Sunday, January 24, 2021

Stephen Vance, Editor

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Snitching and Shaming Have Been an Unfortunate Side Effect of the Pandemic

Lock-downs, stay at home orders, physical distancing, and mask wearing have all made for a frustrating and stressful past 10 months, but what I...

We Have All Had Enough, Is the End in Sight?

If my own circle of friends and acquaintances is any indication, no matter how dedicated we've been to following distancing and mask protocols, no...

Sorry 2021, But I am Looking Forward to 2022

Welcome to 2021 – it doesn't feel any different does it? I suspect that 2021 won't feel any different from 2020 for a while...

2020 Has Been a Heck of a Year – But It’s Almost Over

Like most new years, 2020 kicked off with a certain amount of optimism and enthusiasm, but all these months later, most of us can't...

Will a COVID Christmas be Safe? It’s up to All of Us

Last weekend the Municipality of Meaford kicked off the traditional festive season in a less than traditional fashion thanks to the continued precautions due...

Does the Municipality of Meaford Employ Too Many?

With every municipal budget season I am sure to hear from folks about the number of staff employed by this municipality. During this year's...

We’ve Moved From Green to Yellow, Can We Get Back to Green?

A little over a month ago I wrote about how well the Grey-Bruce region has fared during this COVID-19 pandemic when compared to the...

Cuts to Capital Budgets a Double-Edged Sword For Council

Last week I shared some of my thoughts on Council's first day of budget deliberations for 2021, which focused on the operating budgets. This...

Some Random Thoughts on Council’s First Day of Budget Deliberations

Stephen Vance, Editor Meaford's Council certainly has a challenge ahead of it. With a bare-bones draft budget featuring no frills or enhancements calling for an...

COVID-19 Has Ripped the Heart & Soul From Our Daily Lives

Stephen Vance, Editor As I sat at the back of the opera house at Meaford Hall prior to Monday's council meeting, the theatre was all...

Confidence in the Vote is Everything

Stephen Vance, Editor A decade ago I was fully supportive of what I saw as a natural progression to online voting. At the time I...

Draft Budget Calls For 8.7% Increase in 2021, Is it Time to Get Real About Bag Tags?

Stephen Vance, Editor Municipal budget season is now in full swing with the tabling of the draft budgets for 2021 at Council's October 19 meeting....

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Meaford Fire Department Welcomes New Chief

The Municipality of Meaford has announced Courtney Allen as the new Chief of the Meaford Fire Department. Allen comes to Meaford from the City of...

OPP Enforcement Under The Stay-At-Home Order

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