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Canadians Dead in the Civil War

     We’ve had some gratifying responses to our feature article on Canadian Civil War re-enactors in our summer issue. The communications officer for the American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society (ACWHRS), also sometimes known as “Miss Annabelle,” wrote “I was very pleased with the article you wrote and thank you very much, photos were great
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Reading and Taking Action on Escarpment Views!

     It’s quite something to see that people are reading my writing and taking action!      I wanted to make sure that Barbara, the person I mentioned in my summer letter from the editor, had a copy of the issue, so I went to drop it off in her mailbox. As I opened the mailbox,
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Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival

     Saturday was a lovely day for the first Eat Local Caledon Spring Festival. Held on the large lawn beside the Inglewood General Store, it consisted of a few tables of people who are passionate about locally grown, seasonal food. A musically gifted minister played a variety of stringed instruments and sang cheerful songs in
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Publishing Central Interviews Escarpment Views

     We’re pleased to have been invited to give an interview about Escarpment Views to Ian Scott of Publishing Central. You can read the interview here. And for interviews with some other independent publishers, take a look here.

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Audrey Tournay’s Great Work at Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

     CTV’s W5 aired a segment about Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. This is a wonderful organization that rescues and nurtures abandoned and injured wild animals and birds.      I would love to do a huge feature article on their work, but they are in Rosseau, Ontario, well outside the Niagara Escarpment
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Friendly, Eagle-Eyed Owen Sounders

     On Sunday we went to the Home & Cottage Expo at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The City of Owen Sound had placed an ad in our spring issue promoting it, so we were interested in checking it out. Claimed to be “The Greatest Home Show in Cottage Country,” it had “150
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Dave Fleet to Speak to Halton-Peel Communications Association

     Some of our writers are members of Halton-Peel Communications Association (HPCA). I’m a member myself. If you are self employed in the communications field, and live or work in Halton or Peel Regions, this is a great professional development group to join. Here is some information about a public event that will cover various
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IPAO Members Consider What Makes a Good Ad Response

   A colleague of ours with the Independent Publishers Association of Ontario asked an interesting question: what makes a good response to an ad?      This got me thinking. I don’t know if there are marketing statistics that answer this, but even if there are, it seems to me that this is such a subjective
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Spring Excitement Over Eastern Pipistrelle Bat

     Our spring issue has been attracting a bit of attention.      I received this note from Jane Christmas, who is the manager of public and media relations for McMaster University, and also the author of What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, which I reviewed in Spring 2008: “I just read your Editor’s View, and
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Invited by Gravel Watch Ontario

     We’ve had our heads down putting the spring issue together for publication, and this week it’s at the printer so we’ve been able to look up and get out. Last night we attended a meeting in Puslinch put on by Gravel Watch Ontario. This group is a coalition of citizen groups and individuals with
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