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Jul03

Why Are We Suckers For Big Numbers?

StephenVance bw 225w 200hBig numbers – they have the ability to anger some while at the same time providing comfort to others. Big numbers – they can be transparent, they can be confusing, and often they are wildly deceptive.

Whenever I see people getting worked up over a big number, or whenever I receive a press release from any level of government that includes big numbers, my first inclination is to haul out the calculator. Now I'm no mathematician, and in fact numbers generally cause my eyes to burn, but I can do some simple math.


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Jul02

Local Business Helping Supply Compost For GBSS Community Garden

potato peels for compost Ralph Aichinger225The desire to create more compost at the Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS) Community Garden has led to the sprouting of partnership between Meaford Community Gardens and a local café and secondary school.

For the past two months, both McGuinty’s Café staff and GBSS staff and students have been collecting kitchen scraps that are then picked up by members of the Meaford Community Gardens network and taken to the GBSS Community Garden.


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Jul02

Liberal Agenda for Environment and Economy Finds Support of Meaford Councillor

parliamentThis week, Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau presented a new plan for real change that will create clean jobs, grow our economy, and protect our environment.


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Jul02

Surprise Music Donation For MCS

harvest crft donation 2015The Meaford Apple Harvest Craft Show Committee surprised the staff and students of Meaford Community School at their closing assembly last week. 


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Jul02

MP Larry Miller & Wife Darlene Honour 40th Anniversary With Creation of Student Bursary Fund For Agricultural Studies

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The Community Foundation Grey Bruce has announced that a new bursary fund for post-secondary studies in agriculture is being built to honour a significant milestone in the life of Member of Parliament Larry Miller.


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