Archive for January, 2015

My predictions for 2015…

January 14, 2015
My predictions for 2015…

Predicting the future can be messy business. That’s why the research team at the Mercer Retort takes special care when consulting with clairvoyants, speculators and crystal balls, giving you only the choicest cuts of prophecy. Without further delay, here are my predictions for 2015: In an effort to improve transparency, Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie...
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Deep thoughts from a first-time father

January 14, 2015
Deep thoughts from a first-time father

I became a father this week. Which means, in medical terms, the icy box in which I keep my heart has been melted and handed over to a tiny girl named Norah who weighs seven pounds and 12 ounces. In my first few days of fatherhood, I have learned many things. And I have...
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Ontario’s craft brewers deserve better access

January 14, 2015
Ontario’s craft brewers deserve better access

It seems there’s a new one springing up somewhere every week. Upstart craft beer makers, brew pubs and microbreweries are everywhere now, riding a wave of popularity among beer drinkers who want more variety and flavour from their suds. But getting their products on store shelves in this province is another matter. In Ontario,...
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Listen up, dog

January 14, 2015
Listen up, dog

Listen up, dog. It’s been a while since we had a talk. But you need to know things are about to change. You’ve ruled our house for the past four and a half years, sleeping all day, barking at us to do this, open that, take you for a walk. You haven’t paid a...
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