me begin by wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy 2006!
stated the last time I wrote to you, I will be using this forum to inform
you of things that are going on across our community.
Monday, Minister Bartolucci announced that Pioneer Manor would
be receiving an additional 25 interim long term health care beds.
This is great news for our community and means that our family members
will not have to be transferred to facilities in other communities.
Patients will now be able to stay here, close to their family and friends.
Council had been asking the Province to recognize the urgency of this
particular problem for some time and we are all pleased that Ministers
Smitherman and Bartolucci agreed and acted upon our request.
the council meeting last week, a new branding program was adopted. The My
Sudbury / Oui Sudbury is
going to become part of a strategy to develop a long term community image
campaign. A presentation was made to council by the Growth and Development
Staff to provide us with the recommendations coming from the Steering
To date we have close to 75 community partners who are committing
to this project. This is very exciting and is something that will bring
all four corners of our city together.
has also implemented a new snowplowing policy, that should improve the way
we remove snow from our streets and sidewalks. I will provide more
information on this in the upcoming weeks.
you are currently experiencing problems with snowplowing you are asked to
call the Frobisher Depot at 560-2022, staff will respond to your concerns
as quickly as possible.
week, we will be completing the capital part of the budget. This will
determine what major projects we will undertake and what new equipment
will be purchased. I will provide you with the results of this discussion
do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you may have
pertaining to city business.
a pleasant week!