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Today's date: Tuesday January 22, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 03
   
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No one injured in TransX fire; damage estimated at $450,000

No one injured in TransX fire; damage estimated at $450,000 
PUSLINCH - An industrial fire on Jan. 15 at the TransX building south of Aberfoyle has caused about $450,000 in damage. Puslinch firefighters responded at about 4pm to the blaze at 7459 McLean Road West. Puslinch Fire Chief Luis Gomes told the Advertiser black smoke was visible from the Aberfoyle fire hall as Puslinch firefighters responded.

Man charged in connection with daylight break-in attempt

HARRISTON - A Harriston man has been charged in connection with an attempted daylight break-in here. On Jan. 16 at about 10:40am Wellington County OPP officers responded to a residence on Jessie Street in Harriston. Police say a resident of the house observed a man trying to break in through a back door. “The complainant yelled at the male, at which time he fled on foot,” police stated in a press release.

Crime Stoppers Month celebrates program and community support

Crime Stoppers Month celebrates program and community support 
MOUNT FOREST - It’s time to recognize the efforts of a local program dedicated to solving crime in Wellington County. At a flag raising ceremony on Jan. 10, Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) program coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter explained Crime Stoppers month happens each January. This year’s slogan is Say It Here, to encourage people to bring information to Crime Stoppers “rather than just sitting on it.”

Puslinch council unanimously supports pot store opt-in

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Township has decided to allow local cannabis retail stores. However, council wants the province to provide direct notification of retail licence applications and to establish a buffer zone to prohibit sales within 150 metres of locations where youth gather.

Wellington North council votes 4-1 in favour of retail cannabis sales

KENILWORTH - On Jan. 14, Wellington North councillors voted 4-1 in favour of allowing retail cannabis sales in the township.

Erin code of conduct adopted by councillors

ERIN - An updated Code of Conduct has been adopted for Erin councillors and members of town advisory committees, just as changes are coming to Ontario’s Municipal Act that will expand the role of the integrity commissioner.

Family of man missing in California ‘praying for a miracle’

Family of man missing in California ‘praying for a miracle’

ALMA - Family members of a Centre Wellington native who went missing while hiking in California are “praying for a miracle.” Search and rescue teams continue to search for Rick Eastep, who was reported missing on Jan 9.

BUZZ

Minto council hears from both sides on cannabis issue
Erin code of conduct adopted by councillors
Guelph auto parts workers share $60-million jackpot
Mapleton Township council rejects cannabis sales within municipality
Vintage Snowmobile Show set for Jan. 27 in Howick

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: End of times

Said Again:

“The effects of cannabis are undeniable, but the fact of the matter is that’s not really what we are deciding.”

Puslinch councillor Jessica Goyda, on cannabis retail outlets

January 17, 2019

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BUSINESS

Advertiser receives national award, recognition

FERGUS - The Wellington Advertiser is now a national award-winning newspaper. The Advertiser recently received notification that it won the 2018 Best Editorial Page (circulation over 25,000) award at News Media Canada’s Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

Kitchener-based micro-distillery to open in Mapleton Township this summer

MAPLETON - A Kitchener-based company has announced plans for a new micro distillery in the township. Pepprell Distilling Company announced in a Jan. 14 press release that it will open its own manufacturing facility in Mapleton by July of 2019. The company is currently making gin at Last Straw Distillery Corp. in Vaughan.

Sports

Junior curling coach honoured

ELORA - Elora Curling Club junior and bantam coach Scott Lindhorst was presented with an Ontario Curling Association (OCA) extraordinary volunteer award on Jan. 11. The nomination recognized Lindhorst’s dedication to the ongoing development and success of the program.

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