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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Digital speed radar signs

Not enough

I am so glad that three government bodies could work together long enough to install $15,000 speed activated signs near Brisbane Public School in Erin.

These signs will do much in the way of deterring speed in the school area.

But there is more to be done.

One Erin councillor is asking ...

Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning

Forgotten Irvinedale settlement known as county’s ‘Sodom’

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.

The map ...

WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Turning 50

Last weekend, the Carpenter celebrated his 50th birthday in grand style. And do you know why this was a grand event? Because I planned it. Because birthdays matter. Because I say so.

You may recall last month, on my special day, the Carpenter pulled a last-minute birthday surprise and while it ...



Community Guide Fall 2017


Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

Recent Columns

Bits and Pieces

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

  • Former Erin school to be demolished
  • Video recorded council meetings
  • Ministry requirements for cottagers
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Remembrance Day
  • Celebrating July 1 and Canada’s 150th
  • Senior (high school) pranks
  • Quarry capacity quandary
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • Elora has long tradition of choral, instrumental music
  • Talk of the town in Drayton, Alma, Morefield in 1951
  • Travelling by automobile in Ontario, 1919 style
  • Joyriding railroaders narrowly avoided jail in 1913
  • Storms of 1890 devastated Wellington County
  • Dominion Day helped start tourist industry in Elora
  • Elora parade continues Dominion Day tradition
  • Drowning of infant caused a sensation in 1888
  • Valuing Our History

  • 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
  • Tanner’s woolen mill in Mount Forest burned twice in a year
  • Elora principal George Edgcumbe ended his career in disgrace
  • Peter Perry a memorable principal of Fergus High School
  • Fire gutted Fergus building owned by Robert Kerr in 1931
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • Mom shorts
  • Lightfoot, light heart
  • Dear Editor:
  • Score
  • Happy birthday
  • Canadian dinner guests
  • 24 hours
  • ...Or what?
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