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Today's date: Friday March 06, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 10
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Spring 2015 Community Guide
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Brighter, fresher space as St. John Ambulance opens new training centre

Brighter, fresher space as St. John Ambulance opens new training centre 
FERGUS - If sunshine is good for health, then the new St. John Ambulance training centre in Fergus is off to a great start. Sunshine and light not only dominated the outside weather on Feb. 28, but within the new location as well. Chairperson Sherry Clarke thanked all those attending “It is so great seeing everyone share this great new space.”

Arthur residents feel they are getting runaround over roundabout

GUELPH - Opposition to the proposal of a roundabout on Wellington Road 14 (Frederick Street) through Arthur remains strong among residents, and a delegation from Wellington County will meet with Wellington North council before proceeding with the planned reconstruction of the road.

Two Centre Wellington councillors oppose $41 million budget; 2% capital levy

ELORA - It wasn’t the overall $41-million capital and operating budget estimates, but a 2% capital levy that led to two Centre Wellington councillors opposing this year’s township budget.

Water service freeze-up reaching urgent status in most Wellington County municipalities

WELLINGTON CTY. - The list of communities dealing with water line freeze ups continues to expand despite recent milder weather. Wellington North reported on March 2 that residents of Arthur and Mount Forest, are experiencing a large number of frozen water services due to the current depth of frost and prolonged cold temperatures.

Hacker attempts to infiltrate Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation website

GUELPH - A computer hacker tried to infiltrate the Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services public website on the morning of Feb. 23.


Sidewalk closed on downtown bridge
Chong’s Reform Act passes House of Commons hurdle
Boil water advisory issued in Mount Forest
Cops arrest and seize property of biker gangs


Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Kelly Waterhouse


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Patrick Raftis: Solid information key to legitimate debate

Said Again:

“This feels like very bitter medicine to swallow when we don’t have a cough.”

Wellington North councillor Steve McCabe, telling county council how Arthur residents feel about a proposed roundabout.

March 6, 2015

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Editorial Cartoon


Investment attraction marketing plan outlined for county council

GUELPH - Wellington County should concentrate economic development efforts on investment readiness, creating collaborative partnerships and getting the word out about what the county has to offer, according to a consultants report on local investment sectors.


Local Relay For Life organizers revamp format of fundraising event

GUELPH - The Canadian Cancer Society is making some bold changes to its Relay For Life events in Guelph and Fergus.

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