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Today's date: Thursday August 17, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 32
   
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Local businesses to province: Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan ‘too much too fast’

ELORA - Local businesses have a number of concerns with the Ontario government’s proposed Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan.

Construction of new Groves hospital officially underway

Construction of new Groves hospital officially underway 
ABOYNE - Construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne is officially underway. After more than a decade of waiting a ceremonial ground breaking on the 14-hectare new hospital site took place on Aug. 9 where it was announced the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Three students awarded bursaries from Groves volunteer association

Three students awarded bursaries from Groves volunteer association

FERGUS - Three local students have been awarded bursaries from the Groves Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA).

Centre Wellington to hire new building official due to ‘unprecedented’ growth

ELORA - “Unprecedented” growth in Centre Wellington has led council to hire another building official to keep up. Council noted the growth will pay for the position, as the building department is 100 per cent funded through revenues generated through items such as building permits.

Farmers’ Market Local Taste

Farmers’ Market Local Taste

Local food - The Elora Farmers’ Market hosted Farmers’ Market Local Taste on Aug. 5 to celebrate Food Day Canada. Visitors could pay $20 to sample food prepared by regional chefs. LEFT: Andrea Lines-Botell of Peachies Pantry in Elora prepared a double chocolate brownie and bruschetta for the Food Day Canada event.

Pearle allowed to defer payment on Metcalfe parking lot upgrades by two years

ELORA - As Centre Wellington continues to finalize the municipal land sale/swap with Pearle Hospitality for the Elora Mill project, councillors agreed to a two-year deferral of Pearle’s cost associated with the upgrades to the Melcalfe parking lot.

Youth Circus Project

Youth Circus Project

Circus school - These kids ran away to the circus for a week. From July 31 to Aug. 4, 22 youths trained to learn circus tricks at a camp put on by the Youth Circus Project from Guelph at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

Local woman  heads to  provincial  lawn bowling  competition

Local woman heads to provincial lawn bowling competition

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club was the host club for the Women’s Singles Competitions Play Downs for District 7 on July 29 and 30. Lorene Jones represented the Elora club and competed against other District 7 clubs, all trying to make it to the provincial competition, which will be held on Aug. 12 and 13, hosted by the Heritage Greens Club in Kitchener.

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club

The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club held a tournament on July 24 in Elora. It was a ladies triples tournament sponsored by Rafferty Insurance with teams from Kitchener, Georgetown, Elmira and Elora.

Simple Kinda Man takes Battle Of Waterloo on Industry Day

Simple Kinda Man takes Battle Of Waterloo on Industry Day

ELORA - Grand River Raceway marked its 27th annual Industry Day horse racing celebration on Aug. 7. The event featured 11 races totaling $460,000 in purses, including the track’s biggest races, the Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles.

Annual Industry Day makes splash despite rain

Annual Industry Day makes splash despite rain

Rain or shine - The rain didn’t dampen spirits at the 27th annual Industry Day on Aug. 7 at Grand River Raceway.

Tea time

Tea time

Tea time - In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary the Wellington County Museum held its annual tea on Aug. 2. Tea was served by event staff and treats came from Bentley Tea House in Fergus. Along with the formal tea, a croquet game was set up in the Victorian Garden. Grace, left, and Beth Gibney from Kitchener enjoyed game. Inside at the tea tables, Betty Knight, left, and Winn Ingham try out the drink that so many Britons enjoy. Photos by Bill Longshaw

Optimists on the job for Industry Day at raceway

Optimists on the job for Industry Day at raceway

Members of the Alma Optimist Club were at the Grand River Raceway in Elora on Aug. 7 selling ice cream at the track’s annual Industry Day event. Optimists on hand were, from left: Carol Geddes, Noreen Schrier, Bruce Whale and Deborah Whale.
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