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Today's date: Thursday March 23, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 12
   
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Farmall 656 is this year’s farm show collectible tractor

Farmall 656 is this year’s farm show collectible tractor

DRAYTON - Since its inception 36 years ago, the Drayton Kinsmen have offered a different collectible toy tractor to interested show-goers and collectors at the annual farm show.

Message from the chair: Welcome to Farm Show 2017

Message from the chair: Welcome to Farm Show 2017

Here we go again ... It’s almost like a legacy, a marriage, a long-term commitment. Some say it’s our moral responsibility to continue and others say it’s for the survival of the community. Welcome to Farm Show 2017.

36th Drayton Kinsmen Farm Show showcases latest agricultural technology

36th Drayton Kinsmen Farm Show showcases latest agricultural technology

DRAYTON - The Drayton Farm Show, now in its 36th year, continues to grow by showcasing the latest in agricultural technology while maintaining its rural roots.

All-Ontario champions

All-Ontario champions

The Drayton PeeWee Rep team won the OMHA championship for its division, completing a three-game sweep of the Muskoka Rock on March 14.

Township taxes to rise by $15 per $100,000 assessment

MAPLETON - Residential taxes here will rise by about $15 per $100,000 worth of assessment in 2017.

Ombudsman’s office to take no action after investigating council’s decision on wastewater capacity

MAPLETON - The Ontario Ombudsman’s office is taking no action after investigating complaints against the township by a developer.

Hunter fined after stray bullet rips through passing car

GUELPH - A Mississauga man has been fined a total of $3,500 for hunting offences, including firing a shot that hit a passing vehicle in Mapleton Township last fall.

Mapleton hires new public works director, bylaw officer

MAPLETON - The township has hired a new director of public works. Mapleton council passed a bylaw on March 14 appointing Salvatore (Sam) Mattina to the position, effective March

Staff at Drayton bank intervenes to stop scam

DRAYTON - Police are again warning residents about the “lottery scam,” after a senior here was defrauded of $12,000.

Unique truck on display at event in Liquid Feed Day in Alma

Unique truck on display at event in Liquid Feed Day in Alma

ALMA - Liquid Feeds International (LFI) of Innerkip has been providing molasses-based liquid feed supplements to the dairy, beef, goat, sheep and feed mill industries for over 30 years.

Service recognized

Service recognized

Mapleton Township deputy clerk Barb Schellenberger, left, was recognized by the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) after completing a term as chair of the AMCTO Zone 2.

March break fundraiser

March break fundraiser

A Drayton Kinette Club fundraiser in honour of Moorefield resident Jakob Klaassen raised over $1,200 for Kidney Cancer Canada. Over 190 people filled the Maryborough Community Centre in Moorefield on March 16 to watch magician Andrew Woo perform.

Pickup stolen from rural residence

MAPLETON - Wellington County OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on Sideroad 15 in Mapleton on March 16 at 10:30am.

100-day fun

100-day fun

Students of the Grade 1-2 class at Community Christian School in Drayton were invited to dress up like they were 100 years old on Feb. 28 in celebration of having completed 100 days of the school year.

WOAA series

WOAA series

The Drayton Defenders PeeWee Rep team took on the West Grey Warriors in WOAA playoff action on March 19 at the PMD arena. Drayton came out on the losing end of a 4-3 overtime game. Game two of the series was set for March 21 in Durham and game three, if needed, is March 25 in Ayton.

Damage limited in local barn fire

MAPLETON - Wellington County OPP, along with Mapleton Fire/Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services, responded to a reported barn fire near Arthur on March 14.

Nails for a cause

Nails for a cause

Fundraising continues for four-year old Jakob Klaassen of Moorefield, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in December. The latest fundraiser, Nails for Jakob, was held on March 9 at A Golden Touch Salon in Drayton. A

Owner addresses objection to apartment in semi-detached unit

MAPLETON - Mapleton council will consider a rezoning application that would allow an accessory apartment in a semi-detached residence.
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Community Guide Spring 2017

BUZZ

Building permit fees might drop as result of increased growth in Centre Wellington
Construction to begin on Victoria Street in Elora
Centre Wellington council costs $171,339 in 2016
Polls paint two different pictures of popular opinion about bottled water
Hunter fined after stray bullet rips through passing car
People sent to hospital after CO leak at Grand Valley arena

COLUMNISTS

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

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Drones, robots and thinking

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