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Tough week for retail

by Dave Adsett

Last weekend Sears closed up shop after 65 years of serving Canadian families coast to coast.

The last few stores the chain had in Canada after declaring bankruptcy last fall sold everything left, right down to racks and clothes hangers. Numbers aren’t easy to confirm, but somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 workers lost their jobs - and pensions earned over their working life are in jeopardy.

The closure of Sears, a store generally believed to offer quality merchandise, occurred just shy of the 10th anniversary of Eaton’s leaving the marketplace. There is some speculation amongst retail analysts Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) may ...

January 19, 2018

A tough call

by Patrick Raftis

Mapleton council found itself having the type of discussion seldom heard during budget deliberations for any level of government in ...

The drive for data

by Dave Adsett

Everyone wants it. Feedback, reports, annual statements and reconciliations – all of these activities are about the collection of data. ...

Sobering statistics

by Patrick Raftis

There’s not a lot to be concluded from the results, released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Jan. 8, ...

Kept in the dark

by Chris Daponte

Many readers may be shocked to learn the county has paid $1.2 million to terminated employees since 2012.

That’s understandable. It’s ...

Looking ahead to 2018

by Dave Adsett

There is an element of mysticism between one year and the next. Holidays between Christmas and New Year’s Day tend ...

Christmas message: Two cards on the way

by Dave Adsett

Ryland Ward is a cute little guy. At five years old, he’s experienced more tragedy than most people do in ...

Christmas message: Two cards on the way

by Dave Adsett

Ryland Ward is a cute little guy. At five years old, he’s experienced more tragedy than most people do in ...

Time for a reality ‘cheque’

by Patrick Raftis

Residents of Wellington County should, apparently, be embarrassed by the miserly fashion in which we compensate our local politicians.

The level ...

Real journalists are trained professionals

by Chris Daponte

There has been no shortage of debate recently - in this newspaper, online, in the community and elsewhere - about ...

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Consortium shakes up bus operators
Practitioner faces more sexual assault charges
Swastika Trail decision sparks complaints
Andersons’ Community Christmas benefits food banks in Minto
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Flames, food, fine art come the Alton Mill Arts Centre for Fire and Ice Festival

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Dave Adsett: Tough week for retail

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