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Rethinking sex ed.

by Dave Adsett

As the provincial government re-works chapters of the most recent sex-ed curriculum it found distasteful, we hope calmer heads prevail and an agreeable, thorough program emerges. Children deserve it, and now more than ever, they need adequate resources in this rapidly changing world.

We assume to be like most readers on such issues, considering parents and their role in a child’s life as superior to government-sanctioned training. The desire to captain one’s ship is quite understandable albeit a little old-fashioned. Those ideas may well be just a romantic hangover from simpler times that in retrospect weren’t that simple.

A common front is ...

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Funding conundrum

by Patrick Raftis

“We have insufficient funding to maintain or repair all of the water and erosion control infrastructure that we are responsible ...

Respect at election time

by Dave Adsett

Election season is now in full swing.

Advertising pieces have already hit mailboxes and doorsteps. Signage now casts a pall on ...

Harvest celebrations

by Patrick Raftis

The return of Mapleton’s Harvest Festival seems like a timely and positive development for the community.

After a five-year hiatus, the ...

Thirteen years later

by Dave Adsett

It’s funny what happens when computers get swapped out.

Along with learning new software tricks and getting used to a different ...

Perseverance pays off

by Patrick Raftis

An announcement earlier this month that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has approved a re-rating of the ...

Looking at the numbers

by Dave Adsett

With a provincial election decided and a municipal vote scheduled for the fall, the timing was right for an update ...

Slip up? Or ad lib?

by Patrick Raftis

It would have been so simple.

All Premier Doug Ford had to do in his Aug. 20 keynote address at the ...

Dizzying questions

by Dave Adsett

Local councillor Ron Elliott raised a question, but answers will be scarce. His query and proposed motion at a recent ...

A privilege, not a right

by Dave Adsett

Driving is one of those things that people often take for granted.

The St. David Street bridge closure in Fergus seems ...



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