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Former Stedmans Owners Remember Valued Employee


Our involvement with Stedmans in Meaford started in August 1983, when we learned that the franchisees (Don and Carole Genova) wanted to leave retailing and go in a different direction. Don and Carole were our neighbours in East York a number of years before that, and I had actually found them a Stedmans franchise for sale in Meaford, when Don was ready to self retire after years at the TTC.

Finding retail was a little hard on the nerves and unlike ourselves, having no previous experience in retail, they agreed to sell us the franchise. We had an established Stedmans franchise in Wasaga Beach since 1979, and made the decision to purchase Meaford in the fall of 1983 (Sept. 2, 1983). As we could not spread ourselves too thin in managing two stores, we were on the lookout for a store manager in Meaford, where fortunately for us Pat Ham had just started working part time at Stedmans.

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Expression of Thanks For Development of Memory Book to Replace Yearbook For This Year's GBCS Grads


This graduating class started kindergarten around the time my career as a teacher was starting. I bet we had similar challenges! This particular group is now planning to move on to new adventures, and the staff at Georgian Bay Community School wishes them all the best.

Normally, the end of the school year is buzzing with excitement concerning prom and graduation; however, this June is certainly not the same as previous ones. What also had to be cancelled was the annual yearbook.

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Concern About Transmission Lines if Pumped Storage Proposal Moves Forward


I was pleased to see your detailed article reporting on the local council discussion of the staff report on issues around the TCE pumped storage facility. I am aware of the issues around the actual pumped storage facility, but I think the need for a new high tension transmission corridor wrapping around Meaford and heading southeast toward Barrie is being neglected.

In the early days of this project, an air photo was available with an approximate transmission line marked on it. It came down west of the Seventh Line, cut southeast across the corner of Meaford just missing the golf course but crossing a portion of Miller Street, crossed the Trout Hollow Trail and the Bighead River, and passed just south of the new Gates of Kent development.

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