Thursday, January 21, 2021

Letters

Legion’s Remembrance Day Plans Altered Due to COVID-19

Letter to the Editor Editor, This is an open letter to the residents of Meaford. As we all know the Royal Canadian Legion has long been recognized as the keepers of Remembrance in this country. The Global pandemic notwithstanding, this is still the case. The Meaford branch of the Legion#32 has been discussing how we can accomplish the task of continuing our...

Save Georgian Bay Member Responds to Editor’s Rant

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I am a proud member of Save Georgian Bay. I am the Lead for the Public Outreach Team. My role is to connect with and inform the community of TC Energy's proposal to build a 1000 megawatt Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Plant at the Military base. I became aware of this proposal in Sept 2019. At...

Reader: More Questions for TC Energy Which Must be Answered

Letter to the Editor Editor, In a very recent edition of The Meaford Independent, TC Energy offered responses to a number of questions posed by readers and residents. To date, they have refused to answer the questions listed below, I suspect because if accurately answered, these responses would not support TC Energy's claims that their proposed pumped storage facility will “reduce...

Reader: If You Are Disabled You Don’t Matter

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I will agree that is is nice to have a transit service for Grey County. Having said that: The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, under the section Accessible Public Transit Vehicles in Ontario, the first line reads: Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, municipalities that offer public transit in Ontario must have accessible...

20 Years of Riding For Terry Fox

Letter to the Editor Editor, Signs about the Terry Fox Run could be seen here and there around town. Not the usual kind but ‘Virtual’ as news tips read, as there was no gathering of folks planned at the Meaford Harbour Pavilion for the usual Terry Fox Run/walk/ride send-off slated for September 20, the year after year annual second Sunday of...

Who Should Be Trusted Regarding Proposed Pumped Storage Facility?

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, A reader recently raised the issue of "Trust" with regards to the proposed Pumped Storage Project. I would like to provide a perspective on who we might trust to do the right things here. TC Energy's project website is still full of facts and relevant information. I cannot see any changes to the Save Georgian Bay...

TC Energy Responds to More Letters

Letter to the Editor Editor, I would like to thank Mark Bergen for his thoughtful comments, published Friday, Sept 18. Mark makes several comments that I would like to respond to and hopefully address some of his concerns. Water turbidity and temperature:The project team recently shared updated design changes. With one of these changes, the water inlet/outlet is now placed offshore in...

Hospital Gift Shop Has Reopened

Letter to the Editor Editor, The day has finally come, after exactly six months, the Hospital Gift Shop is OPEN. Come see for yourself, a few of our popular items are: greeting cards, boxed mugs, super smart purses in all sizes with scarves to match. All natural body creams locally sourced. Ladies' lingerie and men’s pyjamas, wind-chimes, handmade quilts, and handmade...

Resident Shares Letter to Minister Regarding Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

Letter to the Editor Editor, Please consider this letter that I sent to the Ministry of Resources and Forestry in the next edition of the Meaford Independent, 'Letters to the Editor'. Dear Hon. John Yakabuski, It is a year since we accidentally found out about the above project that was initiated in 2016. The 'Save Georgian Bay' team, the Georgian Bay Association, and...

Reader: Not Above My Back Yard

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I wanted to clarify the proposed 375 acre reservoir/storage dam that TC Energy is proposing to build above my neighbourhood. Amelia Williams, Public Affairs – Canada East for TC Energy, states via Facebook on August 28th…“I wanted to confirm that the reservoir will be excavated relatively deep into the underlying bedrock to establish foundations that will...