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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Lower the voting age to 16

‘Worth considering’

Voting is an essential rite of passage for any 18-year-old, but should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?

Acting chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault told CBC News he thinks it is “worth considering.”

While 16-year-olds are children in the eyes of the law, many have what we would consider “adult responsibilities.” ...

Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

A backward glance at Elora’s Metcalfe Street

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

Big city

I needed a break.  She did too.

It’s been a long winter and a March Break without some adventure is no break at all. So, I booked the room that morning and we packed our bags in five minutes, jumped in the car and headed for Toronto. Mother-daughter time in the ...



Wellington North Guide 2017-2018


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

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  • Connect the dots
  • Generation gap
  • Little things
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  • This Little Piggy
  • Nature's best
  • Canada's Business

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  • Irrational exuberance II
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  • 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
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  • Emancipation Day
  • Great Lakes
  • Happy Canada Day
  • Special to the Advertiser

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  • Split Decision

  • Receiving Belgian royals
  • PC Party leadership vote
  • Judged sports in the Olympics
  • Jury selection process changes
  • Changes to the national anthem
  • Political campaign debts
  • Summer Jobs funding
  • Regulation of energy drinks
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • Community news from the Mapleton Township area
  • Dr. McQuibban a remarkable figure in Wellington
  • Arthur loaned $8,000 to start shoe factory in 1918
  • Old photo offers glimpse of development of Elora
  • Pike Lake a summer sanctuary for over a century
  • Fergus council had to mediate 1951 Beatty strike
  • 1951 strike shook Beatty dominance in Fergus
  • Fergus’ Beecher Parkhouse a memorable character
  • 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

  • Parenting 101
  • Across the pond
  • Hope
  • The lab
  • Family Day
  • Hopeless (romantic)
  • Fandom
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