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Today's date: Tuesday June 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 24
   
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Public health: take precautions on hot weekend

WELLINGTON CTY. - Anticipating a hot and humid weekend and start to next week, public health is reminding residents to be prepared and take precautions. “High heat and humidity pose a greater risk early in the season when people are not used to coping with hot weather,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, medical officer of health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH).

Arnott re-elected in landslide victory in Wellington-Halton Hills

Arnott re-elected in landslide victory in Wellington-Halton Hills

FERGUS - Ontarians clearly wanted change and voted accordingly in the June 7 provincial election. But that was not the case in the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, where incumbent PC candidate Ted Arnott cruised to his eighth consecutive victory, with 54% support in the riding (31,639 votes).

Six horses perish in overnight fire

Six horses perish in overnight fire

ERIN - An overnight fire north of the Erin village has destroyed a barn and killed six horses. Town of Erin and Guelph-Eramosa firefighters responded to a report that a barn located on Wellington Road 23 was engulfed in fire around 2:30am Wednesday morning.

Erin water department duties now served by OCWA

ERIN - The Ontario Clean Water Agency is providing water services for the Town of Erin as of June 11 - two months ahead of schedule.

Pettapiece re-elected as Tories claim majority

Pettapiece re-elected as Tories claim majority

PERTH WELLINGTON - Randy Pettapiece has been elected for the third time in Wellington’s northern riding. Results in Perth-Wellington mirrored the overall results in the June 7 election, though the Progressive Conservative incumbent received even stronger support (50.7 per cent) than his party overall under leader Doug Ford (40.6%).

Photo fun

Photo fun

Getting ready for some fun at the Remax photo booth at Pioneer Days in Rockwood’s Lloyd Dyer Park on June 9 were, from left: Kaleb Cripps, Lillian Cripps, Eben Petkoff and Konner Petkoff.

Firefighters’ initial per-call rate to remain at $35

MINTO - Firefighters here will stick with their current base rate of pay for responding to incidents.

BUZZ

Clair-Maltby secondary plan draws concern
Guelph-Eramosa contemplates community improvement plan
Marjorie Clark named Puslinch Senior of the Year
Erin council looks at options for pumper replacement
Wellington North council increases pay

COLUMNISTS

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

WEEKLY POLL

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Should municipalities compensate businesses for construction disruptions?

YES - 45%
NO - 55%

Past Poll Results »»

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Time to move on

Said Again:

“That is the first time I’ve been compared to Satan - at least the comparison was favourable.”

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott

June 14, 2018

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ReliableFord

Suspicious Fires

BUSINESS

End of an era

Local Auctioneer Gerald Bowman sold off the contents of Gourlay’s store in Moorefield on June 1. Gourlay’s has been an independent grocer in downtown Moorefield since 1937. Current owner Barry Gourlay decided to close the store due to health issues.

Sports

Norwell varsity girls win College Heights Invitational

GUELPH - The Norwell District Secondary School Varsity Red girls fastball team won the championship at the College Heights Invitational Tournament in Guelph on June 6.

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