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Mission accomplished
Dear editor: On behalf of the YMCA’s 2012 Strong Kids Campaign I wish to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to making McHappy Day on May 2 at both Stratford McDonald’s so much fun and a resounding success. Thank you for contributing an amazing $6,500 which will help us positively impact the lives of over 800 children and youth who will be assisted to attend and participate in YMCA programs in our community this year.
IPM beautification
Dear Editor: Plans continue to be made for the 100th International Plowing Match, Sept. 17-21, 2013, being held in West Perth, just east of Mitchell.

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Thursday, November, 06, 2014 - 7:07:52 AM
Understanding of OPP's new 'transparent' billing is still pending "To add insult to injury wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. I encourage you to Google the 'Ontario Provincial Police Block' and examine the conten"
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Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - 5:05:46 AM
New OPP billing model brings savings to county "Wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. Then you will see how much Wellington County will actually save with the OPP's new billing model. Moreover, th"
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Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - 2:02:27 AM
Making sure the weather doesn't walk all over you "I wear woman's clothes, so this article is very helpful to me"
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A grand finale
Dear editor: On Sunday, April 15, the Stratford Men’s Choir hosted a “Concert for Youth” in front of an enthusiastic audience. This year’s concert was a great success and we would like to thank those who made it all possible:
The heart of health care
Dear editor: The heart of health care In 1971, in recognition of the dedication and achievements of the nursing profession, the Canadian Minister of Health proclaimed the second week of May as national Nurses Week.
Location, location, location
Dear editor: As a former teacher for many years at Dundalk and Proton School, I am well aware:
Concerns for children’s health and safety
Dear Editor: As a very concerned parent and citizen of Dundalk, I would like to comment on the issues and some points of interest in regard to Southgate’s Eco-Park located in Dundalk.
Performances were a real joy
Dear Editor: It was a real joy to attend “The Wizard of Oz” at Victoria Cross Public School (‘The Wizard of Oz’ with a twist at Victoria Cross, The Confederate, May 9) and “Anything Goes” (‘Anything Goes’ being staged at WHSS, The Confederate, May 9) this past week.
Fine performance
Dear Editor: Congratulations to Laurie Aitken, her staff and the students of Victoria Cross Public School for the fine performance of the “Wizard of Oz.”
US/Canadian biosolids regulations inadequate
Dear Editor: Dr. Ward’s May 9 letter (Biosolids used in agriculture: global acceptance, The Confederate, May 9) stating that most European countries accept biosolids use omits the fact that European regulations that govern this practice are much more stringent than those of the US and Canada.
Concerned about Council tactics
Dear Editor: It almost sickened me that I was in attendance May 1 to witness the debacle at Perth South Council. What a disgrace.
Helping Little go a long way
Dear Editor: May is National Mobility Awareness Month and we are celebrating Local Heroes all across North America. NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) will be giving away a minimum of three wheelchair accessible vehicles to a caregiver, veteran or person with a disability that is dealing with or overcoming mobility challenges.
No parking, no meters
Dear Editor: The people who visit York Street are putting their names to petitions that say “York Street, No Parking!, No Meters!”
Misinformation is swirling around
Dear Editor: It was interesting to see in your pages a written argument for an EcoPark in Dundalk: Misinformation swirling about EcoPark, letter to the editor by Mary Fowler, April 25.
Biosolids use in agriculture: global acceptance
Dear editor: Sources of chemical fertilizers are quickly being depleted and fertilizer phosphate will run out before the end of this century. Long term environmental and food sustainability demands that nutrient rich organic end products of agricultural and food production and consumption, including agricultural and food wastes and manures, have to be recycled as fertilizers.
‘We are not extremists or scaremongers’
Dear Editor: Parents, grandparents, farmers, teachers, coaches, firefighters, nurses, First Nations, concerned citizens, young and old...that is “WHO” is at the road blockade entrance to the Eco Park in Dundalk. We are an average cross section of residents, no different than you. We are not extremists or scaremongers.
Who are the bullies here anyway?
Dear editor: As a ratepayer in Southgate Township who has been watching events unfold I too am very angry and dismayed. You mention in your letter to the editor, Ms. Cheeseman, that there is a small group of people using “aggressive and bullying tactics.” I am one of those people and our “small” group is neither aggressive nor bully-like.
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Community Players’ Oklahoma! is ‘a real smash’
Dear Editor: “Oh what a beautiful performance. Oh what a beautiful play. Bravo St. Marys Community Players. Oklahoma is a treat coming our way.”
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95th anniversary Vimy visit brings ‘sense of peace’
Dear Editor: This year, 2012, marked the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This historic battle was fought in Normandy, France and was the first time that Canadian battalions had fought shoulder to shoulder in the First World War. Prior to this time, Canadians has been used only to fill in vacancies in British battalions.
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