Tuesday, January 16, 2018


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Email Letters to the Editor to:   editor@themeafordindependent.ca
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Only your name and the city/town where you live will be published.

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor are those of the letter authors and not of The Meaford Independent.


Meaford Community Gardens Hoping For Return of Tool Bag

Dear editor,

It is with great frustration that I write this letter. This past weekend, someone lifted a tool bag containing two cordless power drills (orange & black RIGID drills) and other tools from the hoop greenhouse and a number of watering cans from the Georgian Bay Community School Community Garden. If whomever took these items can please return them where they found them, that would be greatly appreciated.

The Meaford Community Gardens network is a volunteer-driven organization, with over 20 volunteers, which provides space for people to grow food at a number of locations around the town of Meaford. Gardens are located at Georgian Bay Community School, St. Vincent Euphrasia School, Victoria Village and raised beds in front of the Church of the Nazarene and beside the Meaford Public Library.

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Remembering Meaford


It is exciting to be a current resident of Ottawa during Canada’s 150th year celebrations. There are so many events happening here.

This year in September I am celebrating my 70th birthday. I can’t help reminiscing about my beautiful hometown of Meaford. I was born in Meaford in 1947 and graduated from Meaford Elementary School and Meaford District High School.

Thank you to the elementary and high school teachers in Meaford during the 1950s and 1960s.These teachers instilled a love of learning in us. I hope my fellow classmates reached great heights in life. I do remember you all.

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Reaction to Reader Troubled by Vaccines


Ms. Sparkhall got nearly everything wrong in her letter to the editor. Maybe it’s time the editorial board considered not printing letters where the basic facts are ignored in favor of urban myth. Would your paper publish a letter that started, “Since Canada’s founding in 1956, Communism has played an important role in Inuit culture”? I’m guessing not.

The mistakes are too numerous to address in whole, so I’ll just comment on the part that reads, "In particular, research has zeroed in on the adjuvants (immune boosters) in the vaccines like mercury, aluminum, fetal contaminants along with immunity extenders like peanut oil...think peanut allergies?” The writer doesn’t understand what adjuvants are. There is no elemental mercury or aluminum in vaccines. Aluminum salts are used as adjuvants, but in safe, minuscule doses. The “fetal contaminants” refer to DNA fragments, not tiny little fingers and toes.

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