Meaford's Urban Core is a Beehive of Activity

StephenVance 270Construction on Meaford's new library has begun, the Sykes Street bridge rehabilitation is more than half complete, and the construction of the new school is about to get underway – the urban core of Meaford is a busy place these days.

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Get to Know Your Members of Council Better – Over Coffee

StephenVance 270In this week's print edition of The Meaford Independent we are kicking off a seven-part series of articles called 'Coffee With a Councillor' (yes, it's true, our print paper often includes special features that do not appear online – support local media and buy a paper, dang it), and I am hoping that our readers get as much out of the articles as I did from doing the interviews and writing them.

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7th Line Tragedy Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

StephenVance 270I've heard a lot of people discussing and speculating about the tragedy that took place on the 7th Line last weekend. Issues such as this can be complex and emotions can drive conversations.

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Council Wise to Move Forward With New Library in Spite of Increased Cost

StephenVance 270If my 'in-box' over the week leading up to council's July 22 meeting is any indication, our members of council were no doubt bombarded with email messages and phone calls from residents on one side of the library issue or the other, likely making a tough decision even tougher.

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