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Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers

Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers 
ELORA - The Elora Festival and Elora Singers have fired longtime artistic director Noel Edison.
The announcement comes less than two months after the festival placed Edison on personal

Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over

Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over 
BELWOOD - The mother of Kaden Young is thanking everyone who helped search for her son, noting the search "has finally come to an end." "The amount of support was absolutely incredible and we can't really thank everyone enough," Michelle Hansen wrote in a Facebook post on April 22. The previous day police reported the body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge.

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing 
BELWOOD - A body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge today. Police are not confirming the identity of the body, but many people involved in the search for Kaden Young, including family members, were gathered at the scene. The bridge is about 11km downstream from where the boy went missing two months ago.

Rotary donations

Rotary donations

Pat Espina, the creator of the FEDS Special Needs Soccer Program, receives a cheque from Leanne Iravani, President of the Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora for $1,000 on April 10.

2018 Awards of Excellence on May 15

FERGUS - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize and congratulate this year’s Nominees for the 18th Annual Awards of Excellence being held on May 15, at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans

ELORA - Centre Wellington Township is looking for local input on both its transportation and water supply master plans.

Local businesses protest ‘unfair’ tax, holiday pay changes

FERGUS - Local business officials are calling on the province to reverse course on two recent initiatives they say hurt small businesses.

Tree damaged

Tree damaged

Salem resident Michael Lee says a remembrance tree in Salem’s Veterans Park appears to have been damaged by a snowmobile. Lee wonders why the operator did not at least stop and pick up the damaged tree. In a letter to the editor on page 10, Lee issues a plea for respect for veterans.

Rescheduled: Downtown Fergus watermain to be shut off overnight April 23 to 24

FERGUS - To complete the next step of the St. David Street Bridge reconstruction, work is required on the watermain.

UGDSB holds first French cultural event

UGDSB holds first French cultural event

FERGUS - Teachers from John Black Public School hosted a French cultural event for Grade 7, 8 and 9 students on April 6. The event, called Franconnexion, aimed to build relationships between elementary students and their future high schools as well as promote French.

How to grow vegetables workshop held April 28

How to grow vegetables workshop held April 28

FERGUS - The Community Garden Network is sponsoring a workshop, How to grow vegetables, led by Daisy Moore on April 28 from 1 to 3pm at the Aboyne Hall at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

Annual tournament

Annual tournament

On March 25, Elora Gorge Karate Dojo hosted its 6th annual tournament as part of the IMGKA. Participants from Dojos across Ontario tested their skills in 30 divisions including Kata, Team Kata and Kobudo (weapons).

Last bonspiel of season

Last bonspiel of season

The last bonspiel of the season was held at the Fergus Curling Club on April 7. The bonspiel is held in memory of the late Bill Taylor and the proceeds go to the Lung Association.

Seniors appreciation

Seniors appreciation

Many of the over 200 Victoria Seniors Centre volunteers attended an appreciation breakfast held in Fergus on April 17 to thank them for their valuable service to the centre

CWDHS teacher elected to Ontario College of Teachers council

FERGUS - Centre Wellington District High School teacher Diane Ballantyne has been elected as the English-Language Public Board Secondary representative in the 2018 College Council election for the Ontario College of Teachers.

Wordfest coming to Elora Centre for the Arts April 26

ELORA - Wordfest offers an evening of celebration of words with prose, poetry and storytelling on April 26.

McCartney “Here Today” on June 1

FERGUS - The music of Paul McCartney will be “Here Today” on June 1 at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

First World War concert comes to the Fergus Grand Theatre

FERGUS - Soldiers of Song – A Tribute to the Dumbells will be performed on April 27 at 8pm as part of the Fergus Grand Theatre’s presenting

Spring fashion show headed to Elora Centre for the Arts

ELORA - The Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) is hosting a night of fashion and fun on April 21.

Girl from God’s Country coming to Elora

ELORA - The Elora Women’s Film Society is presenting Girl from God’s Country on April 19 at 7pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

Local Humboldt fundraiser surpasses $9,000

Local Humboldt fundraiser surpasses $9,000

FERGUS - What started out as a simple idea to support a grieving community has turned into a major fundraiser surpassing all expectations.

Artist offers drawing to raise money for Humboldt

Artist offers drawing to raise money for Humboldt

FERGUS - For almost two weeks now, staff at Fergus Printing and Keltech Signs have been trying to raise money to help the community of Humbodlt, Saskatchewan.

Fergus man faces crack charge following brief foot pursuit

FERGUS - On April 2 Wellington County OPP were notified Guelph Police Service officials were trying to arrest a man for property crimes who was known to frequent Fergus.

Driving charges

FERGUS - On March 30 at about 8:30pm Wellington County OPP stopped a vehicle on Johnston Street North here for allegedly displaying an expired licence plate.
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Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision
Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers

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