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Today's date: Monday February 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 07
   
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Rob Black appointed to Canadian Senate

Rob Black appointed to Canadian Senate 
WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington resident and Ward 5 Wellington County councillor Rob Black has been named to the Senate of Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Feb. 15 that Black is one of two independent senators appointed by Governor General Julie Payette to fill Senate vacancies. "I am honoured to be selected by the prime minister and appointed by the governor general to serve in the Senate,” Black stated in a statement on his website.

Flood Warning issued for parts of the Grand River watershed

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Grand River Conservation Authority is stating the combination of snowmelt and rainfall is expected to push local river levels higher, resulting in minor flooding in low lying areas typically prone to flooding.

Over $11,000 raised at Bowl for Kids Sake kick-off event in Mount Forest

Over $11,000 raised at Bowl for Kids Sake kick-off event in Mount Forest 
MOUNT FOREST - Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington (BBBSNW) kicked off its largest annual fundraising event, Bowl for Kids Sake, on Feb. 11. The Minto and Mapleton community bowling day coincided with the kickoff at the Mount Forest Bowling Centre. Campaign coordinator Teri Dykeman said 178 bowlers raised a total of $11,302 at the event.

Public health: two area children died of the flu

GUELPH - Two local children have died from influenza B in the last few weeks. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) spokesperson Chuck Ferguson said the health unit received coroner reports for the children on Jan. 31 and Feb. 8.

Growing Greenbelt could have unintended negative outcomes for agriculture: Paoli

ABERFOYLE - Growing the Greenbelt could yield a number of unintended consequences. Wellington County manager of policy planning Mark Paoli spoke to Puslinch councillors on Feb. 7 regarding a proposed Greenbelt expansion study area.

Guelph-Eramosa passes $19-million budget

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council passed a $19-million budget at its Feb. 5 council meeting. The budget includes a 1.94 per cent property tax increase, which will raise an additional $123,812 for the municipality.

Local MPPs back Elliott’s PC leadership bid

WELLINGTON CTY. - Both of Wellington County’s members of provincial parliament are backing former Ontario Progressive Conservative deputy leader Christine Elliott in her bid for the recently-vacated leadership of the Ontario PC party.

BUZZ

GRCA discusses budget, shows big decrease for local municipal levies
Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations
Provincial and federal governments mark Agriculture Day with funding agreement
Autism assistance dog changes boy’s life
McGinns’ Big Game looking for sponsors
Flood Warning issued for parts of the Grand River watershed

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Black and white in a world of grey

Said Again:

“What Vico and Dog Guides has given to us, to Liam and our family, is something we couldn’t even put a price tag on.”

Michelle Barrett, whose son recently obtained an autism assist dog.

February 15, 2018

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BUSINESS

Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations

TORONTO - The Advertiser and its sister publication The Community News have received a combined six nominations for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) annual awards.

Wick-Graham recognized for innovation by EDCO

MINTO - Minto economic and business manager Belinda Wick-Graham has been recognized with a major award from the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO). Wick-Graham received the Joseph Montgomery Economic Development Achievement Award at the EDCO’s annual conference in Toronto on Feb. 7.

Sports

Provincial champs

The Palmerston Juvenile Girls Terminators team won the provincial broomball championship at a tournament in Barrie from Feb. 9 to 11.

Elora raceway to host National Driving Championship

ELORA - Grand River Raceway will host the 2018 National Driving Championship later this year. Officials from the raceway and Standardbred Canada announced on Feb. 15 the championship will take place in Elora on Sept. 26.

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