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Today's date: Saturday February 28, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 09
   
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Northern Bowl for Kids now at $30,718 of funds raised

WELLINGTON NORTH - Mount Forest and community bowled on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Mount Forest Bowling Centre.

World Day of Prayer 2015

GUELPH - “Showing genuine interest in others is a positive step forward in maintaining unity among believers and reaching out to the community.”

House demolition paves way for expanded vacant lot in Fergus

ELORA - As a twist on the Joni Mitchell classic - Suncor is proposing to demolish a house to expand a vacant lot in Fergus. On Feb. 17, Centre Wellington councillors approved Suncor’s request to demolish a house at 115 St. George Street East.

Ivan and Margaret Stinson making a difference in communities across the nation

Ivan and Margaret Stinson making a difference in communities across the nation

WELLINGTON CTY. - Two former Centre Wellington District High School teachers continue to make their mark on Canadian communities - locally, nationally and internationally.

Capital levy offers opportunity for bridge repairs

Capital levy offers opportunity for bridge repairs

ELORA - Centre Wellington has high hopes its new capital tax levy will bridge the gap in infrastructure and allow it to rebuild ‘closed’ and ‘at risk’ bridges.

Local columnist, historian, politician Stephen Thorning dead at 65

WELLINGTON CTY. - County historian Steve Thorning passed away on Monday night while riding home to Elora on a train from Oakland. Thorning was a councillor and deputy-reeve of the former village of Elora, and a long-time columnist for the Wellington Advertiser.

Puslinch approves 3.4% tax increase

Puslinch approves 3.4% tax increase

ABERFOYLE - In a 4-1 recorded vote Puslinch council approved its 2015 operating and capital budget amounting to a 3.4% tax increase.

Budget and funding: Guelph-Eramosa briefs

BRUCEDALE - The 2015 municipal budget and council remuneration were a few of the topics discussed at the Guelph-Eramosa Feb. 17 council meeting.

WCDSB appoints superintendent of human resources

GUELPH - Paula Dunn has been appointed to the position of superintendent of human resources for the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Unitarian Community restructured

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The gatherings for Unitarian Community of Fergus Elora have undergone exciting restructuring.

Pettapiece renews call for action on insurance premiums for municipalities

PERTH-WELLINGTON - Local MPP Randy Pettapiece has renewed his call to protect municipalities from mounting insurance premiums.

Guelph-Eramosa briefs

BRUCEDALE - Heritage appointments and SPMIF were a few of the topics discussed at Guelph-Eramosa Feb. 17 council meeting.

CVC not “bogged” down with study

MISSISSAUGA - Did you know that wetlands (which include bogs, marshes and swamps) provide many benefits but are disappearing from the landscape?

CVC workshop on land and water care

MISSISSAUGA - Find out how to make the most of your rural property with guidance from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).

Clarification

In the UN World Cancer Day photo published by the Wellington Advertiser on Feb. 20, Diane Ballantyne was incorrectly identified as a cancer survivor.

Volunteer Opportunities at Sunrise

PUSLINCH - There are many ways volunteers can be involved in the therapeutic riding program at Sunrise’s 100-acre farm located only 15 minutes from Guelph and from Cambridge.

North for Youth sets priorities

North for Youth sets priorities

KENILWORTH - Five priorities for improving youth engagement in Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North were identified at the North for Youth event here, put on by the North Wellington Coalition for Youth Resiliency.

Quarry update and CRC report on Golder peer review

BRUCEDALE - The future of the “hidden quarry” is back in discussion at Guelph-Eramosa Township but discussions can’t move forward until all studies are completed.

Students won’t be left in the cold; Kenilworth Public School to remain open

GUELPH - After months of uncertainty, the decision has been made - Kenilworth Public School will remain open. “I want to thank the trustees for seeing the big picture,” said Mollie Loughran, a parent of a KSP student and Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) member. “I appreciate your ability to see ... the heart of the issue, the rural school atmosphere.”

Second World War veteran honoured with Canadian Flag for its 50th anniversary

Second World War veteran honoured with Canadian Flag for its 50th anniversary

FERGUS - Returning from a visit with her aunt in England during the Second World War, Elsie Dandy, a Canadian nurse working in the country, missed her train back to the hospital. Not long after the air raid siren went off near the station.

Erin sets interim levy

ERIN - Council has approved an interim tax levy so the town has operating income until the 2015 budget has been set.

Norgan Theatre under budget

PALMERSTON - The Norgan Theatre continues to operate profitably, thanks to a small army of local volunteers.

Council ponders plan to improve traffic safety near Palmerston school

PALMERSTON - The Town of Minto plans to implement parking restrictions on Prospect Street here in an effort to enhance traffic safety around Palmerston Public School.

Legion donation

The Fergus Legion and the Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary donated $1,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

McGladrey being moved to St. John’s Rehab

ELORA - Arson victim Paula McGladrey is being transferred to Ontario’s only dedicated burn unit.

Tree planting pushes up grass-cutting cost

MINTO - It will cost an additional $280 per cut to keep the grass trimmed at the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park this summer.

Temperatures colder than the north pole?

ELORA - It’s how cold?

Area MPPs pleased to see progress in ice storm assistance claim process

WELLINGTON CTY. - Two local MPPs have indicated they are pleased to see municipalities are starting to receive some action on their disaster assistance claims from the December 2013 ice storm.

GRCA warns spring melt will bring high risk of flooding

CAMBRIDGE - There’s a high risk of flooding when the spring melt takes place, according to a forecast issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) on Feb. 18.

Township bridges require $14 million in capital spending within a decade

MAPLETON - More than $14 million worth of capital spending on bridges and culverts here is recommended over the next six to 10 years in a new bridge inspection report.

Mapleton native receives prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarship

Mapleton native receives prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarship

DRAYTON - Perseverance, quiet resolve and dogged determination have seen former Drayton area resident, Rachel Keunen, 23, through years of academic excellence. Those qualities have also helped her capture a major academic scholarship.

Township crews respond to frozen water services in Centre Wellington

ELORA - The Centre Wellington Water Department has been responding to a large number of frozen water services to homes and businesses in the Township.

Water lines freezing in Minto

MINTO - The Town of Minto water department is urging customers in the older sections of the three urban areas: Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston, to run one cold water tap at a fast drip up to a small stream until further notice. This will help prevent service lines from freezing.

Michael Chong’s Reform Act passed in House of Commons

OTTAWA - Legislation aimed at empowering individual members of parliament in the House of Commons was passed in the house on Feb. 25.

Township crews respond to frozen water services in Centre Wellington

ELORA - The Centre Wellington Water Department has been responding to a large number of frozen water services to homes and businesses in the Township.
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BUZZ

Capital levy offers opportunity for bridge repairs
Puslinch approves 3.4% tax increase
Quarry update and CRC report on Golder peer review
Temperatures colder than the north pole?
Township crews respond to frozen water services in Centre Wellington
Water lines freezing in Minto
Michael Chong’s Reform Act passed in House of Commons
Township crews respond to frozen water services in Centre Wellington

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Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

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David Meyer: Farewell to a friend

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