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Split Decision

by Patrick Raftis and Jaime Myslik

Citizens on patrol?

Tread carefully

Erin residents are understandably upset over a recent rash of vandalism in their community.

It’s reached the point Mayor Allan Alls has disseminated an open letter to the community on the topic and citizens have formed an online community watch program.

While such groups can be helpful, providing “eyes and ears” ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Shooting at Irvinedale marred tavern’s reputation

The following is a re-print of a past column by former Advertiser columnist Stephen Thorning, who passed away on Feb. 23, 2015. Some text has been updated to reflect changes since the original publication and any images used may not be the same as those that accompanied the original publication.

 

Several ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Out there in the crowd

The barriers are up. The stages are being assembled. The grounds are starting to take shape, and by the time this column reaches you, Riverfest Elora will be in full swing. And somewhere in the crowd of thousands I will find myself getting lost in the music. I will forget ...

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Community Guide Fall 2017

COLUMNISTS

Patrick Raftis and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

Recent Columns

Bits and Pieces

  • Signature bonnet
  • Digital pantomime
  • Connect the dots
  • Generation gap
  • Little things
  • Tylenol kick
  • This Little Piggy
  • Nature's best
  • Canada's Business

  • The decline of civility
  • Irrational exuberance II
  • Speak up
  • An enduring register
  • A government assessment after one year in office
  • Gauge signals
  • Unpatriotic
  • Inevitable
  • Comment from Ottawa

  • The Syria question
  • Reflecting on 2016
  • Open, transparent combat mission?
  • Bad for businesses
  • Have your voice heard on electoral reform
  • Open and transparent?
  • Assisted dying
  • Leadership bid
  • Life-wise

  • Retirement
  • Canadas scarcity of calamity
  • Often we mirror our parents
  • Putting up with put-downs
  • A tale of two landlords
  • A letter from the campsite
  • Two shades of black
  • Precious memories
  • Queen's Park Report

  • Back to work
  • Merry Christmas
  • Remembering them
  • High-cost hydro
  • Six important issues
  • Emancipation Day
  • Great Lakes
  • Happy Canada Day
  • Special to the Advertiser

  • Death of JFK changed the world
  • Split Decision

  • Digital speed radar signs
  • Former Erin school to be demolished
  • Video recorded council meetings
  • Ministry requirements for cottagers
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Remembrance Day
  • Celebrating July 1 and Canada’s 150th
  • Senior (high school) pranks
  • Staying Connected

  • It’s all about staying connected.
  • Stray Casts

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • Forgotten Irvinedale settlement known as county’s ‘Sodom’
  • Elora has long tradition of choral, instrumental music
  • Talk of the town in Drayton, Alma, Morefield in 1951
  • Travelling by automobile in Ontario, 1919 style
  • Joyriding railroaders narrowly avoided jail in 1913
  • Storms of 1890 devastated Wellington County
  • Dominion Day helped start tourist industry in Elora
  • Elora parade continues Dominion Day tradition
  • Valuing Our History

  • Hustonville founded, thrived, vanished in 20 years
  • Lack of railway siding frustrated Fergus’ James Gow
  • Fergus mill made oat flour for Cheerios, other brands
  • Railway passenger service waxed and waned over the 1900s
  • Tanner’s woolen mill in Mount Forest burned twice in a year
  • Elora principal George Edgcumbe ended his career in disgrace
  • Peter Perry a memorable principal of Fergus High School
  • Fire gutted Fergus building owned by Robert Kerr in 1931
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • Turning 50
  • Mom shorts
  • Lightfoot, light heart
  • Dear Editor:
  • Score
  • Happy birthday
  • Canadian dinner guests
  • 24 hours
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