Today's date: Wednesday April 25, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 16
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by Chris Daponte

When 16 people aboard the bus of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team died as a result of a horrific crash on April 6, our nation was devastated.

There’s nothing that can be done to assuage the collective sense of loss or the unimaginable grief of those personally affected by the tragedy.  

But Canadians from coast to coast to coast rallied nonetheless, providing support in any way possible. The #SticksOutForHumboldt and #JerseysForHumboldt campaigns provided an avenue for all of us who felt helpless in the face of such a catastrophe.

At our home, our two daughters helped out with both campaigns. They’re ...

April 20, 2018

Powerful response

by Patrick Raftis

The response from Canadians, and indeed from people around the world, to the tragic April 6 bus crash involving the ...

A great afternoon

by Dave Adsett

Just over a week ago, the Wellington County Museum and Archives opened its doors for our 50th anniversary open house.

In ...

Counting some blessings

by Patrick Raftis

A quick scan of this week’s Wellington Advertiser could serve as a pick-me-up to those weary of the litany of ...

Looking for a councillor

by Dave Adsett

With Mary Lloyd’s departure from Centre Wellington council, an opportunity now exists for someone interested in serving their community. Lloyd ...

Quality journalism is priceless

by Dave Adsett

In a recent survey of Advertiser readers, 60 per cent of respondents answered no when asked whether or not government ...

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 ...

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 ...



Community Guide Spring 2018


Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans
Guelph-Eramosa considers new development charges bylaw
UGDSB holds first French cultural event
Wellington North proposes location for future skateboard/BMX park
Breach of trust case put over until May 14
Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision
Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers


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Chris Daponte: Devastated

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