Minutes of meeting

held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Own Resource Centre
South River, Ontario



Present : Christina Golding, (Chairperson); Dominique Marleau (NDO MNDM); Catharine Mayne (Community Futures); Ron Begin (FedNor); Andrew Busch (EDC Powassan); Kay Tod; (Secretary/ member-at-large); Gilbert Lane (Councillor, Ryerson); Denise Eckert (Community Updates); Brenda Scott (WORC); Merv Mulligan (Councillor, McMurrich/Monteith), Morley Moore (Councillor, Whitestone) David Stewart (Almaguin HighlandsOntario Inc); Eleanor Sled-Kurrle (R/A/BF. Special Events Committee; Jeff Johnston (Mayor –Kearney); Frank Tod (Councillor,Magnetawan ); Heather Dumont, (Almaguin Highlands Business After Hours) Chantal Pacey (NECO Intern); Paul Tomlinson (Councillor, Kearney); Robert Tilley (Councillor, Kearney); Caroline Loiselle (Citizenship/Immigration, Culture, Health Promotion, Sports and Rec ); Roberta O’Quinn (Nipissing );


Regrets : SarahJayne Connick (Project Co-ordinator, Ontario ’s Near North ); Barbara Groves (Mayor - Chisholm),


1. Meeting called to order by Chair Tina Golding @ 10:00 a.m.


2. No declarations of pecuniary interest


3. Deputations : None.


4. Adoption of Minutes

Moved by Eleanor Sled-Kurrle and seconded by Jeff Johnston that the minutes of the meeting held November 16 2006 be accepted as circulated. Carried


5. Reports from Community and Resource Partners

5.1 Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

5.2 Community Futures (NECO)


5.3 FedNor


5.4 Bluesky.net


5.5 Women’s Own Resource Centre.


5.6 Ontario ’s Near North (ANTA)


5.7 Township of Chisholm


5.8 Ryerson, Armour, Burk’s Falls Special Events Committee.



5.9 Almaguin Highlands Business After Hours (AHBAH )


5.10 Powassan Observatory Committee


5.11 Municipality of Whitestone.

5.12 Economic Development in the Municipality of Powassan


5.13 Almaguin Highlands Bed and Breakfast Association. (AHB&B).


5.14 Kearney Economic Development, Centennial 2008 and Environmental Projects

5.15 South Almaguin E. D. Committee

5.16 Community Updates Directory

5.17 Almaguin Highlands Ontario Inc.


5.18 McMurrich/Monteith.


. 5.19 Ministries of C&I/ Health Promo/Sports and Rec/Culture



***Frank Tod (Magnetawan) stated he would like to see work done on branding the Almaguin Highlands. Discussion followed and it was noted that Ontario ’s Near North had put this idea in their “Ideas Folder” for future discussion.  It was proposed and agreed to by consensus that the Chair write a letter to Ontario ’s Near North requesting the words “Almaguin Highlands” be placed on future maps. Further ideas will be explored in the future.

***It was strongly suggested by Roberta O’Quinn that Nipissing Township be invited to future AHED meetings. It was noted, that these meetings are open and that Nipissing had been invited in the past. They will be contacted again.

***It was also requested by Gib Lane (Ryerson) that a representative from Perry attends the AHED meetings to update the other communities regarding the status of the AHIC Centre. Perry has always been sent copies of the Minutes and the Agenda.


6 . Correspondence


7. New Business.

7.1 April Summit Discussion


8. Other Business/Community Reports.


9. In-Camera


10 Adjournment and Next Meeting Date


Moved by Brenda Scott that the meeting adjourn at 12:20 p.m. Carried .


Next meeting : Women’s Own Resource Centre in South River (will notify via e-mail if change of site)

Date February 15/07

Time: 10:00 a.m.



________________________       ______________________

Christine Golding, Chair                     Kay Tod, Secretary



A sub-committee Summit meeting was held on January 25 th at the WORC in South River .

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