Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Stephen Vance, Editor

538 Posts

It’s Fun, It Brings the Community Together, But Our Beloved Scarecrow Invasion Could be a Whole Lot Greener

Before I begin, I want to make it clear that I fully enjoy the Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival, and I have for all...

We All Approach Life Differently, But it Shouldn’t Make Us Enemies

There has never been a time in my life that I have felt moved enough about an issue to protest. Even when an issue...

Where are the Women Candidates?

In recent discussions that I've had with some locals about the final roster of candidates in the upcoming municipal election, more than a few...

The Passing of Wild Bill Murdoch

Last week we learned of the passing of a man who many rightly consider a local legend: Bognor resident Bill Murdoch, the former MPP...

All of the Things Wrong With the Municipality of Meaford

As the nomination period for candidates in October's municipal election comes to a close at the end of this week, the campaigns will begin...

Half of Us Don’t Vote in Municipal Elections

Federal, provincial, or municipal, with every election comes the inevitable discussions of those who vote, and those who don't. Often such conversations devolve into...

Gathering Information on Candidates in Preparation for Our Municipal Election Guide Issue

For each municipal election, this newspaper publishes a special election guide edition that features full bios, photos, and other information related to the candidates...

Two Very Simple Proposals I Would Champion If I Was Running For Council…

With less than a month to go before the close of the nomination period for October's municipal election, I have been mulling how I...

Growing Pains Have Begun

When I moved to Meaford nearly two decades ago, I did so in large part because I had tired of the hustle and bustle...

Candidates For October’s Municipal Election Trickling In

While it has been more than two months since the nomination period for October's municipal election opened, allowing candidates to file their paperwork and...

The Grace Period is Over… It’s Time to Push Back Against Disrespect & Nastiness

I, like many others, have had enough, and it is time to start pushing back and calling out nasty and disrespectful behaviour. A small but...

Oh Canada, I Feel Fortunate to Call You Home

Another Canada Day long weekend is upon us, and for me this holiday is always a time to reflect on the good fortune I...

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