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MACA Responds to NIMBY Editorial

Dear Editor,

This is in response to your article entitled “Is Meaford in Danger of Becoming a NIMBY Community?”

The three issues that you reference in your editorial are all issues that the Meaford Area Community Association (MACA) has been very much involved in. For those that may have the impression that we are a NIMBY (Not in my back yard) group, I will go on to explain why we are not.

Members of MACA have been very involved in the Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT) issue, from the beginning, and continue to be involved in it today. It is not the fact that we don’t want IWTs in the municipality; it is that we really don’t want them anywhere. After doing much research on IWTs you will find that they are harming people (as they are no longer able to live in their houses due to the health issues that they cause), harming the environment (many birds and bats are being killed by them), and harming the economy (as the hydro rates in Ontario have skyrocketed, causing many industries to downsize or leave, as well as decreasing the disposable income of all Ontarians).

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TMI Advertiser Pleased With Response


I just thought I would share with you that my sales for April were up 8% and I would have to think considering the cool weather this past month that advertising in the Independent has had a very positive effect on my business.

Shirley Keaveny, Meaford Dairy Queen

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