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Today's date: Friday May 29, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 22
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Planet Youth Extravaganza in Elora

Planet Youth Extravaganza in Elora 
Celebrating youth - Stephanie Lines-Toohill was one of many in attendance as the Elora Green Space came alive May 24 for the annual Planet Youth Extravaganza. The free event saw donations collected for the Centre Wellington Food Bank while showcasing the talents of youths in the community. The event opened with local band 5 Live Rock and featured numerous acts, including Madison Galloway, Puppets Elora, Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance, TUTU in You ... Sewing off the Edge, Older Voices with Al Koop and Gary Bryant, Elora Community Theatre, Avalon Burn with Emily Aussem on piano, a Gorge Karate demonstration, and Noah and the Roaches. photo by Mike Robinson

Erin man, 82, charged in death of wife

ERIN - An 82-year-old Erin man faces a murder charge in the death of his wife following what police are calling a "family dispute." On May 27 at about 9:30pm, Wellington County OPP received a report of a family dispute at a home located on the Tenth Line of the Town of Erin. Upon arrival at the home, police found a deceased woman.

Township hires firm to work with Elora Mill developer

ELORA - Centre Wellington is bringing in an outside firm to help deal with planning issues related to Pearle Hospitality’s redevelopment of the Elora Mill.

Mapleton council plans push to restore farm tax cash to municipal governments

MAPLETON - Mapleton Township isn’t happy with the impact of the province’s farm property class tax rate program on municipal coffers and plans to make some noise about it.

Quarry application to go to OMB

BRUCEDALE - James Dick Construction Ltd. has referred its Aggregate Resources Act application for the “hidden quarry” near Rockwood to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for a final decision.

After 24 years Wilson Quarry battle may return to OMB

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council has endorsed the minutes of settlement for the controversial Wilson Quarry proposal located adjacent to the Luther Marsh.


Downtown construction begins in Harriston
Residents oppose dog breeding kennel
Friends of Elora Water makes waves about Nestlé water taking proposal
Angelstone still waiting for permanent rezoning
SIU investigates shooting death at Guelph hospital
Crews working to restore power in Harriston
Puslinch council and residents have concerns with proposed Townline Road takeover
Update for the Badley Bridge in downtown Elora


Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Kelly Waterhouse


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Dave Adsett: It's the pits

Said Again:

“We don’t have much more room in our environment for human error.”

Friends of the Luther Marsh group member Wendy Agnew, on the Wilson quarry proposal that may be headed back to the Ontario Municipal Board for a decision after 24 years.

May 29, 2015

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Arthur Optimist Fishing Derby

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Economic Development Task Force appointments made

ELORA - Centre Wellington now has 10 members on its Economic Development Task Force.


Local teen makes it big in hockey

ELORA - For Elora resident Emma Nankivell playing on just one hockey team isn’t enough; she has her sights on making a splash in the international sporting environment.

Pet of the week - Rocks

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