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Outrage Over Waste to Energy Proposal Could Have Been Avoided

MeBWmediaThe controversy and public angst over a proposed waste to energy facility in the Municipality of Meaford need never have happened at all, and though he might not know it, my eight year old son can tell you why.

 

The other day I watched with fatherly pride as my son set about creating a very intricate battle scene with his large collection of knights, wizards and dragons. With bamboo logs and dozens of rocks, he built protective walls around a multi-level structure at the top of which a king was housed inside a tent that also served as a command centre of sorts.

 

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Library Services A Must, But at What Cost? - Updated

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*Please scroll to the bottom of this article to read some additional information added at the request of Meaford Councillor Deborah Young.

For many residents in all parts of our municipality, library services are an issue that bring about strong opinions and emotions – and rightly so.


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Excluding Some Media While Informing Others is Cowardly

MeBWmediaIn a column published last week, John Honderich, Chair of the Board for Torstar, the parent company of the Toronto Star outlined an ongoing battle between Canada's largest city newspaper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

 

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Apologies in Order After Council Shouting Match

MeBWmediaMeaford Mayor Francis Richardson called the shouting match between Councillor Deborah Young and a few upset residents regrettable, but it was much more than that.

 

The incident was both painful and disturbing to witness, but what was even more disturbing is that it should never have happened.

 

There is no doubt that many of the residents who attended the Monday afternoon council meeting did so out of genuine concern for the health and safety of their families, the value of their properties, and the well-being of the community.

 

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