Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Editorial

Meaford's Financial Position Greatly Improved – But We're Not on Easy Street

StephenVance 540There's a lot less tension in the council chamber these days when the annual auditor's report of Meaford's finances is presented, and that's a good thing.

Many readers will remember the horrible position this municipality was in back in 2010, with some $3 million in accumulated deficits that had to be dealt with by draining municipal reserve accounts to virtually nothing, combined with great concern among many residents about the growing long-term debt.


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StephenVance 540If you thought that the close of my July 6 editorial 'Still a Long Road Before We Know if Former Foodland Building is Suitable For a Library' seemed a little harsh, you're right and it wasn't meant to be – I screwed up.

With a busy short week last week thanks to the Canada Day holiday, I found myself rushing a time or two, and I didn't even realize I had messed up the closing of my editorial until after it had already been published, and then a sleepless weekend ensued.


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Still a Long Road Before We Know if Former Foodland Building is Suitable For a Library

StephenVance 540The former Foodland grocery store property on the corner of Sykes and Trowbridge Streets offers high traffic, high visibility, and easy access – everything you'd want in a prime commercial property. Many in the community have expressed their view that the property would also make a fine location for a new library, and council is listening and have directed staff to explore that potential. That's a good thing, but don't get your hopes up just yet, there's a long way to go.


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Happy 150th Birthday, Canada

StephenVance 540Well, another Canada Day is upon us, but not just any Canada Day, this year we celebrate 150 years as a nation.

150 years is a long time, but it is also not so long at all. Compared to many nations whose history stretches back thousands of years, Canada is just an infant – wait, what am I saying? We're 150 now, so I guess on the world stage, we're now a toddler nation.

Without getting too patriotic, I have to say I do love this country.


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