Sunday, September 23, 2018


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10 Reasons The Signing of an Agreement With Rogers is Not Good For Our Community


Top ten reasons why municipal council voting to begin the process of signing an agreement with Rogers Communications for a cell tower at the harbour is not good for our community:

1.      Volunteer energy that would go into building a truly healthy and harmonious municipality now has to be invested in trying to stop potentially 3 cell towers being erected at our harbour.

2.      The issue has the potential to polarize the community and make the upcoming election a one issue campaign.

3.      Since downtown Meaford is the target audience for cell tower reception spending any time in downtown Meaford may be hazardous to one’s health.

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Frog’s Hollow Road Closed to Cyclists


Frog’s Hollow road is the main cyclists’ route from Thornbury to routes south on GR7 and west to the Walters Fall’s, Bogner, and Rocklyn areas. With the climbs and low volume of traffic It is one of the most popular roads in the county with thousands of riders using this route each year.

With two months left in a six month cycling season, the town decided to tar and chip the surface from the 3rd Line to GR7 leaving this route unusable.

This inconsiderate decision demonstrates the lack of awareness of the increasing popularity and value that cycling brings to the community. The town needs to develop a working relationship with the many cycling groups, clubs and retailers to better understand the needs of this important recreational activity. Other jurisdictions throughout Canada are developing cycling strategies to attract and cater to cyclists, eg Bruce county’s annual map with 11 designated cycling routes from Mildmay to Lions Head.

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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty


On Friday, September 5, the residents of the Municipality of Meaford experienced a sever weather storm that created a number of difficulties for our residents. Many of us settled in for what looked like a dark, TV less evening due to a power outage.

My wife and I went through the standard procedure of digging out the candles, lighting them, picking our favourite cross word puzzle books and settling in to wait out the expected darkness. About 20 minutes after the power interruption we received a knock on our door. To our surprise and mild concern we were face to face with two OPP officers.

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