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Today's date: Wednesday April 23, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 16
   
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Tartan Day celebrated in Fergus

Tartan Day celebrated in Fergus    
Fraser Litchfield, 5, of Fergus, tried out the kiddie caber toss with the help of Brian Denny during Tartan Day in downtown Fergus on April 13. The McKiddie Highland Games were part of the fun at the event, which also included a Kilted Kilometre run, historical walking tour and live entertainment at local pubs and restaurants. photo by Patrick Raftis

Centre Wellington Junior Citizen

Centre Wellington Junior Citizen

Junior citizen - Frederic Giguére, centre, a Grade 12 student at Centre Wellington District High School, is joined by parents Yvon Giguére and Michele Van Damme at the surprise announcement of his Junior Citizen of the Year award on April 14.

CW Citizen of the Year

CW Citizen of the Year

FERGUS - To say she was shocked would be an understatement. Barb Evoy was recently selected by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year.

Grand River Raceway’s Ted Clarke inducted into hall of fame

ELORA - A well-known advocate of the Ontario horse racing industry is being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Elmira veterinarian Ted Clarke, the unassuming general manager at Grand River Raceway in Elora, will be officially inducted into the hall at a ceremony on Aug. 6.

Communities put on alert due  to rising water in local rivers

Communities put on alert due to rising water in local rivers

WELLINGTON CTY. - Heavy rains and melting snow caused some limited flooding, but little damage in the region. Flood waters that spilled over the banks of the Maitland River in Harriston and the Conestogo River in Drayton were already receding by Monday, officials report.

Council passes budget with 10 per cent levy increase in close vote

MAPLETON - Township council has approved, just barely, a 2014 municipal budget with a four per cent tax rate increase and a 9.8% levy hike. Mayor Bruce Whale cast the deciding vote as the budget was approved by a 3-2 margin.

Jennark Homes development zoning approved by township

FERGUS - The proposed Jennark Homes subdivision here is taking another step forward with council’s approval of the amended application for rezoning. Council’s endorsement on April 14 was not unanimous, with a show of hands indicating councillors Kirk McElwain, Fred Morris and Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj were in favour and councillors Mary Lloyd and Walt Visser opposed.

BUZZ

Councillors agree that a plan needed to fix Canada’s housing crunch
Ice storm brush cleanup in Erin
Bowstring bridge across Irvine has cultural/heritage value
BMX Skatepark information session
Victoria Park Senior Centre update
Public forum set to discuss quarry plan
Steve Revell named Erin’s Citizen of the Year
Centre Wellington to provide options to deal with brush from 2013 ice storm

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

WEEKLY POLL

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Past Poll Results »»

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: We all need a home

Said Again:

“In his own quiet way, he’s a visionary ... his integrity is beyond reproach.”

Colleague Hugh Mitchell on Dr. Ted Clarke, general manager of the Grand River Racetrack in Elora, who has been inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

April 18, 2014

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BUSINESS

Entrepreneur attends Netherlands trade mission

ORTON - Jake Tamminga, president of Jaylor Fabricating Inc., has just returned from a Trade Mission in the Netherlands. He was honoured to be a part of Prime Minister Steven Harper’s delegation of Canadian companies.

Sports

Elora Gorge Karate Dojo hosts annual tournament

ELORA - On March 23, Elora Gorge Karate Dojo hosted its 2nd annual tournament as part of the IMGKA. Over 100 competitors from more than a dozen Dojos across Ontario tested their skills in 30 divisions including: Kata, Team Kata and Kobudo.

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