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Polar plunge for Special Olympics

Polar plunge for Special Olympics 
On a sunny but cold Feb. 6, the Polar Plunge was held at the University of Guelph to raise money for the Special Olympics, which will be coming to Guelph this spring. Though the water was close to freezing, 155 participants dove in wearing costumes from bikinis to pajamas. The event raised $32,000, significantly more than the original goal of $20,000. Twenty-four teams entered the event and almost 900 sponsors made donations to the plungers.

Man in serious condition after acid accident

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - A man is in serious condition after a chemical accident at a local business on Wednesday night. On Feb. 10 at about 10:40pm, emergency responders were called to Trimac Transportation Services after what police call "a serious workplace accident."

House destroyed during busy two days for area firefighters

House destroyed during busy two days for area firefighters

WELLINGTON NORTH - A house was destroyed last week after multiple fire stations were called to a structure fire south of Mount Forest.

Province seeking input on fill regulation, reveals potential changes

The Ontario government has released a new policy framework that could impact how excess soil - also known as “fill” - is regulated, who is responsible and the role municipalities play in the process.

Wellington North councillors pay tribute to former mayor

Wellington North councillors pay tribute to former mayor

KENILWORTH - The Wellington North community has lost a good friend in former mayor Mike Broomhead, says a longtime fellow councillor. Broomhead, 65, passed away at his home on Feb. 5.

Minto approves plan to apply for electric vehicle charging stations

MINTO - The Town of Minto has authorized a private company to prepare and submit an application on the town’s behalf for 100% provincial funding to install electric vehicle charging stations at several municipal facilities.

BUZZ

Phase one of Morriston streetscape project to start this spring
Guelph-Eramosa council considers 7.1% increase in township taxes
Neighbours voice concern over potential impact of Dirty Apron in Arkell
County residents receive reprieve on increase in user-pay garbage fees

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Science fiction unfolding

Said Again:

“He never backed away from people who were upset or challenging. He called everybody back and he never held a grudge.”

Wellington North councillor Dan Yake on former mayor Mike Broomhead.

February 12, 2016

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BUSINESS

Centre Wellington Hydro one of five ‘energy champions’ in Ontario

FERGUS - Centre Wellington Hydro has been named one of five provincial “energy champions” by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA). Centre Wellington Hydro president Wayne Dyce says, “The true award winners really are our customers - that’s the bottom line,” said Dyce.

Sports

Fusion Minor Midget team in OMHA quarter finals

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Fusion Minor Midget AA team recently finished first in Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) round robin play.

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