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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

The proposed Cannabis Act

The high and low

When newly-elected Justin Trudeau planted the seed in 2015 that he would be legalizing marijuana, it set the government on a divided path.

For some pot enthusiasts and medical marijuana users, the idea of legalizing marijuana became a beacon of hope after years of fighting. For those opposed ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Puslinch Lake: tourist site shrouded in myths, legends

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.

It should ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Yard work

April showers will bring may flowers, but yard work sucks.

Poetic, right? You can see why I don’t write greeting cards. You will also see that the Carpenter and I prove that opposites attract, so long as one of us (that would be me) does not distract the other (absolutely him) ...

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Community Guide Spring 2017

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

  • Politicians becoming activists
  • The 'Sunshine List
  • NHL players barred from Olympics
  • Tax-free income for municipal councillors
  • Alternative voting methods
  • Student immunization records
  • Hydro rate cuts in Ontario
  • Housing developments in rural areas
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • 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
  • Arthur fans took their hockey seriously in 1950s
  • Augustus Jones determined present-day county boundaries
  • New Fergus hospital well supported by communities
  • Valuing Our History

  • 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
  • Department of Highways vowed to keep roads open in 1931
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • Leaf fan
  • Courage
  • Sick days
  • Happy medium
  • Rock on
  • What I want
  • Own it
  • The puck drops
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