Top 10 People searched for on since it started

August 21, 2014

Person’s name and number of searches since December 11, 2011:

  1. jack hanna midhurst 144
  2. Earl rumm 136
  3. erving goffman 135
  4. christie cadotte 76
  5. cheryl shindruk 64
  6. mario giampietri 63
  7. james baldwin 26
  8. kim rumm 25
  9. carey degorter 23
  10. nicola mitchinson 22

How many more home addresses will Geranium Corporation publish to defend their development interests in the Midhurst Secondary Plan?

July 23, 2014

The Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association, MRA opposes sprawl and has been talking to Premier Kathleen Wynne about it since before the provincial election.

On July 17th, Geranium has the MRA president’s home address  printed in 17,100 hard copies and digitally at the Springwater News newspaper. I covered it up with a post-it note (see below) when I photographed it.

20140704 Geranium MRA letter cropped

Maybe Mr. Marc Denhez of the Ontario Muncipal Board? Or Ms. Cheryl Shindruk VP, Geranium? Or Mr. Earl Rumm president of Geranium?

20140717 Springwater News front

I understand that Mr. Earl Rumm is the president of Geranium Corporation (see Ontario looks to smack down SLAPPs).

20140717 Springwater News bifold

Text of the letter: pdf

At least, two previously-published articles note that Ms. Buxton and the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association continue talking directly to Premier Kathleen Wynne:

1. Midhurst ratepayers not giving up fight after OMB defeat, The Barrie Advance, July 9, 2014, and

Buxton said her group met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during the election campaign and has met with other senior government officials since then.

“(Wynne) promised us she’d order a review and she’d involve us in high-level talks so we could flesh out our concerns and be involved. She’s keeping her word,” Buxton said.

2. Approval for Midhurst housing plan takes one step closer, The Barrie Examiner, July 11, 2014.

Buxton said the association “has the ear” of Premier Kathleen Wynne and that she has spoken with the premier about the Midhurst development.

“She was very receptive and very concerned and she promised the whole thing would be reviewed. I know she is committed to reviewing how this all came about,” Buxton said. “We have already had a meeting with very senior people attached to the premier’s office.”

Friday Harbour: Earl Rumm’s vision

October 19, 2012

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So Midhurst is to become “the new Barrie”?

August 18, 2012

Earl Rumm and Barry Feiner on a Geranium Homes jobsite in 1991. As that decade progressed the young home builders realized they had to expand into land development. That vision has culminated in the Friday Harbour project on the shores of Lake Simcoe. PAT BRENNAN/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO

In the article, Builders went back to the land, Earl Rumm says:

… And in concert with another builder, it is currently “going through the process” to develop 10,000 building lots on land it owns in Midhurst, just north of Barrie, which Rumm predicts will be “the new Barrie.”

The article  appears in today’s Homes & Condos section of the Toronto Star. There is also a profile of  Earl Rumm, Barry Feiner and Mario Giampietri, partners in Geranium Corporation.

  • Note: I use and reference the title of the article as it appears in print. The Toronto Star changed it’s online copy title to: Geranium Corp. — from small-scale builder to ‘urban resort’ visionary.

Views and Top 10 “people searches” & Posts:, 1st six months

June 1, 2012

Total views: 6,565

Tip 10 People Searched for on

  1. Erving Goffman
  2. Earl Rumm
  3. Jack Hanna
  4. Christie Cadotte
  5. James Baldwin
  6. Mario Giampietri
  7. Cheryl Shindruk
  8. Winanne Grant
  9. Nelson Hickling
  10. Rev. Thomas Williams
Top 10 Posts viewed
  1. Industries sometimes get taken over by bullies
  2. It’s a Shame about the Midhurst Sprawl Plan.
  3. Midhurst timeline & 1942 map
  4. Use historical business models to determine similarities and differences in the present situation  
  5. Does Springwater township have a Zero Tolerance policy for bullying on its property?
  6. What good is money if it can’t inspire terror in your fellow man?
  7. Springwater councillor tries to prop up increasingly wonky Midhurst Secondary Plan
  8. When homeowners are bullied, What is an appropriate response for a municipal government?
  9. Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
  10. How did Day 1 of Midhurst’s Petition Blitz work out?

Top 10 searches this week on

March 23, 2012

WordPress does not show me the names of the people searching this weblog. Same for those who choose to follow the weblog by email.

Erving Goffman, incredibly, tops the list.

  1. erving goffman
  2. earl rumm
  3. public humiliation
  4. bullies
  5. midhurst growth plan omb hearing
  6. timmins ridings
  7. geranium homes
  8. claire bateman-czerny
  9. pictures of bullies
  10. humiliation public

Top 10 searches this month on

February 24, 2012

WordPress does not show me the names of the people searching this weblog. Same for those who choose to follow the weblog by email.

But what (or whom) is being searched for is valuable feedback to those of us in the municipal government social media space.

  1. erving goffman
  2. public humiliation
  4. “nelson hickling”
  5. alec ovenden
  6. cheryl shindruk
  7. bullies
  8. earl rumm
  9. planscape geranium
  10. mario giampietri

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