Friday, September 21, 2018



New Community Cleanup Initiative a Fantastic Idea

StephenVance 540Trash – it's been in the news a lot lately. Overflowing garbage cans in our parks, plastic pop bottles washing up on our shores, fast food packaging littering our trails. Trash is everywhere, and while we can shrug our shoulders and blame others, as was pointed out by the organizers of a new community cleanup event during their presentation to council on Monday, littering is just part of the problem.

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Far Too Many Reminders of How Fortunate We Are to Live in a Country With Rational Gun Controls

StephenVance 540Horrifying and heartbreaking. Those were my immediate thoughts after the first news reports about yet another mass shooting in America, this time at a school in Parkland, Florida. A 19 year-old equipped with an assault rifle, smoke bombs, and a gas mask marched into his former school, and when he was done 17 innocent lives had been taken, and a community had been traumatized.

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Thinking of Running For Council? You're Braver Than Most

StephenVance 540October 22 is municipal election day, and without doubt there are folks in this municipality who are considering running for a seat at Meaford's council table, but before making any decision there's lots to consider.

Municipal politicians are a special breed that combines a passion for local issues and governance with a thick skin and a bravery (insanity?) that most of us sadly lack.

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Meaford Parents Are Concerned About Future of School Music Programs

StephenVance 540Many Meaford parents are rightly concerned about the future of school music programs after attending a public meeting during which the initial plans for Meaford's new combined elementary and high school were unveiled.

The plans put before the public included just one music room to be shared by the elementary and high school students.

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