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Editorial

Canada Day is Approaching, Haul Out Your Christmas Lights

StephenVance 270Summer officially arrived last weekend, and in a few days our calendars will flip to July 1, Canada Day, a day when we Canadians gather in large numbers for a day of celebrating this fine country and our good fortune to call it home – but not this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Honouring Fathers in the Midst of a Pandemic

StephenVance 270While I'm certainly no fan of 'Hallmark holidays', I confess that with the recent months of lock-down, social distancing, and stay at home orders, I am very much looking forward to seeing my sons this Father's Day weekend.


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Security Cameras Along Our Waterfront Are Not the Answer

StephenVance 270During Monday's virtual meeting of Council, a motion was brought forward by Councillor Harley Greenfield seeking a report from staff focused on the implications of installing security cameras along the Bayfield Street waterfront in hopes of solving an ongoing issue of reported bad behaviour by some members of the fishing community. I understand the need to solve the problem, but I don't think that security cameras are the answer.


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Council Sends a Clear Message Regarding Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

StephenVance 270Monday's special meeting of Council to discuss the long-awaited municipal report focused on the proposed pumped storage facility at Meaford's Tank Range will hopefully help to dissolve the myth frequently touted on social media that our council is in support of this proposal. Council discussion during the three-hour virtual meeting made clear that Council's views largely align with much of what we have heard from concerned residents over the past several months.


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