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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Ministry requirements for cottagers

Cash grab

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is asking non-permanent residents of Belwood and Contestogo lakes to pay $800 each for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), based on its determination that the cottages at each lake are on one lot.

The ECA is required for properties with a wastewater ...

Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Travelling by automobile in Ontario, 1919 style

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 ...

WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Dear Editor:

People often ask me where I get the inspiration for this column and I have one simple answer: I live it every day.

This is the truest recording of my life as it happens. Do I make any of it up? No, I do not. Do I exaggerate? I don’t need ...



Community Guide Spring 2017


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

  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Remembrance Day
  • Celebrating July 1 and Canada’s 150th
  • Senior (high school) pranks
  • Quarry capacity quandary
  • Raising Ontario’s minimum wage
  • E. coli testing at GRCA beaches
  • High-speed rail transit
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • 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
  • Drowning of infant caused a sensation in 1888
  • The Browns: Elora’s outstanding horticulturalists
  • Elora led most places in tree planting in 19th century
  • James Gow’s lime quarry a major industry in 1900s
  • 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

  • Score
  • Happy birthday
  • Canadian dinner guests
  • 24 hours
  • ...Or what?
  • Bottle it
  • Bird song
  • Flags up
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