A caption on page 14 of the July 4 issue of the Wellington Advertiser incorrectly stated that the Conestogo Sailing Club organized the Canada Day boat parade held on July 1. The correct information is now attached to the photo in our online edition.
GUELPH - United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin announced that Chief Bryan Larkin will continue as the 2014 United Way campaign chair.
Good times - The recent Erin Vacation Bible School from July 11 to 14 was very successful. The Wilderness Escape and Hillsburgh Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 11 to 15 from 9am to noon each day.
About 50 campers, aged five to 11, attended the week-long Arthur Community Vacation Bible School last week in the village. The campers participated in Epic Bible Adventures, Kingdom Crafts, Chadder’s Royal Theatre, Tournament Games, and Kingdom Kitchen (snacks).
Hospital help - Amelia and Madeleine Dunlop held a family yard sale and lemonade stand to raise money for the Groves hospital equipment fund. As a result, they recently presented a cheque for $163 to the Groves Foundation. From left are Betty and Al Boyd, Denise Boyd-Dunlop, Madeleine Dunlop and Amelia Dunlop. submitted photo
HARRISTON - A local veteran of Canada’s post-Second World War peacekeeping forces has received a proper burial here, nearly four years after his death.
ABERFOYLE - The Puslinch fire department will be taking a tougher stance on illegal burns. Those caught conducting illegal burns or without permits will be charged the cost of the fire department’s response to the scene.
HARRISTON - Harriston Motors’ second annual Touch a Truck was another huge success, raising $10,296 for Minto Fire.
MINTO - Organizers were hoping for 20 to 30 people, but the Trees for Minto committee welcomed over 100 to a barbecue and tree information evening on July 15.
ERIN - Following the second of two integrity commissioner complaints against him in eight months, Erin Mayor Lou Maieron has once again been found in violation of council’s code of ethics. However, in a 3-2 recorded vote, councillors have rejected a resolution to receive the report and confirm the recommendations from integrity commissioner Robert J. Williams, which included suspending the mayor’s remuneration for one month.
Earlier this month Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was sworn in for his seventh term of office. Arnott is pictured with Legislative Assembly clerk Deb Deller. MPPs were back to work at Queen’s Park starting on July 2 for a summer sitting of parliament.
BELWOOD - Lyme disease and its co-infections can be a serious health threat. The disease can be contracted through the bite of a tick, flea, mosquito, black fly, sand fly, deer fly, in vitro and can be sexually transmitted.
ABERFOYLE - Insurance rates in Puslinch are jumping over $13,000. Insurers are blaming the litigiousness of society and “deep pocket syndrome” as reasons behind this year’s increase.
KENILWORTH - Based on its 2013 audited financial statement, Wellington North is moving forward in its bid to lessen debt and put the township on a stronger financial footing.
GUELPH - The Guelph-Wellington chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is looking for volunteers in a new fundraiser on Aug. 9.
MAPLETON - The list of candidates for seats on Mapleton’s next council continues to grow.
ABERFOYLE - Councillors here are not waiving the costs of rink board advertising for the Whistle Stop Preschool Co-op.
ABERFOYLE - It was almost a case of life imitating art as an accident in downtown Morriston mirrored a proposed mock accident training exercise.
ELORA - It’s not exactly the chapel of love or Honeymoon in Vegas, but soon municipal staff will be able to offer civil marriage ceremonies in the recently renovated council chamber here.
KENILWORTH - A five-year plan to improve energy use in Wellington North buildings should only be a framework for improvements and not carved in stone.
ELORA - A proposal to re-open the James Square right-of-way in Fergus is paving the way for improved services.
KENILWORTH - The township’s economic development committee has put in an application for $25,000 in funding from Wellington County.
OTTAWA - A young Fergus woman is spending time in the nation’s capital this summer as part of the prestigious Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces.
GOLDSTONE - Arnold Weber knows first hand about the importance of blood donations. In November 2009, Weber was diagnosed with leukemia. Blood and blood products were used in the treatments he received at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo and at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund has been renewed for 2014-15. That will come as good news to several local festivals, says local MPP Randy Pettapiece.
QUEEN'S PARK - The provincial budget, introduced July 14 in the Ontario legislature by the Liberal government, is nearly identical to the budget that prompted the recent spring election.
MAPLETON - A flood evacuation drill conducted in Mapleton this spring went well, but revealed some areas where work is needed, council heard at its July 8 meeting.