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Today's date: Wednesday June 29, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 26
   
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Centre Wellington confirms two heritage designations in Elora

ELORA - On May 30, Centre Wellington officially confirmed designation of the properties municipally known as 33 Henderson Street and 48 West Mill Street, to be a properties of cultural heritage value under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Wellington remains free of Lyme ticks

ABOYNE - Lyme disease carrying ticks aren’t in Wellington County yet but that will likely change, according to local health officials.

French advisory committee approved

GUELPH - On June 14 the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) held a special board meeting. The following was decided.

Eighteen county schools certified as EcoSchools for 2016

GUELPH - Fifty-three Upper Grand District School Board elementary and secondary schools have been certified as EcoSchools for 2016.

Scotland Street bridge work to begin June 27 in Fergus

FERGUS - The County of Wellington has hired a contractor to complete repairs to the concrete curb on the east side of the Caldwell Bridge on Scotland Street in Fergus.

Cottontail Road Trail completes county connection to Trans Canada system

Cottontail Road Trail completes county connection to Trans Canada system

The Trans Canada Trail now runs completely through Wellington County. Officials from the provincial government, County of Wellington, Region of Waterloo and townships of Centre Wellington and Woolwich, gathered to celebrate the opening of the Cottontail Road Trail in Elora on June 17.

Taylor Redmond receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Taylor Redmond receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

PUSLINCH - For Taylor Redmond volunteering isn’t just something that he does - it’s a fundamental way of life. The 24-year-old Aberfoyle resident is heavily involved in the Ontario Special Olympics and has been an athlete with the program since he was just eight years old.

Puslinch Township council vacancy to be filled by appointment

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch council is moving forward to fill the vacancy created by the sudden death of councillor Wayne Stokley on May 29. Council decided on June 13 to fill the position through an appointment by council, rather than hold a costly byelection.

Good food alliance

ELORA - On May 24, councillor Mary Lloyd announced that recently the Centre Wellington Foodbank and the Social Justice Committee joined forces to form the Centre Wellington Alliance for Good Food.

Centre Wellington to take new approach for community delegations

ELORA - Centre Wellington council is taking a new approach to hearing from members of the public. On June 20, councillors agreed to waive the current procedural bylaw to try out a different process for accepting delegations from the public.

Wallenstein Bridge work ahead of schedule

WALLENSTEIN - The rehabilitation work at the Wallenstein Bridge on Wellington Road 86 is going well and proceeding ahead of schedule, county officials report.

Design guidelines and info session set for Elora bridges

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Residents here will have another opportunity to participate in a second public information session on bridge projects on June 28.

Minto seeks funds for Harriston pool, trailer park redevelopment project

Minto seeks funds for Harriston pool, trailer park redevelopment project

HARRISTON - The Town of Minto will seek funds to repair and upgrade the Harriston-Minto Kinsmen Pool and re-develop a trailer park property into parkland through a federal infrastructure program.

Request for proposals issued for new Groves Memorial Community Hospital

FERGUS - Provincial officials are moving forward with the release of a request for proposals to pre-qualified companies to build and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital project.

Vigil planned for Orlando shooting victims

HARRISTON - A vigil in honour of the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Night Club shooting is being held here on June 24 at 8:30pm.

Erin council gets first look  at ‘destination’ park

Erin council gets first look at ‘destination’ park

ERIN - The parks and recreation manager here is looking to make Victoria Park in Hillsburgh a “destination” park, even if it is over budget.

Correction

A cutline on page 20 of the June 17 issue of the Wellington Advertiser incorrectly stated the Elora RBC branch made a donation to the Victorian Order of Nurses. The RBC branch is actually located in Fergus. The Advertiser regrets the error.

Cooking up a storm

Cooking up a storm

On the celebration of Cultural Food Day KIPP Elora hosted Syrian refugees Rasheed and Awataf Zain, who created fatayas and tabouli. While it is Ramadan for the family and they were fasting, organizers managed to make the fundraiser happen.

Robert McFarlane named 2016 Puslinch Senior of the Year

Robert McFarlane named 2016 Puslinch Senior of the Year

ABERFOYLE - Robert McFarlane is Puslinch Township’s 2016 Senior of the Year.

Legion’s largest ever donation  aids Fort McMurray wildfire relief

Legion’s largest ever donation aids Fort McMurray wildfire relief

FERGUS - Last week the Fergus Legion made its largest single donation to date.

Frederick Street curb island to aid turning trucks

ARTHUR - The Frederick Street and Highway 6 intersection in Arthur will be getting a facelift this summer.

Campbell played key role in village history

DRAYTON - The Mapleton community lost a special citizen and a key figure in local history with the passing of Jean Campbell on June 14.

OPINION: Jean wouldn’t want any fuss - but we need it

MAPLETON - Residents of Mapleton Township are coping with the sudden passing of Jean Campbell, a well-loved historian and community volunteer.

Citizens’ association remembers Jean

DRAYTON - This year’s Drayton and Community Citizens’ Association annual meeting was held on June 13. The next day, longtime member Jean Campbell passed away.

Evaluating the credibility of advice crucial to making good health decisions

The internet, magazines, TV; it seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new treatment, product or diet which promises to improve your health, cure you, or help you lose weight.

Retired teacher volunteers to assist Africa

PALMERSTON - Travelling to Tanzania every year for the last 10 years has been the norm for retired teacher Erla Koch and her husband Lloyd, a retired hospital CEO, now living in New Hamburg.

Nutritional consultant advocates balance to ward of inflammation and disease

LISTOWEL - Chair George Van Ankum welcomed 16 members and guests to last month’s Diabetes information meeting at Knox Presbyterian Church in Listowel.

Local housing corporation working to provide affordable seniors housing

Local housing corporation working to provide affordable seniors housing

MOOREFIELD - A local seniors residence is currently working with the County of Wellington to continue offering affordable housing to seniors in the Moorefield area.

Local residents in on group lottery win

TORONTO - Three Wellington residents are part of a group of 51 from southwestern Ontario celebrating after winning $1 million with Lotto Max MaxMillions in the Nov. 6 draw.

Council appoints Driscoll and Craven to Alma hall management committee

MAPLETON - Council has appointed two representatives and is working toward re-establishing a management committee for the Alma Optimist Hall.

Electrical fire destroys home  in Guelph-Eramosa Township

Electrical fire destroys home in Guelph-Eramosa Township

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - A house on the Fourth Line in Guelph-Eramosa was destroyed after an electrical fire broke out on June 25. The fire department received the call at around 4pm on Saturday. “When our crews arrived there was a lot of flame from the rear of the house around the deck area and the roof was on fire,” said Guelph-Eramosa Fire Chief John Osborne.

Guelph-Eramosa opts out of OMB quarry fight, gives CRC $70,000

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township is giving the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) $70,000 to fight a proposed quarry near Rockwood at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing this fall.
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