Today's date: Wednesday October 17, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 42
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Hours remain

by Dave Adsett

Candidates are closing in on the final lap before votes are counted next Monday evening.

At that time, voters will know whether they are going to get more of the same or a new flavour for the next four years.

In the end, the public will get what it deserves. That may sound a bit crass, but that is democracy. It is also a good reason for voters to exercise their franchise.

Speaking with a mid-level executive this past week, the voting conversation came up. Whether a function of our livelihood or past experiences – we see voting as a civic obligation and ...

October 19, 2018

Expensive efficiencies

by Patrick Raftis

Ontarians who voted for Doug Ford might be alarmed to learn their new premier is successfully bringing a carbon tax ...

A timely example

by Patrick Raftis

A dedication was held on Oct. 8 at the Paul Day Forest at Riverside Park in Drayton.

The Wellington County Green ...

Giving thanks

by Dave Adsett

Apart from a few turnips and sunflowers left to welcome blue jays, the garden has come to an end for ...

Now more than ever

by Dave Adsett

Every town has one. In Fergus, his name is Ian. He is a champion of history, safeguarding a vast collection ...

Battle of the ballots

by Patrick Raftis

As if mustering Canadians to vote in elections at all levels of government wasn’t tough enough, prospective municipal election voters ...

EDITORIAL: In their own words

by Dave Adsett

As we have done in previous elections, this week’s Advertiser includes an election section featuring candidates from across Wellington County.

Before ...

EDITORIAL: Cast informed ballot

by Patrick Raftis

Municipal election activity in our region and across Ontario is in full swing. The slate of candidates is set (barring ...

Acclaimed candidates 1, local citizens 0

by Dave Adsett

One would have expected a little more grace at a recent Mapleton council meeting, rather than the pompous response given ...

Rethinking sex ed.

by Dave Adsett

As the provincial government re-works chapters of the most recent sex-ed curriculum it found distasteful, we hope calmer heads prevail ...



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