Thursday, January 21, 2021

Letters

Canada Has a Waste Management Problem

Letter to the Editor Editor, Canada has a waste management problem. We also have a creativity 'thinking outside of the box' kind of a problem, but to address both in this letter would take up too much space and infuriate the editor. When Meaford began its pilot program to reclaiming and recycling plastic film waste I was over the moon ecstatic....

Canadian Dam Association Addresses Concerns Expressed by Residents

Letter to the Editor To the Editor, The Canadian Dam Association was referenced in Louise Buccella’s letter to Minister John Yakabushi, published on Sept. 25. It appears there may have been some misunderstanding of the information that we had shared with Ms. Buccella. The CDA does not have an opinion on the pumped storage facility proposed for the Meaford area. We can...

Reader Suspicious of Plastic Film Savings

Letter to the Editor Editor, In a recent letter to the editor one of your readers deplored council's decision to end the collection of soft plastics thereby incurring a savings of $36,000 per year. What the reader does not grasp is the fact that $36,000 can finance the addition of a new junior clerk, who can very quickly be promoted to a...

Reader Opposed to Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

Letter to the Editor Editor, I cannot believe that anyone would be in favour of this insane project! I was born and raised 82 years ago in the Georgian Bay area. This pristine body of water has been the focal point of so many things in our lives. My father and many of his family worked for the Collingwood Shipyards for over...

TC Energy Responds to More Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Editor, I would like to thank Stephen Carr for his letter, published in the October 2, 2020 edition of your paper, and for his continued interest in our proposed pumped hydro storage project at Meaford. He raises a number of considerations that I would like to address and clarify. 1. Electricity Exports to the United States and CO2...

Ranked Ballot vs Proportional Representation

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Your article 2022 Ballot to Include Question Regarding Ranked Choice Voting came to my attention today when it was posted to a Facebook group devoted to the discussion of Proportional Representation in Canada. In it Municipal Clerk Matt Smith made references to proportional representation several times. Ranked Choice voting, when used to elect a mayor or...

Concern About Size of Municipal Staff

Letter to the Editor Editor, Thank you to the editor for realizing the difference between 'want' and 'need', a talent few people seem to have, even fewer on the Meaford staff. I attempted to present a case to council regarding the effect of our much higher taxes, mostly related to the actions of some council and staff, before being stopped by...

Reader Not Pleased With End of Plastic Film Recycling Program

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, This is a letter I submitted to Council. Please accept this as my letter to the editor: Hello to my government. It was with great dismay that I read we are cancelling the plastic film recycling.The earth’s death is imminent. I realize you can only help avoid this in limited ways. You are, after all, only a...

Reader on Pumped Storage Proposal: Meaford Served up as Sacrificial Lamb

Letter to the Editor Editor, It is sad to see that Meaford is once again being served up as the 'sacrificial lamb', with Council keeping the door wide open to the TCE project. Given that in the early 1940s the Department of National Defence expropriated 17,350 acres, 150 farms, four schools, and three churches, seasonal cottages, hunting cabins, summer hotels – the...

Reader Shares Letter to MP Ruff on Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

Letter to the Editor Editor, Please find attached an open letter sent to our MP, Alex Ruff. I feel it speaks to many residents' concerns about TC Energy's pumped storage project. Back in 1964, Bob Dylan’s famous song, The Times They Are A-Changin’ ,was a generational anthem, a shout-out to the old establishment. Indeed the times they are a-changing, have changed, and are...