Comments for The North Grenville Times http://www.ngtimes.ca The Voice of North Grenville Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Comment on Merrickville Car Show cancelled by Barb http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-car-show-cancelled/#comment-42136 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:48:25 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11652#comment-42136 Oh no, I was so looking forward to going this year. I missed last years show. To think they would cancel a show like this that brought thousands of people and all the money into the town is unthinkable in this day and age. Seems like the town is not what it used to be. All the little craft shops are gone only to be replaced by clothing shops that although they have nice things, they can be bought in the city. I loved going and looking for little gifts throughout the year, all the handmade jewelery, pottery, blown glass, metal work etc. Very little of that now. And now the car show gone….. we dont crave going to Merrickville anymore. Used to go every few weeks to shop around and have lunch. I must say, I have not been there now since last fall and dont miss it. Now there is no reason to go to Merrickville. Time to bring back the car show and the crafts people, take the city out of the country and Merrickville will thrive again.

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Comment on Everyone enjoys a parade by David http://www.ngtimes.ca/everyone-enjoys-a-parade/#comment-42087 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 22:34:31 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13449#comment-42087 I think the community turn out to watch the parade must have been very disappointing to the folks that worked hard to put on the parade and those people that participated in the parade. I know it was hot BUT it was hotter for those braves souls in the parade.

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Comment on Merrickville Car Show cancelled by MIKEY http://www.ngtimes.ca/merrickville-car-show-cancelled/#comment-42086 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 21:01:30 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=11652#comment-42086 EVERY YEAR OUR FAMILY OF TWELVE CAR LOVERS WOULD TREK FROM AYLMER P.Q. WHEREAS THE WOMEN WOULD SHOP AND ALLOW US ” REAL MEN” TO INDULGE IN AN INNOCENT PASSTIME. HOW SUICIDAL IS THIS WHEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WOULD CONVERGE AND REMEMBER YOUR TOWN FOR ITS APPRECIABLE AMENITIES ONLY TO BE DISAPPOINTED FOR NOT EVEN BEING GIVEN A REASON FOR US TO RETURN. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR FORSEEABLE GHOSTOWN .I BELONG TO SEVERAL CAR CLUBS-CRUISE NIGHT EVENTS AND THEY FEEL BETRAYED AS WELL AS ME!

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Comment on Letter to the Editor – To All Candidates and Incumbents by anonymous http://www.ngtimes.ca/letter-to-the-editor-to-all-candidates-and-incumbents/#comment-42082 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 10:43:08 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13301#comment-42082 Pretty sure the current mayor can’t answer any of these questions, and never will. I KNOW Barb Tobin can’t

TIME FOR CHANGE

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Comment on I Can See Clearly Now by Jill Straby http://www.ngtimes.ca/i-can-see-clearly-now/#comment-40254 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:23:10 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13172#comment-40254 Wouldn’t we all like to know why and how Senior Staff have recently left the Municipality…keep digging for answers.

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Comment on How the East was won by Bill Gooch http://www.ngtimes.ca/how-the-east-was-won/#comment-40242 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:32:24 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13179#comment-40242 I sat beside David Henderson for four years at county council. He is a conservative at heart and I don’t know how he got talked into running as a Liberal. Dave would be an ideal replacement for Ford Brown if he could be convinced to put his name forward. Common Dave.

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Comment on Revolution by Meredith http://www.ngtimes.ca/revolution/#comment-39788 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:37:08 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13064#comment-39788 I really don’t know Bill what suits and ties for boys and dresses for girls has to do with respect.
Respect is how you treat each other and treat yourself, not whether you wear a dress (or a suit and tie). Suggesting that it does, is well, somewhat sexist. Forcing children, or adults, into these confining sterotypical roles, again, has nothing to do with respect.
You might have made a better case if you had simply left it at “…you get out of life what you put into it”.
And by the way, children do call their teachers Mr. or Ms, or Mrs. Been in a kinder class lately? Check out Oxford On Rideau – filled with happy respecrful thoughful children, wonderful teachers, and invovled parents.
It was not children and young people by the way who voted in the likes of Donald Trump, a guy who grew up in the 40’s where men wore suits and females wore dresses. Just saying.

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Comment on Letter to the editor – downtown BIA by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/letter-to-the-editor-downtown-bia/#comment-39773 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:30:43 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13075#comment-39773 Correct me if I am wrong… but is not Municipal Council given authority under Provincial legislation to create BIA’s?

And does Council not have a fiduciary duty (that’s a monetary liability folks) to act legally to do what they are legislated to do regarding BIA’s?

And did not Council simply do the job it is tasked to do… because they lead the municipality… and its their job.

Really folks… it’s their job. They did it. And they get paid far far less than minimum wages… so…. keep going Council!

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Comment on Letter to the editor – downtown BIA by David http://www.ngtimes.ca/letter-to-the-editor-downtown-bia/#comment-39735 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:02:18 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13075#comment-39735 Totally agree with this letter. This administration has lost sight of what they are there to do, serve the people of North Grenville.

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Comment on Revolution by Christopher Lyon http://www.ngtimes.ca/revolution/#comment-39611 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:52:45 +0000 http://www.ngtimes.ca/?p=13064#comment-39611 Thanks for your insightful reflection David. May God deliver us from the frailty of human limitations.

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