- Published: Thursday, 16 July 2020 19:29
- Written by Letter to the Editor
We have read in the last two editions of your paper about opposition to two development proposals in Meaford — the PeopleCare Campus of Care and Back Forty Glamping.
Mr. MacDougall highlights in his thoughtful letter to you published in the July 9 edition, the slow erosion of Meaford’s business base, the growing number of empty stores on main street, and the large number of abandoned houses, businesses, and empty overgrown lots within a short walk of downtown and along prime bay-side areas. As he states, this situation does not encourage new business and home building and places a negative strain on the local economy and tax base. Whether Meaford likes it or not, if we are to survive and thrive, we must embrace change.