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Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over

Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over 
BELWOOD - The mother of Kaden Young is thanking everyone who helped search for her son, noting the search "has finally come to an end." "The amount of support was absolutely incredible and we can't really thank everyone enough," Michelle Hansen wrote in a Facebook post on April 22. The previous day police reported the body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge.

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing 
BELWOOD - A body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge today. Police are not confirming the identity of the body, but many people involved in the search for Kaden Young, including family members, were gathered at the scene. The bridge is about 11km downstream from where the boy went missing two months ago.

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington 
WELLINGTON CTY. - Winter weather whipped through Wellington as a spring storm brought freezing rain and snow to the region last weekend. Thousands were without power at the height of the storm, with a few hundred homes still awaiting restoration in pockets around the county on April 17.

Residents launch judicial review of Swastika Trail decision

Residents launch judicial review of Swastika Trail decision

ABERFOYLE - Some residents here are taking legal action against Puslinch Township and the Bayview Cottagers Association (BCA) in a bid to change the name of Swastika Trail.

Guelph-Eramosa council supports severance of GRCA-owned house

Guelph-Eramosa council supports severance of GRCA-owned house

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council supports a farm dwelling severance on Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) owned lands.

Smoke alarm saves lives in Moorefield house fire

Smoke alarm saves lives in Moorefield house fire

MOOREFIELD - Two Moorefield residents are alive today because they had working smoke alarms in their home, says Mapleton Fire Chief Rick Richardson. “The working smoke alarms saved their lives,” Richardson said.

Minto approves budget; typical tax hike is $104

MINTO - A typical residential tax bill in Minto will rise by about $104 in 2018. The overall tax rate, including Wellington County and education portions, increases about 3.6% for the average residential ratepayer or $104 annually. The town’s share of the increase is about $50, states treasurer Gordon Duff.

BUZZ

Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans
Guelph-Eramosa considers new development charges bylaw
UGDSB holds first French cultural event
Wellington North proposes location for future skateboard/BMX park
Breach of trust case put over until May 14
Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision
Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers

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WEEKLY POLL

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Do you support Ontario’s current Health and Physical Education curriculum?

YES - 57%
NO - 43%

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EDITORIAL

Chris Daponte: Devastated

Said Again:

“This has nothing to do with Nazis ... it’s the name of a street.”

Paul Wyszynksi, owner of Swastika Trail in Puslinch.

April 19, 2018

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BUSINESS

2018 Awards of Excellence on May 15

FERGUS - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize and congratulate this year’s Nominees for the 18th Annual Awards of Excellence being held on May 15, at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

Local businesses protest ‘unfair’ tax, holiday pay changes

FERGUS - Local business officials are calling on the province to reverse course on two recent initiatives they say hurt small businesses.

Sports

Two local hockey players selected in OHL U-18 draft

TORONTO - The Ontario Hockey League held its second annual under 18 priority selection for Midget AAA hockey players in Ontario.

Local Humboldt fundraiser surpasses $9,000

FERGUS - What started out as a simple idea to support a grieving community has turned into a major fundraiser surpassing all expectations.

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