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Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen Shahid

Mehreen Shahid covers civic matters in Midland and Penetanguishene under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

Recent Work by Mehreen

Midland mayor urges residents to register, even if vaccine dose isn't immediately available

Midland mayor urges residents to register, even if vaccine dose isn't immediately available

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is using the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre as a local vaccination centre and saw 228 area residents on the first day, says CAO
Midland asking province to ease lockdown restrictions for small businesses

Midland asking province to ease lockdown restrictions for small businesses

'In sending the information to the Premier and MPP, if we can change their mind, I'm all for it,' says councillor, 'otherwise I think we have to respect what Dr. (Charles) Gardner has on the table'
Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Union president says that while stress levels among staff remains high, he doesn't know of any positive staff cases
Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Union president says that while stress levels among staff remains high, he doesn't know of any positive staff cases
COVID outbreak climbs to 21 inmate cases at Penetang superjail

COVID outbreak climbs to 21 inmate cases at Penetang superjail

Union president says that while stress levels among staff remains high, he doesn't know of any positive staff cases
Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Penetanguishene superjail outbreak total climbs to 21

Union president says that while stress levels among staff remains high, he doesn't know of any positive staff cases
Affordable housing task force putters along with its mandate

Affordable housing task force putters along with its mandate

Site-specific zoning bylaw changes may be required to develop the two properties the committee is currently looking at
New Tiny resident feels burned by fire department invoice

New Tiny resident feels burned by fire department invoice

'We assumed our taxes would cover us in these situations when we require the safety of the fire department,' resident tells council
Group gets cash, OK from council to combat phragmites at Tiny Marsh

Group gets cash, OK from council to combat phragmites at Tiny Marsh

'I think this is a great opportunity for us to get involved with,' says Tiny Township's director of public works
Tiny resident wants township to clean up its act

Tiny resident wants township to clean up its act

'There's a lot of tar and a lot of chip but nothing has been cleaned up at that intersection in the past five years I've been here,' says frustrated resident