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Today's date: Thursday October 23, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 42
   
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MPs safe; 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'

MPs safe; 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'    
OTTAWA - Local MPs are safe and among those under lockdown at Parliament Hill after shots were fired inside the building and a soldier was reportedly shot at the National War Memorial. "I'm in my office right now … The situation is still unfolding," Chong told the Advertiser by phone about an hour after shots were first reported at Parliament Hill just before 10am. "I don't know much more than you guys do."

Finger pointing dominates Puslinch candidate meeting

ABERFOYLE - There were more than a few sparks flying at the all candidates night at the Puslinch Community Centre here on Oct. 8. Opening salvos started with speeches by both mayoral candidates - Dennis Lever, who currently serves as mayor, and Brad Whitcombe, who served as mayor prior to Lever.

Highway 6 closed briefly after transport truck hits hydrant in Fergus

Highway 6 closed briefly after transport truck hits hydrant in Fergus

Highway 6 in Fergus at the intersection of Tower and Albert Streets was shut down briefly on Oct. 16 following an accident in which a transport truck hit a water hydrant.

Fire protection topic of heated debate at Minto candidates meeting

DREW - Minto voters had a chance to get up close and personal with municipal election candidates at a meeting here on Oct. 10.

Quiet crowd at first Wellington North all-candidates meeting

KENILWORTH - An all candidates meeting at Kenilworth Public School on Oct. 9 garnered a sizable crowd that remained decidedly silent when given the chance to pose questions to prospective representatives.

County, agencies to investigate coordinated rural transportation system

GUELPH - County staff will facilitate discussions between various agencies providing services in rural areas of Wellington in an effort to find a workable model for a coordinated rural transportation system.

BUZZ

Candidates urged to make use of social media
Candidates report theft, damage of election signs
Edmonton murder suspect arrested in Fergus
Township completes water main break repairs
Missing Erin girl located after search
Hearing begins on Municipal Conflict of Interest allegations

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: More election talk

Said Again:

“With all due respect to the press, we want to get away from being the laughing stock of the county.”

Erin mayoral candidate Rod Finnie, suggesting the amount of media coverage the new Erin council receives will be an indication of its success.

October 17, 2014

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BUSINESS

Council approves Two Wheel Motorsport expansion

BRUCEDALE - On Oct. 6 Guelph-Eramosa council approved a site plan application for a new commercial building for Two Wheel Motorsport on Highway 6 north.

Nexans plans $15-million expansion; plant to grow by 132,000 square feet

Nexans North America is investing $15 million to expand its Fergus operation. On Oct. 1, Nexans officially announced the expansion of its low voltage facility in Fergus, which officials say will add capacity and enable the company to better service customers’ needs.

Sports

Terry Davidson off to India for global snooker competition

ALMA - Terry Davidson holds the distinction of being the only International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) Certified Master Coach in Canada. Davidson has also earned the honour of representing Canada at the 2014 IBSF World Amateur Snooker Championships in Banglore, India from Nov. 18 to 29.

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