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I feel like this shouldn't be an election issue, but it is because it's dragged on this long.

In the adjoining photo are my boys, handing out fliers for the petition to get BCK cleaned up. We first voiced our concerns in a written complaint in Aug 2013 and were promised a report on available enforcement actions at that time. In May 2014, my youngest got his foot tangled in some fence wire that was literally growing out of the ground right beside the sidewalk on 11th St W (he was fine, but that shouldn't have been there).


On July 28, the municipality of Meaford passed a resolution not to support the Deep Geological Repository for low and intermediate level nuclear waste. The plan is to bury nuclear waste 560 metres deep and 1.2 km from Lake Huron, a source of fresh water for more than 40 million people living around the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.


Both of us attended the so-called information meetings at Sauble Beach and Wiarton in regard to the Sauble Beach land claim. Frankly, we were very surprised and disappointed in the lack of hard information available to the public that day. While their intentions were good, the negotiators for the province and the federal governments, as well as for the town of South Bruce Peninsula (SBP), could have helped themselves and the public by providing the presentation in written form for all who attended.


In the run up to this years municipal elections, the costs of delivering services and who should pay for their provision, is getting some welcome attention. At the same time, the relationship of Owen Sound and its municipal neighbors is being examined by voters.

Owen Sound, like many other communities, has seen expanded development outside its municipal boundaries. This has occurred for a variety of reasons related to lifestyle, being a property tax refugee; or in the case of business, more operating room.


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