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Monday, December 11, 2017

Jim Ginn Reflects On 1st Year As Huron County Warden

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

IPM, Canada 150 among big celebrations in the first of Jim Ginn's two-year term as Warden.

Jim Ginn says there were several big successes the first of his two-year term as Huron County Warden.

Ginn was elected by fellow councillors to the role last year , and is the first in recent history to serve as Warden for two years.

His predecessors each served one year terms.

For Ginn, the 100th International Plowing Match in Walton was the highlight of 2017, with over 76 thousand attendees at the week-long event in Walton.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the IPM, trying his hand at plowing a strip of land.

Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary also arose during Ginn's tenure as Warden, something he says allowed the county to reflect on its accomplishments.

Still ongoing is the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Project (SWIFT) to bring broadband internet to the far reaches of Huron County.

Currently, local telecoms are not eligible to bid on work in the $269 million project.

Ginn says he will be meeting with telecom officials this week, in the hopes of getting local internet providers another chance to bid on broadband expansion work.

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