Saturday, December 4, 2021

Stephen Vance, Editor

499 Posts

As Our Kids Return to School, We All Must be Patient and Understanding

As parents proudly posted photos of their kids heading back to school on Tuesday, I recalled my own excitement heading back to school each...

The Summer of Discontent Has Come to an End

And just like that, the summer of discontent has come to an end, a summer most of us will look back upon as a...

August Has Been Hot, But For Council the Heat Will Intensify in September

This month of August has brought with it some of the hottest days we've experienced this summer. For our members of council August has...

Do We Really Need a Federal Election Right Now?

Is now the right time for a federal election? A fair question, given the past 18 months we've endured with the COVID-19 pandemic, which...

There’s Rarely a Good Time For Major Road Work

When a neighbourhood or business is impacted by major infrastructure projects, it is often frustrating, if not infuriating. When a business has struggled to...

What if Amazon Wanted to Set Up Shop at CFB Trenton?

Few were surprised, but many were saddened upon hearing the news that TC Energy, the proponent of a hydroelectric pumped storage facility to be...

Can We Ever be Respectful to One Another Again?

When the pandemic is over will we be kind to each other once again, or will the nastiness that we have become accustomed to...

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With recent news reports of residential school atrocities, Canadian pride has been replaced by a national shame, making this year's Canada Day difficult for...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

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