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Today's date: Sunday November 29, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 48
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Gallagher honoured in roadside memorial

Gallagher honoured in roadside memorial 
Puslinch firefighters took part in a roadside memorial on Nov. 20 for former Canadian soldier John Robert Gallagher, who was killed in an ISIS attack three weeks ago while fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria. Emergency responders and residents formed a memorial tribute along Highway 401 from Toronto to Blenheim, Gallagher’s hometown, including seven overpasses in Puslinch Township. The tribute was organized by the Canadian Heroes Foundation. photo by Bill Longshaw

Centre Wellington committee of whole recommends approval of $9-million capital budget for 2016

ELORA - Centre Wellington council’s committee of the whole is recommending adoption of a $9-million capital budget for 2016.

Police continue criminal investigation into fire, death of Eden Mills residents

Police continue criminal investigation into fire, death of Eden Mills residents

EDEN MILLS - Police have released very few details about a criminal investigation into the deaths of Susanne and Trevor McNally last Friday.

Centre Wellington water, sewer rates to increase $2.50 per month for next decade; Systems require $75 million in upgrades

ELORA - Centre Wellington residents should not expect water and sewage costs to drop anytime in the near future. Consultant Gary Scandlan suggested locals can expect significant cost increases over the next decade - much of it directly linked to replacing aging infrastructure, some dating back to the 1930s.

Centre Wellington ‘Bigs in Blue’ program the first of its kind in Canada

Centre Wellington ‘Bigs in Blue’ program the first of its kind in Canada

CENTRE WELLINGTON - For one hour a week, six children from local schools are being mentored by police officers in a Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program not offered anywhere else in Canada.

Minto supports CIP plans

MINTO - Council here is supporting amendments to Community Improvement Plan (CIP) policies in the Wellington County official plan. The amendment, which allows the county make loans to municipalities to assist in implementation of CIPs, is intended to “bring their policies more in compliance with ours,” explained Minto CAO Bill White.


Raceway nominated for tourism award
Drayton Entertainment’s White Christmas more than just a movie clone
Cool the planet rally
Centre Wellington engages residents at 2016 budget open house


Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Kelly Waterhouse


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Dave Adsett: Lots of time to give

Said Again:

“We are blessed to have a caring community that is always there to support us.”

Centre Wellington Food Bank chair Jackie Andrews at the launch of the Fergus Lions Club’s annual Christmas toy drive.

November 20, 2015

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From carpentry to landscaping, young women introduced to careers in the skilled trades

Female students from across Upper Grand District School Board were at Guelph’s Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence on Nov. 23 to learn more about careers in technology and the skilled trades.


Arthur coaches recognized as outstanding citizens

ARTHUR - Jeff and Teena McKee of Arthur were presented with the Arthur and Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award at the chamber’s annual general meeting recently.

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