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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)
Fire death
A Southgate Township man is dead following a fire in Southgate Township on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
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Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 1:01:09 AM
Elmira residents continue fight to save No Frills "I am just wondering why you keep refering to the fact that the No Frills will close. It is not being closed down, it is being Sold. It will still be a grocery store, It will just not be a No Frills. Its states all this info on the Competition Boards "
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Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - 3:03:52 PM
Exeter's Atley Rogers wins tourney with Jets "Thanks for the article! Here is a picture of the boys after the big win! Thanks to all our coaches, trainer, manager and our whole Jets family! We made it to the finals of all 4 tournaments this year, and winning 2 of them, because of all the hard wo"
Comment by nlrogers
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - 1:01:31 PM
Heritage designation request gets heated "Thank-you for your article in this week’s edition of The Gazette,  “Heritage designation request gets heated,” regarding the Cooper site. I appreciate your shining a light on Heritage Stratford. I would also like to make a few points of clari"
Comment by cynthiavenables
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.
Regarding secret meetings in Southgate: Former economic development officer tells his side of the story
Henry Micek, former Southgate Economic Development Officer, was astounded to read in a recent news story “Southgate found guilty of holding secret meetings,” published in The Confederate, that he had kept notes from committee meetings “but has refused to make them public.”
 
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