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Derek Howard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Derek Howard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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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derek@midlandtoday.ca

Recent Work by Derek

Tiny tree lighting party aims to warm hearts, brighten smiles

Tiny tree lighting party aims to warm hearts, brighten smiles

Perkinsfield Park to host early evening community activities for young and old on Tuesday; township's Santa Claus parade set for Wyevale Saturday
Final days of Movember get $15K push in North Simcoe

Final days of Movember get $15K push in North Simcoe

‘It’s essentially a rally this weekend,’ says Southern Georgian Bay firefighter team leader of boot drives across region for charity event
Constituents can meet MPP between the tomes at Midland library

Constituents can meet MPP between the tomes at Midland library

Public library constituency spots are a ‘common practice used in northern rural areas,’ says spokeswoman for Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop, who maintains office hours on Wednesdays at library
Heartfelt ceremony as Penetanguishene council sworn in

Heartfelt ceremony as Penetanguishene council sworn in

Speeches from dignitaries, Francophone, Métis, and youth representatives indicated strong community relationships for upcoming council term
Tiny council sworn in, ready to face challenges

Tiny council sworn in, ready to face challenges

Council committed ‘to help you help us to help our community and make it better,’ said Mayor David Evans. 'We’re (council) all in it for the right reason'
Santa Claus is coming to Waubaushene on Sunday

Santa Claus is coming to Waubaushene on Sunday

Tay Township holiday events include the Santa Claus parade this weekend and a tree lighting ceremony next weekend
Tay gets season of giving in motion with toy and food drive

Tay gets season of giving in motion with toy and food drive

‘Tay firefighters wanted to make this an annual event,’ said organizer of successful community-wide fundraiser for those in need
Jolly Old Elf and helpers bringing joy to Midland this weekend

Jolly Old Elf and helpers bringing joy to Midland this weekend

Santa Claus parade on Saturday will follow a downtown tree lighting celebration Friday night on King Street
A Day in the Life gives a face to voice of Toronto Raptors

A Day in the Life gives a face to voice of Toronto Raptors

Herbie Kuhn turned his life around from bad kid to chaplain of Toronto’s pro sports teams, and became the announcer for the NBA champion Raptors
Penetanguishene unveils five-year road maintenance plan

Penetanguishene unveils five-year road maintenance plan

Town acknowledges 'there is an opportunity' to improve communication about projects and vows to do a better job