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Collingwood hospital CEO, top cop, principals make Sunshine List

The CEO and president of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital led the way as 14 made the Sunshine List.



The list, released annually by the province under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, documents public servants who earn more than $100,000 a year.

Guy Chartrand earned $237,564 in 2015.

Also on the list from the hospital are manager of emergency Erin Bruce ($108,166); chief of performance and clinical systems Anita Chevalier ($112,671); nurse Marg Crowley ($102,702); nurse Cindy Dillon ($104,103); nurse Ryan Foss ($100,362); manager of medical Barbara Gotuaco ($104,963); Vice President, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer Norah Holder ($154,401); Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer Michael Lacroix ($141,882); nurse Margaret MacMillan ($107,028); manager of pharmacy Patel Manishkumar ($105,278); manager of finance Janice Sandberg ($101,459); transition to home coordinator Jennifer Stewart ($101,516); and manager of obstetrics and surgical services Aimee Stinson ($105,086).

Also on the list were local principals.

Others who made the list locally include school principals Bill Floyd ($119,388) of Mountainview, Charlene Scime ($126,820) of Collingwood Collegiate, Sheri McHardy ($119,388) of Admiral Collingwood, Don Shackell ($116,207) of Connaught, Heather Birchall ($121,030) of Cameron Street, Natalie Zyla ($122,244) of Jean Vanier, and Michael Dufort ($120,012) of St. Mary’s.

OPP Detachment Commander, Insp. John Trude, made the list with $146,399.

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce hands out business awards

NORTH SIMCOE – The Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce handed out its 2016 Business Achievement Awards on Tuesday at Brooklea Golf and Country Club.

The winners were: Graffiti Art (small business of the year); LabX Media Group Inc. (large business of the year); A Passion for Fashion (Community Support Award); 104.1 The Dock and KICX 106 (Ambassador Award); Forte EPS Solutions (new business); Advanced Foot & Orthotic Clinic (President’s Award); Mom’s Restaurant (President’s Award); Jaime Crouch and Splash Events Inc. (Award of Distinction).

OPP looking for Tay Township woman

(TAY TOWNSHIP) – Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a Tay Township woman reported missing has been located in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Approximately two weeks ago, Melissa Chantel Sarchuk, 30, left a friend’s house in Tay Township where she had been staying. 

She travelled to Prince Edward Island (PEI) for personal reasons. On Sunday March 20, she was last seen by a friend in Moncton, New Brunswick while travelling back to Ontario. Police were called when she failed to return to the Tay Township residence.

OPP say she was located in Niagara Falls the evening of March 23.

Barrie mayor to meet with First Nations chief on GO lands debate

Huron-Wendat Grand Chief Konrad Sioui said he is outraged by the “immense desecration” of potentially indigenous human remains found on the Allandale Station lands in Barrie.




In response, the city issued a statement Monday stating it is taking the concerns “very seriously” but noted there are no outstanding archaeological issues with the site.

Mayor Jeff Lehman and Sioui also plan to meet to review the city’s actions with the land. The Huron-Wendat Nation has also requested an independent investigation.

“We deeply lament this immense desecration of our ancestors. The Allandale Station site and the burial grounds that are found there are sacred and must be protected,” Sioui wrote in a statement.

“We have been faced with many situations where the remains of our ancestors have been unearthed, examined, studied, unilaterally appropriated or simply disposed of like garbage. As in all such cases, this situation is unacceptable to us.”

Human bones determined to be more than 50 years old were discovered twice in 2011 during construction of Allandale Station’s exterior at the corner of Essa Road and Lakeshore Drive.

AMICK Consultants archaeologist Michael Henry, who examined the site, told the Advance at that time several cultural groups could have used the property but there were “no graves or burials evident in the area.”

He identified the bones to be from an adult and “sub-adult” from different eras going back as far as 1300 to 1350.

His report stated he was satisfied there were no archaeological concerns.   

“The excavations to date appear to have been largely restricted to the excavation or previously disturbed soil and there is no indication that impacts have occurred to native soil where there may be as of yet undocumented archaeological resources, including burials,” he wrote.

Sioui made his comments in a March 11 news release after an article appeared online suggesting the station land is an ancient First Nations burial site.

Although the city’s statement notes there is currently no activity on the Allandale site, Lehman listed interior construction on the former station as a priority for 2016. An express casual eatery is also being sought to occupy space in the building.

“The City of Barrie has always carefully followed archaeological processes, the applicable legislation and any direction provided by the Province of Ontario to ensure protection of the archaeological potential of the site,” the statement read. “Barrie has deep respect for First Nations and has been careful to follow the advice and recommendations of the archaeologists who studied the Allandale site.”