Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Seven Years: A Thank You to Our Readers

StephenVance 540In a couple of weeks this little community newspaper turns seven years old. While I would normally wait until closer to our actual birthday to thank our readers, these days November is smack dab in the middle of municipal budget season (anyone remember when Meaford's municipal budget season was in March? My, how some things have improved), so I thought I would pass along a thank you to our readers a little early this year.

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Enjoy Next Year's 'Small' Property Tax Increase, They'll Only Grow From Here

StephenVance 540I've covered municipal politics in this town for long enough to know that the relatively small property tax increase of three percent (with proposed budget enhancements included) will infuriate some folks, it will anger some others, and while most people will simply shrug their shoulders and cough up the extra fifty bucks next year, there will also be some for whom even that small an increase will hurt – but enjoy this one while you can because I can only see the annual rate increases growing in the years to come.

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Latest Proposal For Library Location Makes Sense

StephenVance 540When Meaford's council was presented with the most recent proposal for a location for our library, my first thought was that it made a lot of sense. After mulling over the idea for the past week, I'm even more convinced that the building at 390 Sykes Street would make a great location for a library.

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