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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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Should Meaford be Called Meaford? Probably Not, But...

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hCouncillor Lynda Stephens announced a notice of motion at the February 18 meeting of council. Stephens suggested that Meaford should consider changing its name to Georgian Highlands, and she would like to see the question of whether to rename the municipality on the ballot for the October 27 municipal election.

The motion should be on the agenda for the March 24 meeting of council.


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Future of Policing in Meaford Now up to Council

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hMeaford's senior staff has reviewed and analyzed the proposal submitted by the Owen Sound Police Service, and they have presented a report to council with their conclusions.

After reading the report, it is clear that senior staff is in favour of abandoning the OPP in favour of the Owen Sound Police Service, and they estimate that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars could be saved over the next five years.


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