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Today's date: Thursday August 17, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 32
   
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Cemetery master plan development contract awarded

DRAYTON - Council has authorized Mapleton Township staff to award the design and development of a master plan for the Drayton Cemetery to Hilton Landmarks, a division of GSP Group, for their bid total of $20,260 plus taxes.

Brampton man, woman charged in RBC robbery

Brampton man, woman charged in RBC robbery

Caroline Sealey - Police have charged two Brampton residents in connection with recent armed robberies in Drayton, Milverton and Brampton.

Wellington County Plowing Match to be held in Mapleton on Aug. 17

Wellington County Plowing Match to be held in Mapleton on Aug. 17

MAPLETON - The 2016 International Plowing Match held in Minto is fading into memory, but local residents will soon have a chance to take in some first rate tilling action.

Drinking and driving

MAPLETON - On Aug. 5 at about 8:40pm a Wellington County OPP officer received a traffic complaint regarding a pick-up truck on Wellington Road 7 near Sideroad 16.

Mapleton extends draft plan subdivision approval

DRAYTON - Mapleton council has granted an extension for the Glenaviland Estates subdivision draft plan approval.

New Director of Finance

New Director of Finance

New employee - The Township of Mapleton has hired a new director of finance, Karmen Krueger, right, effective July 24. At the July 25 council meeting, in Mayor Neil Driscoll’s absence, acting mayor Lori Woodham presented Krueger with a township pin and a Canada 150 pin. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Mapleton signs on for county’s Live and Work Wellington program

DRAYTON - Mapleton is the latest township to sign on with the county’s Live and Work Wellington program.

Summer camp

Summer camp

Emojis team members Joshua Vanderlaan, Kandice Roth and Emma Clemmer learn how to operate a Wonder Workshop “Dash” robot during the Drayton library children’s summer program on Aug 2.

Road closure at Alma postponed for one week

ALMA - The start of a planned road closure for a construction project here has been delayed by a week.

Summer science  program at library

Summer science program at library

Teams of youngsters familiarized themselves with robot construction using robotic cubelets, enhancing their ability to code, during the Drayton library children’s summer program on Aug 2

Long term employee

Long term employee

A barbecue was held on July 20 for Mapleton Township employee Linda Hahn who officially retired on July 27 after 23 years of service with the township.

Tests confirm algae toxins at Conestogo Lake

MAPLETON - Recent samples taken from Conestogo Lake have tested positive for low levels of algae toxins.

Drayton Fair a summer season highlight

Drayton Fair a summer season highlight

DRAYTON - The popular Heavy Horse Show will once again be part of the 161st annual Drayton Fair, which runs from Aug. 11 to 13 at the local fairgrounds. Community News file photo

Township seeks input on local urban design

DRAYTON - The township is hosting a community information night to assist with the preparation of urban design guidelines for Mapleton’s urban areas (Alma, Moorefield and Drayton).

Drayton teams clash in soccer final

Drayton teams clash in soccer final

NORTH PERTH - On July 29 the annual tournament marking the end of the season for the U-8 to U-12 teams in the North Perth soccer league was held in Wallace Optimist Park.
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Community Guide Fall 2017

BUZZ

Aug. 11 is Heritage Day at farmers’ market
‘Move over’ charges up again in 2016: OPP
OPEN MIND Talking helps
Drayton Fair a summer season highlight
OPP: Child 'mistakenly' taken from woman in alcohol-induced incident

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

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