Today's date: Friday June 23, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 25
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Flag flap folly

by Chris Daponte

On June 13, in the middle of layout for last week’s Advertiser, our newsroom was abuzz after the Toronto Star posted a story online about a pride flag being removed from Wellington Heights Secondary School (WHSS) in Mount Forest.

The Star, motivated by its liberal-to-the-extreme agenda, decided to publish a story about a non-existent controversy in a town many of its staff would likely struggle to find on a map.

Of course, in typical Star fashion, the implication was that spineless small-town education officials caved to the demands of intolerant bumpkins (in this case from little ole Mount Forest) who were so ...

June 23, 2017


by Dave Adsett

A buddy tipped us off on “yolo” the other day over lunch.

It’s not often we get the chance to appear ...

Inflation it is

by Dave Adsett

News this past week that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are proposing changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws raised a ...

Voting system wasn’t broken

by Patrick Raftis

Federal Conservative Party supporters will no doubt continue to debate for some time the results of the leadership campaign that ...

Congratulations to Michael Chong

by Dave Adsett

This county is pretty blessed to have good, decent people representing our interests in Ottawa and at Queen’s Park.

When Wellington-Halton ...

Hospital support remains strong

by Patrick Raftis

The 17th annual Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala raised an incredible total organizers anticipate will reach about $210,000.

In ...

Well and happy

by Dave Adsett

Hearing news Tuesday morning of a terrorist attack in Manchester, England the previous evening left us with feelings similar to ...

Decision on OMB a game changer

by Patrick Raftis

Municipal councillors have either just been given the due they deserve, or they’ve lost their favorite scapegoat.

No matter how you ...

It’s called a broadsheet

by Dave Adsett

One of the best parts of being president of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association was meeting many of the best ...



Wellington North Guide 2017-2018


Mapleton declines monitoring proposal
Township hires director of corporate services/treasurer
Teens take on mental wellness education
Sounds of Support festival in Rockwood benefits local Syrian refugee family
Teens taken to hospital after fall over dam
Two Fergus men charged after drug bust
Motorists asked to bypass Harriston


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Chris Daponte: Flag flap folly

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