Today's date: Saturday April 20, 2019
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,052 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Wellington Weddings 2019
Business Leader Banner
column width padding column width padding

Jaime Myslik

Business Matters

by Jaime Myslik

Stand out

It’s inspiring to see people in Wellington County standing up for what they believe in and trying to get new businesses and not-for-profits off the ground.

Jennifer Kindred-Bulbulia recently held a community meeting to talk about doing business in Erin. She and her husband run the BK Foundation, an animal therapy facility.

However, the foundation has run into repeated roadblocks with the Town of Erin and supporters. Kindred-Bulbulia is hoping to gather a sample of the challenges and success business owners have experienced in Erin so she can make a presentation to the town.

Unfortunately a public meeting to that end was held on Jan. 23, which saw snow and rain result in a poor turnout.

Nonetheless, seeing locals step up and advocate for positive change within their communities is promising.

* * *

Mark your calendars. The Wellington North Showcase is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year on March 25 and 26.

This business showcase is another way for businesses to spread the word about their business to the public in their immediate area.

Taking place at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex, the showcase allows businesses, retailers and organizations to show off their products and services.

Having interaction between business owner and consumer is vital. The business owner will be able to garner ideas about what consumers are looking for, while the consumer can share their thoughts and opinions, good or bad, with those providing services and goods in their community.

For more information visit

* * *

In a somewhat surprising result, the majority of municipalities in Wellington County opted in to allow pot stores.

With Erin the first to make a decision, I just assumed all municipalities would likely follow suit and opt out.

Municipalities allowing pot stores include: Minto, Wellington North, Puslinch and Guelph-Eramosa. Those that have opted out are: Centre Wellington, Erin and Mapleton.

* * *

As important as it is to celebrate new businesses and offer support as they’re taking flight, it’s equally important to celebrate longevity in the businesses community.

On Jan. 31, the Fountain Head Health Store in Fergus held a 25th anniversary celebration. Originally the Fountain Head was strictly a health food store, but now it’s connected to the Red Door Café, which offers healthy lunch and dessert alternatives.

Ivan Armstrong Tucking is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Arthur-based trucking company is owned by Diane and Ivan Armstrong and their daughter Amy Van Ankum.

Keep an eye out for a feature story about this local trucking company in an upcoming issue of Business Leader.

* * *

Don’t forget to email questions/news tips to



Vol 52 Issue 05


Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.


Lions Home Show


Wellington North Guide 2018-2019


Barrie Hopkins
Barrie Hopkins
Barrie Hopkins
Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Ray Wiseman
Ray Wiseman
Ray Wiseman
Stephen Thorning
Stephen Thorning

Recent Columns

Bits and Pieces

  • Signature bonnet
  • Digital pantomime
  • Connect the dots
  • Generation gap
  • Little things
  • Tylenol kick
  • This Little Piggy
  • Nature's best
  • Business Matters

  • Business leaders
  • Spring edition
  • Order of Canada
  • Open on holidays
  • Community involvement
  • That’s a wrap
  • Stepping up
  • The dream
  • Canada's Business

  • The decline of civility
  • Irrational exuberance II
  • Speak up
  • An enduring register
  • A government assessment after one year in office
  • Gauge signals
  • Unpatriotic
  • Inevitable
  • Comment from Ottawa

  • The Syria question
  • Reflecting on 2016
  • Open, transparent combat mission?
  • Bad for businesses
  • Have your voice heard on electoral reform
  • Open and transparent?
  • Assisted dying
  • Leadership bid
  • Life-wise

  • Retirement
  • Canadas scarcity of calamity
  • Often we mirror our parents
  • Putting up with put-downs
  • A tale of two landlords
  • A letter from the campsite
  • Two shades of black
  • Precious memories
  • Open Mind

  • Home - at last!
  • Queen's Park Report

  • Back to work
  • Merry Christmas
  • Remembering them
  • High-cost hydro
  • Six important issues
  • Emancipation Day
  • Great Lakes
  • Happy Canada Day
  • Special to the Advertiser

  • Death of JFK changed the world
  • Split Decision

  • Councillors voting themselves raises
  • The most interesting election races
  • Ketchup conundrum
  • Eliminating burial plots to save trees
  • Organic waste pick up in Wellington
  • Uploading Hwy. 6 Connecting Link
  • Political campaign texts
  • Cannabis legalization coming Oct. 17
  • Staying Connected

  • It’s all about staying connected.
  • Stray Casts

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • Ontario place names in U.S. mark county expats’ presence
  • Telegraph service came to Fergus, Elora 165 years ago
  • Community news from the Mapleton area in 1931, 1981
  • Lacrosse has been played in Elora for over 160 years
  • Hikers, cyclists enjoy view from 1909 railway bridge
  • General Sherman visited Elora, Fergus soldiers in 1866
  • Elora Rifles called to fight invasion that never happened
  • Home guard formed in Fergus to defend against rebellion
  • Valuing Our History

  • Library, post office replaced Elora’s cattle market
  • Few details survive about Glenlamond saw mill
  • Will of Rev. William Barrie disputed by sister
  • Connon became full-time photographer after trip to Europe
  • Hustonville founded, thrived, vanished in 20 years
  • Lack of railway siding frustrated Fergus’ James Gow
  • Fergus mill made oat flour for Cheerios, other brands
  • Railway passenger service waxed and waned over the 1900s
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • Sweet treat
  • Bad mood
  • Secrets
  • Nineteen
  • Guy time
  • Discombobulated
  • Gala
  • Snow daze
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser





    Digital Publications


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo