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Today's date: Friday October 31, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 44
   
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Remembering ‘freedom is not free’: New mural dedicated in Arthur

Remembering ‘freedom is not free’: New mural dedicated in Arthur    
ARTHUR - “Remember ... freedom is not free.” The message was more poignant with recent events in Quebec and Ottawa in the week leading up to a mural dedication in Arthur on Oct. 25.

Recognizing our crossing guards

TORONTO - Nominations are now being accepted for “Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guards.”

Centre Wellington has new mayor; Linton defeats Ross-Zuj by 2,300 votes

Centre Wellington has new mayor; Linton defeats Ross-Zuj by 2,300 votes

ELORA - Centre Wellington Township has a new mayor. On Monday night, Kelly Linton defeated incumbent Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj by roughly 2,300 votes. Linton garnered 5,598 votes (63%) while Ross-Zuj managed 3,279 (37%).

Decision on Callaghan conflict of interest hearing expected ‘shortly’

GUELPH - A decision on conflict of interest allegations against Erin councillor Deb Callaghan is expected “shortly.” While the applicant is seeking tough sanctions, Callaghan’s lawyer Thomas Arnold is asking that all items in the conflict of interest application be dismissed.

Three convincing wins in Upper Grand District School Board trustee races

WELLINGTON CTY. - There were not any close races in the run for trustee positions on the Upper Grand District School Board.

Stress awareness workshop in Guelph

GUELPH - The Stress Management and High Performance Clinic will be marking International Stress Awareness Day on Nov. 5, with a special, free workshop for the public.

Watters defeats Ballantyne in county Ward 6

Watters defeats Ballantyne in county Ward 6

ELORA - In Wellington County Ward 6, incumbent Shawn Watters held on to his post over contender Diane Ballantyne.

Living on Less program offered in area

GUELPH - How can we live on less money? With less stuff and stress?

Family and Children’s Services recognizes child abuse prevention month

Family and Children’s Services recognizes child abuse prevention month

GUELPH - October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and community members gathered at Family and Children’s Services Guelph-Wellington (FACS) on Oct. 23 to celebrate positive progress made in the last year and initiate a reminder that child protection and family support are everyone’s responsibility.

Poverty task force celebrates Living Wage Week in Wellington

GUELPH - Nov. 3 marks the beginning of national Living Wage Week.

Celebration trees dedication in Centre Wellington

Celebration trees dedication in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Oct. 19, seven Centre Wellington Parks grew healthier and greener with the addition of 15 celebration trees.

Groves donation

Groves donation

Lori Cipparrone, president of St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League, presented two cheques to Dr. John Stickney from funds raised through last year’s bazaar and raffle; $500 went toward the new digital mammography machine and $400 to the equipment fund, both at Groves hospital.

Security will now be required after 9pm at licensed outdoor events

KEN - Wellington North council approved changes to the Municipal Alcohol Policy at its meeting Oct. 20 that will require all outdoor events issued a special occasions permit to hire security after 9pm.

Ebola screening in place for all patients

WELLINGTON CTY. - Groves Memorial Community Hospital and North Wellington Health Care’s Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital sites are moving to active screening to determine the travel risk of any patients/visitors entering the hospital.

Military lecture series at the museum

ABOYNE - The Wellington County Museum and Archives is hosting a two-part military lectures series starting in November.

Cameras installed to curb vandalism

PALMERSTON - Security cameras have been installed in the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park in an effort to curb vandalism here.

Advertiser welcomes cartoonist to team

FERGUS - The Wellington Advertiser is excited to welcome Dan Hammond as a new weekly editorial cartoonist.

Alls wins three-way race for mayor, joins three new Erin councillors

Alls wins three-way race for mayor, joins three new Erin councillors

ERIN - All five men elected to the new Erin council were unanimous in their vow to help restore “decorum” and teamwork to the table, things many residents say have been lacking under the town’s current leadership.

Driscoll wins mayor’s seat in Mapleton

Driscoll wins mayor’s seat in Mapleton

MAPLETON - The township’s new mayor is excited about the prospect of working with an all-new council for the next four years.

Chong, Schellenberger reflect on shooting, vow work will carry on

Chong, Schellenberger reflect on shooting, vow work will carry on

OTTAWA - There’s no question things will look decidedly different at Parliament Hill following the tragic events of Oct. 22.

Sewage inflow, infiltration prevention project paying off

PALMERSTON - About $600,000 spent since 2012 to reduce inflow and infiltration into Palmerston’s sewage system has been a good investment, says the Minto’s public works director.

House fire

House fire

On Oct. 23 at about 7:22pm, Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service responded to a reported house fire at 6871 County Road 34. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the building and called emergency services.

White re-elected Guelph-Eramosa mayor after big win over Scott

White re-elected Guelph-Eramosa mayor after big win over Scott

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - Chris White is pleased to be re-elected as mayor of Guelph-Eramosa Township - but even more so by his margin of victory.

McKay defends Ward 7 county seat

McKay defends Ward 7 county seat

PUSLINCH - Incumbent county councillor Don McKay will return to his Ward 7 seat at the upper tier for another four years.

George Bridge back as mayor in Town of Minto

MINTO - Mayor George Bridge’s successful re-election in the Oct. 27 election earned him a place in the municipal history books as the first two-term mayor here.

Anderson claims Ward 1 county council seat

Anderson claims Ward 1 county council seat

MINTO - Former Minto mayor and councillor David Anderson made a successful return to local politics, winning the Wellington County Council Ward 1 seat over incumbent Mark MacKenzie and challenger Steve Hardie.

Andy Lennox to head new Wellington North council

Andy Lennox to head new Wellington North council

KENILWORTH - Residents in Wellington North were kept in suspense a little longer than most due to line-ups at the polls in Arthur on Monday night.

Lynda White captures Ward 4 seat

ARTHUR - Wellington County council Ward 4 candidates faced the challenge of campaigning in an area served by both mail-in and direct polls.

Brianceau trounces Maieron, Tocher to claim Ward 9 county council seat

Brianceau trounces Maieron, Tocher to claim Ward 9 county council seat

ERIN - In a result that some may have considered a surprise, Pierre Brianceau handily defeated opponents Barb Tocher and Lou Maieron to claim the Wellington County council Ward 9 seat.

Chornoboy claims Catholic seat

WELLINGTON CTY. - Cassandra Chornoboy is the new representative for Guelph-Eramosa, Erin and Puslinch on the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Black garners over 50% of votes, takes over county Ward 5 seat

Black garners over 50% of votes, takes over county Ward 5 seat

ELORA - Centre Wellington resident Rob Black garnered nearly twice the vote of his two opponents in the Wellington County Council Ward 5 race on Monday night.

Choices made for area French school trustees

WELLINGTON CTY. - Though the numbers may seem minor in nature, this year’s votes will make an impact to French school boards affecting this area.

Incumbent Mayor Lever gets 57% support

Incumbent Mayor Lever gets 57% support

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever will be returning to council after garnering 57 per cent of local votes in Monday night’s municipal election.

Davidson upsets veteran Green to take Ward 2 county seat

Davidson upsets veteran Green to take Ward 2 county seat

MAPLETON - In perhaps the biggest election night upset in Wellington County, newcomer Gregg Davidson narrowly out-polled incumbent county councillor John Green to claim the county Ward 2 seat.

Cadaver Café at Monster March in Elora

Cadaver Café at Monster March in Elora

Cadaver Café -The Farrow family put their best feet forward with the theme “Cadaver Café” at the start of Elora’s Monster March parade on Oct. 25. As in the past, the event drew large crowds of locals and visitors alike. photo by Mike Robinson

Boil water advisory lifted in Arthur

Wellington North has lifted the boil water advisory in Arthur along Frederick Street. Testing confirms no bacteria and water safe to drink.

More women encouraged to go for regular breast cancer screening

WELLINGTON CTY. - In support of breast cancer awareness month, the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program (WWRCP) is encouraging women 50 to 74 years old to be screened for breast cancer every two years.

Minto council questions Bruce County plan to drop local wetlands designation

MINTO - Council here wants to know why neighbouring Bruce County wants to remove all references to “locally significant wetlands” from its official plan.

Date set for inaugural Minto meeting

MINTO - The final meeting for the current Minto town council has been rescheduled and may be cancelled altogether.

Fergus fundraiser

Fergus fundraiser

Students, teachers and parents/grandparents of Emmanuel Christian High School (ECHS) raised well over $12,000 for the renovation of the old Fergus high school at 680 Tower Street last Saturday during a walk/bike-a-thon at Belwood Lake.

Wellington North council shows support for Royal Canadian Legion

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council demonstrated the community’s continued dedication to supporting its veterans and the act of remembering at its meeting on Oct. 20.

Wellington North to proceed with accessible pedestrian signals in future

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council decided to proceed with accessible pedestrian signals (APS) at five locations in Mount Forest and Arthur at its Oct. 20 meeting but an installation date is not yet determined.

Trees continue to cause problems at Arthur cenotaph site

KENILWORTH - A meeting will soon be held to discuss the fate of two trees causing damage and disruption at the Arthur cenotaph.

Health Care Heroes Radiothon brings in big bucks for local hospitals

Health Care Heroes Radiothon brings in big bucks for local hospitals

WINGHAM - A total of $434,937 was raised for 14 midwestern Ontario hospitals during the eight-hour CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon on Oct. 18.

Big planting on trailway brings more native trees to the route

Big planting on trailway brings more native trees to the route

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Those walking or biking the section of the Elora Cataract Trailway from First Line heading west to Fergus, will now see groves of new native trees such as oaks, sugar maples, white spruce, serviceberry or trembling aspen.

Alma native in lockdown during shooting

ALMA - As the entire country followed the unfolding drama of the shootings on Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, a Mapleton native was under lockdown in Centre Block along with parliamentarians and others at the centre of events.

Solemn occasion

Solemn occasion

Theresa Darroch of Elora captured this image on Saturday during a vigil for Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Cirillo was gunned down while standing guard at the memorial on Oct. 22. “It was a truly unique experience to share such an intimate moment with strangers who share our one common trait - Canadian identity,” Darroch wrote in an email accompanying her photo.

Maryborough PS in motion

Maryborough PS in motion

The Minto-Mapleton Communities in Motion committee, which has members from Mapleton Township, Town of Minto, Minto-Mapleton FHT, WDG Public Health and the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence, sponsors the annual In-Motion bingo with four local schools (Maryborough Alma, Palmerston and Minto-Clifford public schools).

Maryborough PS in motion

Maryborough PS in motion

The Minto-Mapleton Communities in Motion committee, which has members from Mapleton Township, Town of Minto, Minto-Mapleton FHT, WDG Public Health and the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence, sponsors the annual In-Motion bingo with four local schools (Maryborough Alma, Palmerston and Minto-Clifford public schools).

Retired women teachers hear about hospital plans

PALMERSTON - Members of the Palmerston Branch of Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO) were reminded just how important local hospitals are at their fall meeting. Jane Ford and Dale Franklin, development officers for Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital and the Palmerston and District Hospital were introduced by President Oriole Blyth.

Pettapiece demands answers on local issues

QUEEN'S PARK - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece demanded answers from the government on a range of local issues as members returned to Queens Park.

Diabetes association seeks canvassers for local area

HARRISTON - The North Perth - North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association, is looking for volunteer canvassers for the branch area which runs from Clifford to Alma and Dundalk to Mitchell.

Firefighter ambassador

Firefighter ambassador

Tiffany Lenselink receives a certificate from the Town of Minto presented by Mayor George Bridge at the Oct. 21 Minto council meeting, recognizing her selection as 2014 Fire Fighters Association of Ontario Ambassador.

Local Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon hits $25,000 fundraising markby Sue Hogenkamp DRAYTON – Just as the cooler weather brought on colourful foliage, Oct. 23 brought colourfully dressed women to the

Local Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon hits $25,000 fundraising markby Sue Hogenkamp DRAYTON – Just as the cooler weather brought on colourful foliage, Oct. 23 brought colourfully dressed women to the

DRAYTON - Just as the cooler weather brought on colourful foliage, Oct. 23 brought colourfully dressed women to the PMD arena for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Founder Dale Franklin moved the event back to the fall after holding it in the spring the last two years.

Celebrate the new look of the Erin Seniors Centre on Nov. 5

ERIN - This year, the EWCS Senior’s Room received a complete makeover through the Rotary Club of Erin who held several fundraising events in order to make the Senior’s room a ‘home away from home’ for Adult Day Services participants.
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Ebola screening in place for all patients
Advertiser welcomes cartoonist to team
Alls wins three-way race for mayor, joins three new Erin councillors
White re-elected Guelph-Eramosa mayor after big win over Scott
Andy Lennox to head new Wellington North council
Incumbent Mayor Lever gets 57% support
Boil water advisory lifted in Arthur
Remembering ‘freedom is not free’: New mural dedicated in Arthur

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