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In Defence of the CBC

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hEstablished in 1936, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is Canada's internationally respected public broadcaster, however it has also become a popular modern-day punching bag for many.

That the CBC has become a punching bag is unfortunate given the quality journalism and programming provided by the crown corporation on radio, television, and the internet.


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Policing Question Should be on Ballot in October

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hThere is no doubt in my mind that Meaford's councillors find themselves in a very difficult, confusing and frustrating position when it comes to the future of policing in the municipality.

The proposal submitted by the Owen Sound Police Service would, on paper at least, save the municipality hundreds of thousands of dollars over a five year period. Given that politicians and government staffers are constantly under pressure to find cost savings in order to control the need for future tax increases, the only move that makes sense is to take Owen Sound up on their offer.


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It Takes a Village to Produce a Community Newspaper

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hIn an attempt to remain calm under pressure, my mantra over the last week has been “stuff happens”. Well, my actual mantra has used slightly less polite language, and has at times been followed by additional expletives, but reminding myself that sometimes stuff does happen and the best course of action is to forge ahead was surprisingly helpful.


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