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Sidewalk Patios a Great Idea, But Benefits Need to be Seen Beyond Downtown

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hCouncil's approval of a pilot project that will allow licenced sidewalk patios in the downtown core could be a giant step forward for all businesses in the municipality.

One of the comments often heard about Meaford is that it is a 'drive-through town', with little to catch the attention of a passing motorist, not enough to prompt them to park the car and explore.


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Farmers' Market Season is Here Again

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hFor the past eight years, the beginning of June has marked the opening of the Meaford Farmers' Market at the Rotary Harbour pavilion, and today market organizers are set to begin their ninth season.

As far as community initiatives go, Meaford's farmers' market is a genuine success story. It's no simple task to get a farmers' market off the ground, but what started as a quaint little market, has blossomed into a festive, bustling Friday afternoon event throughout the summer months.


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Community Grants – Rules are Rules, Why Can't Council Follow Them?

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StephenVance bw 225w 200hIt has been painful to watch over the past few years when council reviews requests for community grants, and decides who and what to fund, and for how much.

What might seem a simple task is turned into a long, drawn-out, confusing affair caused primarily because this council, and the previous council, just can't follow the policy developed to make the process much more simple.


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