Today's date: Sunday March 24, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 12
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Local matters

by Dave Adsett

Call it a revitalization revolution. Newspapers from communities across the country are engaging in a campaign to make the point, again, that local matters.

The merits of shopping locally and supporting local business is not a new concept. Healthy livable communities require a strong local economy and often at the heart of that effort is a strong community newspaper.

A friend in the business who is publisher at the Winnipeg Free Press and president of the Canadian News Media Association summed it up best, when he reminded colleagues the classic definition of a good newspaper is “a community in conversation with itself.”

Smart ...

March 20, 2019

Mystifying math

by Patrick Raftis

While the news cycle has largely moved on to the back and forth between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and ousted ...

Egregious entitlement

by Chris Daponte

Guelph-Eramosa councillors last week decided to give themselves a 30% pay raise and the mayor a 7% increase.

Not surprisingly, the ...

Pizzagate? Seriously?

by Patrick Raftis

Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer is taking time out from calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s resignation this ...

Quite a time

by Dave Adsett

After pondering current events it became difficult to come up with a time more curious as it relates to politics ...

Positive policy

by Patrick Raftis

And now for something completely different: a story of a government accomplishing something worthwhile through a policy initiative.

Figures released by ...

It too passed

by Dave Adsett

Sunday night residents of Wellington and neighbouring counties got a taste of winter that hasn’t been seen for some time.

Our ...

Getting word out

by Patrick Raftis

Monday’s storm, which shut down roads and left many without power around the county, provided yet another test of the ...

Behind the scenes

by Chris Daponte

We’ve repeatedly stated that journalism can be a thankless job.

Complaints far outnumber compliments in this industry, and we’re constantly battling ...

A fitting tribute

by Patrick Raftis

Family Day has been a favourite holiday in our household since it was first celebrated in 2008.
On that inaugural ...

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