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Editorial

Thanksgiving Has Arrived and There is Much to be Thankful For

StephenVance 270I'm not exactly sure where the time has gone, but here we are with another Thanksgiving long weekend upon us.

Everybody has their own favourite time of year, and for me, autumn, and particularly around Thanksgiving, is mine. There is something special about the autumn transition with the leaves changing colour and then falling to the ground before the snowy season starts.


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Meaford's Big Fall Weekend is Upon Us

StephenVance 270The first hints of colour have begun to show themselves; a patchwork of red, yellow, orange, and green is currently in the works, the nights have become chilly, and autumn thunderstorms have begun to entertain us – Meaford's Big Fall Weekend is upon us.


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Budget Season is Back – Get Involved!

StephenVance 270With their approval of the 2020 municipal budget framework on Monday, budget season has officially arrived. Between now and the end of the year, budgetary issues will dominate the time of staff and council, who are in the unenviable position of trying to balance the wants and needs of the municipality while attempting to minimize the impact on ratepayers.


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What I Learned From the Coffee With a Councillor Series

StephenVance 270In this week's print edition of The Meaford Independent we've published the seventh and final instalment of the Coffee With a Councillor series. While this series of articles has gobbled up a significant amount of my time over the past few months, based on the feedback I've received from readers, I think it was time well spent.


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