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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Public Wi-Fi

Stay connected

Centre Wellington is considering installing a wireless network in the downtown core of both Fergus and Elora to boost tourism.

It’s an exciting incentive but could leave locals grumbling “why?”

Those of us who live in rural parts of the county have limited access to high-speed internet and might be bothered ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Fergus train derailment broke up morning tea party

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.

 

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WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Shut the door

Look, before I even begin, let’s be clear: he would have died anyway. He was a goner long before he got to my bedroom (so many punch lines). He was surely dead before we carried his body to the backyard. Let this be a lesson to you: shut the back ...

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Wellington North Guide 2017-2018

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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  • Staying Connected

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  • Stray Casts

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • West Garafraxa Telephone Co-op organized in 1905
  • 1905 cookbook an imperfect glimpse of eating habits
  • Shoemaker’s career wrecked by arrogance, ambition
  • HMCS Fergus escorted Atlantic convoys in WWII
  • Shooting at Irvinedale marred tavern’s reputation
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  • Elora has long tradition of choral, instrumental music
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  • Valuing Our History

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  • Lack of railway siding frustrated Fergus’ James Gow
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  • 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

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