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Watermain Freeze on Collingwood Street

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Despite the efforts by residents to avoid frozen pipes, the extreme cold weather has caused the watermain on Collingwood Street to become frozen, stopping water flow to all residences on Collingwood Street between Thompson Street and Cook Street.


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Risk of Frozen Water Pipes in Meaford

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Due to an increased number of homes having issues with frozen pipes, the Municipality of Meaford suggests residents with concerns about frozen pipes keep a tap running 24 hours a day with a steady stream about the size of a pencil. Residents will be informed when it is recommended to cease running their water.


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Impaired Driver Charged, 4 Month Old Passenger Unharmed

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On Monday, March 2, 2015 at approximately 6:43 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on the 16th Side-road in the Municipality of Meaford after an unknown female, operating a Ford pick-up truck, repeatedly backed into the caller’s parked vehicle in an effort to extricate her vehicle from a snow bank.  Despite demanding the driver to stop, the suspect managed to extricate her vehicle and left the scene.


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Blended Rate Increase Like the Weather – Sub-Zero

council chamber333Meaford's council approved the first budget of their four-year term on Monday, March 2, and while the rate increase on the municipal portion of property tax bills will be 1.32 percent, once the county and school board are included the overall blended-rate increase for Meaford ratepayers will be just 0.08 percent.

For the average Meaford home, the overall property tax increase will amount to roughly $12.75 for the year according to Treasurer Darcy Chapman.


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