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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Judged sports in the Olympics

Losing is frustrating

The past several days have been a blur of activity on the Olympic front. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are a reminder of how sports of this calibre can bring together people from all over the world.

It can also be a reminder that in ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Old photo offers glimpse of development of Elora

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.

A ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

The lab

On Tuesday morning I headed straight to the medical lab with my requisition form. I had put this task off for about a week, hoping I could avoid it altogether.

No such luck.

I waited for my turn in the crowded seating area, wondering silently who the miserable sod was that chose ...

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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  • Regulation of energy drinks
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  • Staying Connected

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  • Thorning Revisited

  • Pike Lake a summer sanctuary for over a century
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