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It's Time to Realize That Many Meaford Residents Are Struggling

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hSome members of Meaford's council seemed genuinely surprised that more than a quarter of Meaford children under the age of six live in poverty, and some 12.5 percent of all youth under the age of 18 live in low-income households.

The fact that it was a surprise to members of our council was a surprise to me. After all, unless you are a teacher, municipal worker, a police officer, or a few other select professions in Meaford, you are most likely relegated to minimum wage or slightly above minimum wage jobs, and whether people want to admit it or not, minimum wage is a far cry from a living wage.


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Join us for Another Earth Day Clean-up of Memorial Park

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hAfter a long, cold, snowy winter, the first hints of Spring have been welcome indeed. The snow that accumulated over the past few months is slowly shrinking away, revealing lawns and sidewalks – and trash. A messy species we are.

For some reason we humans are prone to discarding inconvenient items in convenient (for us) places – wrappers on the sidewalks, bottles on the beach, cans floating in the river, broken air conditioners tossed in ditches.


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Some Good Ink For a Good Guy

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hIt has been said that the good guys don't get the ink in newspapers that the bad guys get, and that likely isn't far from true, so here's some good ink about a good guy that our municipality lost this week – municipal employee Bob Harding.


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