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Honour the Christmas spirit

Letter to Haldimand councillors Gentlemen. Congratulations on your election to council. People voted for change, and we got it. Will there be a change in attitude to a community-oriented council from a patriarchal one? The County Museum/ Cayuga Library decisions were...

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Are these trees too close together?

Are these trees too close together? Would the owner be better off cutting them down immediately and starting over with something else? When you ask a 25-year-old about trees, you will find out what can be learned from books. When you ask a 75-year-old about trees, you...

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Removal of pines on library site

Good afternoon Christine, As part of the site plan review process I had identified that the Austrian Pine/Douglas-fir trees were likely going to be an issue with the new build. I explored the option of retaining the trees by installing tree protection zones around the...

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Property owner shouldn’t have been charged

Over the past few months, there has been much criticism of the Haldimand Council – and rightly so! The following is a condensed rundown of what happened to me.  On February 29, 2016, a broker approached me saying he could deliver a few loads of fill to the farm. I...

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Three Pools for Haldimand?

It’s easy to see it is election time in Haldimand County. In a newspaper ad, Councillor Shirton promised an “indoor pool for Dunnville”. At the Caledonia debate, Councillor Grice twice mentioned a pool for Caledonia was feasible. In an ad in the Haldimand Press...

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Who’s misleading who?

In response to Nancy McBride’s letter. Where is the Nancy McBride, Chair of the Haldimand Museum Board who tried to keep the 1835 log cabin on the Court House Grounds (CHG) instead of removing it to Rainham Road?  Does she remember being “shot down” by Craig Manley...

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Re-check your figures Mr. Morison

In a recent ad in the local papers, Haldimand County Councillor Fred Morison discussed finances for the new administration building.  Although a self-confessed financial expert, Mr. Morison should take a second look at his figures. The selling price of a house tells...

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Team players or collusion?

At last night's all candidates meeting in Hagersville, Lisa Taylor opened by clamouring long and loud that she is a team player, although she offered no evidence to back up her claim, nor was I aware that any existed. Ken Hewitt made the same claim, but in his case...

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Vote for Haldimand County Museum & Archives

Some may not realize Haldimand County Museum & Archives is scheduled to close next year.  The Heritage Centre proposed as a replacement does not meet the provincial definition of a museum so the funding we receive from the Ontario government will be cut, along...

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Hewitt needs to explain his financial data

Incumbent Haldimand County mayor Ken Hewitt is quoted in the Simcoe Reformer as saying that the $17.5 million new county administration building in Cayuga won’t be much of an issue in this campaign. Whether that be the case or not, the trustworthiness of Hewitt's...

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Be careful what you wish for

Clare Balch writes that he is "excited to see all the construction that is happening around the town of Cayuga" and hopes that "means more jobs and more tax income for municipal projects and infrastructure upkeep." He then laments that "there have been many negative...

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