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Gound-breaking ceremony for Emmanuel High School on July 29

Gound-breaking ceremony for Emmanuel High School on July 29

FERGUS - On Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm a ground breaking ceremony will be held at 680 Tower Street to mark the start of the renovation of the old Fergus High School.

Minto registers opposition to ranked ballot proposal

MINTO - Officials here are concerned a switch to ranked ballots could open the door for party politics in municipal elections.

Puslinch okays Townline Road transfer despite objections

ABERFOYLE - It was a packed chamber on July 15 as Puslinch Township councillors heard from both local and Cambridge (Hespeler) residents asking the township not to proceed with a proposed transfer of Townline Road to the city.

Dog kennel expansion application refused by Centre Wellington

ELORA - Centre Wellington council has refused a permit for a zoning amendment application and new kennel license application in former Nichol Township.

Big contribution

Big contribution

Trees for Minto has received a $10,000 contribution from the Wellington County Stewardship Council. The money represents half the money the council was left with after provincial funding was cut off and the volunteer organization decided to disband last year

Council rescinds ‘potentially dangerous’ designation in dog-bites-dog incident

MINTO - After hearing evidence in a case of dog bites dog, town council has cancelled a “potentially dangerous” designation levied on a local canine by the municipality’s bylaw officer.

Aurora Borealis visible locally

Aurora Borealis visible locally

These photos of the Aurora Borealis visible in Centre Wellington on July 23 were taken just north of the Salem Road on Beatty Line. photo by Dave Patrick www.ontarioweather.com @wwxchaser

Mayor to be ‘kidnapped’ for charity

Mayor to be ‘kidnapped’ for charity

ARTHUR - Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox will be “kidnapped” on Aug. 1 in an effort to raise money to help people get out of poverty through the Wellington County Learning Centre (WCLC).

Council calls for increased vigilance along construction detour routes

Council calls for increased vigilance along construction detour routes

HARRISTON - Minto council is asking drivers to follow the rules of the road and calling for increased vigilance from police along detour routes around construction in Harriston.

Resident receives partial relief from $10,000 invoice for fire call

KENILWORTH - A Wellington North man has received partial relief from a $10,660 invoice he received after the fire department was called to extinguish a large burn on his property.

Avoid tick habitats to prevent lime disease

Regardless of outdoor plans, be sure to avoid contact with tick habitats, often the cause of Lyme disease.

Donation to hospital

Donation to hospital

Presenting a cheque for $15,200 to pay for the new Slit Lamp, recently purchased for the Palmerston and District Hospital’s emergency room, are Ontario Tire Dealers Association executive director and Rotarian Bob Bignell and Drayton Rotary Club president Ray Ash.

Hall of fame planned for John F. Ross CVI

Hall of fame planned for John F. Ross CVI

GUELPH - A John F. Ross Collegiate and Vocational Institute committee is looking for extraordinary students and graduates to include on its first ever hall of fame.

Library enhancements

Library enhancements

Renovations continue at the Palmerston branch of the Wellington County Library. The project includes barrier-free accessibility throughout the building, including an elevator to access all levels, exterior restoration and interior reorganization.

Wellington North receives over $24,000 from Canada 150 grant

WELLINGTON NORTH - Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger announced on July 27 that upgrades to the Arthur Arena Recreation Complex will receive funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Clerks call for shorter election campaigns

MAPLETON - Municipal administrators in Wellington County favour increasing nomination fees for candidates and reducing the campaign period for local elections.

Public health offers hepatitis testing

GUELPH - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health recommends getting tested for hepatitis B and C.

Mulcair outlines support for farmers during visit to Perth-Wellington

Mulcair outlines support for farmers during visit to Perth-Wellington

BRUNNER - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Perth-Wellinton on July 22.

Mulcair outlines support for farmers during visit to Perth-Wellington

Mulcair outlines support for farmers during visit to Perth-Wellington

BRUNNER - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Ontario Tour for Change to Perth-Wellinton on July 22.

Minister visits Perth-Wellington

STRATFORD - Local innovation and technological advancements must be recognized and promoted.

Farm scene

Farm scene

The Mapleton countryside is filled with scenes like this one, captured along the 14th Line last week, as farmers work to bring in crops.

Terry Fox Run organizers set challenging goal for 35th anniversary event

Terry Fox Run organizers set challenging goal for 35th anniversary event

DRAYTON - April 12 marked the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox setting off on his campaign across Canada by dipping his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic ocean.

Nestlé Waters hosts Aug. 5 community open house regarding Middlebrook Water Co.

ELORA - On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Nestlé Waters Canada will host a community open house for local residents at the Elora and District Community Centre.
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BUZZ

Gound-breaking ceremony for Emmanuel High School on July 29
Mayor to be ‘kidnapped’ for charity
Council calls for increased vigilance along construction detour routes
Clerks call for shorter election campaigns
Nestlé Waters hosts Aug. 5 community open house regarding Middlebrook Water Co.

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