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Homeless and Addiction Problem Grey County


I have heard and seen enough of the public treating this topic in such hatred and unkindness so I thought I would write this to better educate the public and put the facts right out on the table.

I will start with homelessness in Grey County. First of all when I hear people say, "that person, those people..." choose to be homeless is a complete hatred LIE! No one ever asks to be homeless. Yes, there are a few of people that choose to be outside because of their own personal reasons... Maybe addiction or untreated mental health? Maybe living outside is better living arrangements then they had before? People need to stop assuming and hating and start asking the right questions. Ask yourself: would you enjoy sleeping outside in a tent or a bush with no heater, no cell phone, no food, or no property because of theft or poverty? Would you like to see your children or relatives sleeping outside? I say NO.

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A Thank You from your new MP (elect) for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Alex Ruff


As the newly elected Member of Parliament (elect) for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, I would like to offer the following:

I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been given the privilege of representing the constituents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in the House of Commons. This is a privilege I will not take lightly. I will do my utmost best to be a voice for our riding that will respect the trust and honour voters have granted me.

I would like to thank a number of groups now that the campaign has concluded.

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Don’t Let NIMBYism Stymie Much Needed Development

Dear Editor,

In reference to the proposed pumped energy storage facility, I was heartened to see letters in the October 17 edition of The Meaford Independent from people whose interest extends beyond the narrow focus of the ‘Save Georgian Bay’ group (SGB).

I am a resident of Meaford and have been part of the community for many years. The environment has always been important to me so I’ve started to do my research as I do wish to be informed about this project. I’m including some of my thoughts here and I will also be sharing them with the DND and TC Energy.

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