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Canada Post workers on strike

Canada Post workers on strike 
On Nov. 5, Canada Post workers were in front of the Fergus Post Office as part of nation-wide rotating strikes. The Fergus and Elora workers are part of the local Guelph Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Rotating strikes have affected operations in dozens of communities across Canada, resulting in mail delivery delays. The union and Canada Post have not been able to reach agreements after 10 months of negotiations. Photo by Mike Robinson

Province proposes one-year moratorium extension

Province proposes one-year moratorium extension

ELORA - It will be at least another year before the province makes a decision on a proposed Nestlé Waters Canada well on Middlebrook Road. On Oct. 30 the Ontario government announced its plan to extend the moratorium on new water bottling permits to Jan. 1, 2020.

Cybersecurity competition brings out the best in Centre Wellington students

Cybersecurity competition brings out the best in Centre Wellington students

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Centre Wellington District High School students are taking on the cybersecurity world. Three teams, consisting of students from Grades 9 to 12, are taking part in the CyberTitan competition.

Over 270 animals perish  in massive barn fire near Mount Forest

Over 270 animals perish in massive barn fire near Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH - A fast-moving fire aided by strong winds left firefighters helpless to save a large barn - and over 270 animals inside - near Mount Forest on Tuesday. “When we arrived it was fully engulfed and through the roof,” said Wellington North Fire Chief Dave Guilbault.

Mapleton plans public meeting on cannabis legalization issues

MAPLETON - Should retail marijuana sales be allowed in the township? Citizens here can have their say on local legalization issues at a public meeting on Nov. 22. Council set the date for the meeting, which will run from 7 to 9pm at the PMD arena, at the Oct. 30 meeting, after receiving a staff report from CAO Manny Baron.

BUZZ

Puslinch councillors: those benefiting should help pay for source water protection
Instant winner at Grand River Raceway
Fergus Lions Club to hold Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov. 17
OPP seeking warrant for man who drove at officers, smashed into cruiser
Moorefield bank robbery part of broad investigation
Passing of retired Centre Wellington fire chief Jack Karn

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: A fresh set of eyes

Said Again:

“Is it really just a first come, first served, take-it-if-you-want-it situation?”

Donna McCaw of Save Our Water

 

November 8, 2018

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Industrial Drive extension tender approved

MAPLETON - Council here has approved a $440,000 tender for the construction of the Drayton Industrial Drive Phase II road extension.

Wallenstein Feed planning expansion

MAPLETON - Township council has supported in principal an expansion proposal from Wallenstein Feed and Supply.

Sports

Sledge hockey bronze

After starting their Ontario Sledge Hockey season with two wins, the Open Non-Contact Woolwich Thrashers carried their momentum with them to the 10th Anniversary Cruisers Cup in Brampton last weekend, which attracted teams from across Canada and around the world. They started with three convincing wins, but a loss to Ottawa put them into the bronze medal game. They defeated the Cruisers Red Dawgs from the GTA to take the bronze medal. Above, centre, is goaltender Daniel Peters.

Golfer competes at OFSAA tournament

MOUNT FOREST - Honey Lawrie, a Grade 12 golfer at Wellington Heights Secondary School, qualified to compete at the recent Ontario championships in Windsor.

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