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Today's date: Thursday September 03, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 36
   
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Special meeting set to gather more information on water taking process

ELORA - On the heels of the Aug. 24 decision of Centre Wellington council to seek a ministry meeting on water supply protection, the municipality is holding a special committee of the whole meeting on Sept. 11.

Elora firefighters to hold MS fundraiser on Metcalfe Street bridge on Sept. 19

ELORA - Firefighters in Elora will be raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy during an annual road toll on Sept. 19.

Highway 6 north in Fergus will close for two weeks to allow subdivision servicing

FERGUS - As residents recover from the month-long closure of the Wellington County bridge crossing the Grand River at Scotland/Gartshore Streets, a new major (if temporary) road closure is on the horizon.

Long-term plans for Belsyde Cemetery could include eliminating Highland Park

FERGUS - Long-term plans for Belsyde Cemetery may eventually impact the living - specifically ball teams using Highland Park.

Centre Wellington endorses $475,000 hi-tech approach to manage cemeteries, building department and to improve web access

ELORA - Going hi-tech is not necessarily cheap.

Playground structures for parks come in at nearly $90,000

ELORA - New playground equipment for two local parks is coming in with a $90,000 pricetag.

Town hires lawyer to defend lawsuit from former CAO

ERIN - The Town of Erin has hired a lawyer to defend a lawsuit launched by its former CAO.

Lions barbecue

Lions barbecue

From left: Frank Cherry, Jim Alexander, Ian Turner and Tony Malfara enjoy a barbecue fundraiser for Groves Memorial Community Hospital hosted by the Arthur Lions Club on Aug. 28.

Smaller front yard setbacks considered for Summerfields developement in Fergus

FERGUS - With a sales centre now under construction, Centre Wellington held a public meeting on Aug. 24 to consider amending front yard setbacks for the Summerfields subdivision here.

Local boy, 8, spots dangerous plant at park

Local boy, 8, spots dangerous plant at park

ROCKWOOD - A local boy identified a potentially threatening plant at John Jolliffe Park here.

Donate scrap metal for Groves

FERGUS - The Groves Hospital Foundation is bringing back its ‘Your Metal Matters’ campaign for the month of September.

Town axes committee members; to hire EDO

ERIN - Town officials remain tight-lipped about the details of a closed session of council on Aug. 13.

Palmerston Scouting seeks volunteer leaders, new meeting space

PALMERSTON - Palmerston Scouting is struggling to find volunteers to run its programs and to find a new meeting space to call “home.”

WFA grateful for response to tornadoes

WFA grateful for response to tornadoes

MAPLETON - The Wellington Federation of Agriculture (WFA) has expressed its appreciation for the reaction of municipal officials to an Aug. 2 tornado strike in northern Wellington.

New crossing guard at Belsyde and Tower streets this fall

FERGUS - Students at the south end of town will have a guiding hand to cross Highway 6 this fall.

Volunteer honoured at Highland Manor

Volunteer honoured at Highland Manor

FERGUS - A local volunteer has received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 25 years of volunteer work at Highland Manor Retirement Lodge in Fergus.

Local Tories not muzzled; plan to attend debates, interact with media

Local Tories not muzzled; plan to attend debates, interact with media

WELLINGTON CTY. - It’s election business as usual for federal Conservative candidates in two county ridings. Local candidates are continuing to respond to media inquiries and will attend all-candidates meetings, John Nater and Michael Chong confirmed this week.

Consultant recommends ‘in-principle’ approval of quarry bylaw amendment

BRUCEDALE - A planning consultant hired by Guelph-Eramosa Township has recommended in-principle approval of a zoning bylaw amendment for a quarry near Rockwood.

Candles illuminate awareness for suicide prevention

GUELPH - On Sept. 10, people from over 50 countries will join with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day.

Nater opens Harriston campaign office

Nater opens Harriston campaign office

HARRISTON - Perth-Wellington federal Conservative candidate John Nater opened his Wellington campaign office at 25 Elora Street South in Harriston on Aug. 25.

Pastor ordained

Pastor ordained

An ordination service was held for Albert John Plat at Drayton Reformed Church on Aug. 21.

Township aims for late November to have new CAO/clerk in place

A consultant assisting the township with the hiring of a new CAO/clerk is aiming to have the process completed by late November.

Council ponders hosting debate ahead of Oct. 19 federal election

MAPLETON - The township is considering hosting or facilitating an all-candidates meeting to help inform local voters in advance of the Oct. 19 federal election.

Township to seek help to prepare grant application for bridge project

MAPLETON - Township staff have been authorized to seek outside assistance to prepare a grant application for a bridge replacement project.
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Fergus Fall Fair 2015

BUZZ

Highway 6 north in Fergus will close for two weeks to allow subdivision servicing
Centre Wellington endorses $475,000 hi-tech approach to manage cemeteries, building department and to improve web access
New crossing guard at Belsyde and Tower streets this fall
Local Tories not muzzled; plan to attend debates, interact with media
Consultant recommends ‘in-principle’ approval of quarry bylaw amendment

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Barrie Hopkins
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