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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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