New tugs coming to Midland for Tugfest Georgian Bay

New tugs coming to Midland for Tugfest Georgian Bay

Tugfest Georgian Bay will be taking over Midland harbour Aug. 16 and 17 on the heels of the Tall Ships Challenge. “It’s a tough act to follow,” said Paul Gaynor, an organizer and owner of the Prescotont, a 120-foot tugboat that has been docked in...
What’s going on here: 877 King St. in Midland

What’s going on here: 877 King St. in Midland

At the south end of King Street, between Huronia Pools LeisureScapes and Ideal Supply Inc., lies an empty four-acre chunk of land. It is the future home of a Hampton Inn. Here are the facts: A four-storey, 80-room hotel has been approved for the open lot on the east...
Midland’s butter tart festival becoming national event

Midland’s butter tart festival becoming national event

It is amazing how far people will go to get their hands on a great-tasting butter tart. An estimated 60,000 to 65,000 people flocked to Midland on June 8 to purchase their fair share of ooey-gooey, sweet-and-sticky, melt-in-your-mouth butter tarts. Along with the...