Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Centre CEO announces retirement

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Centre CEO announces retirement CEO of Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Centre announces retirement “After 24 years of service in libraries throughout the GTA and Simcoe County, Terri Watman has announced that she will retire from her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Centre on Dec. 31, 2019.”...

Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) will launch on September 3, 2019.

Dear Mayor/Chief/Sir or Madam: As Minister of Infrastructure, I am proud our government is investing in predictable, secure infrastructure funding to address community needs, while reducing the administrative burden on municipal partners and local government. That is why I am pleased to announce that the Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) will launch on September 3, 2019. Municipalities, First Nations and off-reserve Indigenous communities, broader public sector and non-profit organizations are all eligible to apply. To be eligible for funding, projects must be community-oriented, non-commercial and open to the public. The province is anticipating extremely high demand for funding under this program. You are encouraged to review program guidelines carefully to ensure projects align with federal parameters and to submit project proposals that maximize federal and provincial dollars and achieve the best value for money. You can find detailed information about the CCR stream as well as guidelines on the Transfer Payment Ontario (formerly Grants Ontario) website at: www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en, by clicking on Grant Opportunities. The application deadline is November 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Thank you for your support as we continue to fund and build better infrastructure for the people, and make smarter infrastructure investments for municipalities, Indigenous communities, broader public sector and non-profit organizations across Ontario. I look forward to working with you to invest in infrastructure across our province and in your community. Sincerely, [original signed by] The Honourable Laurie Scott Minister of Infrastructure 777 Bay Street 5th floor Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E1   About Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a 10-year federal-provincial...

Publishers Are on a Collision Course With Libraries

[US Global]Publishers Are on a Collision Course With Libraries http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Publishers-Are-on-a-Collision-Course-With-Libraries-133723.asp And . . . Edmonton City council passed a motion Tuesday to lobby the federal government to help break down barriers to accessing digital content for library users across the country. Edmonton joins Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and several other municipalities who want the federal government to investigate the problems multinational publishers are posing for libraries when it comes to accessing digital content, particularly electronic books. CBC.CA Council votes to help Edmonton Public Library fight for better access to e-books | CBC News Edmonton city council passed a motion Tuesday to lobby the federal government to help break down barriers to accessing digital content for library users across the country....