Comments for The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:02:10 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on Senior Times, Let’s Connect… by Darlene Nichol http://www.ngtimes.ca/senior-times-lets-connect-7/#comment-30422 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:02:10 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10481#comment-30422 Cant say enough positive thoughts about the North Grenville Times and all the community minded things it does . I too hope for a prosperous 2018 for all. And congratulations to Maggie for being on her best behaviour at the luncheon lol .What a wonderful team

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Comment on Comfort Inn and Suites announced for Kemptville by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/comfort-inn-suites-announced-kemptville/#comment-30310 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:23:04 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10459#comment-30310 It seems surprising that your reporting did not include insight from municipal development officials and politicians. After all they have carefully planned the development area to ensure that it is ready for private sector development and that the development pays it own way for such services. This story is many years in the planning. Well done North Grenville.

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Comment on Clothier Hotel, 9 Water Street, Oxford Mills by Robin Hopkins http://www.ngtimes.ca/clothier-hotel-9-water-street-oxford-mills/#comment-30282 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:09:41 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10541#comment-30282 I remember it as the lodge and used to decorate my bike for the Orange mans days parade ….. cool

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Comment on Statement to Council by Jim http://www.ngtimes.ca/statement-to-council/#comment-30244 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:16:52 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10399#comment-30244 Can you take legal action against the Mayor and CAO?

Libel and slander, known broadly as defamation, are untrue statements made by someone that are harmful to someone else’s reputation. The statements can be about a person, business, organization, group, nation, or product that tends to hurt the person’s reputation. Also, the false statements must be made to other people, not just to the person it is about. Libel refers to written statements and slander refers to oral statements. Under the law, both are grounds for a civil lawsuit.

If you are suing because your reputation was damaged due to a libelous statement, you do not have to prove that it caused you financial loss because the law presumes that you suffered a financial loss as a result of the loss of your reputation. However, you may have to prove actual financial loss if you are suing for slander. There are some limited circumstances when you do not have to prove financial loss in slander cases, including when the slanderous statement damaged your professional or business reputation.

If you are suing a newspaper, radio or television station, you must usually give them notice of your intention to sue within six weeks of learning of the incident, and start your lawsuit within three months. If you are suing someone other than a newspaper, radio or television station, you must normally start your lawsuit within two years. If you are defending such a claim, publishing an apology may help to limit the amount of damages that may be awarded.

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Comment on Statement to Council by David http://www.ngtimes.ca/statement-to-council/#comment-30242 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:31:54 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10399#comment-30242 It was embarrassing to be there that night and see our elected representatives sitting on their hand and not respond in any way. It seems to me that none of them deserve to be returned next election.

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Comment on Is social enterprise the key to the future of local food? by John Barclay http://www.ngtimes.ca/social-enterprise-key-future-local-food/#comment-30206 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:10:08 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10324#comment-30206 We don’t have to look to far into the past to see how cooperatives were the primary drivers of profitable agricultural activity in Eastern Ontario. With the rise of large scale agri-business enterprises serving global markets in the last century, the cooperative model took a hit. Government funding can help animate and facilitate cooperative and other non-profits models of local food production and distribution but it can’t sustain them. That’s unworkable. Independent private actors are the foundation of any successful system – governments can only act as a catalyst for change; the change makers are those personally invested in their success.

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Comment on Local business facing obstacles by Hans Mertins http://www.ngtimes.ca/local-business-facing-obstacles/#comment-30203 Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:07:57 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=8963#comment-30203 Shame on their complains neighbours and shame on the Municipality.
Live and let live!

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Comment on The College: we need to learn from the past by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/college-need-learn-past/#comment-29510 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 23:23:26 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10334#comment-29510 Guesses, unsubstantiated statements and hyperbole do not advance public knowledge and engagement. They are not journalism.

In 2005 North Grenville Community Complex fundraising was on target to meet planned $5million in funding contracts, donations and naming rights. The consistent leadership by Council to develop a Community Centre was redirected through an election that saw a new Mayor attempt to divert public funds to go toward a downtown Kemptville office complex. Was fundraising impacted? By how much? And when it comes to community leadership…. what is needed to help a municipality succeed when they take on a major project that can offer a major benefit to the area?

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Comment on Fixing a hole by Jim http://www.ngtimes.ca/fixing-a-hole/#comment-29250 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 03:41:03 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10208#comment-29250 Can you take legal action against the Mayor and CAO?

Libel and slander, known broadly as defamation, are untrue statements made by someone that are harmful to someone else’s reputation. The statements can be about a person, business, organization, group, nation, or product that tends to hurt the person’s reputation. Also, the false statements must be made to other people, not just to the person it is about. Libel refers to written statements and slander refers to oral statements. Under the law, both are grounds for a civil lawsuit.

If you are suing because your reputation was damaged due to a libelous statement, you do not have to prove that it caused you financial loss because the law presumes that you suffered a financial loss as a result of the loss of your reputation. However, you may have to prove actual financial loss if you are suing for slander. There are some limited circumstances when you do not have to prove financial loss in slander cases, including when the slanderous statement damaged your professional or business reputation.

If you are suing a newspaper, radio or television station, you must usually give them notice of your intention to sue within six weeks of learning of the incident, and start your lawsuit within three months. If you are suing someone other than a newspaper, radio or television station, you must normally start your lawsuit within two years. If you are defending such a claim, publishing an apology may help to limit the amount of damages that may be awarded.

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Comment on Losing touch with reality by Jim http://www.ngtimes.ca/losing-touch-reality/#comment-29247 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 03:28:15 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=10099#comment-29247 Why did The Advance not perform any due diligence (e.g. fact checking) before publishing the release? Can you take legal action against the Mayor and CAO?

Libel and slander, known broadly as defamation, are untrue statements made by someone that are harmful to someone else’s reputation. The statements can be about a person, business, organization, group, nation, or product that tends to hurt the person’s reputation. Also, the false statements must be made to other people, not just to the person it is about. Libel refers to written statements and slander refers to oral statements. Under the law, both are grounds for a civil lawsuit.

If you are suing because your reputation was damaged due to a libelous statement, you do not have to prove that it caused you financial loss because the law presumes that you suffered a financial loss as a result of the loss of your reputation. However, you may have to prove actual financial loss if you are suing for slander. There are some limited circumstances when you do not have to prove financial loss in slander cases, including when the slanderous statement damaged your professional or business reputation.

If you are suing a newspaper, radio or television station, you must usually give them notice of your intention to sue within six weeks of learning of the incident, and start your lawsuit within three months. If you are suing someone other than a newspaper, radio or television station, you must normally start your lawsuit within two years. If you are defending such a claim, publishing an apology may help to limit the amount of damages that may be awarded.

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