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Zoning bylaw issue may result in long delay for OMB quarry hearing

Zoning bylaw issue may result in long delay for OMB quarry hearing 
BRUCEDALE - The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing for a proposed Rockwood quarry could face extensive delays before it really begins. On Sept. 28 OMB vice chair Steve Stefanko, who is presiding over the quarry hearing, adjourned the proceedings until Oct. 6. But the actual delay could be much longer due to a technicality surrounding Guelph-Eramosa Township’s new comprehensive zoning bylaw.

2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo kickoff held on Sept. 20

2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo kickoff held on Sept. 20 
The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo near Harriston was declared open on Sept. 20. Back row from left: Ontario Plowmen’s Association president Don Priest, hosts Earl (“tented city mayor”) and Anne Schneider, and IPM chair Ron Faulkner. Holding the ribbon, from left, are local children Grace, Damien, Paige, Xavier, Olivia and Grayson. The IPM continues until Sept. 24. Photo by Olivia Rutt

IPM tented city

IPM tented city 
The tented city and surrounding plowing fields sprawl over 1,250 acres south of Harriston in Minto for the 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. Over 500 exhibitors have set up inside the gates, including the largest showcase from Wellington County. Photo courtesy of countryaerialphotography.com

Plane crash leaves one person dead

Plane crash leaves one person dead

PUSLINCH - One person is dead after a plane crash here on Saturday. Wellington County OPP and the Guelph, Guelph-Eramosa and Puslinch fire departments were called to the scene off Watson Road south of Stone Road, at around 3:45pm on Sept. 24. OPP Cst. Kevin Martin confirmed one person, later identified as 63-year-old Alfred Brunger of Waterloo, was killed in the crash of the ultralight aircraft.

Councillors split on restructuring, increased remuneration

Wellington North council has decided to move forward with council restructuring, but not all members seem happy about it.

Density increases could change face of Centre Wellington

Density increases could change face of Centre Wellington

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors are concerned upgraded density policies proposed by the province could wipe out the small-town feel of the township. To accommodate the new targets new subdivisions and in-fill developments may require significantly more townhouse and apartment dwellings and fewer single detached dwellings.

Wynne heckled over hydro rates during IPM ceremony

Wynne heckled over hydro rates during IPM ceremony

MINTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne got a less-than-warm welcome from some visitors at the International Plowing Match on Sept. 20.

House fire, barn fire make for busy Saturday for local firefighters

House fire, barn fire make for busy Saturday for local firefighters

MAPLETON - Saturday was a busy day for firefighters in northern Wellington. A house fire and barn fire in Mapleton Township kept firefighters busy for much of the day. Luckily there were no injuries or loss of life - human or livestock - caused by either blaze.

Barn destroyed, 72 cattle perish in deadly blaze

Barn destroyed, 72 cattle perish in deadly blaze

MAPLETON - A serious barn fire last Friday night on Wellington Road 8 near Goldstone left 72 cattle dead.

BUZZ

Public health unit cracking down on student immunizations
REVIEW: Red Rock Diner not to be missed
Belsyde Cemetery project close to $100,000 over budget
Walk for Charcot Marie Tooth Disease is this weekend
International Plowing Match kicks off in Minto
Drone uncovers hundreds of marijuana plants in corn field

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Chris Daponte: Celebrating autumn

Said Again:

“I had two options; I was going to be a girl who died from an eating disorder or I was going to fight like hell to bring myself back.”

Shaina - panelist at Faces of Recovery event.

September 30, 2016

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BUSINESS

Manufacturers MSW Plastics and Molok North America among Canada’s fastest growing companies

WELLINGTON CTY. - Two local manufacturers - MSW Plastics Inc. of Palmerston and Mount Forest-based Molok North America - have made the latest list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.

Sports

Cycling for the cause

Craig and Leona Howard were among the participants in the Erin Terry Fox Run. Leona hasn’t missed a run since the event’s inception and this year’s ride had special meaning for the couple, who recently lost a niece to leukemia. Over 90 participants (and eight pets) helped raise $7,562.

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