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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Changing landscape
    across Canada has seen its share price downgraded to penny stocks Towering debt payments in American dollars cause many to wonder about the future for that chain It is easily argued that the current condition of Canada s daily newspapers follows a trend that started taking place as far back as 2008 in the United States Consolidation of titles emergence of on line news and social media created such a sense of confusion in the marketplace that bankruptcies and closures became common enough that the phrase emerged that newspapers are dying Other media companies like television and radio made hay with that description Call it karma or simply the reality of changing times but now television and radio are facing similar issues With on line streaming and an endless variety of channels the consumer is now able to watch and listen to what they want when they want and in many cases it s free All the while advertisers query about diminished audiences and increasing prices We have sat through hundreds of hours of seminars state side and here in Canada over the years Like most business people we want to remain informed and hopefully use that information to remain successful While we don t profess to have all the answers the challenge for the media seems to come down to one thing everyone wants something for nothing Although we tend not to engage in conspiracy theories governments have been no help to our industry With the graciousness of jackals newspapers have been stripped of much needed ad revenue in the face of efficiency and targeting messages The result intended or not is that newspapers have less financial ability to fund strong investigative journalism the kind of journalism that uncovers scandals like Ornge the robocall debacle and cancelled gas plants to name a few If the preceding caused an eye roll or a who cares under the breath we can only suggest the government s strategy intended or not is working Canadians will have finally succumbed to being mindless sheep In fortress Wellington we remain optimistic about newspapers The county and local levels of government continue to advertise with regularity Local businesses are happy offering wares and services to fellow residents That s how this thing of ours works and we appreciate the support January 29 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring Guelph Eramosa council considers 7 1 increase in township taxes Neighbours voice concern over potential impact of Dirty Apron in Arkell County residents receive reprieve on increase in user pay garbage fees

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29592 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Farm tax policy unfair
    of providing the rebate once shared province wide now falls on the non farm municipal tax base a policy which hits heavily agricultural municipalities like Mapleton and in fact all of Wellington County hard It amounts to a cheap food policy which benefits all Ontarians provided free to city dwellers courtesy of their country cousins One farmer at the Jan 14 meeting pointed out that farmland doesn t generate a need for services provided by urban areas such as sidewalks and arenas However that could be countered by the reality urbanites don t really need a massive web of back roads every mile and a quarter to get where they need to go most of the time It s that kind of debate you don t want to get too far into or it becomes difficult to maintain any sense of community The answer which rural municipalities have been requesting for years is for the province to rethink its blatantly unfair approach to funding the farm tax rebate Few would complain about the money that goes back to farmers through the rebate if it were shared more equally across the province It s a discussion that needs to take place but one that does not seem to be on the current government s radar January 22 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring Guelph Eramosa

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29486 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Thanks to service people
    mutual aid and may go by a similar name now but the gist is when neighbours needed a hand other fire departments shared resources It is a comfort to know such team work exists Ambulance attendants deserve a merit badge for their compassion and hard work dealing with situations that many people simply couldn t stomach It takes special people to deal with traumatic situations and keep people as safe as possible until they reach an emergency ward Often we have heard stories about them following up to wish people well before heading out on their next assignment County OPP officers have their hands full too on nights like this While the risks associated with their work are always considerable we remain grateful that so many officers retain a sense of goodness when dealing with harrowing circumstances Whether it be accidents fatalities or missing persons there is a sense of realism that most officers employ Sometimes good people just have bad times Men and women in uniform capably trained and dutifully committed to keeping our community safe certainly continue to earn our respect Residents are fortunate to have such good people on their side January 15 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring Guelph Eramosa council considers 7 1 increase in township taxes Neighbours voice concern over potential impact of Dirty Apron in Arkell County

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29416 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Forgotten lessons
    comes to borrowing Low interest rates have covered up a multitude of sins and ineptitude provincially A few years ago at a retreat where Jim Wilson interim Ontario PC leader addressed our group he offered up a sage warning about provincial debt Through low interest rates the government was able to conceal the extent of debt Ontario is carrying by making cheaper payments There will be a time that those payments will creep up and become more burdensome Even with historically low rates it was reported in the National Post that the province s current interest payments alone have surpassed the budget for the Ministry of Community and Social Services Interest costs are now higher than programs designed to address the neediest in society The new Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa has made no bones about its plan to take on more debt and run deficit budgets Money will be borrowed and added on to the country s outstanding obligations According to the same National Post report more money will be spent federally paying interest than the government currently spends on national defence The short term benefits of low interest rates for borrowers have had a major impact on investment income for seniors A little trick we learned years ago was something called the Rule of 72 When an interest rate is divided into 72 it quickly shows the amount of time it takes for money to double At 8 a sum of money left to grow doubles in 9 years Using a rate of 3 requires 24 years to double For many seniors facing increased costs to run their homes the inability to garner a reasonable return plays havoc with their long term financial wellbeing With no sign of letting up costs to run a home are becoming more challenging for those not gainfully employed or those reliant on investments not generating enough return Our interest in the subject causes us to wonder what would happen if Canadians were forced to buckle down and deal with debt issues If challenged to accept fewer programs and less largesse would Canadians take on the task with the sincerity citizens showed in war time as they honoured rations and did with less It s a riddle that perhaps has no answer and hopefully never unfolds with the severity found in the Great Depression For now it seems most people are quite content riding the current wave with little regard for the long term consequences But we should not forget past lessons January 8 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29322 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New year's message
    issues Reviewing some of our news coverage and commentaries within our own publication we think 2015 has been a year of thought provoking ideas and exceptional news coverage Residents here can engage and encourage others to think bigger and better of their communities It s very much a choice and despite the odd groan over a cartoon letter or editorial in this newspaper it remains a fact that we are here to serve our readers and advertisers We will continue trying to make sense of local issues for our readers and encourage dialogue on issues of import It is a balancing act that will never be perfect but we are committed to making opportunities for understanding and developing common ground Perhaps if that were the practice in all communities around the globe we might find the peace and hope humanity deserves On behalf of our staff thank you for a rewarding 2015 and the opportunity to continue earning your support and trust in 2016 Happy New Year January 1 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring Guelph Eramosa council considers 7 1 increase in township taxes Neighbours voice concern over potential impact of Dirty Apron in Arkell County residents receive reprieve on increase in user pay garbage fees Cats Anonymous kicks off their Help Fix Rikki s Broken Heart campaign on Valentine s Day Advertiser

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29262 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Merry Christmas
    where pool and euchre capped off hours of fun and being treated like gold It was an upbringing in which Christmas and holidays were kept well We hope ourselves to generate similar memories for our own family with the fun and traditions this season has to offer If our own experience offers any guide the presents and stuff of the season will quickly fade as a memory Instead it will be the time spent with others that will be remembered We should be mindful of others who will need some compassion this holiday season Whether it is the first Christmas without a loved one or troubles with finances or health we owe it to family and neighbours to show as much kindness as we can It s amazing how priceless a hug and kind word can be For our readers and advertisers who support us throughout the year thank you On behalf of all our staff we wish you the very best Christmas ever with family and friends December 25 2015 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring Guelph Eramosa council considers 7 1 increase in township taxes Neighbours voice concern over potential impact of Dirty Apron in Arkell County residents receive reprieve on increase in user pay garbage fees Cats Anonymous kicks off their Help Fix Rikki s Broken Heart campaign on Valentine s Day

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleid=29195 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Ann Caine to speak at Lions supper
    years the centre has been helping children and adults with special needs develop their full potential through programs of therapy recreation horse riding life skills and farm related activity Caine s leadership has been recognized through many awards most recently as recipient of the Governor General s Caring Canadian Award presented to her in November 2015 Sunrise volunteer Vanessa Blurton Jones a former rider will provide a personal close up on the riding and volunteering experience at the centre Tickets are available call Don Marlin at 519 856 4746 February 12 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories South Wellington Coin Society sees history in money Farmers celebrate 19th annual Parade of Lights Hometown Roots Deep into the music Mold discovery shuts down Rockwood health clinic Afghanistan veteran brought home reality of war at Rockwood service on Nov 5 Areas mail service issue being resolved residents are told Tennis club crowns champs Mixed tennis highlights Rockwood Terry Fox Run will run on September 18 Rockwood club crowns doubles champs MTOs long awaited Highway 7 project is finally underway Township exploring land purchase expansion of Rockmosa park Contractors host Aug 4 MTO open house for Highway 7 project Highway 7 meeting Aug 4 Specialty seminars coming to area farm Council approves zoning bylaw for new Charleston Homes subdivision The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29717 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Family day at museum to celebrate heritage
    Societies Heritage Centre Wellington Heritage Guelph Eramosa The University of Guelph Rural Diary Archive Project and the Ontario Veterinary College Museum The museum will also be showcasing images from the Kenilworth Blacksmith Shop a late nineteenth century shop that was once the hub of Kenilworth and is now ready for restoration and one of the county s hottest heritage sites The museum galleries will be open Make some family day crafts in the sunroom and the archives will be open with a focus on tips for researching Weather permitting the museum grounds are the perfect location to celebrate all things cold so bundle up Bring the family to skate toboggan or snowshoe The museum even has snowshoes for families to try Hot chocolate coffee and treats will also be available Admission to the event is by donation The museum is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora February 12 2016 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Museum begins Gallery Concert Series on Jan 15 Board of healths elected officers Museum to hold first Winterfest Public health seeking clients of tattoo parlour Board of Health approves budget Shingles vaccine to be available in January Museums Christmas Festival is Dec 11 New shot for those allergic to flu shot Countys five year plan includes 12 million in library spending County committee to become aggressive over leaking roof Wellington library board hopes to separate kids

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29723 (2016-02-16)
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