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Drugs in my pocket

by Dave Adsett

Drugs in My Pocket (and I don’t know what to do with them) was a song by the Monks, a punk band back in the 1970s and ’80s.

At the time the tune was different and new age enough that lots of kids hummed or sang along, having no clue what drugs even were.

It was just understood they were bad.

Today though, there are plenty of drugs in pockets – a good number of them legally prescribed.

Opioid drug use has exploded in recent years. Initially most of this class of drug was prescribed to alleviate pain, but quickly patients became addicted.

The story ...

October 20, 2017

Nominate a Junior Citizen

by Patrick Raftis

It’s time to start thinking about recognizing local youths for the work they do in their community.

Each fall, the Ontario ...

Giving thanks

by Dave Adsett

This Thanksgiving was a little different than those of the past.

Some time was spent at Erin Fall Fair, as is ...

Fire Prevention Week

by Patrick Raftis

As Fire Prevention Week 2017 wraps up this weekend, it’s worth a reminder to all local residents that it’s always ...

‘Thoroughly gummed up’

by Chris Daponte

Sadly, we were not surprised at all with the contents of the 2017 National Freedom of Information Audit report released ...

Rural pickup not catching on?

by Patrick Raftis

Rural Wellington residents appear so far unexcited by the opportunity to have their garbage picked up at the end of ...

Two paragraphs or less

by Dave Adsett

Writing concisely comes with this job. It didn’t make the task any easier last week when asked to explain something ...

A crazy thought

by Patrick Raftis

So here’s a crazy thought.
What if all our national hand-wringing over the current North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations ...

Big bids for old papers

by Dave Adsett

Judging by the bidding for some old newspapers in a recent online auction sale, demand for newspapers is strong.

In fact, ...

Surprise, surprise

by Dave Adsett

If putting on a fall fair wasn’t enough work, there comes the element of surprise.

Aberfoyle Fall Fair organizers learned for ...

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