Thursday, January 21, 2021

Editorial

Looking Ahead to The Municipal Election

By Stephen Vance, Editor Along with the beginning of a new year, we are also entering into the final months of the current term of our Meaford Council.  Before long we will likely start to see candidates announce that they will make a run for a seat around the half circle that is the Meaford Council table.   I have to wonder who...

2009 A Year in Review- Part Three: Community Spirit

By Stephen Vance, Staff As the summer drew to a close, and the children returned to school, it was back to business for the municipality.  Not that the summer fun had come to an end.   September   His Excellency Mr. Yerlan Abildayev, who is the first Kazakh Ambassador to Canada, visited Meaford at the invitation of the organizers of the Meaford International Film Festival...

2009 A Year in Review- Part Two: Sights and Sounds of Summer

By stephen Vance, Staff In part one of this three part series we explored some of the newsworthy issues and events that took place over the long, cold winter months that kicked off the year 2009.  Much of the focus was on Meaford Council and municipal finances. However, as the temperatures warmed, and green grass replaced snow covered ground, Meaford came...

2009 A Year in Review- Part One: A Chilly Winter

By Stephen Vance, Staff It was a year of transition for the Municipality of Meaford that brought with it new visions designed to repair old problems.Political and financial issues aside, residents of Meaford displayed a resolve to always put community first by organizing and participating in a wide variety of events and activities. Join The Meaford Independent in this first of...

Municipality Needs a Sponsorship Policy

TMI Editorial We couldn't help but be amused, and a little saddened watching our Meaford councillors discuss waiving fees for the upcoming 'Docs on Ice- Collingwood' event.   In a report presented to council by Director of Operations Stephen Vokes, the recommendation from staff was that the municipality support the event that will bring 800 doctors to Collingwood, Thornbury, and Meaford for...

Sometimes it Just Needs to be Said

By Stephen Vance, Editor There is a very funny scene in the 1994 holiday-season film The Ref which stars Dennis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.   In the scene, the character Gus (Leary), a cat-burglar who is on the run from local authorities, exquisitely demonstrates the need to sometimes simply call a spade a spade.   Gus is holding Lloyd and Caroline Chasseur...

Good Things Can Happen When People Work Together

TMI Editorial The Window Unveiling event in Meaford on Saturday November 21 should serve as a reminder of what community spirit is all about, and how fortunate we are to live in a small town like ours.   Events like this not only bring large numbers of residents together, but also involve an unbelievable number of people working together simply to make...

Let’s Give The CAO a Chance to Show Results

Editorial There is no question that residents of Meaford have every right to be frustrated with the current council and the state of municipal affairs over the last few years. Perhaps we are even entitled to be angry.   Enormous deficits, tax increases, and lack of funding for important projects, have all lead to questions about the leadership of our council, and...

Welcome to The Meaford Independent

Editorial Welcome to The Meaford Independent online newspaper!   At The Meaford Independent we are committed to our community. We will be bringing to you quality news coverage of local and community issues and events as they unfold.   News happens daily, so why wait to find out what is going on in your community?   We are just getting going, but we have plenty of...