Let's Make Our Questions About the Proposed Pumped Storage Facility Matter

StephenVance 270Meaford's council was once again grappling with the proposed pumped storage facility at Meaford's military base. Like many residents, members of council are also concerned about the proposal and they want to learn more about it in spite of constant accusations from some in the community that council hid the proposal from the public.

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Silicone Straw Stirs Debate About Single-Use Plastics and That's a Good Thing

StephenVance 270As I was getting set up for last week's council meeting, the Deputy Mayor approached the media table and handed me a small container displaying the municipal logo. Inside the container was a red silicone reusable straw. The Deputy Mayor explained that as part of Waste Reduction Week the municipality was giving away the straws at municipal locations like the library.

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The Results of This Election Could be a Blessing in Disguise

StephenVance 270Like many Canadians I stayed up well past my bedtime on Monday in order to watch the election results trickle in, and though I was a little groggy when my alarm rang at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, after taking a look at the updated results one thing was clear to me – we still need electoral reform, and badly.

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Citizen Information Session a Good Start But We Need to Hear From All Sides

StephenVance 270As we've all had time to learn more about the proposed hydroelectric pumped storage facility at Meaford's military base, many of us have been finding areas of concern, some serious, some less so, but all requiring answers. Over the weekend a public information session was hosted by a citizen group who call themselves Save Georgian Bay, and that meeting, while important and informative, provided just one side of the issue, and I am hoping in the not too distant future we can learn even more.

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