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Today's date: Saturday May 28, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 22
   
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Elora en Plein Air: Grand River Painting Festival

Elora en Plein Air: Grand River Painting Festival  
The first ever Elora en Plein Air: a Grand River Painting Festival took place from May 19 to 22. Participating artists had the first three days to create their pieces of art, painting in the outdoors throughout Fergus and Elora. The pieces were judged on Sunday morning and prizes were awarded for the top three paintings as well as for the People’s Choice award.

Torontonians heading to Elora, Rockwood with new Parkbus program

Torontonians heading to Elora, Rockwood with new Parkbus program

ELORA - The Elora Gorge welcomed its first ever Parkbus group last weekend. On May 21, a coach bus brought visitors from Toronto to the Elora Gorge for a day trip.

UGDSB approves French immersion caps; parents call for advisory committee

GUELPH - Little has changed since the Upper Grand District School Board business operations committee approved French immersion enrolment caps on May 10.

Construction of Guelph-Eramosa roundabout to start this summer

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - The intersection of Highway 7 and Jones Baseline will be the site of Guelph-Eramosa’s first roundabout within the next year. Township representatives as well as Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott have been working for years to make safety improvements at the intersection.

Charges pending, firefighter injured in Mount Forest fire

Charges pending, firefighter injured in Mount Forest fire

MOUNT FOREST - Charges are pending after four people had to be rescued from a 10-unit apartment building in Mount Forest due to a fire that started in the attic.

‘You feel very small’: Local wildfire fighter recounts his days in Fort McMurray

‘You feel very small’: Local wildfire fighter recounts his days in Fort McMurray

FERGUS - Chase Kowalchuk is a crew boss on an initial attack fire ranger crew with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). He recently returned to Fort Frances, Ontario after two weeks in Alberta fighting the over 500,000-hectare wildfire around Fort McMurray.

BUZZ

Puslinch prefers to make personal donations rather than use tax dollars
Two people fall into gorge
Mount Forest Legion to unveil war mural
Float plane overturns while landing on Puslinch Lake
Alleged drug dealer arrested in police station parking lot
Drive a racehorse during open house at Grand River Raceway
OPP investigate threat of violence at high school

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Long weekend farm style

Said Again:

“Everybody knows somebody that has cancer and we just need to fight it.”                  

Relay for Life participant Sharon Cozzarin of Fergus.

May 27, 2016

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BUSINESS

WrightHaven Homes donates $50,000 to Groves Hospital Foundation

Steve Wright, left, and WrightHaven Homes staff, in background, recently presented a $50,000 cheque to Hugh Calderwood, chair of the Groves Hospital Foundation.

Sports

Successful Grand Valley's Chase the Tornado event on May 22

GRAND VALLEY - There were 185 participants - 77 in the 10km run and 108 in the 5km run/walk - for the annual Chase the Tornado event in Grand Valley on May 22.

Live horse racing begins June 1 at Elora’s Grand River Raceway

ELORA - The first of 48 nights of live harness racing kicks off at Grand River Raceway on June 1.

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