Friday, April 20, 2018


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Reader Shares Thoughts on Infrastructure

Dear Editor,

To use frozen water pipes as an example of ‘ageing infrastructure’ is not valid, in my view.

Humans have a lifespan which edges upwards towards 100 years, which makes it difficult for us to form a realistic perception of the changes in climate which have occurred over the 6 billion or so years since our planet was formed. Even the changes over a few thousand years since the last ice age are hard enough to comprehend. There are immense forces  – or more correctly energy transfers – at work in the universe, with a vast number if interactions.

This last winter has seen exceptionally low temperatures in Meaford, so to blame the freezing of pipes on ‘ageing infrastructure’ is hardly a valid connection. Pipes do not generally freeze because they have ‘aged”, but because the temperature has dropped.

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Reader Unable to Obtain Report from OS Police Chief


On Friday, March 21, 2014 the Meaford Independent posted and editorial by Mr. Stephen Vance.  In that editorial, Mr. Vance made mention of Chief Sornberger answering a question posed to him by a Meaford resident regarding whether or not a study had been conducted to assure there was adequate police radio signal strength across the entire Municipality of Meaford. 

After some hesitation Chief Sornberger indicated there was a study completed that indicated that Radio signal strength was not an issue.  This prompted a second question by the resident; “if someone wanted a copy of the study and asked for it would the Chief provide one?”

Again, the Chief said “yes.”

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MACA Expresses Concern About Proposed Cell Tower

Dear Editor,

It has just come to the attention of the Meaford Area Community Association (MACA) that there is a proposal in place for a Microwave Cell Tower to be erected at 71 Edwin Street East in Meaford by Rogers Communications.

This location is approximately 150m, as the crow flies, from Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS), and in the middle of a residential area. According to Rogers Communications, they are only required to provide notice to property owners within “three times the tower height”, which is 105m from the tower.

At first glance, you may not think that this is a problem, however, when you take a deeper look into the situation, I beg to differ.

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