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Separating Fact From Potential Fact

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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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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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