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New hospital to cost $127.5 million; substantial completion by late 2019

New hospital to cost $127.5 million; substantial completion by late 2019

ABOYNE - The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital will cost $127.5 million and should be completed prior to 2020.

Grand River Agricultural Society distributes $9,750

Grand River Agricultural Society distributes $9,750

ELORA - The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has announced the recipients of its new Community Mini-Grant program supporting projects related to agriculture and the environment.

Union Gas proposes service for Belwood

ELORA - Natural gas lines may be coming to Belwood in the next few years. On June 19, Centre Wellington councillors formally lent their support to a proposal from Union Gas to extend service to Belwood.

Father’s Day winners

Father’s Day winners

The Centre Wellington Mohawks Bantam 1 team was undefeated at the Annual Father’s Day Heritage Classic Lacrosse Tournament in Owen Sound on June 17 and 18.

Commemorative plantings

Commemorative plantings

Specially made planters in the design of the Canada 150 logo help bring the anniversary message home through the work of the Rotary Club of Fergus Elora in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Photo by Mike Robinson

Digging deep

Digging deep

Members of the Rotary Club of Fergus Elora undertook special plantings in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Jester’s Fun Factory celebrates Canada

Jester’s Fun Factory celebrates Canada

Flash mob - The parking lot in front of Jester’s Fun Factory in Fergus was a sea of red and white for a celebration in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday last weekend. Close to 200 people showed up on June 17.

Lots of bears

Lots of bears

Teddy bears were abound at the annual Teddy Bear Caper on June 17 on St. Andrew Street in Fergus. Dozens of children showed off their favourite Teddy, participated in games and other activities. Bears Cheerleading team members clutch their Teddies.

Glimpse into the future

Glimpse into the future

Doors Open Fergus Elora on June 17not only celebrated the past, but the future as residents had a chance view the Pearle Hospitality renovations of the Elora Mill.

Doors Open Fergus Elora draws in the crowds

Doors Open Fergus Elora draws in the crowds

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On June 17, Centre Wellington hosted its 10th annual Doors Open event as part of a province wide celebration of community heritage.

Belwood celebrates Canada 150 with patriotic party

Belwood celebrates Canada 150 with patriotic party

Centre Wellington residents were out and about for the Belwood community and Belwood Lions Club celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Lailah Arnold of Cambridge and Faye Chamberlain of Belwood sport their Canada attire.

Patriotism in Belwood

Patriotism in Belwood

Miss Canada 1867 (aka Deb Dalziel) brings her own vibe to the June 17 parade in Belwood.

Pioneer spirit

Pioneer spirit

Youngsters get into the pioneer spirit at the June 17 Canada 150 parade in Belwood.

On route

On route

Centre Wellington residents were out and about for the Belwood community and Belwood Lions Club celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

July 1 in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Call it Dominion Day or Canada Day, July 1 will be a day to celebrate this country’s 150th birthday.

Annual memorial tournament honours Oksanen

PONSONBY - And the game goes on ... in honour of Karri Oksanen. The Karri Oksanen Memorial Softball Tournament was founded in 2014 in support of the Karri Oksanen Memorial Foundation.

New playground

New playground

There are lots of smiling faces at John Black Public School in Fergus as the first stage of the playground improvement project was completed this month. Principal Scott Preston officially opened the new primary playground on June 16.

New book for Belwood author

New book for Belwood author

BELWOOD - A Belwood author recently published a new picture book. Marilyn Helmer has over 30 books published and her most recent is Sarah’s Wings, a picture book about a young girl who loves butterflies and finds the courage to overcome her fears.

Theatre supporters

Theatre supporters

The 2016-17 season for the Fergus Grand Theatre is coming to an end and officials are preparing the theatre for renovations this summer. Theatre co-ordinator Eric Goudie held a volunteer appreciation night at the theatre on June 7 and thanked more than 40 volunteers for their work during the year.

Foundation awards seven ‘mini grants’ totalling $8,500 to six local groups

ABOYNE - On June 12, recipients of the Centre Wellington Community Foundation’s (CWCF) mini grants program were officially announced at a public community update and mini grants event.

Township hires director of corporate services/treasurer

ELORA - Centre Wellington officials have announced that Dan Wilson will become the township’s new treasurer and managing director of corporate services effective Sept. 1.

Teens take on mental wellness education

Teens take on mental wellness education

FERGUS - Grade 4 students at JD Hogarth Public School participated in a unique mental wellness workshop earlier this month.

Draft growth report recommendations available online

ELORA - Centre Wellington’s growth management strategy draft recommendations report is now online.

Teens taken to hospital after fall over dam

Teens taken to hospital after fall over dam

Police are reminding swimmers and hikers to keep safe after two accidents within two days at local parks. On June 21 at about 5:15pm, emergency crews responded to a call along the Grand River in Bissell Park in Elora.

Man falls into Elora Gorge, airlifted to Toronto hospital

ELORA - A man was transported by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital with serious head injuries after falling into the Elora Gorge on Monday evening.

Boats stolen

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On June 10 at about 11:30am, Wellington County OPP received a report of two stolen boats from the Belwood Lake Conservation Area.

Two Fergus men charged after drug bust

FERGUS - Two local men have been charged following a drug bust here on June 21.
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