Saturday, April 17, 2021

Letters

Concern About Vaccination Roll-out

Dear Editor, I hope you will publish this comment, since although it applies to a much wider group it is a very local story. Meaford has an above average population of retirees, so they will be interested, and I am in my eighties. Last week I had a phone ‘appointment’ with my GP doctor, in the course of which I decided...

A New Year Snowman

Editor, I would like to share this incredible snowman that my kids had built with their grandpa! I was amazed when I went to the backyard, turned the corner and saw this giant snowman being built up. It was heartwarming to see this, and one of my friends suggested that I email you with some good news!! As you can see...

Another Meaford Retailer Closes Shop

Dear Editor, The closing signs in the window of Stuff to Read/The Source is one of the saddest things I saw over Christmas. We lost the best part of the community. Al was always there for any author, musician, event planner, or person befuddled by technology. Now we have lost him. As he said, “If people insist on shopping out...

Budget Thoughts

Editor, I read the recent coverage of budget talks. First, the fact that anyone was present at the final meeting is amazing, considering the significant COVID upswing. It was interesting to read Mr. Bartley's comments about 'thousands of pages', and challenging anyone to find cuts. (For the record, I have no issue with Mr. Bartley;j ust responding to the municipal sentiment...

Residents Helped to Get Council to Pause on ITFD Plans

Editor, In the December 9 Meaford Independent’s article covering the Municipality of Meaford’s deferral of the sale of their 25% equity interest in the Inter-township Fire Department, no reference was made to the primary reason why six Council members voted in favour of taking more time to ensure that the interests of those most impacted were being considered. Two concerned taxpayers...

Reader Opposed to Proposed Conservation Authority Changes

Editor, I am a constituent and resident of Meaford, Ontario, and I am writing to express my strong opposition to Schedule 6 in Bill 229. I am requesting that Schedule 6 be removed from Bill 229. I am also requesting that the Ontario government show a better commitment to protecting Ontario's wetlands and forests. Protecting, supporting and recovering from COVID-19 should...

School Board Advises on Winter School Closures & Bus Cancellations

Dear Editor, Parents/Guardians: This is to update you on the process for school bus cancellations and school closures that may occur during the 2020 – 2021 school year. School bus cancellations are the decision of the bus companies, while school closures are the decision of the principal and Bluewater District School Board. This winter, school closure decisions will be impacted significantly...

Access to Public Washrooms a Struggle During Pandemic

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, We had an experience last weekend that our restaurants should learn from. We had to go to Cambridge for family reasons. After three hours on the road and handling dogs and heaven knows what, we needed a toilet and soap and water. We stopped at a fast food restaurant where food is eaten with hands....

Greenbacks for Greenery

Letter to the Editor Editor, That is the title of an article from The Economist. It starts with "trying to solve one of renewables knottiest problems. Solar and wind power are intermittent, so green utility firms must store excess energy and release it when no sun shines or wind blows". At the top of the solution list is water pumped storage. Greenbacks...

Support For New Library

Letter to the Editor Editor, I am a proud supporter of our new Meaford library. We should as a community embrace this beautiful facility. Yes we have many empty stores and struggling restaurants—victims of COVID-19 and financial exhaustion. It is a stressful time.But there on a corner sits a wonderful building, a testament to people pulling together offering enrichment, education, a...