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Editorial

A Ward System is Ideal For Meaford

StephenVance bw 225w 200hLost in the discussion of a request at the June 24 meeting of council for municipal staff to prepare a report outlining the logistics involved in including a question on next year's municipal election ballot regarding the topics of municipal restructuring and the introduction of a ward system, was what is quite possibly the best suggestion by a Meaford councillor during the current term.

As one could expect, the conversation around the council table quickly zeroed in on the word “restructuring” and the notion of Sydenham potentially separating from the municipality.


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Electronic Voting is Right Direction For Meaford

StephenVance bw 225w 200hIt is no secret that for all levels of government, voter turnout has been on the decline in recent years. In the last municipal election, which was held in October of 2010, voter participation in Meaford reached the lowest level since the 2001 amalgamation, with just 50 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot.


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Local is What The Meaford Independent is All About

StephenVance bw 225w 200hWhen we first launched the website for The Meaford Independent in November of 2009, the goal was simple – establish a locally owned, locally operated, locally driven news outlet for both residents of Meaford and those who visit the area from beyond our borders.

In the three and a half years since, The Independent has worked to stay true to the goal of putting local first. We have profiled numerous local businesses, service clubs, athletic teams, and local events like the annual Scarecrow Invasion and the always festive Christmas Window Unveiling.


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Blue Dolphin Pool Should be Priority

newtmipicAt their most recent meeting on August 13, Meaford councillors considered a number of potential projects that could be eligible for a new round of grant funding from the Community Infrastructure Investment Fund.

Presented with a list of seven projects prepared by municipal staff, council quickly zeroed in on two possibilities – a renovation of the balcony at Meaford Hall, and the reconstruction of the quickly deteriorating Blue Dolphin public swimming pool.


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