioworkz Parry Sound

Doug McCann looking for Parry Sound council seat
Oct 11, 2018 by Doug McCann
Parry Sound North Star

Municipal election nomination period closes
Jul 27, 2018 by Karim Mosna
Moose FM (CKLP)

Doug McCann asks for unity, and year-round jobs
Jul 19, 2018 by Karim Mosna
Moose FM (CKLP)

Doug McCann seeks 2nd term on Parry Sound council
Jul 18, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound hospital foundation benefactor in surplus Snowbirds funds
Canadian Snowbirds Airshow, June 13
Mar 15, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Canadian Snowbirds to soar over Parry Sound this June
Town strikes ad hoc committee for event
Jan 23, 2018 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Laughs, learning at Parry Sound's mock council meeting
St. Peter's students play mayor, councillors for the day
Dec 18, 2017 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound offers $500 scholarship to post-secondary students
May 2, 2017 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound Victory School commemorative book, DVD unveiled
Jan 6, 2017
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound RBC given green light to move across town
Dec 22, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound students learn municipal politics firsthand
Grade 5 students 'elected' as mayor and councillors at mock meeting
Dec 7, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Belvedere Avenue parking debate back on Parry Sound council table
Parry Sound council to consider reverting back to one-way street
Dec 1, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Blackouts, LEDs, and the cost associated with Parry Sound washroom vandalism
Questions of staff around council chambers
Oct 20, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Belvedere Friends want to put out bottle, can collection bins
Belvedere wants to put out bottle, can collection bins
Sep 29, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Repair bill remains in Park To Park's hands
Side-by-side damaged on loan damaged outside of association use
Sep 19, 2016 by Sarah Bissonette
Parry Sound North Star

Talks begin to move Seguin property into Parry Sound
Sep 12, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound council considers bursary for high school graduates
Aug 19, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Report in works to slow Parry Sound traffic
Aug 17, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

ATVer calls new bylaw a 'watershed' moment
Jun 10, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound Islanders return to town arena
May 25, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Tender awarded to rebuild zoning bylaw
May 18, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Business plan lands with roar of approval
May 11, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Parry Sound offers funds for new event ideas
May 11, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Ice cream truck, a surefire cure for summertime blues
Apr 6, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

New gazebo to grace Town Dock this summer
Mar 23, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Gazebo concept generating town council’s goodwill
Mar 16, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Price drives bloom on town flower debate
News Feb 24, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Power outage an important reminder about preparedness
Fire chief encourages everyone to take care of their neighbour in an emergency
Feb 24, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Stockey Centre may house info centre
Feb 10, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Town gets behind Refugee Program
Feb 10, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Fluoride is out
Jan 28, 2016 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Biggest hockey stick loses faceoff, again
Dec 22, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Municipal politics 101
Nov 6, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Victory veteran passes on positive outlook
Second World War veteran Ernie Watthey, dies, leaving behind a legacy of love for community, school and country
Oct 28, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Big stick given the hook from Stockey Centre
Oct 16, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

The great fluoride debate
Oct 9, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Isabella crossing work years away
Sep 23, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Keeping fluoride comes with hefty price tag
Sep 11, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

New lights, stop signs, cemetery repairs among council topics
Questions of Staff
Sep 4, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Local drivers be aware
Aug 14, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

The world’s biggest hockey stick
Resident proposes town plant giant stick outside Bobby Orr hall
Jul 22, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Forest Street project remains at a standstill
Jul 3, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Crossing guards get their day
‘You folks do a tremendous job’
Jun 30, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Town of Parry Sound wants rail companies to pay for thoroughfare
Jun 3, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Brazen move by Parry Sound gets our support
Jun 3, 2015 Parry Sound North Star

This weekend: farewell to Victory School
May 27, 2015 by Paige Phillips
Parry Sound North Star

Volunteers set sights on Booth Street Park revamp
May 13, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Small turn out at strategic planning open house
Apr 29, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

'Arrogant' CN angers town officials
Rail officials silent as train sits across town intersections for hours
Apr 28, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Council dubs snow bank removal at intersection unsafe
Mar 11, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Forest Street crossing difficult to maneuver for some disabled residents
Mar 11, 2015 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Library’s $40,000 ask remains in town’s budget, for now
Health and safety concerns raised about staff working alone at town-owned facilities

Victory School commemorative book and DVD to be released
Jan 30, 2015 by Paige Phillips
Parry Sound North Star

Town council candidates sworn in, thank supporters
Dec 10, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

New Parry Sound council sworn in
Dec 2, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

McGarvey re-elected
Oct 29, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Candidates for town councillor present their platforms
Sep 17, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

Candidates discuss regional, social issues on Stockey stage
Sep 17, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star

McCann throws his hat in the ring for council representative
Feb 21, 2014 by Stephannie Johnson
Parry Sound North Star