Today's date: Friday March 23, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 12
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Falsehoods and promises

by Dave Adsett

An election is set for June 7 and the promises are coming fast and furious.

The news this week brought to mind an unsuccessful run for student council almost four decades ago. Anyone interested in running got a little coaching and the one tip that still rings a bell is how inappropriate it would be promising lemonade in the school water fountains. It wasn’t possible, nor in the interest of students. They would like it, but it wasn’t good for them.

To paraphrase, never promise what you can’t deliver.

As a sidebar, my platform proposed getting rid of bullying and developing some common ...

March 23, 2018

Anything to say?

by Dave Adsett

Less than a month from now, the Advertiser will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Wellington County museum.

Council and ...

Please, give Ontario a chance

by Dave Adsett

Within hours of this newspaper landing on doorsteps all over Wellington County, Ontario residents will learn who the leader will ...

Farming safely

by Patrick Raftis

Next week, March 11 to 17, is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2018. Numerous farm organizations, including the Canadian Agricultural Safety ...

There is hope

by Dave Adsett

A number of years ago we sat through a personality test seminar at a print owner’s conference in Chicago.

The facilitator ...

It can happen here

by Patrick Raftis

Despite efforts by various agencies to draw attention to the problem, it continues to come as a shock when human ...

Big news for Wellington County

by Dave Adsett

Senator Rob Black - it has quite a ring to it.

After an 18-month process and serious vetting, Wellington County’s Rob ...

Supporting youth

by Patrick Raftis

When the North for Youth initiative was launched publicly in October of 2014, the stated aim was to address issues ...

Black and white in a world of grey

by Dave Adsett

Of course we are all upset.

Who wouldn’t be, now that many of life’s issues are conveniently distilled down to a ...



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