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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Minimum wage earner tax cut

Good, I guess

PC Leader Doug Ford has announced if the Progressive Conservatives win the spring election they will freeze minimum wage at $14 and offer a “zero per cent tax” for minimum wage earners.

While it might seem like a crazy move, it makes some sense politically.

Before its implementation, the debate ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Village of Elora bought its first fire engine in 1859

The following is a re-print of a past column by former Advertiser columnist Stephen Thorning, who passed away on Feb. 23, 2015.

Some text has been updated to reflect changes since the original publication and any images used may not be the same as those that accompanied the original publication.

 

Elora’s well-equipped ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Ice storm

The only time I want to see ice of any kind between now and next December is in the form of tiny cubes stacked precariously in the glass of my gin and tonic. And the only sound of cracking ice I want to hear is when those cubes crack in ...

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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  • Two shades of black
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  • Merry Christmas
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  • $6.7 million provincial deficit
  • Government funded childcare
  • Lower the voting age to 16
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  • Staying Connected

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  • Thorning Revisited

  • Wellington County blood donor clinics began in 1950
  • 1881 books provide unique glimpse of local agriculture
  • Coroner’s jury blamed long working hours for 1906 wreck
  • A backward glance at Elora’s Metcalfe Street
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  • Dr. McQuibban a remarkable figure in Wellington
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