Today's date: Saturday July 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 29
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Spare us the spin

by Chris Daponte

As regular Advertiser readers may know, I have repeatedly used this space in recent years to lambaste local municipal officials for a lack of transparency and honesty despite their ardent espousing of those virtues.

I apologize for sounding like a broken record, but it just keeps happening and we can’t let it go unchecked.

Time and time again, mayors and chief administrative officers (CAOs) in Wellington County try to pull the wool over taxpayers’ eyes with spin, catchphrases, ambiguity, and carefully crafted yet nondescript  “statements.”

Unfortunately many of my rants have taken aim at Town of Erin officials. It’s not personal, of course, ...

July 21, 2017

Not a good sign

by Patrick Raftis

Can it be a good sign that the U.S. government released its list of priorities for upcoming North American Free ...

Elm and ash losing ground

by Dave Adsett

There’s something happening across the county to majestic hardwoods that have lined streets and fencerows for decades.

It’s sad to watch ...

Live from Ottawa

by Dave Adsett

There were certainly high hopes for this weekend’s celebration in Ottawa.

It took almost 12 hours to get there, between accidents ...

Canada at 150

by Dave Adsett

Tomorrow, July 1, communities from coast to coast will host events to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Last summer we booked rooms ...

Flag flap folly

by Chris Daponte

On June 13, in the middle of layout for last week’s Advertiser, our newsroom was abuzz after the Toronto Star ...


by Dave Adsett

A buddy tipped us off on “yolo” the other day over lunch.

It’s not often we get the chance to appear ...

Inflation it is

by Dave Adsett

News this past week that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are proposing changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws raised a ...

Voting system wasn’t broken

by Patrick Raftis

Federal Conservative Party supporters will no doubt continue to debate for some time the results of the leadership campaign that ...

Congratulations to Michael Chong

by Dave Adsett

This county is pretty blessed to have good, decent people representing our interests in Ottawa and at Queen’s Park.

When Wellington-Halton ...



Community Guide Spring 2017


Tenders approved for Colborne St. reconstruction and replacement of 27WG bridge
Next phase of Hanlon Expressway upgrades underway
Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection
Clarification on description of Mini Lakes community
Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list


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Chris Daponte: Spare us the spin

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