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Today's date: Wednesday October 01, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 39
   
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High school enacts lockdown after pellet gun spotted in vehicle

FERGUS - It turns out a lockdown at Centre Wellington District High School here on Sept. 29 was the result of a pellet gun.

2014 Municipal Election Profiles

2014 Municipal Election Profiles    
This week as part of the Wellington Advertiser's coverage the upcoming municipal election we are publishing profiles of the candidates from across Wellington County.

Centre Wellington demolition permit pits heritage against owner rights

ELORA - The proposed demolition of a home here generated considerable debate on how to best protect the community’s heritage resources. Though citizen efforts failed to convince council to oppose the demolition and put the building on the township’s heritage building registry, councillors here have not ruled out another look at the process.

Candidates stress significance of county councillor role at Minto forum

CLIFFORD - Three candidates made their pitch to represent Minto residents as Ward 1 Wellington County at a candidates meeting here on Sept. 22.

Local EQAO results continue to disappoint

GUELPH - Education leaders are disappointed after the latest round of EQAO test results released last week show students in the Upper Grand District School Board are falling below the provincial benchmark in math, reading and writing. Many scores had also fallen since last year’s testing.

MPP, mayor, local officials discuss future hospital plans with health ministry

While it seems the Ministry of Health is ready to move forward on planning for a new Groves Memorial Community Hospital, exact timelines may be a while away.

Festival kickoff

Festival kickoff

Robert Messmer of Rockwood plays the alphorn to open the inaugural Rockwood Mushroom Fest on Sept. 20. photo by Meagan Leonard

County council defeats Maieron’s motion to investigate area-rated services

GUELPH - Wellington County council won’t be looking into area rating in an effort to equalize dollars spent on services across the county. A motion by Erin Mayor Lou Maieron to have county staff prepare a report regarding the feasibility of area rating certain county services was defeated, with only Maieron and fellow Erin representative Ward 9 councillor Ken Chapman voting in favour.

BUZZ

2014 Municipal Election Profiles
Knox Presbyterian Church gears up for Doors Open event this weekend
Students exchange culture with Japanese visitors
Council Award recognizes three decades of community service
Some voters will make trek to polls in Wellington County; others will just mail it in
County council defeats Maieron’s motion to investigate area-rated services

COLUMNISTS

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

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: By the people for the people

Said Again:

“Reading the stories and seeing these men come alive, I’ve shed tears over a number of them.”                  

Beverly Johnston, member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Conn, on the tribute to WWI veterans from the area that makes up part of the church’s display for Doors Open Wellington North this weekend.

September 26, 2014

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BUSINESS

Palmerston company buys land in industrial park to expand manufacturing business

A local business has purchased a 3.23 acre lot in the Palmerston Industrial Park to expand its manufacturing operation.

Sports

Grand River Mustangs girls hockey celebrating 10th season

FERGUS - It’s a special year for the Grand River Mustangs girls hockey organization.

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