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‘Mount Forest has Talent’
Dear Editor: As Master of Ceremonies Al Leach said of the Variety Show at Mount Forest United Church May 25, “Canada has talent, Mount Forest has talent.” From ages five to 80+ we were entertained and even learned “How to Milk a Cow” without squeezing by Dorothy Reid.
The Skinny On Bullys?
Dear Editor: Getting beat up at home while degrading names are hurled is bad enough but the real problem is that a kid drags that hurt around in the form of insecurity and lack of self-esteem. “Not poor self esteem, I’m talking “no” self esteem!” I’m talking getting punched in the nose by the school bully - then apologizing for getting blood on his shoes - after which the kid wipes the blood from the bully’s shoes because it makes them feel safe to have some form of connection with the bully.

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Friday, June, 19, 2015 - 6:06:27 PM
Ontario fighter pilot tells students to dream big "not to take anything away from Deanna Brasseur, but as far as being one of the first women fighter pilot this is false. The Russians, during WW II had squadron of women fighter pilots called the "night witches" and were feared by the germans."
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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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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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Family, friends fulfill Kenny’s baseball dream
Dear Editor: Wheelchair softball gives those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in one of the most popular recreational sports in the country.
Making the most of Market Square
Dear editor: A magnificent sculpture in Market Square, within the boundaries of a reflective pool, lively in its design and intriguing in concept, is a “win-win” project, a beautiful place to be under the sun.
A night to remember
Dear editor: On behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Perth County, I wish to extend a huge thank you to the ladies who attended our fundraiser Purses & Pearls – an evening to remember on May 4
Budget bill undemocratic
Dear editor: We want to express our concern about this profoundly undemocratic bill and urge MPs to vote for democracy by voting against the omnibus budget bill. Please join us at Mr. Schellenberger’s office on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m.
Body and Soul thanks
Dear editor: Thank you to the spa providers for time and talents; to local businesses, congregation and community members for food/refreshments; the Screaming Avocado for catering; for the silent auction items and monetary sponsorship. The church was absolutely stunning thanks to our in-house decorators
What talent!
Dear editor: SpringWorks 2012 was a great success with attendance up at 21 different shows seen in 33 performances over this week-long festival. School shows and workshops were added and coffee and treats enhanced the experience.
Let the debate rage on
Dear Editor: With regard to the Lystek sewage sludge issue, personally, I’m learning a lot from the debate. I think The Confederate should be commended for its balanced reporting and for its splendid Letters to the Editor department.
Councillors, please hear our plea
Dear editor: First of all, this is not a crank letter, nor meant to be funny or sarcastic.
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Students eager to try out Holy Name’s new playground
Dear Editor: Holy Name of Mary School is extremely excited to see the new Grade 3-8 playground is starting to change.
Community Living plans anniversary
Dear Editor: “A community where everyone belongs” is the vision of Community Living St. Marys and Area and, since 1962, the association has actively supported our community to welcome and support all people as valued and contributing citizens.
Parking solutions
Dear editor: First would be the old CNR shops building. It already exists with a thick concrete floor and a high enclosed space 500 feet long. If there was no floor removal, then there would not be hundreds of tons of possible contaminated material of which to be disposed. Could not a second and third level be added?
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.
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:
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