It has been nearly a year that this council has been in office in South Dundas and one has to wonder, what is the plan? While neighbouring municipalities like Edwardsburgh-Cardinal are announcing new distribution centers in their industrial parks, South Dundas has shuttered their Economic Development position. South Stormont announced just last week that all of their vacant industrial buildings are now full. North Dundas has attracted expansion in their municipality, North Stormont has recently finished as the host of the International Plowing Match and all of the local spin-offs that benefit that municipality. Carleton University just announced that they are opening a satellite campusRead More →

MORRISBURG — During the federal election campaign, the Liberals are touting in their platform that spending on infrastructure is a method to create jobs. While technically accurate, that jobs are created, they are not the kind of jobs needed for long term growth and stability in the Canadian economy. Setting aside the “Keynesian economic theory” that the progressives like to champion, for a moment, consider what job creation is. According to statisticians, job creation is a new position that did not exist before, in that specific period of time for recording. In other words, a new job created in that specific year. To the personRead More →

As the big announcement was made on September 30th of the proposed Giant Tiger distribution center in Johnstown, a question remains to be answered in South Dundas. Was the municipality considered for the project? Reading through the announcement from the Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, all of the announced reasons for Giant Tiger expanding to that area match with what is available in South Dundas.  Available land, check. Workforce, check. Connections to 400-series highways, check. Proximity to other stores, check. So why not South Dundas? Dig a little deeper into what is going on, and the differences become much more apparent. Edwardsburgh-Cardinal promotes the assets it has,Read More →