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Centre Wellington construction values hit $75 million for first half of 2016

Centre Wellington construction values hit $75 million for first half of 2016

ELORA - Unprecedented growth and construction values close to $75 million helped Centre Wellington councillors decide to modestly bump up the size of its building department.

Separate entrance built at No Frills for Mennonite community

Separate entrance built at No Frills for Mennonite community

MOUNT FOREST - Safe Communities Wellington North is asking for council’s help to make the commercial area north of Sligo Road safer for the Mennonite population.

Minto facing OMB appeal of rezoning of former school property

HARRISTON - The Town of Minto is facing an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing over the rezoning of a local residential development.

Cub Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary at camp

Cub Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary at camp

EVERTON - More than 600 youths and 200 leaders and volunteers have taken up residence at Camp Everton for the fourth annual Canadian Cub Jamboree and to celebrate the Cub Scouts’ 100th anniversary.

MPAC representative outlines latest Puslinch assessment numbers

MPAC representative outlines latest Puslinch assessment numbers

ABERFOYLE - While residents here may not see any big dividends on their tax bills, the consolation is that Puslinch residential property assessments are not increasing as fast as the rest of Wellington County.

Local salvage yard seeks legal status, expansion

BRUCEDALE - A salvage yard in Guelph-Eramosa Township is looking to expand and build an additional 11,000-square-foot building, but first it must obtain legal status.

Sidewalk debate continues as township to upgrade servicing standards

KENILWORTH - The sidewalk debate continued at a special meeting of Wellington North council on July 14.

Centre Wellington Tier 3 water study to begin in September

ELORA - In his July 25 report to council Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton said the Grand River Conservation Authority has sent out invitations for proposals to undertake a Fergus-Elora Tier 3 local water budget and risk assessment.

Area mayors met with deputy premier

ST. MARYS - Minto Mayor George Bridge and Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox were among eight mayors from northern Wellington and Perth County who attended a private meeting with deputy premier Deb Matthews on July 20.

Governments provide $180M for SWIFT internet project

LONDON - The federal and provincial governments will each provide $90 million towards the total cost of approximately $281 million to provide high speed fibre optic technology throughout southwestern Ontario.

Street party, classic Ford show  to be held in downtown Harriston

Street party, classic Ford show to be held in downtown Harriston

HARRISTON - As a busy construction season winds down, this town is getting ready for a street party.

Township chooses wastewater plant, community growth as top priorities

KENILWORTH - Council decided on Wellington North’s top six priorities for development in a special meeting on July 14.

CWDHS chef to cook in Newfoundland

CWDHS chef to cook in Newfoundland

FERGUS - Centre Wellington District High School’s teacher/chef Chris Jess is in St. John’s Newfoundland “representing Canada on a plate” at the Canadian Culinary Marketplace in celebration of Food Day Canada.

Fire ban lifted in Wellington North, remains in effect elsewhere in county

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington North has lifted the fire ban within the township - but the rest of the county remains under a ban.

Local hospitals receive more than $3 million in mental health funding

GUELPH - Wellington County and Guelph hospitals are receiving more than $3 million in provincial funding to expand emergency mental health services.

Township gets clean report from auditors

DRAYTON - Mapleton Township has received a clean report from the municipality’s auditors.

Bridge inspection contract awarded

MAPLETON - Council has awarded the contract for the 2016 inspection of bridges and culverts in the township to Listowel-based GM BluePlan Engineering.

Road closure

Road closure

A bridge on Wellington Road 11 near Concession 14 in Mapleton Township has been closed. Repairs to a culvert and the road in the area began on July 18 and are expected to continue until October. All businesses and residences are accessible during the construction.

GRCA urges Mapleton landowners to plan now for windbreaks in 2017

MAPLETON - Year after year, Mapleton has become a greener and greater township as landowners work with Trees for Mapleton and the Grand River Conservation Authority to take part in local tree-planting initiatives.

Water exploration

Water exploration

Wet and Wild was the perfect theme to explore on the hot afternoon of July 19. Children from kindergarten to grade 6 learned about water conservation at the Drayton Library, then enjoyed water games outside.

Park beautification

Park beautification

Mapleton Township summer students Janet Henneberry, left, and Catana Sicilia spruced up the gates to Drayton Memorial Park on Wood Street on July 21.
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BUZZ

Battle Finalists determined at Grand River Raceway
MPAC representative outlines latest Puslinch assessment numbers
Big business on back roads in Wellington, local councils advised
Lots of action at Fergus Truck Show
Centre Wellington Tier 3 water study to begin in September
Area mayors met with deputy premier
Township chooses wastewater plant, community growth as top priorities

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