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Today's date: Tuesday September 02, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 35
   
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Officials can not confirm tornado

 
HILLSBURGH - An Environment Canada meteorologist said a tornado reported in the area around 6:30pm on Aug. 20 may not have been a tornado after all. Geoff Coulson said last week Environment Canada is trying to track down the person who took the video of the reported tornado.

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Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador takes ice bucket challenge

Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador takes ice bucket challenge

FERGUS - Fergus Fall Fair Ambassador Krista Fraser is one of the latest participants to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge – taking the plunge at her family’s farm on Aug. 20.

GRCF turns 50 in 2015

The Grand River Conservation Foundation (GRCF) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Dirksen seeks seat on Minto council

MINTO - Former deputy mayor Judy Dirksen is seeking a seat on Minto Town Council in the Oct. 27 municipal election.

Guelph-Eramosa council briefs:

BRUCEDALE - On Aug. 11 Guelph-Eramosa council heard the findings of a preliminary review of the site plan application for the new Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rockwood.

Maieron feels Erin’s growth hindered by Orangeville’s expansion

ERIN - Councillors here have a decision to make on the town’s Settlement Servicing Master Plan (SSMP) and Mayor Lou Maieron wants Credit Valley Conservation to come up with new information before that choice is made.

AMO conference offered good news, not so good news says Ross-Zuj

ELORA - While news offered from the province during the recent AMO conference in London was not great, Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj said, “We had some very successful meetings with government representatives.”

Two all candidates meetings already set in Guelph-Eramosa

BRUCEDALE - Voters in Guelph-Eramosa will have an opportunity to hear issues raised by candidates for the Oct. 27 municipal election at two all-candidates debates already scheduled.

Guelph-Eramosa search on for new director of public works

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council’s search for a new director of public works is underway.

Fire tool

Fire tool

The Guelph Eramosa Fire Department recently received a delivery of new battery-powered auto extrication tools. The 2nd generation eDraulics tools from Code 4 Fire and Rescue are portable, have extended battery life and are equipped with a built-in LED working light.

New tree planting grants available

MAPLETON - Owners of non-farm rural properties in Mapleton Township can take advantage of a new grant program to help them plant trees on their land.

Pathway to Minto-Clifford school closed due to safety concerns

HARRISTON - The walkway through the site of the former Harriston Senior Public School site will be closed to students who use it to access Minto-Clifford Public School beginning in September.

Department reaches out with safety campaign

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to the public with a home fire safety campaign.

Correction

A story on page 15 of the Aug. 22 issue of the Advertiser incorrectly stated the Canadian Pharmacists Association was behind a campaign to allow pharmacists to provide more frontline health care.

Mimosa United Church celebrating 150 years

ERIN - The little stone church on the hill, Mimosa United, is celebrating 150 years as a congregation.

Grace Christian Fellowship breaks ground for new church

Grace Christian Fellowship breaks ground for new church

FERGUS - Grace Christian Fellowship is getting its “home base” with the construction of the congregation’s first church in the community.

New kindergarten students take first bus ride

New kindergarten students take first bus ride

Kindergarten students and those “new to the bus” gathered on Aug. 26 at Ponsonby Public School, one of nine locations across the region offering the local school boards’ annual kindergarten ride from 9am until noon.

Wellington North race heating up

KENILWORTH - The municipal election race is heating up in Wellington North, with longtime resident Jens Dam entering the race in Ward 3, where he will square off against incumbent councillor Mark Goetz and former councillor Ross Chaulk, who was defeated in the last municipal election in the mayor’s race.

Tower Street bridge closing again for three weeks for repairs

Tower Street bridge closing again for three weeks for repairs

FERGUS - Traffic through downtown Fergus could be tied up again with an expected three-week closure of the Tower Street bridge.

White, Wilson acclaimed to AMO board during annual conference

White, Wilson acclaimed to AMO board during annual conference

LONDON - Wellington County Warden Chris White will resume his position as Director for the Rural Caucus, while CAO Scott Wilson will fill the position of Director for the County Caucus for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors.

Maieron says he won’t seek another term as Erin mayor

It seems Lou Maieron will not be seeking another term as Erin’s mayor.

GRCA study indicates spillway may not be needed for Conestogo Dam

MAPLETON - A multi-year study by GRCA staff of updated technical guidelines for dam regulation in Ontario could mean an emergency spillway may not be needed for the Conestogo Dam after all.

East Wellington Community Services celebrates 30 years

East Wellington Community Services celebrates 30 years

ERIN - East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) is celebrating 30 years, but it is as much to celebrate the community as the agency says s marketing and fund development manager Erika Westcott.

Tree planting grants available to non-farm rural landowners

MAPLETON - Owners of non-farm rural properties in Mapleton Township can take advantage of a new grant program to help them plant trees on their land.
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