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Today's date: Thursday July 31, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 31
   
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Tractor pull at Fergus Truck Show

Tractor pull at Fergus Truck Show    
Michael Kearsley of Erin is competing in his first year on the lawn and garden tractor pull circuit and was among those competing at the Fergus Truck Show on July 26. With the sun shining for most of the weekend, organizers were upbeat about the 2014 show held July 25 to 27 at the sportsplex grounds. photo by Patrick Raftis

City terminates Wellington Terrace funding agreement

ABOYNE - The City of Guelph is terminating a Wellington Terrace funding agreement with Wellington, leaving the county with an annual funding shortfall of $1.3-million. The agreement for the long-term care facility in Aboyne, which the county owns and for which the city helps cover operating costs, stipulates the city can terminate the agreement with six months’ notice, Terrace administrator Peter Barnes told the Advertiser. He added the agreement will end on Jan. 31, 2015. Guelph will move its funding to The Elliot Long-Term Care Home in the city, after the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care recently approved the move.

Council endorses plan for 22 homes on 1.39-hectare former farm property

Council endorses plan for 22 homes on 1.39-hectare former farm property

ELORA - A proposed subdivision plan will mean another cluster of homes near Belsyde Avenue in Fergus. The land, currently known as 370 Belsyde and 378 Belsyde Avenue East in Fergus, is adjacent to JD Hogarth Public School and is home to an old farm house and barn, the latter of which was removed just last week.

Some Elora residents decry Community Improvement Plan

ELORA - A proposal for a Centre Wellington Community Improvement Plan (CIP) has drawn the ire of some local residents, while others see it as a much needed step to improve local economic development. Residents on both sides packed the newly-refurbished council chamber in Elora for a July 21 public meeting on the plan.

Gamble helps Canada capture gold in field lacrosse

Gamble helps Canada capture gold in field lacrosse

TORONTO - Rockwood native Jesse Gamble is still getting used to being a world champion. He was part of the Canadian Field Lacrosse team that defeated the top-seeded United States team 8-5 at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver on July 19.

Huge turnout at former high school open house

Huge turnout at former high school open house

FERGUS - One could describe it as a bit of summer school last weekend as students past and future dropped in at the former Fergus high school last weekend.

Campaign aims to get high school alumni back to Minto

MINTO - Attracting high school alumni back to the community will be part of the town’s business retention and expansion strategy, town council has agreed.

BUZZ

Harriston Legion plans banner 75th celebration to honour past and present Canadian Forces members
Hidden quarry will be focus of special council meeting
Arnott supports review of MPP spending; says position not conventional 9 to 5 job
Rebecca Grimes representing CWDHS at Juno Beach
City terminates Wellington Terrace funding agreement

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

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EDITORIAL

Chris Daponte: Election can’t come soon enough for some

Said Again:

“I was invited to the tryouts and played my heart out.”

Rockwood native Jesse Gamble on how he secured a spot on the Canadian National Field Lacrosse team, which recently brought home the world championship.

August 1, 2014

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BUSINESS

Nestlé donates water to homeless

TORONTO - Nestlé Waters Canada recently donated $58,743 worth of bottled water to Project Water, an organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets suffering from dehydration during the summer.

Sports

Palmerston resident takes gold, silver in Vancouver at Special Olympics Summer Games

Josie Durant has a lot to be excited about this summer. The 18-year-old Norwell District Secondary School student attended the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver July 8 to 12 and came home with a gold and silver medal.

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