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Holstein Park receives Canada 150 Grant
On July 28 Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller announced last Tuesday that the Township of Southgate will be receiving $71,600 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Meaningful communication needed
Although I was unable to attend the public meeting held at the Southgate Township office on Aug. 14, it is my understanding that because of fire regulations a large number of those present were unable to enter the meeting room. (Southgate mayor frustrated by unruly behaviour, The Confederate, Aug. 21)

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Ontario fighter pilot tells students to dream big "not to take anything away from Deanna Brasseur, but as far as being one of the first women fighter pilot this is false. The Russians, during WW II had squadron of women fighter pilots called the "night witches" and were feared by the germans."
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Understanding of OPP's new 'transparent' billing is still pending "To add insult to injury wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. I encourage you to Google the 'Ontario Provincial Police Block' and examine the conten"
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New OPP billing model brings savings to county "Wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. Then you will see how much Wellington County will actually save with the OPP's new billing model. Moreover, th"
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Fire death
A Southgate Township man is dead following a fire in Southgate Township on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Leading or just “going through the motions”
If citizens of Southgate wanted to assess the sincerity of Mayor Milne and his closest allies on Southgate Council to operate according to either the law or a principle of respect for the public, or ideally both….the Aug. 14th public zoning meeting provided a telling moment. (Southgate mayor frustrated by unruly behaviour, The Confederate, Aug. 21)
Clear-headed leadership is needed
Dear Editor: These recently published articles warrant congratulations to writer Doug Karrow on two counts; first, for the in-depth exposure of the current, ineffectual Aggregates Resources Act rules and secondly for the courage to present a first hand account of experiences living close to an active gravel pit.
Another Southgate mess
Dear editor: On Friday, March 8 I was at home sick and noticed a very large amount of out of town tri-axle dump trucks and roll off trucks heading south on Ida St, Dundalk. I didn’t think much of it as I assumed they were heading to Lystek with a specialized construction material.
Southgate wants SPIRG to ‘put some skin in the game’
The Southgate Public Interest Research Group (SPIRG) is crying foul that Southgate council wants SPIRG to post a $15,000 security before an appeal by the group is heard to an appeal it lost last year.
Southgate remuneration
Southgate’s seven-member council was paid a total of $148,740.70 in 2012 including $6,294.01 for mileage, $3,788.29 for conference expenses and $3,288.40 for the cost of Blackberry services.
OMB approves Harold Sutherland gravel pit east of Durham
The Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed an appeal by a handful of residents opposed to a proposed gravel pit located east of Durham.
Southgate approves budget
Southgate has approved an $8.2 million operating and capital budget for 2013 which will boost the local tax rate by 4.09%.
SPIRG accuses Southgate of SLAPP
The former head of Southgate Public Interest Group says Southgate Council’s attempt to seek legal costs following a court injunction to end a blockade of the Dundalk Eco Park last summer is tantamount to using the courts in a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP).
Southgate finally gets agreement with Wellington North
After lengthy negotiations and prodding, Southgate finally has a draft recreation agreement with Wellington North.
People should be upset
Dear editor: As a resident of Southgate, I have been quietly following the Lystek vs. Stop the Biosolids controversy since it began.
Message for those who harass, oppose council
Dear Editor: I have a message for the residents of Southgate who continue to harass and oppose this council.
SPIRG building permit appeal unsuccessful
A Superior Court Justice has upheld the Township of Southgate decision to issue a building permit to Lystek for the innovative biosolid processing facility the company is building in the Southgate Eco Park.
Opposition growing to aggregate pits near Holstein
Opposition to the development of gravel pits in the Holstein area is growing, with a call for a moratorium on further approval of gravel pits until studies can be done to determine the cumulative long term social and financial effects.
Interesting attempt to calm fears
Although The Confederate didn’t report it until July 25, the June 19 field trip of the Southgate Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the St. Marys wastewater treatment facility was an interesting attempt to calm the fears of some Southgate citizens.
Court makes injunction permanent
A judge has issued a permanent injunction banning the illegal blockade of Dundalk’s Eco Park.
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