Cookstown Councillor Chooses Barrie Designation Over Innisfil

One of the basic recommendations from the Inspiring Innisfil 2020 report was to lobby for a single community telephone directory and Innisfil postal codes to help build a common identity.

Innisfil Council recently voted to endorse the idea. Councillor Lynn Dollin, whose ward includes Cookstown, was the only one to vote against the motion.  She explained, “the politicians of the day promised that if there was amalgamation the identity would not change” when Cookstown became part of Innisfil 20 years ago.

Councillor Dollin says “Cookstown has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to create a name and identity.”  Well, let’s see. In the words of Dr. Phil, “How’s that workin’ for ya?” Continue reading