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Today's date: Monday March 30, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 13
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Narrow 4-3 vote allows for demolition of Provost Lane log cabin

ELORA - Time has taken its toll on part of the heritage of Fergus and a 4-3 vote on March 23 approved a demolition on the log cabin at the property at 240 Provost Lane. The issue for councillors was not if the log cabin is part of the community heritage - but whether it could be saved, salvaged or restored.

Presentation does little to allay concern over proposed Arthur roundabout

Presentation does little to allay concern over proposed Arthur roundabout

KENILWORTH - The frustration was clear as local residents packed Kenilworth Public School on March 23 to hear a presentation to Wellington North council regarding the proposed roundabout in Arthur.

Minto considers taking over operations at Harriston Lions Medical Centre

HARRISTON - The Town of Minto is considering direct involvement in ownership and operation of the Harriston Lions Medical Centre.

Dinner to support Games

The Fergus branch of the Canadian Bible Society will hold its 30th annual dinner on April 11 at the Alma Bible Chapel in Alma. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15.

Minto urged to keep taps running

MINTO - Keep those taps running.

Milder weather allows most Wellington North residents to turn off taps

Warmer weather means that it is now safe for many - but not all - Wellington North residents to turn off their taps.

Will I? Or will I not - have a will?

Will I? Or will I not - have a will?

Having a will allows you to decide who you want to receive your estate. If you die without a will the law will decide for you.

Common estate planning mistakes

Common estate planning mistakes

Each year, billions of dollars in assets are transferred at death. There are a number common mistakes to avoid so your estate goes to the people and causes most important to you in the way you intended.

Reservists train at gorge

Reservists train at gorge

Rapelling exercise - A team of Canadian Armed Forces reservists took advantage of the local terrain to conduct rappelling exercises over the gorge in Elora on March 21.

Nature’s canvas

Nature’s canvas

This photo above was taken in the evening near Durham on March 17. The aurora borealis was a result of a G3 solar storm event and was caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection that impacted the night before.

Pillar of light

Pillar of light

This photo of light pillars was taken on the first line just north of the Belwood Road on March 22 at 3:44am. photo by Dave Patrick - Ontarioweather.com - @wwxchaser

Municipalities support campaign to rename highway after former MPP Jack Johnson

WELLINGTON CTY. - A campaign by Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott to have the local portion of Highway 6 renamed the Jack Johnson Memorial Highway has received support from several municipalities here.

Town’s insurance premiums decrease

MINTO - Insurance premiums for the Town of Minto have dropped slightly for 2015.


A letter to the editor in last week’s Wellington Advertiser omitted a word from the final sentence of the letter titled R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Cash raised for cats

FERGUS - Thanks to the donations from across the country, Global Pet Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. raised over $230,000 for animal shelters and pet rescue groups across Canada.

New eco-friendly Erin programs

ERIN - Water refilling stations in Centre 2000 and the Hillsburgh Community Centre have received the green light from council.

Centre Wellington spring town hall meeting on April 22

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is partnering with Centre Wellington to present the second of four seasonal town hall meetings in 2015.

Erin town council briefs

ERIN - The appointment of a town crier, new employees, insurance coverage and additional meetings were some of the items discussed at Erin’s March 17 council meeting.

Guelph-Eramosa water has perfect score

BRUCEDALE - All water systems under Guelph-Eramosa Township’s municipal care received a rating of 100 per cent compliance in the most recent annual Ministry of Environment and Climate Change assessment.

Minimum wage up 25 cents

TORONTO - Ontario is raising its general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective Oct. 1. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, students, etc.) are increasing too.

Town’s council costs drop $7,000

MINTO - The cost of paying local politicians in Minto went down by just over $7,000 in 2014.

New draft for town’s fill bylaw

ERIN - In the newest draft of Erin’s site alteration bylaw, Mayor Allan Alls, councillor Matt Sammut and town staff have recommended adopting Halton Hills’ fill bylaw.

Badley Bridge work in Elora is slated to commence in late May

ELORA - It will be a summer of construction over the Badley Bridge in the downtown here.

Logging competitors at the College Royal

Logging competitors at the College Royal

Students and visitors alike enjoyed the great outdoors while exploring the University of Guelph last weekend during the College Royal open house. photo by Mike Robinson

Road to be named after First World War veteran

PALMERSTON - A new road in the Palmerston Industrial Park will be named for First World War veteran Frank Lambier. Minto council had considered naming the street for Boer War veteran Arthur Ross. However, the name Frank Lambier was recommended by the Palmerston Legion branch, which is also named after Lambier.

NWHC gets top 10 score

MOUNT FOREST - North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) achieved a score in the top 10 per cent of Ontario hospitals for Acute Care Inpatient Experience in a recently-released National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) report.

Proposal to convert studio into residence is deferred

DRAYTON - Mapleton council is considering a rezoning request that would allow a prospective purchaser to convert a building here from institutional to residential use.
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Minto urged to keep taps running
Milder weather allows most Wellington North residents to turn off taps
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