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Community Answers the Call - Again

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hIf you pick up some raspberries or blueberries at the farmers' market this week, they quite likely arrived in your kitchen with a little help from some friends, maybe even some of your own friends.

This week I was an arms-length witness to the true nature of a small town like Meaford, a community that responds when a neighbour can use a hand.


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Has This Council Saved The Best For Last?

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hI'm often asked how I and my fellow reporters manage to endure sitting through council meetings. Don't you get frustrated? Don't you get bored? Isn't it just a big waste of time?

If I were a fan of brevity, I would answer those three questions with – sometimes, not really, and absolutely not.

Brevity however has never been my forte. Certainly there are moments, both good and bad.


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As the Candidate List Grows, So Does the List of Questions

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hIn July four years ago we were starving for municipal election candidates, particularly for the position of councillor. At that time there were three mayoral candidates, however candidates for council were severely lacking. Even by the end of August in 2010, there were just three candidates announced for council seats.

That quickly changed with a surge of candidates around the filing deadline resulting in 13 candidates vying for the five council seats, and two each making a run for the Deputy Mayor and Mayor's chairs.


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