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Today's date: Tuesday October 21, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 42
   
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Quickview of Wellington County Wards

Quickview of Wellington County Wards

Image from the weekly Wellington County page of the Wellington Advertiser.

John McCrae to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

GUELPH - Guelph’s John McCrae is one of six “medical heroes” being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015 for contributions to the field of medicine and health sciences.

New streetlights

New streetlights

RealTerm Energy crews began installing new streetlights in Palmerston last week. Crews are installing light-­emitting diode (LED) streetlights across Minto’s 733-­light system and, in the first year, the upgrade is expected to reduce streetlight energy consumption by 66 per cent and cut streetlight maintenance costs by 80%.

Local foster families to be honoured for service

GRAND VALLEY - In honour of national foster family week, Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County hosts an annual appreciation dinner to recognize foster parents and the important role they play in the community.

Finger pointing dominates Puslinch candidate meeting

ABERFOYLE - There were more than a few sparks flying at the all candidates night at the Puslinch Community Centre here on Oct. 8. Opening salvos started with speeches by both mayoral candidates - Dennis Lever, who currently serves as mayor, and Brad Whitcombe, who served as mayor prior to Lever.

Fire protection topic of heated debate at Minto candidates meeting

DREW - Minto voters had a chance to get up close and personal with municipal election candidates at a meeting here on Oct. 10.

Cheque presentation

Cheque presentation

Knights of Columbus in Kenilworth presented local hospitals with $1,000 each. Funds were raised through their second hand sale. Over the last 10 years Knights of Columbus have donated over $20,000 to hospital foundations for Groves, Louise Marshall & Palmerston and District hospitals.

School board candidates offer southern viewpoints in Aberfoyle

ABERFOYLE - School board candidates offered a variety of opinions to Puslinch residents at an all candidates’ meeting on Oct. 8 in the Puslinch Community Centre.

Candidates urged to make use of social media

BELWOOD - Political candidates here are being urged to make more use of social media to keep residents up to date on events and decisions.

County council hopefuls make their final case in Erin

ERIN - Three candidates vying for the Ward 9 seat on county council stepped up to the plate at the Erin Legion on Oct. 8, all claiming to have experience on their side and the interests of the environment at heart.

Erin candidates offer first-year priorities, wastewater ideas

ERIN - Transition Erin hosted an all candidates meeting here on Oct. 6, with close to half of the questions related to the environment and climate change.

Erin mayoral candidates talk environment, development and community teamwork

ERIN - It was a full house at the Erin Legion on Oct. 8 as mayoral hopefuls took the stage for a final chance to convince voters they are the right person for the coveted top seat.

Quiet crowd at first Wellington North all-candidates meeting

KENILWORTH - An all candidates meeting at Kenilworth Public School on Oct. 9 garnered a sizable crowd that remained decidedly silent when given the chance to pose questions to prospective representatives.

Innes ‘offended, shocked’ by coverage

ELORA - Ward 5 county councillor candidate Jean Innes says she was “offended” and “shocked” by recent Advertiser coverage of comments she made about relocating county administrative offices from Guelph to Aboyne.

County, agencies to investigate coordinated rural transportation system

GUELPH - County staff will facilitate discussions between various agencies providing services in rural areas of Wellington in an effort to find a workable model for a coordinated rural transportation system.

Wellington County equips North Wellington Health Care with Commitment of $2.2 million

Wellington County equips North Wellington Health Care with Commitment of $2.2 million

MOUNT FOREST - Warden Chris White and county councillors in north Wellington County were recognized by the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation for the county’s commitment of $2.2 million to support two critical foundation projects at North Wellington Health Care - Louise Marshall Hospital on Oct. 7.

Learning disabilities and anxiety to be explored

GUELPH - Dr. Patricia Peters, a community-based clinical psychologist will discuss the relationship between anxiety and learning disabilities at an event presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County.

Ontario announces more support for seniors’ centres in Guelph

Ontario announces more support for seniors’ centres in Guelph

GUELPH - Ontario is helping Guelph seniors stay healthy, active and connected to their community. The province is providing almost $110,000 to support the Evergreen Seniors’ Centre and the West End Community Centre.

Canadian consortium on neurodegeneration

Canadian consortium on neurodegeneration

WELLINGTON CTY. - The vision of the CCNA is to bring together 20 research teams involving over 340 top Canadian researchers in the field of neurodegenerative diseases affecting cognition such as Alzheimer’s in a collaborative and synergistic space.

International visitor

International visitor

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott hosted German president Joachim Gauck at Queen’s Park on Sept. 26. President Gauck has been recognized for his courage and determination in advocating for human rights. The president’s Canadian tour marked the first state visit by a German president in almost 25 years. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. submitted photo

New to You

New to You

The Groves Hospital Volunteer Association celebrated the grand opening of its new store on St. David Street in Fergus.

Division Street to be closed and sold

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council moved to close parts of the road allowance known as Division Street in Rockwood at its meeting on Oct. 6.

Gamble resigns as meeting investigator

ERIN - The closed meeting investigator for all but one of the county’s seven lower tier municipalities is calling it quits.

Helping with hunger

Helping with hunger

Centre Wellington District High School students collected over 2,300 non-perishable food items (or 1,400 pounds) last week and presented the bounty on Oct. 10 to representatives from Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

Blood donors

Blood donors

Members of the Hirtle family were among those helping Canadian Blood Services exceed their target of 58 units (67 units were collected) on Sept. 22 at the Drayton blood donor clinic.

Mapleton candidates address communication, spending, recreation

Mapleton candidates address communication, spending, recreation

MAPLETON - Mayoral candidate Neil Driscoll says if elected his first priority is very simple. “I want a person answering the phone,” Driscoll told over 100 people who gathered for an all candidates meeting at the Alma Community Centre on Oct. 9.

Youth centre celebrates 15th anniversary Oct. 17

DRAYTON - As the Drayton Youth Centre celebrates its 15th anniversary, the centre’s board of directors realizes how integral this community support has been to the success of the organization in providing a safe, positive space for local youth three nights a week.

Former Alma resident covers Canadiana during talk

Former Alma resident covers Canadiana during talk

From Canadian quilts to beaver pelts, Dianne Stevenson enthralled her audience at the Seniors Centre for Excellence with her unique look at Canadian history.

GRCA accepting tree orders

CAMBRIDGE - As the leaves fall, it is time for rural landowners to start thinking about ordering trees from the Grand River Conservation Authority for planting next spring.

Township completes water main break repairs

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Centre Wellington township water crews have repaired the water main break and are in the process of replacing a fire hydrant damaged from a single vehicle collision on Tower Street at Albert Street in Fergus on Oct. 16.
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