Today's date: Thursday August 17, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 32
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Late night TV

by Dave Adsett

For many years people have tuned into Cops. It’s a show where the cameras follow the action and see how the police deal with problems ranging from car chases and drug busts to snakes in a closet.

Most of these shows are state-side, where the activity is a little more intense, more often. After all they have a population almost 10 times that of Canada. What does ring true is that anywhere police are deployed they face danger and often take on roles from which most of us would shy away.

Settling disputes, catching bad guys, bringing peace where they can - ...

August 11, 2017

Needs vs. wants

by Dave Adsett

It’s an age-old argument in local political circles: what is a “want” and what is a “need”?

The issue surfaced at ...

A venerable tradition

by Patrick Raftis

Mapleton residents are getting set to celebrate an institution older than the nation.

Having recently put on a major bash for ...

A lucky break

by Dave Adsett

It’s funny what triggers memories.

Watching the Saturday morning news cast we noticed a guy’s name in a caption. It didn’t ...

Spare us the spin

by Chris Daponte

As regular Advertiser readers may know, I have repeatedly used this space in recent years to lambaste local municipal officials ...

Not a good sign

by Patrick Raftis

Can it be a good sign that the U.S. government released its list of priorities for upcoming North American Free ...

Elm and ash losing ground

by Dave Adsett

There’s something happening across the county to majestic hardwoods that have lined streets and fencerows for decades.

It’s sad to watch ...

Live from Ottawa

by Dave Adsett

There were certainly high hopes for this weekend’s celebration in Ottawa.

It took almost 12 hours to get there, between accidents ...

Canada at 150

by Dave Adsett

Tomorrow, July 1, communities from coast to coast will host events to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Last summer we booked rooms ...



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Dave Adsett: Late night TV

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