Today's date: Thursday April 27, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 17
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Base pay and mission critical

by Dave Adsett

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week that the Ontario government will test the idea of a guaranteed annual income.

Four thousand households will reportedly benefit from the plan budgeted to cost Ontarians $25 million this year alone.

This isn’t the first time such an initiative has been undertaken. In the 1970s, a federal-provincial project occurred in Manitoba, where it was dubbed “Mincome.” Results of that test were dubious, as were conclusions for similar programs tried elsewhere.

Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal has been brought on board as an unpaid advisor to comment on what clearly is a pet subject for him. He had ...

April 28, 2017

Trump unfiltered

by Patrick Raftis

So it turns out last week’s editorial featuring pithy analysis on a variety of issues proved so popular (or at ...

Surprise, surprise

by Dave Adsett

Despite unpredictable weather there are glimmers of hope emerging in flowerbeds in the form of yellow daffodils and tulips.

Many gardeners ...

Levy makes sense

by Chris Daponte

We hope common sense prevails when Erin council makes a decision next week on a volunteer levy Nestlé Waters has ...

Workshop could be a lifesaver

by Patrick Raftis

Not so many years ago, mental health in general, and suicide in particular, were topics seldom broached in public. Still ...

Differences of opinion

by Dave Adsett

We’re pretty proud of the fact we have a team of staff members that run the gamut from young writers ...

July 1st is fast approaching

by Dave Adsett

There have already been a few events in Wellington County to recognize Canada’s pending birthday on July 1st this year.

At ...

A game changer? Time will tell

by Patrick Raftis

It appears in the immediate aftermath of the Liberal federal government’s second budget that there are some positive signs for ...

Drones, robots and thinking

by Dave Adsett

Few will argue that innovation makes life easier.

From electricity to the automobile to mechanized manufacturing processes, our lives are much ...

Stopping scams is everyone’s job

by Patrick Raftis

Local bank staff are being credited with helping to prevent a despicable scam from becoming worse.

Wellington County OPP officers were ...



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Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night
Grand event offers taste of the good life
Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph
Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year
Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh


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Dave Adsett: Base pay and mission critical

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