Wednesday, January 17, 2018



Speeding Stop Results in Arrest

opp logo270On October 27, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for speeding eastbound on Hwy. 26 in the Municipality of Meaford.

The lone driver, a 48 year old Kingston, man was arrested after police learned that he was on a Recognizance of Bail to be in the company of his court appointed surety.

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Bad Driving Behaviour is the #1 Cause Of Injury And Death on Ontario Roads

driving Jenny Rollo270A recent review of the number of deaths on Ontario roadways indicates that West Region accounts for the highest number of fatalities sustained in motor vehicle collisions. This year 78 fatal collisions have been investigated in which 90 people have died.

As a result of a 25 percent spike in fatal crashes in 2016 the OPP implemented a Traffic Management Plan to help identify bad driving behaviour. Tactics included Ariel and Ground Intercept initiatives.

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Council Gets First Look at 2018 Draft Budget

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Meaford councillors had a first look at the 2018 draft budgets at their October 30 meeting, and barring any major changes before the planned final vote on December 11, the proposed 3.893 percent increase will add $81.17 to the average single family dwelling's tax bill next year.

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Library Update Results in 'Sticker Shock' For Some Councillors

library foodland exterior concept270A staff update on the plans for a new library located at the former Foodland grocery store location was cause for some 'sticker shock' around the council table on October 30.

Earlier this month, Meaford's council gave unanimous final approval to proceed with a plan to purchase the former Foodland building at 11 Sykes Street in order to convert the property into a new public library. The cost would be $4.4 million, which would include the purchase price of the property at $1.525 million and renovation costs of $2.9 million.

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