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A Falling Star - From Fighting the Good Fight to Getting Down and Dirty

newtmipicBack in December I wrote a column in support of the Toronto Star who had essentially been black-balled by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and excluded from official notices and information coming from the mayor's office. The spat began with Ford taking offence to an article the Star had published during the 2010 election campaign, and progressed through threatened legal action, and ultimately a stone wall erected by Ford.


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Democracy is Dead? Quite the Contrary

newtmipicMeaford Councillor Deborah Young says democracy is dead. Perhaps the councillor doesn't understand democracy at all.

Merriam-Webster defines democracy as a “government by the people” which is grounded in the “rule of majority.” Further, democracy is defined as “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.”


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Earth Day a Chance to Change the World Within Our Reach

newtmipicEarth Day was first observed the year I was born, and for the last 42 years the initiative has gradually gained traction in North America and throughout the world. Personally, I like the fact that I was born into a generation that was beginning to take stock of the human impact on our environment, and is now working toward finding ways to lessen that impact, and perhaps even through positive change, reverse some of the harm that has already been done.


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The Next Step in Waste Management – Reduce

MeBWmediaThe Municipality of Meaford has posted some pretty impressive waste diversion numbers over the last couple of years, and everyone in the community should be proud that our little municipality is currently ranked third of 223 municipalities in our efforts to shift waste from landfills to recycle stations and compost heaps.

Even more impressive is that of the 75 Ontario communities of comparable size to Meaford, we are in top spot for diverting waste.


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