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Voting “Rural”

Editor,

Some candidates in the current municipal election are acknowledging the dissatisfaction in rural areas of the Municipality of Meaford, especially in Sydenham, and are calling for improved communications.

To me, that’s like calling our winters a cold spell and offering to talk about it in the spring. Far more than communication will be needed to heal the rifts in our municipality, especially between urban and rural areas. And it’s time that serious municipal candidates get specific about what they’re going to do about it.

It takes more than dissatisfaction to get 700 Sydenham residents out to protest meetings last summer; especially when almost twice that number – over 38 percent of Sydenham voters – have since signed a petition calling for de-amalgamation from Meaford.


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Visitors Impressed With Meaford's Vitality and Spirit

Editor,

We just drove through your lovely village on a road trip, and wanted to congratulate your village on a job well done.

The decorations for Thanksgiving and Halloween were beautiful and certainly demonstrated the vitality and spirit of your residents. We have much to be thankful for. Yeah for small towns Ontario!

David and Norma Wills

Bridgenorth, Ont


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Meaford Connection to Victory Nickel

Editor,

We hear a lot about the “Victory Nickel”, but the Victory Torch engraved on the nickel was designed partly by Frederick S. Haines, of Meaford. The mint replicated this torch on the Victory Nickel.

... Fred Haines collaborated in the design of a Victory Torch with Ted Watson. The torch was flown by Canadian bomber to England in 1941 where it was presented to Prime Minister Churchill to symbolize the Canadian people's pledge to contribute to the defeat of Hitlerism....”


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