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Derek Howard

Derek Howard

Derek Howard is a Midland-based civic issues reporter with a background in print journalism. He has lived within North Simcoe for the majority of his life. Sometimes a stage actor, sometimes a voice actor, and sometimes a fiction novelist; when not scooping news, Derek enjoys diving into futurism by researching cutting edge technologies, while also appreciating the beautiful nature of the surrounding area. On occasion, Derek has been known to livestream play sessions of forgotten 1980s video games to sparse crowds. Derek lives alone and would like to someday have a goldfish named Chaos.

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Recent Work by Derek

Discovery Harbour's popular skate trail on ice for good

Discovery Harbour's popular skate trail on ice for good

'Due to fluctuating weather conditions and other skate trail offerings in the surrounding area,' the skate trail has been closed permanently, says official
Midland council special budget meet hears from six services

Midland council special budget meet hears from six services

Various agencies, boards and commissions put forward their requests for 2022 budget discussions, despite looming tax levy
Penetanguishene Main Street art project gets green light for 2022

Penetanguishene Main Street art project gets green light for 2022

‘A little bit of a happy thing to do’ narrowly passes approval by a Penetanguishene council wary of budget considerations, pandemic and moral justifications
Tiny exploring whether it's taxing aggregate companies 'correctly'

Tiny exploring whether it's taxing aggregate companies 'correctly'

Tiny councillor laughs: ‘I will personally put as much effort into making their life difficult as possible’ to township aggregate operators
‘Did Ontario slot STRs as commercial?’ asks area resident

‘Did Ontario slot STRs as commercial?’ asks area resident

Letter from reader points out temporary 2022 ‘Ontario Staycation Tax Credit’ defines short-term rentals as being in the commercial tourism and hospitality sectors
Penetanguishene police board wants action on repeat offenders

Penetanguishene police board wants action on repeat offenders

‘From a cost perspective, everybody’s paying but the guy who’s doing the crime,’ says Penetanguishene police services board chair
Newest dining restrictions hurting long-time local restaurateur

Newest dining restrictions hurting long-time local restaurateur

‘W-T-F’ said ‘mentally and physically burnt out’ owner of Phil’s, sharing insights of how to navigate through newest dining crisis during Roadmap to Reopen Step 2
‘Where does Penetanguishene rank for policing bills,’ asks resident

‘Where does Penetanguishene rank for policing bills,’ asks resident

Letter from reader requests clarity on $374K policing bill impact in comparison with other provincially-run correctional facilities
COVID-19 can't break artistic bond for Tiny women's group

COVID-19 can't break artistic bond for Tiny women's group

‘Uniting’ compilation displayed at Lafontaine Community Centre showcases pandemic views by Tiny Women’s Art Cooperative/Coopérative des artistes féminins members
Tiny audit generally good with some minor trend concerns

Tiny audit generally good with some minor trend concerns

Net tangible capital asset ratio and unrestricted deficit slowly creeping toward low risk in 2020, says auditor