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Today's date: Friday November 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 47
   
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Grant application policy clarified by Centre Wellington

ELORA - Centre Wellington is attempting to clear up part of its grant application policy.

Light it up blue

Light it up blue

There was a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Bring Diabetes to Light bridge-lighting ceremony behind the library in Fergus on Nov. 14.

End-to-end

End-to-end

On Nov. 14, Brad Sararus of Fergus, Don MacKenzie of Elora and John Chalmers of Guelph completed the Bruce Trail end to end.

‘It Takes a Village’

‘It Takes a Village’

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington hosted “It Takes a Village” with Wellington County OPP, Guelph Police and Women in Crisis on Nov. 18. The event, held at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus, included topics such as human trafficking, digital media safety and internet safety, as well as four breakout session for youth and adult audiences. Guest speaker Charlene Doak-Gerbauer spoke about the connection between social media and child pornography.

Royal win

Royal win

Kate Thring of Belwood attended The Queen’s Guineas at the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair in Toronto on Nov. 3 with her steer Jericho. Thring and Jericho placed 4th in their class.

Tae kwon-do tournament winners

Tae kwon-do tournament winners

On Oct. 14, a seven-member team of students from Centre Wellington Martial Arts Academy of Fergus competed at the 2017 Erie Shores Invitational Tae Kwon-Do Tournament in Leamington.

Canadian Cup

Canadian Cup

Centre Wellington Fusion Minor Pewee A hockey team competed in the Canadian Cup Tournament in Montreal from Nov. 17 to 19, and took home the gold medal. The tournament is an international event that hosts teams from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup

The Grand River Bantam BB Mustangs recently claimed silver in the Waterloo Fall Challenge Cup. After going undefeated in round robin play, including wins against the number one and seven teams in the province, the Mustangs suffered their only loss of the weekend in the finals to take the silver medal.

Now open

Now open

Grand opening - The Vault Coffee and Espresso Bar held its grand opening on Nov. 18 with a ribbon cutting. The cafe is in the first floor of the historic Marshall Block building in downtown Fergus. The cafe’s name is derived from the building’s early years as an Imperial Bank of Canada branch.

Save a life, wrap gifts, eat scones at clinic

ELORA - Considering the increased need for blood in the holiday season, Canadian Blood Services and the Secret Garden Tea House are partnering to throw a lifesaving party – including free scones and free gift wrapping in Elora.

Report recommends third fire station for Centre Wellington

Report recommends third fire station for Centre Wellington

ELORA - A report presented by Centre Wellington Fire Chief Brad Patton recommends council consider a long-term strategy to increase its complement of firefighters by 60% and to add a third fire station in Aboyne.

Annual Elora Santa Claus Parade set for Nov. 25

ELORA - Christmas comes but once a year, with the parade of brilliant festive lights that last us all year.

Sensational Elora distributes pollinator seed packs

ELORA - For the second year, Sensational Elora is donating packages of pollinator seeds to elementary schools in Centre Wellington.

Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala

Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala

FERGUS - On Nov. 15, the Fergus Grand Theatre opened the doors to the public, and did what it does best – put on a show and gala to celebrate and showcase the improvements to the theatre, thanks to an Ontario150 Community Capital Grant, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Holiday classic at the Fergus Grand Theatre

Holiday classic at the Fergus Grand Theatre

FERGUS - Elora Community Theatre starts its 45th season with A Christmas Carol. The classic Christmas story is a joyous celebration brimming with music, dance and good cheer at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

Broken but Beautiful

Broken but Beautiful

Local author Juanita Pero has published a new book, Broken but Beautiful. It is a book of inspirational poetry with commentary.

Festive RIDE

Festive RIDE

Wellington County OPP and Guelph Police Service launched their annual Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign on Nov. 15. At the RIDE program on Wellington Road 18 police officers and members of Guelph Wellington MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) reminded drivers not to drink and drive during the holiday season.

Partial holding provision lifted from site of former Little Folks administration building

ELORA - As work continues on the Elora Mill north of the Grand River, Pearle Hospitality is setting its sights south to the former Little Folks administration building.

Centre Wellington mayor thanks local Legions

ELORA - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton offered thanks to local Royal Canadian Legion branches 275 in Fergus and 229 in Elora on Nov. 20, “for the awesome work they did helping us to remember those who fought and those who died in the wars.”

Fergus Lions launch community toy drive

Fergus Lions launch community toy drive

FERGUS - The Christmas season is just around the corner and the Fergus Lions Club is asking the community to continue its giving spirt.

Ways to help neighbours in need this holiday

FERGUS - The number of people in this community struggling to provide for their families is increasing, according the Centre Wellington Food Bank.

Liquor stolen

Liquor stolen

FERGUS - Police have released a photo of a suspect they say is responsible for stealing close to $300 worth of booze. On Nov. 16 Wellington County OPP were called about a theft at the LCBO store in Fergus.

Four charges

BELWOOD - On Nov. 7 at about 11:10am a Wellington County OPP officer stopped a vehicle for allegedly speeding on Broadway Street here.
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Community Guide Fall 2017

BUZZ

Couple raises funds to fight human trafficking
Annual Elora Santa Claus Parade set for Nov. 25
Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala
Relay for Life returns to Wellington County in June at Guelph Lake
Partial holding provision lifted from site of former Little Folks administration building

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