Sunday, October 24, 2021

Letters

Concern About Speeding

Editor, We are residents on Pearson Street, and yes, we have been advocating for measures to deal with speeding vehicles on our road, in particular, but we have also supported the concerns raised by folks on Miller Street and Ridge Road. We are aware that there are other roads of concern in the town. Your article regarding citizen concerns about speeding...

Support For Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

Editor, I am a Meaford property owner. Very good news this week on the Department of National Defence approval of TC Energy's continuation of the project research and development. This green project makes a great deal of sense for all of us concerned with the future climate change environment. An innovative solution to augment renewable energy in an ideal Ontario location. David Paleczny,...

Continued Frustration With Accessibility at New School

Dear Editor: I had hoped that by now I would have had something positive to say about our new school but alas, I don't. Back near the end of June I wrote to you about the two exits at the front of the school that are not wheelchair accessible. Of course they still are not accessible. Before I wrote to the...

Response to Building Density Editorial

Editor, We are writing in response to your article entitled, “Why Small Towns and Suburbs Need to Build Up, Not Out.” The Growth Forecasts to 2046 for Grey County were presented on Thursday, July 22, at the Grey County Council meeting. The study by Hemson Consulting raises some interesting questions. Town of the Blue Mountains is expected to grow its population significantly...

Questions About Billy Bishop Regional Airport

Editor, My name is Andy Plater, and I have some questions. I'm a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor based out of the Owen Sound Billy Bishop regional airport, and I'm concerned by the recommendation by City Manager Tim Simmonds to close the Billy Bishop airport. I think it's best if I ask these questions 'face to face', so I've linked a...

Should The Chamber of Commerce Give Itself Awards?

Editor, Recently the Meaford Chamber of Commerce again hosted the annual Community Awards, an event it initiated and organizes. One particular award “is presented for a commitment to local tourism through a welcoming attitude, awareness and promotion of local attractions by a business” – The Tourism Award. Oddly, The Tourism Award went not to a “business” but to the Chamber itself...

Councillor Looking Forward to Election Time

Editor, I would like to thank Editor Stephen Vance for his response to the notion that there's a need to “clean house” in the next election, coming up on October 24, 2022. In “This Week's Rumours” in the July 8th print edition of The Meaford Independent, Mr. Vance suggested that a council made up of seven brand new members could...

Residents Deserve More Value From Policing Expenditure

Dear Editor, Concerning your June 17 issue Rant (The 3Rs...Rants, Raves & Rumours, June 17, print paper) stating, "One of the comments I often hear is that we don't have enough police presence in Meaford, and as I have written before, both the OPP and Council would no doubt be thrilled to provide increased policing, but at what cost?" Or,...

TCE Safety Record Speaks Loudly

Dear Editor, Thank you to John Mikkelsen of TCE for responding to my recent letter regarding TCE’s safety record. I have great respect for John. I have met him a few times over the past couple of years and I genuinely like him. He is a leader and a professional with great passion for the vision of the pump storage...

Concern About SkyDev Proposal

Editor, Everyone talks about what a jewel we have here in Meaford, nestled in the arms of the Bay. Rather than treating it as such, we are now being asked to destroy pristine natural shoreline that is not replaceable as well as disrupt a quiet residential area – just for starters. Rather than a proposal that would include preservation of the...