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Today's date: Thursday September 18, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 37
   
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Soil removal for dealership approved

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council has approved some preliminary ground work on a car dealership planned for the township.

KidsAbility gets provincial funding

GUELPH - The provincial government is investing an additional $310,000 in annual funding and $62,500 in one-time funding for KidsAbility in Waterloo-Wellington to reduce wait times and enhance children’s rehabilitation services.

Township to look into road speeds

BRUCEDALE - Township staff will look into speeding complaints from residents living along Conservation Road in Guelph-Eramosa.

Two way race for Wellington County Ward 6

CENTRE WELLINGTON - It now looks like a two-way race for Wellington County Ward 6 in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 27.

More names announced in Erin election

ERIN - Current Erin Mayor Lou Maieron has officially put his name forward for the upcoming municipal election.

Candidates meeting in Minto Sept. 22

CLIFFORD - The Minto Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2014 municipal election candidates meeting on Sept. 22, at 7pm at the Clifford Community Hall.

Palmerston Lions set to celebrate 75th

PALMERSTON - The Palmerston Lions Club was chartered on Sept. 27, 1939 and the club will celebrate 75 years of serving the community on Sept. 20 at the Palmerston Community Centre.

Town seeking funding for Bride Road bridge and Elora Street upgrades

MINTO - The municipality will seek funding for upgrades to a section of Elora Street in Harriston and work on the Bride Road bridge through two recently-announced federal and provincial infrastructure programs, Minto council agreed.

Puslinch wants to take advantage of Highway 401 and Hanlon corridors

In the business world, location means everything and Puslinch is looking for more flexibility in order to provide lands for commercial and industrial development.

Minto fire department to form honour guard for ceremonial events

MINTO - The fire department here plans to form an honour guard to assist with ceremonial occasions in the community.

Resident: Candidate election guidelines ‘insulting’, ‘ridiculous’

ABERFOYLE - With just over six weeks remaining until the Oct. 27 municipal election, a Puslinch resident is urging council to rescind two township election guideline bulletins, calling them “insulting” and “ridiculous.”

Fire forces evacuation of Birmingham lodge

Fire forces evacuation of Birmingham lodge

MOUNT FOREST - An official with the Wellington North Fire Service said a fire at Birmingham Retirement Community on Monday night taxed some emergency resources but ended with no serious injuries.

Building starts up, new inspector/bylaw enforcement officer hired

KENILWORTH - Multi-family units continue to make up the bulk of building permits issued in Wellington North.

Eye See... Eye Learn  encourages optometry exams

Eye See... Eye Learn encourages optometry exams

WELLINGTON CTY. - Children entering junior kindergarten this fall in Wellington and Dufferin County are eligible to participate in the free Eye See…Eye Learn (ESEL) program.

Bracelet of Hope honoured for work done to combat AIDS crisis in Africa

Bracelet of Hope honoured for work done to combat AIDS crisis in Africa

Local grassroots organization Bracelet of Hope is being recognized by the International Education Business Partnership Network and the Conference Board of Canada for work done to combat the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa.

Minto council approves increase in base pay

MINTO - Members of the next Minto town council will be getting a higher rate of pay than current councillors.

County gets upgraded credit rating

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency announced that the county’s rating has been raised to AA+ from AA, with a stable outlook.

Wellington North approves funding applications for two major projects

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is willing to expend municipal funds in a bid to get provincial grants for two major rehabilitation projects in the township.

Legion honours Merchant Navy fallen in Fergus

Legion honours Merchant Navy fallen in Fergus

In remembrance - On Sept. 7, in honour of “all fallen Merchant Navy comrades,” Fergus Legion Branch 275 commemorated the 75th anniversary of The Merchant Navy veterans declaration of the Second World War at the Fergus Cenotaph.

Provincial Command proclaims Legion Week

Provincial Command proclaims Legion Week

Ontario Provincial Command of The Royal Canadian Legion represents nine districts which include over 400 branches; within these branches the Legion has over 121,600 members.

Conflict of Interest case moved to Oct. 20

ERIN - It’s going to be at least another month before there is any resolution to a municipal conflict of interest charge against Erin town councillor Deborah Callaghan.

Local candidate meeting updates in Puslinch, Centre Wellington

WELLINGTON CTY. - As campaigns heat up, a number of all-candidate meetings are being scheduled throughout the county.

Council reluctantly approves single advance poll

KENILWORTH - Several Wellington North councillors were not happy with a recommendation to hold an advance poll only at the township office here, rather than have advance polls open in Arthur and Mount Forest.

More candidates file as deadline looms

WELLINGTON CTY. - New candidates continued to step forward this week, ahead of the Sept. 12 nomination deadline for the Oct. 27 municipal elections.

New to You seeks volunteers for new shop

New to You seeks volunteers for new shop

FERGUS - With only three weeks left until the Groves New to You shop reopens at its new location, the need for new volunteers is greater than ever.

Mapleton candidate withdraws

Citing increasing work commitments, Mapleton resident Martin Tamlyn announced he has withdrawn from the race for a position on Mapleton Council.

Candidates meeting is set for Oct. 4

MAPLETON - A date has been set for a candidates meeting here. The Conestogo Cottagers association is hosting the meeting on Oct. 4 at 10am at the PMD Arena Complex in Drayton. The meeting is open to everyone to attend.

Safety first

Safety first

Another school year got underway on Sept. 2. Crossing guard Bev Marcelline ensures the safety of student crossing the road to and from school in Drayton.

Horticultural society holds fall flower and vegetable show

MOOREFIELD - There were 123 entries for the fall flower and vegetable show of the Moorefield and District Horticultural Society on Aug. 26. Judge Jane McDonald, commented it was a big show with lots of variety.
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Two way race for Wellington County Ward 6
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