Monday, September 26, 2022

Letters

Appreciation For Canada Day Celebration Efforts

Editor, I am writing to congratulate Jen Brebner and all those who participated in this year’s Canada events at the harbour on Friday, July 1. This was, by far, one of the best municipal events I have had the pleasure of attending. There was lots to do and see for people of all ages and there were plenty of people out...

Response to Letter on Polarization

Editor, The June 30 anti-conservative political letter from Mike Robertson relies on a "poll", and points a finger at conservative conspiracy theorists. There is another side to this issue. It can be seen by simply recognizing what has unfolded right on front of our faces! One could argue that the virtual origin of the nasty divisions and sorry state of our...

Praise For Local Pharmacies

Dear Editor, I just want to let people know how lucky we are to have such high quality pharmacists in Meaford. I took in a script Thursday and he said people with certain problems might have trouble with it. Therefore, instead of filling it, he called the doctor responsible at the hospital. The doctor had not known about our problem...

Canada Needs to Avoid American Polarization

Editor, In Canada, many of us look south at our neighbours and believe that the horrendous daily dysfunction we observe in the United States cannot happen here. We are wrong, and without vigilant voter participation in future elections, we could easily see our society slip into a disastrous form of populism which has rendered the U.S.A. a spent force in many...

Support For Basic Income

Dear Editor, Thank you for underscoring the urgent need for “basic income” in your column of June 16 (3Rs... Rants, Raves & Rumours, June 16, print edition). As members of GASP , we appreciate the opportunity to share some important information with our Meaford community. Grand(m)others Act to Save the Planet (GASP) is a grassroots, non-partisan group of grandmothers and...

Thoughts on Future Location of Leash-Free Dog Park

Dear Editor, Brandon Forder’s article about the off-leash dog park raised many great points. These parks provide the opportunity to meet other dog owners in a fenced environment to give our dogs a good run, some doggy social time and the potential of a great ball chase. We are regular almost year-round users of the current dog park. It provides a...

Impressed With Cemetery Improvements

Editor, I recommend taking a walk/drive through Meaford's Lakeview Cemetery. You will recognize the improvements in the care and maintenance of grass mowing and trimming around the stones is greatly improved with pride and respect. The fountain and shrubs on entry is an added tribute to the cemetery and new columbarium. Thank you to the guidance of Mark Pendleton and staff...

Successful National Range Day Open House For EGHAA

Editor, June 4, 2022, was the first annual National Range Day. With the average media article lately related to the firearms community being pointed towards the elimination of this past time, a group of people from this group decided that the other side of the coin should be shown. For the last few months a push has been building from...

TC Energy Responds to Recent Letter

Editor, I would like to thank Louis Bernard for his letter, published in the June 2, 2022, edition of The Meaford Independent, in which he raises several issues related to our proposed Ontario Pumped Storage Project in Meaford. However, I would also like to clarify a key point he makes, and correct a serious misconception. There is nothing more important to...

Thoughts on Traffic Calming Measures

Editor, I noticed that local speeding problems got a few mentions in last week’s edition. One potential solution that doesn’t seem to be considered is making every residential intersection a four-way stop. That means every driver would have to come to a full stop at least once every block, and would not have much time to gain excessive speed before needing...