Editorial: Municipal lame ducks

Several articles have been published recently in the NRT involving “lame ducks” – specifically whether Deep River council should delegate authority to the chief administrative officer prior to the upcoming municipal election in case it gets caught in the “lame duck” situation.

My concern is not how council decides to proceed, but rather that it is placed in this predicament at all. The problem is the Ontario Municipal Act. Continue reading

Letter: Very good news

Re: “Town signs ‘historic’ fire agreement with CNL,” NRT May 30.

Congratulations to Deep River council for the historic fire services partnership with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories!

This agreement is hard-won progress arising from a decade of effort to restructure the fire department and is very good news for the protection of Deep River residents. Continue reading