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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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Seana McKenna mentions us in National Post!

Seana McKenna just pointed out a feature article about her performance as Medea, in which she refers to our magazine! The article by Alison Broverman  appears in today’s National Post, but in case it will get buried by future issues, here’s the text of the article: “Vengeance and a good cup of tea” No one
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Meeting Michael Stadtländer & Other Talented People

     What a busy weekend it’s been! Escarpment Views was a media partner with the Guelph Organic Conference, so Mike Davis and I spent the last three days at the expo/tasting fair at Guelph University. The crowds of visitors were good, with free copies of our current and back issues snapped up by so many
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Seana McKenna: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Medea?

     Medea opened yesterday in Toronto’s Canon Theatre and as a gift to cast members, Seana McKenna had shirts made with “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Medea?” written across a bloody-looking letter “M.” This is, of course, a nod to the Mirvish production of The Sound of Music, whose lead was cast by
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The Independent publishes Mike Davis’s letter to ed

We are pleasantly surprised that the local paper, The Independent and Free Press, has today published Mike Davis’s letter to the editor in response to the entire front page coverage of his shoulder dislocation while photographing the Egg Nog Jog. (See our blog posting & the many comments about this, dated Dec. 16.) Surprised, because
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Escarpment Views at Guelph Organic Conference 2009

     Mark your calendars for the Guelph Organic Conference and Organic Expo Canada Tasting Fair from Jan. 22 to 25. This is the 28th annual conference, making it Canada’s longest running organic marketing show. It promises to be of interest to consumers, gardeners, researchers, farmers and students.      Escarpment Views will be giving out our
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