Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Stephen Vance, Editor

480 Posts

Why Small Towns and Suburbs Need to Build Up, Not Out

In recent weeks it seems that most everyone I bump into wants to talk about development. More specifically they seem to want to talk...

Good Communication Can Save a lot of Frustration

Much frustration and suspicion could have been avoided earlier this month, if only the municipality had thought to communicate with residents. When residents began hearing...

Dear SkyDev, We Don’t Have Time For Your Games

There has been significant interest and concern among Meaford residents over a proposed, high density development on the former Stanley Knight flooring factory property...

A Canada Day That Many Don’t Want to Celebrate

With recent news reports of residential school atrocities, Canadian pride has been replaced by a national shame, making this year's Canada Day difficult for...

Could Canada Day be the Last Major Virtual Event of This Pandemic? Let’s Hope

Next week's regular Canada Day festivities, in all corners of the municipality, from Bognor to Leith and Annan to Meaford's urban area, are cancelled...

Nobody Reads Father’s Day Editorials, and That’s Okay

Another Father's Day has crept up on us, and this Sunday fathers everywhere will be celebrated by those who love them, those they have...

One Small Step…

We in Ontario will regain some freedom and fun on Friday as the province enters Step One of the three-step Roadmap to Reopening. The...

Accessibility is Vital For All

It's National AccessAbility Week, an initiative aimed at shining a bright light on the importance of accessibility for all, identifying where we are falling...

A Love Letter to My Community

Dear Readers, We have been through a lot over the past 18 months, and we have been getting through it together. This pandemic has upended...

Proposed Development Would Overwhelm Existing Neighbourhood

A proposed mixed residential development on the property of the former Knights flooring factory on Boucher Street has many residents concerned. The proposed development...

Paid Parking Debacle Shows Why Council Shouldn’t Shoot From the Hip

At Monday's council meeting we witnessed the falling apart of a poorly cobbled together plan after Council stomped on the brake and made a...

Thanks to COVID, the Cancellations Continue

The month of May might just barely be underway, but this week we learned of the cancellation (again) of this autumn's Scarecrow Invasion &...

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