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Ed Butts

Ed Butts grew up in Guelph and is the author of more than 30 published books including Wartime: The First World War in A Canadian Town, which focuses on Guelph. He has written for numerous publications such as the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, and has contributed to Historica, the online Canadian Encyclopedia. Ed lives in Guelph with his daughter Melanie and grandson Austin

Recent Work by Ed

Fergus is home to Ontario's oldest, continuous curling club

Fergus is home to Ontario's oldest, continuous curling club

'There’s nae game like curling. It’s an honest sensible game. It’s an honest couthie game is curling,' said William Weems
Elora train derailment of 1916 cost retired church minister his life

Elora train derailment of 1916 cost retired church minister his life

Charles E. Stafford died from his injuries three days after a passenger car tipped over
Fergus native 'Bucko' McDonald made his presence known in the NHL

Fergus native 'Bucko' McDonald made his presence known in the NHL

Hard-hitting defenceman won three Stanley Cups, played in the longest game and coached a young Bobby Orr
Legendary actor Charles Meakins finished his days in Elora

Legendary actor Charles Meakins finished his days in Elora

After many roles on stage, including as Prince Danillo in 'The Merry Widow,' Meakins retired to the Elora community
Local legend of Jesse James visit to Wellington County has another chapter

Local legend of Jesse James visit to Wellington County has another chapter

Man claims great-great grandmother gave him gold coin from notorious outlaw before she passed
Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

'We are changing ships and coming home in a new, unsinkable boat'
Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Town stood in for New Hampshire settlement in 'An American Christmas Carol'
The legend of outlaw Jesse James made its rounds in Wellington County

The legend of outlaw Jesse James made its rounds in Wellington County

James said to have used a $20 gold piece at a Guelph Township tollgate
How the Fergus cenotaph came to be ... it's not what you may think

How the Fergus cenotaph came to be ... it's not what you may think

Dr. Norman M. Craig wrote and produced a musical in order to fundraise for it in 1933
Elora teacher David Boyle became Canada's first professional archaeologiest

Elora teacher David Boyle became Canada's first professional archaeologiest

In this Then and Now feature, we look at a man instrumental in promoting archaeology as a science, not just something done by amateurs