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Today's date: Tuesday July 22, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 29
   
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Tuning in to Out of Africa concert

Tuning in to Out of Africa concert    
Members of the Funga Drummers, from left, Mark Rutledge, Jamie Andrews, Robin Batty, Kathleen Dubelaar, Marilyn McFarlane and Ina Shao, warmed up the crowd prior to the Out of Africa concert on the opening weekend of the Elora Festival. The July 12 concert, held indoors at the Gabrel Barn, was dedicated to raising awareness and funds to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. photo by Kris Svela

Work begins on accessible playground in Elora

Work begins on accessible playground in Elora

ELORA - Construction of a new accessible playground at South Ridge Park here began this week and will hopefully be finished by the end of the month, thanks to overwhelming community support for the project.

Town provides loan to finish Clifford sports field

MINTO - The Town of Minto will provide an interest-free loan of $30,000 to help the Clifford Recreation Association (CRA) put the finishing touches on a new sports field.

Town council reviewing 2014 Erin development charges

ERIN - It was a bit like comparing apples to oranges as councillors here listened to a presentation on proposed town development charges. The proposed charges do not take into account possible outcomes of the town’s current Servicing and Settlement Master Plan, which could include construction of a sewage treatment plant.

Councillors support call for moratorium on rural school closures

KENILWORTH - Wellington North councillors have supported a resolution calling for a moratorium on rural school closures. An accommodation review of the three elementary schools in the township by the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) and its review committee will consider the possible closure of the public school in Kenilworth.

BUZZ

Local woman has baby in vehicle steps away from Groves hospital
Lifesaver equipment part of OPP search arsenal
Moorefield man charged after hunting coyotes without valid licence
Community to get a glimpse into plans for Christian high school in Fergus
Mushroom Fest coming to Rockwood
Colleagues pay tribute to former reeve, warden Les Foote

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Michael Chong, MP, Wellington-Halton Hills
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Fitting tribute

Said Again:

“It was pretty much the craziest thing I’ve ever experienced.”

Drayton resident Ben Bray on the frantic trip to Groves hospital in Fergus and the subsequent birth of his son in the hospital parking lot.

July 18, 2014

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BUSINESS

Thefts in downtown area

FERGUS - The Fergus BIA is reporting there have been a number of thefts at businesses throughout downtown Fergus recently. The BIA is reminding owners to take extra precautions to keep their premises safe.

Sports

Fergus runner posts Canadian record in 1,000 metre race

A 16-year-old from here has posted the fastest time in a 1,000 metre run in Canada. Mark Patton registered a time of 2:28.40 at a meet on July 8.

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