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Split Decision

by Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik

Alternative voting methods

Go ahead, mail it in

While Justin Trudeau may (or may not) be discussing electoral reform at the federal level, our municipal councils have also been weighing options on how best to get you out of your most comfortable chair and into the voter’s booth.

 

For years, councils have discussed the use ...



Thorning Revisited

by Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015

Oatmeal brings good times to Monkland Mills

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.

(Note: This ...



WriteOut of Her Mind

by Kelly Waterhouse

Rock on

The world of music has lost another legend. Chuck Berry, the man they called the father of rock ‘n’ roll, passed away last weekend.

Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news.

I was fortunate to be raised in a home where music was always on the stereo and the menu included ...

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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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

  • Student immunization records
  • Hydro rate cuts in Ontario
  • Housing developments in rural areas
  • Wi-fi on school buses
  • Rental fees for community groups
  • Municipal tax increases
  • Selling naming rights for public facilities
  • Kevin O’Leary enters leadership race
  • Staying Connected

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

  • Final lines: Its been great
  • Thorning Revisited

  • Fergus’ Monkland Mills established in 1856
  • Arthur fans took their hockey seriously in 1950s
  • Augustus Jones determined present-day county boundaries
  • New Fergus hospital well supported by communities
  • Fergus beer brewing business ended with a bang
  • Town of Fergus’ first brewery opened in 1867
  • Crayons manufactured in Palmerston in 1950s
  • Accidents plagued Grand Trunk Railway after 1900
  • Valuing Our History

  • 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
  • George L.A. Thomson enjoyed career with American railroads
  • Department of Highways vowed to keep roads open in 1931
  • J.B. Perry of Fergus penned most successful local book of 1920s
  • WriteOut of Her Mind

  • What I want
  • Own it
  • The puck drops
  • Sunshine & time
  • Family time - or else
  • It still means everything
  • Supreme embarrassment
  • Slay the dragon
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