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A Boutique Hotel, Really?


A proposal for a 'Boutique Hotel' was presented by the developer to council at a public meeting on July 9. The location is on Boucher Street West, one property back from Sykes Street and, until it was unfortunately destroyed by fire, had been an occupied century home, similar to the homes in the rest of our quiet residential neighbourhood.

Very few details were available other than a rough pencil sketch of the site plan however the developer painted a glowing picture of a six-room 'Boutique' hotel. There would be no on site management but there would be a number to call if there was a problem. This would, of course, be a remote possibility because the rooms would be expensive, $200 to $300 per night on average, and would attract an upscale clientele.

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A Note of Thanks


The family of the late Shirley Cathrae wish to extend their sincere thanks for the many messages of condolence and support we have received in the past few weeks.

Thank you to those who sent cards, flowers, and food to our homes, and for the donations made in Shirley’s memory. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to: Dr. Wong and Nancy, and Dr. Anjum and Crystal for their excellent care and compassion; Ferguson Funeral Home staff (Kevin, Johanna, Shawn, and Melissa) for their kind and caring guidance at a very difficult time; Pastor David Young, for his comforting words; and the Meaford Agricultural Society volunteers (Verla and staff) and John (Curling Club), for the delicious lunch and donation of their time for the Celebration of Life.

We are truly blessed to live in such a kind and caring community. Thank you all.

Bill, Judy, Terri-Lee, Robert & Families

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Is Meaford Being Properly Policed?

Dear Editor,

A few weeks ago in your RUMOURS section you commented on recurring rumours about the lack of OPP policing in the Town of Meaford. You stated that these rumours are baseless, and that we could rest assured that we were being policed very well.

Yes and NO.

I heard these rumours twice, each time from persons with intimate knowledge of the subject.

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