Archive for November, 2009

Times are changing: let the businesses back in

November 27, 2009
Times are changing: let the businesses back in

Guelph Mercury, 25/11/09 When Schippling’s Bicycle Service first opened for business, it fixed wagon wheels and other funny things that you can only see now on Anne of Green Gables re-runs. It was 1908. Schippling’s was still a few years away from getting into the mode of transport that would become its namesake: bicycles....
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W.C. Wood’s obituary was already written

November 18, 2009
W.C. Wood’s obituary was already written

Guelph Mercury, 18/11/09 So long, W.C. Wood. When the bad news hit that one of Guelph’s most recognizable manufacturing dynasties was saying goodbye to the town it has called home since 1941, it prompted glowing tributes to our city’s golden days of manufacturing. You know, back when we used to make stuff that went...
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Say it ain’t so, Bob

November 11, 2009
Say it ain’t so, Bob

Guelph Mercury, 11/11/09 Sing it Bob. Or croak it, or whatever that sound coming from your throat is. Don’t mind us. We’ll just be sitting here, squinting from the very back row of this old hockey rink, knees banging on the heads of the guys in front of us, trying to figure out what...
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We feel your pain, Montreal

November 4, 2009
We feel your pain, Montreal

Guelph Mercury, 04/11/09 Ah, another day in the Royal City. Take a trip down the dirt road that used to be our main street, around yet another detour, over the craters in the streets and past the mob of thugs shaking the bus full of city officials. And some other city thinks they’ve got...
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