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Today's date: Friday December 09, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 50
   
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Nativity scene part of Fergus parade

Nativity scene part of Fergus parade 
Chelsea Anderson, Brittany Hooper and Maelle Hooper of Bethel Baptist Church were among those who took part in the Fergus Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 3. Photo by Mike Robinson

Rash of vacant building fires continues in Wellington County

Rash of vacant building fires continues in Wellington County

GUELPH - Two more vacant buildings have been destroyed by fire in the south end of Wellington County. On Dec. 5 at 1:30am the Guelph Fire Department responded to an abandoned workshop fire on Silvercreek Parkway North. Then, just two hours later, the department was called to an abandoned barn fire on Fife Road.

Pearle land purchase, agreement nets township $167,000

ELORA - Centre Wellington Township has come out ahead by $167,000 after its land swap agreement with Pearle Hospitality Inc. The land swap was initiated by Pearle’s overall plans to develop lands along the south bank of the Grand River, across from the existing Elora Mill.

Wellington County food banks providing care, joy this Christmas

Wellington County food banks providing care, joy this Christmas

WELLINGTON CTY. - Food banks and other organizations throughout Wellington County have put together various programs to help provide a Christmas meal and ensure there are presents under the tree for members of their communities.

Erin moves forward with Hillsburgh bridge, dam EA

ERIN - Despite one councillor’s objections, Erin council is moving ahead with the Station Street bridge and dam environmental assessment (EA) process.

BUZZ

Mount Forest Kin Club disbands after 50 years of service
Santa’s coming to town for special home visits
Puslinch believes more types of watertaking need to be considered with any new regulations
Draft budget projects 3% levy hike
Jean Campbell honoured posthumously for volunteer role with theatre

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: The art of socializing

Said Again:

“We want everyone to have something to open on Christmas.”

Mount Forest Christmas Bureau volunteer Daphne Rappard

December 9, 2016

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BUSINESS

Jennark scales back development proposal

ELORA - A proposed infill development in Fergus is being scaled back considerably due to GRCA regulations.

Sports

Fusion Bantams win regional Silver Stick tourney

SUDBURY - The Centre Wellington Fusion Bantam A team are regional Silver Stick champions. The team won the Dec. 1 to 3 Silver Stick tournament in Sudbury.

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