Twolan will serve fifth term as Bruce County warden

Northern Bruce Peninsula Mayor and past-warden Milt McIver [left] presents the chain of office to Warden Mitch Twolan. (Photo by Jordan Mackinnon)

The mayor of Huron-Kinloss will serve as the warden of Bruce County for the fifth time.

Mitch Twolan was acclaimed to the post during Thursday’s inaugural session and said the growth currently being experienced across the county will continue for years to come.

He said with Bruce Power ramping up refurbishment activities, a number of contractors and suppliers will be relocating to the county in the coming year, but there are other factors leading to the growth in the county.

“We’ve seen unprecedented tourism numbers over the last couple years, and growth with regards to building all of our communities is something we have to keep an eye on,” said Twolan. “I believe Bruce County, we’re in a growth spurt and I see is lasting for several more years.”

Twolan said with all the growth and job opportunities attached to the nuclear industry, there comes a demand for additional affordable housing.

“That is a priority because, with everything that’s going on in the County of Bruce, we need folks to have accommodations and have a roof over their heads,” said Twolan.

Twolan said the county is finalizing a 10-unit social housing project in Kincardine and will be looking at other areas like Saugeen Shores, where there’s a¬†growing demand for affordable housing.

Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan [centre] is lead to the warden’s chair by nominators Northern Bruce Peninsula Mayor Milt McIver [left] and Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie [right]. (Photo by Jordan Mackinnon)