Greg Mercer


Enough with the royal treatment

July 15, 2009
Enough with the royal treatment

Guelph Mercury, 7/15/09 What a funny little colony this is. Earlier this month, a breathless Canadian Press reporter stated in complete seriousness that a spokesperson for Stephen Harper insists “the prime minister did not pocket a communal wafer given to him at a funeral.” She was referring to the, er, uproar, over a video...
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If you build it, it’d better be a pitch

July 8, 2009
If you build it, it’d better be a pitch

Guelph Mercury, 7/08/09 Right in the middle of Ontario’s corn belt, little Wyoming is so flat it seems you could smack a high fly ball to centre field and watch it soar forever. It’s here in this tiny farming village, right off Broadway Street, you’ll find an increasingly rare sight: Prime green space in...
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Take that, squirrels

June 29, 2009
Take that, squirrels

Finally, some good news involving those rats with puffy tails that terrorize southern Ontario. This appeared in the Waterloo Region Record Monday: Transformer zaps squirrel GuelphMercury.com – News – Transformer zaps squirrel Kitchener – About 1,200 households in the south end of Kitchener were without power for 42 minutes yesterday after a squirrel was...
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Guelph: A river runs through it?

June 25, 2009
Guelph: A river runs through it?

The Guelph Mercury, 6/24/2009 It doesn’t take a muggy day in June to show you people are drawn to rivers. Run a river through a city (or a city around a river), and citizens will naturally saddle up next to it, watching the water roll on, soaking up the sight of something doing what...
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