Thursday, January 21, 2021

Letters

Reader Wants Meaford to Hold Onto Name

Letter to the Editor Editor, The answer is really a no-brainer, and it should use its council authority to pass a motion saying the following: “Meaford Was – Meaford Is, and Meaford will be.” My family has roots in this town, from its formative years in the late 19th century till this very present day. My family has been a contributor to many things,...

Reader Fuming Over 2013 Surplus

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, There was a Meaford surplus in 2012 of about $500,000 if I remember correctly, and now nearly one million dollars from 2013!!!   Which staff member is supposed to foresee these surpluses and create a proper and accurate budget.  Isn't that what we pay them to do? This is outrageous.  Council raised the taxes by nearly 2%...

Electoral Legislation Concerns Reader

Letter to the Editor Dear Meaford Independent Editor,  MP Miller is attempting to defend an indefensible piece of electoral legislation. In the last election, 0ver 120,000 people used the vouching process.  Apparently, 40-50,000 of them experienced administrative staff errors that did not track who vouched and who voted, however, all of them did explain their case and convince official electoral officers that they...

Reader: Meaford Ain’t no New York Baby

Letter to the Editor Editor, It is interesting how the apple branding issue is warming up the presses and some peoples’ minds. I’ve always thought of Meaford as apple country through the seventies and eighties when I came here to visit. I remember hearing the gospel or blues like singing of the apple pickers in the orchards back then and that kind...

Reader Agrees That Meaford Needs to be Renamed

Letter to the Editor Editor, Apropos your comments on name change for Meaford - The fact is that the present name is the cause of endless confusion . One doesn't know if a reference to “Meaford” means the town exclusively, which is often the case, or to the whole land area of the municipality from Owen Sound to Thornbury. Indeed, many...