Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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Local 4H Club Impresses Reader

The Editor,

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Rocklyn 4 H Club.

It was a cold, snowy January night, where my first inclination would be to snuggle up next to the fireplace, with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

However, I persevered and went to see what our local youth had to offer.

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Reader Recalls Movement to Save Meaford's Hospital in the 90s

To the Editor,

Recent articles have rekindled my memories of what took place in Meaford in 1996 when the now defunct (thank goodness) Grey Bruce District Health Council (DHC) tried without success to close the Meaford Hospital. The Meaford residents rallied with gusto to assist the Hospital Board to refute the findings and rational of the DHC. Letters were written, petitions were signed, a candle vigil/march was organized and the Meaford arena was filled to capacity to meet with members of the DHC. Unfortunately in retrospect we may have won the battle but could lose the war.

Meaford’s victory if I may call it that was the catalyst that resulted in the amalgamation of the five hospitals in Grey/Bruce forming the Grey Bruce Health Services Corporation in 1998.

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Reader Offers Thoughts on Library Board Issue


If Council wishes to recover even a SMALL shred of credibility with regard to our municipal Library, it will not appoint three members from Sydenham under any circumstances. Foxes tend to do quite a bit of harm in hen houses... and there was only one Trojan Horse in mythology, not three.

A rapid conversion to common sense is the best cure for the confused group malaise which seems to have taken over Council and senior staff.

I wish them all the best, both for now and for future years.

Mike Robertson, Meaford

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