Caslin broke no rules
An integrity commissioner has ruled that Regional Chairman Alan Caslin broke no rules when he wrote to Premier Kathleen Wynne to voice support for a 1.5 billion dollar development in Niagara Falls at Thundering Waters.
In a report to Regional Council last night, Collingwood lawyer Harold Elston said the assertion that Caslin violated the Region's code of conduct were unfounded.
The complaint was filed by local activist Ed Smith who felt Caslin contravened the code by reaching out to the Premier without the support of Council.
Elston was hired to investigate the Caslin complaint as the Region's interim integrity commissioner John Mascarin cited a conflict, as his law firm is representing the Thundering Waters Developers.
The Thundering Waters project gained notoriety over a provincially significant piece of wetlands on the site.
The developers had originally sought to have the wetlands moved in a process called bio-diversity offsetting.
However, that plan has apparently now been scrapped.
The CHL Import draft is underway and with the 13th overall pick the IceDogs have selected Swedish D-Man Timothy Liljegren. Liljegren stands 6'1" tall, weighing in at 191lbs and was Toronto's first round selection, 17th overall at last weekend's NHL entry draft.
The IceDogs pre-season schedule has been announced with four exhibition games beginning September 1st, featuring home games in both Thorold and Beamsville. Barrie and Kitchener will provide the opposition in preparation for the 2017-2018 regular season.
A second member of the IceDogs sees his NHL dream become a reality as Ben Jones is drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights. Jones was chosen in the 7th round, 189th overall by the expansion Golden Knights in the NHL entry draft.