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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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derek@midlandtoday.ca

Recent Work by Derek

Tiny looking to streamline planning act process

Tiny looking to streamline planning act process

Provincial Planning Act amendments to provide efficiencies for Tiny staff upon delegation of authority; public meeting to be scheduled
Well-intending parking letter by CFIB misses mark on both sides

Well-intending parking letter by CFIB misses mark on both sides

Mayor says parking stations were meant to support the downtown. 'Unfortunately… people are finding the machines difficult and are opting, apparently, not to visit downtown'
Cody Oschefski enters bid to become Midland's deputy mayor

Cody Oschefski enters bid to become Midland's deputy mayor

‘Team Midland’ councillor looks to represent town at county in addressing housing concerns, pandemic recovery of tourism and residential issues
Tay ‘disappointed’ with Midland over marina development

Tay ‘disappointed’ with Midland over marina development

‘I think it could’ve been handled with much more class than it was,’ Tay mayor says on Midland residents’ opposition to proposed housing development and Midland council support
Tay council remuneration to ‘catch up’ next term

Tay council remuneration to ‘catch up’ next term

‘The unfortunate part is it’s not like we’re trying to reward ourselves. We’re just trying to play catch-up,’ said councillor of 12 to 16 percent increases
Lockdowns at superjail prompt small-scale hunger strike

Lockdowns at superjail prompt small-scale hunger strike

Union head confirmed hunger strike in one of 40 units at Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene, speculating continued staffing shortages as a potential cause
Mike Ross bids adieu to Midland council this fall

Mike Ross bids adieu to Midland council this fall

‘I will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming municipal election,’ Ross announced about eight-year run as deputy mayor
'Letter of relationship' signed by GBGH, Indigenous reps

'Letter of relationship' signed by GBGH, Indigenous reps

‘We hope that it signals the opportunity to strengthen and improve how we work together,’ said executive director of Indigenous primary care
Canada Day 155 returning to normal in Tay, Midland, Penetang

Canada Day 155 returning to normal in Tay, Midland, Penetang

Parades, live music, fireworks and plenty of fun await residents at celebrations in Victoria Harbour, Midland and Penetanguishene June 24-25 and July 1
Ten-year rolling lease proposed to Midland Bay Sailing Club

Ten-year rolling lease proposed to Midland Bay Sailing Club

‘I suspect that that piece of property already has highest and best use of an asset,’ said mayor of popular sailing club on Georgian Bay