Friday, January 28, 2022

Stephen Vance, Editor

505 Posts

Is it Really Almost Over?

With the first month of 2022 nearly finished, our pandemic life continues, but if the recent announcement by the Province holds true, by the...

2022 Municipal Budget an Achievement Given the Circumstances

Budget time is a time of heightened anxiety for those who serve on municipal councils. No matter what a council does there are going...

Tensions Are Rising…Have We Reached Our Breaking Point?

The outdoor temperature might have plummeted over the past week, but tensions among most everyone certainly seem to be rising. I have noticed it...

Welcome to 2022 and a Bit of Déjà Vu

Welcome to 2022, a year that we are kicking off with a step backward. Like many parts of the world, Ontario has been grappling...

It’s Time For a Break

It has been a long year, a long two years in fact, and with 2021 winding down, it is time for this scribe, and...

Words Matter…

Words are important. The words we choose to use, how we choose to use them, and the context in which we choose to use...

Council Expands Paid Parking Program, But is it Worth it?

From time to time, while taking in a council meeting from my spot at the media table I am reminded of just how frustrating...

Santa is on the Way…

I don't know anyone that has anything overwhelmingly positive to say about the experience of the past two years, and I think it is...

Residents Express Overwhelming Opposition to Proposed Waterfront Development

Back in May, I penned an editorial entitled 'Proposed Development Would Overwhelm Existing Neighbourhood', and on Tuesday afternoon (November 9) during a nearly four...

Is There an Ideal Time of Day For Council Meetings?

In recent weeks, the topic of the time of day when council meetings are held has been raised by a handful of residents. Some...

Should We Re-Think Heritage Districts?

I appreciate history and heritage as much as anyone, but I must admit I have had it with heritage preservation initiatives. Though I would...

It Will be a Little Different Again This Year, But Halloween is Upon Us

Halloween is on our doorstep. This weekend youngsters will carry on the tradition of knocking on doors and collecting candy. As with everything else...

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