Saturday, May 26, 2018



Problem For Council: What to do With a Larger Than Expected Surplus?

council chamber333An unusual problem faced Meaford's council at their March 10 meeting – what to do with a much larger than expected surplus?

For much of 2013 senior municipal staff have anticipated a year-end surplus in their tax supported operating budget, but the size of the anticipated surplus grew throughout the year, and ultimately, the surplus announced on March 10 was a whopping $923,500 – some $400,000 more than the estimate given council late last year.

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MPP Walker Raises Issue of IPF at Queen’s Park

queensparkYesterday (March 4), local MPP Bill Walker stood up for patients when he called on the provincial government to deliver affordable access to life-saving drugs to people suffering from IPF, a rare and fatal lung disease.

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Miller Seconds M-452-Firearms Act

parliamentRecently, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, seconded M- 452, a motion put forward in the House of Commons by Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew- Nipissing-Pembroke, that deals with firearms reclassification, and various reforms to firearms regulation. M-452 would amend Sections 117, 118 and 119 of the Firearms Act to establish a “Firearms Experts Technical Committee” with the goal of restoring public confidence in the functions and operations of the Canadian Firearms Registration System.

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Apple Might Stay Where it is

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Meaford's iconic tourist information Apple could stay in its current location if the municipality is the successful bidder, though Meaford CAO Denyse Morrissey cautioned that there are several concerns that need to be answered before the municipality submits a bid.

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