Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Stephen Vance, Editor

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The Invasion Might be Cancelled, But We Can Still Fill This Community With Scarecrows

Stephen Vance, Editor As the month of August is nearing its end, September is right around the corner, and in this year of the pandemic,...

In Search of Silver Linings

Stephen Vance, Editor Recently a friend of mine posted on social media that 2020 has been the worst year in his lifetime, and he went...

Uncertainty is the Real Frustration of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephen Vance, Editor If there is one thing that we all have in common these days, it's that we all have been impacted to some...

As Long as Water Levels Remain High, Shoreline Parks Will be a Source of Frustration

Stephen Vance, Editor Some windy weather over the weekend offered us a reminder of how vulnerable our shoreline areas are as long as water levels...

The End of DND’s Commenting Period Could be Just the Beginning

Stephen Vance, Editor No matter your stance on the proposed hydroelectric pumped storage facility on Meaford's Tank Range, I think we in this community can...

Change Can Be Difficult to Embrace in a Small Town, but Sometimes it’s Necessary

Stephen Vance, Editor It is perhaps not surprising that Meaford, like similar small rural communities, struggles to embrace proposed ideas or developments given the steady...

Resident Frustrations With the State of Our Shoreline Parks Shared by Council

Stephen Vance, Editor Meaford residents have been frustrated with the state of two shoreline parks that have been largely inaccessible since last autumn, when strong...

Message From Residents is Clear – Six Stories is Too High

Stephen Vance, Editor The message was clear from residents who were able to participate in Monday's virtual public planning meeting, focused on a proposal for...

Virtual Public Planning Meetings Are a Bad Deal For Residents

Stephen Vance, Editor Just because something can be done, it doesn't mean that it should be done. In a nutshell, that's how I feel about...

Canada Day is Approaching, Haul Out Your Christmas Lights

Stephen Vance, Editor Summer officially arrived last weekend, and in a few days our calendars will flip to July 1, Canada Day, a day when...

Honouring Fathers in the Midst of a Pandemic

Stephen Vance, Editor While I'm certainly no fan of 'Hallmark holidays', I confess that with the recent months of lock-down, social distancing, and stay at...

Security Cameras Along Our Waterfront Are Not the Answer

Stephen Vance, Editor During Monday's virtual meeting of Council, a motion was brought forward by Councillor Harley Greenfield seeking a report from staff focused on...

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