GUELPH - Palmerston resident Michael Hurst was sentenced to 4.5 years in a federal penitentiary on Feb. 14 following a third trial for sexually assaulting two women.
ERIN – The Town of Erin has hired former Orangeville mayor and Dufferin County warden Rob Adams as the town’s new CAO. The selection was announced in a Feb. 20 press release that noted Adams is expected to start with the municipality on March 11.
KENILWORTH – If the Wellington North community of Arthur is to see more development, the township must upgrade the capacity of its wastewater treatment plant. But the question of how to pay for the $13.5-million estimated cost for a second-phase upgrade looms large.
MAPLETON – Planning fees in the township will rise by about 17.3 per cent annually for the next three years, council has decided. While substantial, the increases are dramatically scaled down from those proposed in a recent consultant's report.
FERGUS – For a brief moment, an application to build a five-storey apartment building in downtown Fergus was defeated by Centre Wellington council on Feb. 12. But when councillor Denis Craddock learned his vote to abstain meant a vote against the motion, he requested that council reconsider.
FERGUS – The local physician recruitment team has had some success in 2023, attracting several physicians to fill holes in the staffing schedule.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Wellington Advertiser has been named one of the top three community newspapers in Ontario in its circulation class for the fifth straight year.
CENTRE WELLINGTON – Residents who get Class A open-air fire permits are reminded that fires are not allowed in front yards.
CENTRE WELLINGTON – The township is getting eight more electric vehicle charging stations – four in Elora and four in Fergus.
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