Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Editorial

What We Really Need is a Regional Library System

StephenVance 540Unless an agreement can be reached very, very soon residents in the Sydenham area of the municipality will lose their long-held library privileges at the Owen Sound North Grey Union Public Library. Should that happen (and by absolutely no means should Meaford's council allow that to happen) residents of the former Sydenham Township will have every right to be furious, but the reality is we shouldn't even be in this mess at all.


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We Shouldn't Need the Holiday Season to Remind Us But... Don't Drink & Drive

StephenVance 540December has arrived, the holiday season is upon us. Colourful lights twinkle in the night, storefronts are adorned with shiny displays, carols stream through unseen speakers... and as at any other time of year, moronic idiots continue to drink and drive.

Sorry, did 'moronic idiots' sound a little harsh? How about selfish potential murderers? Vehicular terrorists?


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An Infrastructure Focused Budget is Just What This Municipality Needs

StephenVance 540Meaford Mayor Barb Clumpus referred to the budget approved by council to be presented at the December 5 statutory public meeting as “remarkable”, however, while it is a very good budget, “remarkable” is not the word I would use.

After all, space travel is pretty remarkable, the fact that we can send photos, videos, and text through the air for someone halfway around the world to receive is remarkable.


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Standoff Between MPL & OSNGUPL Board Not About Denying Library Service to Sydenham Residents, It's About Fairness

StephenVance 540If you've been feeling a sense of deja vu after reading after reading about the Meaford Library Board terminating the contract with the Owen Sound North Grey Union Public Library (OSNGUPL) which allows Sydenham residents full use of the facility, it's because we were in pretty much the same situation five years ago.


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