MAPLETON – Signs of human trafficking may not be visible on the streets of Wellington County towns and villages, but the victims are coming from local communities and awareness is essential to prevention.
MAPLETON – The township has agreed to participate in a cost of community services study in cooperation with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). Council agreed to participate in the study, if selected, following a presentation from OFA officials at the July 13 council meeting.
MINTO – While modern equipment and up-to-date training are key to operating a successful fire department, there’s still no substitute for experience. Minto Fire has that in good supply, including two firefighters with a combined total of more than 90 years on the job.
MINTO – Council has approved a land sale to an Orangeville-based developer planning to construct an industrial mall in Palmerston. The sale of a 3.6-acre parcel of land at 345 Minto Road to Golden Canadian Homes for $126,000 was approved at the July 13 Minto council meeting.
HARRISTON – An Ontario Superior Court ruling in a dispute between Harriston residents Rolf and Kerri Schuettel and the Town of Minto and its chief building official Terry Kuipers came down largely in favour of the municipality.
MAPLETON – Skyrocketing prices for materials have driven up the cost of constructing a water tower in Drayton. Township council has awarded a contract to Landmark Structure Co. to put up an elevated tank in Drayton.
MAPLETON – Council here directed staff to move forward with an application to Infrastructure Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Fund to cover most of the cost of proposed upgrades to the PMD arena.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – A group of concerned citizens is planning to bring their objections about a new Fergus truck bypass to the county. Group says "absence of communication, consultation and notification to any impacted residents and businesses is unacceptable."