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Today's date: Monday May 02, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 18
   
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Laird Road barn donation allowed training and research opportunities in Puslinch

Laird Road barn donation allowed training and research opportunities in Puslinch 
The Puslinch fire department organized a controlled burn of a barn on Laird Road on April 22 in an effort to provide training and research and also to create a safety video. Along with crews from Puslinch Fire & Rescue, reserachers from the fire lab at the University of Waterloo were making the most of a unique research opportunity. photo by Mike Robinson

Erin council receives fourth closed meeting complaint

ERIN - After receiving another report on closed meeting complaints in Erin, Mayor Allan Alls announced someone has filed a fourth complaint. At the April 19 council meeting, Alls said there has been another complaint on the actions of council in a closed meeting.

Lever: ‘credibility with ministry undermined’ by leaking of Morriston bypass announcement

ABERFOYLE - Mayor Dennis Lever is disappointed and considers his credibility with the Ministry of Transportation undermined after an announcement about the government’s approval of the Morriston bypass was leaked last month.

Minto offers to help find alternatives to capping French immersion enrolment

MINTO - Council here will offer municipal support to the Upper Grand District School Board to assist in finding alternatives to proposed limitations on the board’s French immersion program.

Controlled barn fire provides opportunity for research, creation of safety video

Controlled barn fire provides opportunity for research, creation of safety video

PUSLINCH - As odd as it sounds, setting a fire now may help prevent barn fires in the future. Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services conducted a controlled barn fire on April 22 to learn more about how fires act and then using that information to better protect residents.

Elora students fight to keep music program alive

ELORA - Three students at Elora Public School (EPS) are fighting to keep their school’s instrumental music program intact. About two weeks ago, Grade 7 students Quinn Caplice, Jamie Weaver and Luke May started a petition to keep the program running with current music teacher Kelly Stronach after they heard Stronach may be leaving the school.

BUZZ

Elora Farmers’ Market opens April 30 at Bissell Park
Elora students fight to keep music program alive
French immersion cap opponents appeal to council
UGDSB hears appeals to stop French immersion cap
Council requests new community safety zone
Gary Will chosen as 2016 Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
CAS strike continues after mediation comes to a halt
Erin posthumously names Bill Dinwoody Citizen of the Year
Wellington North launches Youth Action Council

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Dave Adsett: Gathered to celebrate

Said Again:

“I think we should be bending over backwards to celebrate this day. Anything less than that is unacceptable...”                  

Erin councillor John Brennan on supporting a privately-run Canada Day event in Erin.

April 29, 2016

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Advertiser staff recognized with OCNA awards

VAUGHAN - The production staff at the Wellington Advertiser was recently recognized by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA).

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Superstars shine in New York

FERGUS - Eight members of the Superstars Baton Club competed in the annual New York Championship Competition this past weekend. Approximately 120 athletes from the United States and Canada were present.

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