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Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

parliamentRecently, the Prime Minister Stephen Harper, announced the call for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards.

The call for nominations is now open and will remain open until May 9 th , 2014.

The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards consist of 17 awards in total: 15 regional awards – three for each of the five regions across Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, British Columbia and the North), and two national awards.


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Staff Advises Against Creation of Business Registry

council chamber333In a report presented to council on March 10, Meaford's Clerk, Robert Tremblay, has advised against the creation of a mandatory business registry and licencing program.

In June of last year, Councillor Barb Clumpus asked council to support a business registry initiative. As a result, staff were asked to investigate the potential for such a program, and report back to council.


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Problem For Council: What to do With a Larger Than Expected Surplus?

council chamber333An unusual problem faced Meaford's council at their March 10 meeting – what to do with a much larger than expected surplus?

For much of 2013 senior municipal staff have anticipated a year-end surplus in their tax supported operating budget, but the size of the anticipated surplus grew throughout the year, and ultimately, the surplus announced on March 10 was a whopping $923,500 – some $400,000 more than the estimate given council late last year.


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MPP Walker Raises Issue of IPF at Queen’s Park

queensparkYesterday (March 4), local MPP Bill Walker stood up for patients when he called on the provincial government to deliver affordable access to life-saving drugs to people suffering from IPF, a rare and fatal lung disease.


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