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OPP fundraise for boy with leukemia

OPP fundraise for boy with leukemia 
ERIN - Wellington County OPP officers had a friendly game of hockey against Erin District High School students in order to raise money for a local boy with leukemia. Five-year-old Damion Lajoie of Ospringe dropped the puck at the game on March 9 at Centre 2000 in Erin.

Police issue fraud warning after senior scammed out of $12,000

DRAYTON - Police are again warning residents about the “lottery scam,” after a senior here was defrauded of $12,000. If not for the actions of local bank employees, that amount could have been almost tripled, police say.

Elora’s Polycorp plans $17-million expansion

Elora’s Polycorp plans $17-million expansion

Call it a lucky Monday the 13th for Polycorp Ltd. here. On March 13, the province officially announced funding of up to $2.5 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund to purchase new equipment, create a testing laboratory and expand its manufacturing facility. Polycorp will spend more than $14.5 million, for a total project value of about $17 million.

County residents recognized by Governor General of Canada

County residents recognized by Governor General of Canada

WELLINGTON CTY. - Puslinch resident Scott Graham and Fergus resident John Scott (who was unable to attend the recent ceremony due to illness) are being honoured with medals of recognition from the Governor General of Canada.

Minto looks to county, province for lead on hookah regulation

MINTO - The local health unit is asking municipalities to regulate hookah establishments and restrict them from setting up in the region. “Now is the time to take action out of concern for the health and safety of your constituents,” states Medical Officer of Health and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health CEO Dr. Nicola Mercer in a letter to municipal CAOs in the region. A hookah or a water pipe is used to smoke flavoured tobacco as well as non-tobacco herbal shisha.

Bowstring bridge option dropped by council

FERGUS - A replica bowstring bridge is off the table when it comes to replacement of the St. David Street (Highway 6) bridge across the Grand River in downtown Fergus. Following a special meeting on March 7, Centre Wellington council agreed to proceed instead with the staff-recommended option of replacing the superstructure and converting to semi-integral abutments.

‘Heightened awareness’ after another suspicious fire in Wellington County

WELLINGTON NORTH - A fire in a debris pile located at an unoccupied house is being considered suspicious by the Wellington County OPP. Centre Wellington Fire Chief Brad Patton said due to the numerous suspicious fires in the area since October, fire departments have a “heightened awareness” for suspicious fires.

BUZZ

Construction to begin on Victoria Street in Elora
Hillsburgh library set for construction
Opponents voice concerns about aggregate pit in Guelph-Eramosa
Demolition of Alma Street houses a step towards commercial development
Over 1,300 students requiring immunizations could be suspended

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EDITORIAL

Chris Daponte: THINK before hitting ‘send’

Said Again:

“It is our pond. We do not believe that someone else can drain our pond.”

Wellington County Warden Dennis Lever at the groundbreaking for the new Hillsburgh library.

March 17, 2017

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BUSINESS

Clifford building lots hot property

CLIFFORD - Building lots owned by the Town of Minto have become hot properties in this village, generating a bidding war among four prospective purchasers in one recent case.

Sports

Drayton PeeWee Rep team wins All-Ontario final series

DRAYTON - The Drayton Defenders PeeWee Rep hockey team are All-Ontario champions.

Squires eliminate 81’s from playoffs

PALMERSTON - The Mapleton-Minto 81’s were eliminated from their second-round WOAA Senior hockey playoff series with the Petrolia Squires after dropping two weekend games.

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