Your Letters

Have your say!

We invite your letters on topics of interest. Please send your letters by clicking one of the buttons below. While we invite your comments letters may be edited for length or clarity.
EMAIL DIRECTCONTACT PAGE

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

EVEN MORE SIDEWALK ISSUES IN CAYUGA

              Sidewalks on both sides of Talbot Street West in Cayuga have been cracking and buckling ever since they were built in 2015, and the problem continues with no sign of letting up. This morning I counted all of the problems along this 800 metre stretch of...

read more

Hell and high water on Cayuga rail trail

The current leadership of Haldimand County has been recklessly determined to build the Cayuga Bridge Trail come hell or high water. Over the weekend the high water came, and it washed out several sections of the supposedly $1.4 million trail, ensuring that the price...

read more

Spending money on damage control

Yesterday on Haldimand County's website I was reading through the 2018 Draft Tax Supported Operating Budget—not a page-turner, but essential reading for anyone who wants to know what's going on in Haldimand County. I found the following information on page 58  : "With...

read more

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

In reviewing the last couple of weeks of the website, I noticed that Mr Morison's name appears a lot, in fact at one point that's all that is talked about on the page. Has he ever taken the time to respond? Has he decided to call a public meeting? Or is it the same as...

read more