What is the 'Right Council' For Meaford?

StephenVance 270Monday, October 22 is municipal election day, and I have heard some folks express a desire to see Meaford elect the 'right council' for this municipality. While I agree with the sentiment, I would suggest that in a democracy like ours, whoever is elected on Monday will be the 'right council' for this municipality, as it will be the desire of a majority of voters.

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Deciding Who to Vote For Isn't Easy, and Time is Running Out

StephenVance 270Hopefully all of our readers had a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend filled with turkey, laughter, and some pumpkin pie. For me, the Thanksgiving weekend was a good time to take my newspaper hat off, and review our slate of council candidates from a personal perspective.

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Words Matter

StephenVance 270Residents who have expressed concern about language in the new parks use bylaw that closes Meaford's public parks through the winter months are right to be concerned, because words matter, and the way the bylaw reads, Meaford, the town that has been striving to be a year-round tourist destination, is closed for business during the winter where parks are concerned.

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The Big Fall Weekend Marks the Start of a New Season in Meaford

StephenVance 270Autumn officially arrived on Saturday, but here in Meaford we all know that the actual arrival of the season that leads us into snowy winter months is when the scarecrows march through town with their kazoos and their straw hats en route to the Rotary Harbour Pavilion for a big party by the bay.

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