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Today's date: Thursday February 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 08
   
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Black named to Canadian Senate

Black named to Canadian Senate

WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington resident and Ward 5 Wellington County councillor Rob Black has been named to the Senate of Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Feb. 15 that Black is one of two independent senators appointed by Governor General Julie Payette to fill Senate vacancies.

Singing Valentine

Singing Valentine

The Royal City Ambassadors were on tour in downtown Fergus on Valentine’s Day. Proceeds support Ontario Barbershop Charities and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

Bridges on top of list for residents at Feb. 15 Belwood town hall meeting

BELWOOD - Local residents feel bridges are no small matter. The Feb. 15 meeting at the Belwood town hall featured resident after resident citing concerns over timelines in which local bridges would be replaced, repaired or have weight and/or height restrictions lifted.

Museum provides Family Day Fun

Museum provides Family Day Fun

Families learned all about the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on Family Day, Feb. 19.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

LEFT: All outdoor activities were cancelled at the Wellington County Museum Family Day celebration on Feb. 19 due to the wet weather except the campfire at which guests could roast marshmallows and make s’mores. RIGHT: Indoor events included a parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog, complete with the traditional Chinese dragon.

Highland Rugby Club plans trip fundraiser

The Highland Rugby Club is hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 28 to help raise money for its upcoming United Kingdom trip.

Taekwondo talent

Taekwondo talent

Zachary Garth Viola of Fergus and Maxena Aguto of Guelph attended the 2018 Canadian National Taekwondo Championship in Ottawa from Feb. 15 to 18 at the EY Centre.

Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis coming to Fergus for Books and Beer

FERGUS - The Elora Writers Festival presents an intimate evening with an award-winning author in the festival’s fourth Books and Beer event.

Celtic siblings

Celtic siblings

WeeAlec Productions brought the Fitzgeralds, from Bancroft, to perform for a nearly-full house at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 16.

Winter activities

Winter activities

The Belwood Lions Club’s outdoor Family Day event at the Belwood ball diamond was a success, despite the wet weather. LEFT: Families tried out curling and hockey on the ice rick, which is maintained all winter by the Belwood Lions Club. RIGHT: Other activities included a plunger toss as well as food and hot drinks. Submitted photos

Speeder of the Week

ELORA - On Feb. 12 at about 10am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7 near Hill Road here.

Unwanted guests

FERGUS - On Feb. 13 at about 7:45am, Wellington County OPP officers were called to assist someone trying to get two people to leave a private residence on Elora Street here.

Elora raceway to host National Driving Championship on Sept. 26

Elora raceway to host National Driving Championship on Sept. 26

ELORA - Grand River Raceway will host the 2018 National Driving Championship later this year.

 Local students recognized for acts of kindness

Local students recognized for acts of kindness

FERGUS - A group of local Grade 6 students is being recognized by the OPP for performing acts of kindness.

Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

FERGUS - FERGUS – A local elementary school student has been recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen nomination. Hennessey Veit, 11, was the only local nominee for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association award.

Spaghetti supper fundraiser on Feb. 24

FERGUS - The Elora Co-op Preschool annual spaghetti dinner will be held on Feb. 24 from 4 to 8pm at Centre Wellington District High School.

Encore presentation of secret shopping event planned for March 5 in Fergus

FERGUS - In response to a survey as to when to host the encore presentation of Roger Brooks’ secret shop experience in Wellington County, the majority indicated the best date would be March 5 between 9:30am and noon at the Fergus Grand Theatre.
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Community Guide Winter 2017

BUZZ

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County
Mapleton hopes to quickly fill finance director position
Wellington North council happy with response for ice-making fix
Local students recognized for acts of kindness
Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Big news for Wellington County

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