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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

High-speed rail transit

I’m ready

You can tell election season is coming, because big promises are being announced by the Ontario government. Nonetheless, the announcement of high-speed rail coming to the Toronto-Windsor corridor is music to my ears.

Not only will it do exactly what it sounds like - get people from point A to ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Elora led most places in tree planting in 19th century

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.

A few ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Flags up

The first thing my family is going to do when this week’s Wellington Advertiser arrives on the doorstep is read the Celebrate Canada’s 150 special edition cover to cover.

The second thing?

Cut out the Canadian flag on the back page and tape it to the inside of our front window. I ...

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Wellington North Guide 2017-2018

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt 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

  • Uber transit in small communities
  • Disaster dilemma
  • Ontario’s new OHIP+ proposal
  • The proposed Cannabis Act
  • Politicians becoming activists
  • The 'Sunshine List
  • NHL players barred from Olympics
  • Tax-free income for municipal councillors
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • James Gow’s lime quarry a major industry in 1900s
  • Guelph purchased Puslinch Lake property in 1903
  • Puslinch Lake: tourist site shrouded in myths, legends
  • Prohibition, guns, police chases in Mount Forest, beyond
  • Tragic homicide in Arthur Township in 1879
  • Fire strikes Monkland Mills in Fergus - again
  • Oatmeal brings good times to Monkland Mills
  • Fergus’ Monkland Mills established in 1856
  • Valuing Our History

  • 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
  • George L.A. Thomson enjoyed career with American railroads
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • Long weekends at home
  • Mom knows best
  • Chip trucks
  • Yard work
  • Leaf fan
  • Courage
  • Sick days
  • Happy medium
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