Sunday, June 25, 2017


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Schools Crucial to Small Towns


To the Bluewater District School board members:

I hate paying property tax but I would like to support paying a bit more to keep more schools open in more communities.

Most ratepayers think a local school is essential to the survival of small communities.

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Concern About Proposed Consolidation of Surgical Services


I have significant concerns regarding the proposed changes in surgical services, listed below are just a few.

I have lived in Meaford since February 2002 and have made numerous donations to the operation of Meaford hospital. Like myself, there are many members of the community who have donated to requests for equipment and support for this vital facility in Meaford. Over the years, I and many of my neighbours have attended this facility – not out of choice but out of need. It is always busy whenever I am there – just last week I was there for a Bone Scan on a Friday afternoon; during my time there (1 hour) 2 ski accidents arrived, also several people came for their appointments. I go for monthly appointments and am always amazed by the frequency of others who are at the hospital.

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Concern For the Future of Meaford's Hospital


It is that time again that our local hospitals are under fire once more. This time for the sake of saving a five hundred thousand dollars allegedly for equipment.

Conveniently ignored is the impact on our smaller towns. Simple logic will show that a town without a proper hospital is less attractive for new doctors, teachers, businesses, or retirees. The numbers are impossible to prove without expensive studies, but I for one would not have come to Meaford without a high school or a hospital having been here.

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