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Aug01

Separating Fact From Potential Fact

StephenVance bw 225w 200hEarlier this week, Meaford council gave approval to the establishment of a Heritage Conservation District aimed at preserving the historic character of the downtown core.

Run for the hills! Barricade your doors! The Man is coming after your property rights!

Really?

I've heard a lot of “facts” being tossed about with regard to this policy. The trouble is, some of those “facts” aren't facts at all.


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Aug01

Are you on the Voters’ List?

mfd ballot box2014There are fewer than 90 days left before the start of the Voting Period in the Municipality of Meaford – have you checked to see if you are on the Voters’ List for the 2014 Municipal and School Board Elections? If not, visit www.voterlookup.ca

Meaford's Clerk, Robert Tremblay, says that this new website was designed with privacy and security in mind, and was built in accordance with the Privacy by Design principles of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.


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Aug01

Pollinator Sanctuaries – You Can Have One Too!

pollinatorNestled just outside Meaford is a native pollinator and habitat garden sanctuary at the Beaver Valley Flower Farm, where birds, butterflies, bees, toads, and other little creatures can find food, water, cover, and a place to raise their young. It is a place where there are no pesticides or herbicides used that would be unhealthy for these creatures or for people. It's a place that's full of life - indeed, a very exciting place to be!

Upon arriving 30 years ago, one of the first things that Anastasia Sparling, the landowner, did was plant spruce and pine trees. In the years that followed, Anastasia decided to intentionally create a native pollinator sanctuary. In the now five-acre experimental and demonstrational sanctuary which is allowed to be natural, there is a combination of cultivated, native and non-native plants.


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Aug01

Caught Reading!

caughtreadingaug1Meaford Public Library staff members caught another reader in our community this week. Joan Sly of Barrie was found reading “Whose Turn for the Stairs?” by Robert Douglas at a local picnic table.

Stay tuned for more photos of the many readers in Meaford this summer.


 
Aug01

Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

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After ten years of education efforts, which includes more than 11,000 charges on record since the law came into effect, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they are dismayed to see a slow but steady increase in the number of “Move Over” charges it has laid against drivers since 2010. 

The OPP will be looking to Ontario drivers to help them reinforce the importance of Ontario’s Move Over law by setting a good example and observing this important law over the Civic Day Long Weekend.


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