I Refuse to be Part of This Modern Outrage Culture

StephenVance 270It seems as if everyone I talk to these days is outraged about something. Gone are the good old days of simply being frustrated, or even a little angry. In these modern times apparently frustration is not enough – we need to be outraged by whatever bee is in our bonnet. Well, I refuse to be part of the outrage culture.

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The Candidates Are Ready, Let the Fun Begin

StephenVance 270Just as it was looking as if we might not have enough council candidates to even fill the chamber, a flurry of candidate nomination filings in the final days before the July 27 deadline has given Meaford voters much to choose from.

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Proposed 'Boutique Hotel' A Catch-22 For Council

StephenVance 270A proposed 'boutique hotel' in a blended residential and commercial neighbourhood on Boucher Street has put council in a difficult spot.

Residents are concerned that the proposed six unit 'hotel' with no restaurant, and more importantly to residents, no staff on site could cause issues in their neighbourhood.

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With Just Over a Week to Go – Where Are the Candidates?

StephenVance 270With just a week remaining in the nomination period for October's municipal election, many are wondering where the candidates are. In the 2014 municipal election Meaford voters had five mayoral candidates, two deputy mayor candidates, and 13 council candidates to choose from, but so far this time around with the candidates that have filed their nomination paperwork thus far, we'd barely fill the council table.

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