Thursday, September 20, 2018


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Coins Are Legal Tender Too


The following appeared in the bulletin of my church for the Christmas Eve Service 2017:


Offering Notice

Due to the inability of the ATM to accept coins, and the bank charging for depositing coins, we are asking that you please refrain from including coins in your offering when at all possible. Your co-operation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To say I was stunned, does not begin to cover my reaction.

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Reader Takes TMI Editor to Task

Dear Editor,

A couple of your editorials the last few weeks are very disturbing to a majority of taxpayers in the Municipality.

First you defended the bloated cost of the new library project by saying, “The Community supports the plan so I accept it.” I do not believe the Community accepts this particular project. As per the SDR survey there are 19 communities in the Municipality and I believe only one community (the town) is for this project and not everyone in town is on board with spending close to $5.5 million on a non-core infrastructure asset.

It took us rural folk four years of badgering our council to get a pothole-filled main road in Sydenham (Bayshore-Leith to Concession 23) repaved. This cost about $700,000. In a matter of weeks our council, with the support of one community in our municipality, decided to spend $1.5 million on the Foodland building without knowing the full costs and not offering a full business plan.

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Large Animal Rescue Instruction at the Fire Hall Appreciated


I had the opportunity to attend a course on the weekend of November 17 that took place at our Meaford Fire Services Training Facility. It was put on by the University of Guelph Equine Centre and offered instruction in Large Animal Rescue.

The amazing equine team from Guelph was invited for the second time this year by our Fire Chief Scott Granahan to use our training centre, and it was attended by firefighters, mounted police members, and equine trail patrol representatives from all over Ontario.

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