ELORA - Time has taken its toll on part of the heritage of Fergus and a 4-3 vote on March 23 approved a demolition on the log cabin at the property at 240 Provost Lane. The issue for councillors was not if the log cabin is part of the community heritage - but whether it could be saved, salvaged or restored.
KENILWORTH - The frustration was clear as local residents packed Kenilworth Public School on March 23 to hear a presentation to Wellington North council regarding the proposed roundabout in Arthur.
HARRISTON - The Town of Minto is considering direct involvement in ownership and operation of the Harriston Lions Medical Centre.
The Fergus branch of the Canadian Bible Society will hold its 30th annual dinner on April 11 at the Alma Bible Chapel in Alma. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15.
MINTO - Keep those taps running.
Warmer weather means that it is now safe for many - but not all - Wellington North residents to turn off their taps.
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Rapelling exercise - A team of Canadian Armed Forces reservists took advantage of the local terrain to conduct rappelling exercises over the gorge in Elora on March 21.
This photo above was taken in the evening near Durham on March 17. The aurora borealis was a result of a G3 solar storm event and was caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection that impacted the night before.
This photo of light pillars was taken on the first line just north of the Belwood Road on March 22 at 3:44am. photo by Dave Patrick - Ontarioweather.com - @wwxchaser
WELLINGTON CTY. - A campaign by Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott to have the local portion of Highway 6 renamed the Jack Johnson Memorial Highway has received support from several municipalities here.
MINTO - Insurance premiums for the Town of Minto have dropped slightly for 2015.
A letter to the editor in last week’s Wellington Advertiser omitted a word from the final sentence of the letter titled R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
FERGUS - Thanks to the donations from across the country, Global Pet Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. raised over $230,000 for animal shelters and pet rescue groups across Canada.
ERIN - Water refilling stations in Centre 2000 and the Hillsburgh Community Centre have received the green light from council.
CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is partnering with Centre Wellington to present the second of four seasonal town hall meetings in 2015.
ERIN - The appointment of a town crier, new employees, insurance coverage and additional meetings were some of the items discussed at Erin’s March 17 council meeting.
BRUCEDALE - All water systems under Guelph-Eramosa Township’s municipal care received a rating of 100 per cent compliance in the most recent annual Ministry of Environment and Climate Change assessment.
TORONTO - Ontario is raising its general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective Oct. 1. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, students, etc.) are increasing too.
MINTO - The cost of paying local politicians in Minto went down by just over $7,000 in 2014.
ERIN - In the newest draft of Erin’s site alteration bylaw, Mayor Allan Alls, councillor Matt Sammut and town staff have recommended adopting Halton Hills’ fill bylaw.
ELORA - It will be a summer of construction over the Badley Bridge in the downtown here.
Students and visitors alike enjoyed the great outdoors while exploring the University of Guelph last weekend during the College Royal open house.
photo by Mike Robinson
PALMERSTON - A new road in the Palmerston Industrial Park will be named for First World War veteran Frank Lambier. Minto council had considered naming the street for Boer War veteran Arthur Ross. However, the name Frank Lambier was recommended by the Palmerston Legion branch, which is also named after Lambier.
MOUNT FOREST - North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) achieved a score in the top 10 per cent of Ontario hospitals for Acute Care Inpatient Experience in a recently-released National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) report.
DRAYTON - Mapleton council is considering a rezoning request that would allow a prospective purchaser to convert a building here from institutional to residential use.