Monday, May 23, 2022

Stephen Vance, Editor

521 Posts

Library Board’s Unconventional Appointment Raises Eyebrows

Like others, I was taken by surprise with the news of the Meaford Library Board's decision to appoint municipal CAO Rob Armstrong as CEO...

Council’s Paid Parking Project Has Seen One Reversal After Another

It would not be unfair to suggest that Council's paid parking pilot project has been a muddled mess since its very inception, and this...

It Feels Like The World Has Gone Crazy

If you've been feeling like the entire world has gone crazy, you are not alone. Protests on Parliament Hill, a potential war brewing on the...

Statutory Public Budget Meeting Sees No Engagement From Ratepayers

The annual statutory public budget meeting is an opportunity for ratepayers to learn about the coming year's municipal budget and to offer their input...

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...

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