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Construction of new Groves hospital officially underway

Construction of new Groves hospital officially underway 
ABOYNE - Construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne is officially underway. After more than a decade of waiting a ceremonial ground breaking on the 14-hectare new hospital site took place on Aug. 9 where it was announced the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Recent vandalism in Erin sparks online community watch

Recent vandalism in Erin sparks online community watch 
ERIN - Increasing reports of vandalism in Erin village have led community members to create an online community watch group and councillors to seek strategies to curb vandalism. Smashed windows, road signs pulled out of the ground, street signs set on fire, garbages and picnic tables dumped on Main Street and large house parties are just some of the incidents that have left local residents upset.

Co-op seeks to expand fertilizer operation

Co-op seeks to expand fertilizer operation 
HARRISTON - Minto council has given approval in principal to a site plan for a proposed new fertilizer storage and blending facility on the North Wellington Co-op property here.

Pirates descended on Marden Park

Pirates descended on Marden Park 
Arrr, matey - Pirates took over Marden Park for the annual Pirate Festival over the Civic Holiday long weekend. From left: Kyle Van Beek, Kate Van Beek, Carter Wagler and Mason Wagler of Kitchener found treasure during the festival on Aug. 6. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Centre Wellington to hire new building official due to ‘unprecedented’ growth

ELORA - “Unprecedented” growth in Centre Wellington has led council to hire another building official to keep up. Council noted the growth will pay for the position, as the building department is 100 per cent funded through revenues generated through items such as building permits.

Brampton man, woman charged in RBC robbery

Brampton man, woman charged in RBC robbery

Caroline Sealey - Police have charged two Brampton residents in connection with recent armed robberies in Drayton, Milverton and Brampton.

Rabies vaccine baiting is underway in Wellington and Dufferin counties

Rabies vaccine baiting is underway in Wellington and Dufferin counties

WELLINGTON COUNTY - Public health officials have announced the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is dropping rabies vaccine bait in targeted areas of the province, including Wellington and Dufferin counties.

Arthur-based group offers PTSD program for veterans

ARTHUR - Participants must be diagnosed with or have symptoms of PTSD. The pilot program is fully funded by the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

BUZZ

Aug. 11 is Heritage Day at farmers’ market
‘Move over’ charges up again in 2016: OPP
OPEN MIND Talking helps
Drayton Fair a summer season highlight
OPP: Child 'mistakenly' taken from woman in alcohol-induced incident

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

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Dave Adsett: Late night TV

Said Again:

“Some people will say well, you can’t heal it ... That’s not true. It’s treatable. It’s beatable.”  

Darlene DeStefano of Mission Butterfly in reference to PTSD.

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August 11, 2017

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BUSINESS

Local businesses to province: Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan ‘too much too fast’

ELORA - Local businesses have a number of concerns with the Ontario government’s proposed Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan.

Sports

Local woman heads to provincial lawn bowling competition

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club was the host club for the Women’s Singles Competitions Play Downs for District 7 on July 29 and 30. Lorene Jones represented the Elora club and competed against other District 7 clubs, all trying to make it to the provincial competition, which will be held on Aug. 12 and 13, hosted by the Heritage Greens Club in Kitchener.

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