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Elora man faces five child pornography charges

ELORA - An Elora man faces five child pornography charges after the OPP’s Child Sexual Exploitation Unit executed five unrelated search warrants last week. On Sept. 11, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Elora and charged Joseph James Downey, 43, with two counts of making child pornography available and three counts of possession of child pornography.

Aberfoyle Agricultural Society sheep show

Aberfoyle Agricultural Society sheep show 
Sheep show - The Aberfoyle Agricultural Society hosted its 178th annual fall fair at the Puslinch Community Centre on Sept. 7 and 8. Above: 4-H Sheep Show contestant Kayla Adams, 11, of Rockwood with her lamb, Rosey. Adams came in third place for showmanship.

Tenant rescued from weekend apartment fire in Elora

Tenant rescued from weekend apartment fire in Elora

ELORA - One person was sent to hospital and tenants from four units were displaced following an apartment fire on Henderson Street here on Saturday night.

Water, taxes focus of first Guelph-Eramosa all candidates meeting

MARDEN - Residents in Guelph-Eramosa recently had their first chance to hear from local candidates running for office in this fall’s municipal election. On Sept. 10 the Guelph Township Horticultural Society hosted the municipality’s first all candidates meeting at the Marden Community Centre.

Breach of trust charge against CAO Manny Baron withdrawn

MAPLETON - Manny Baron is relieved and township officials are reaffirming their confidence in the municipality’s CAO after a breach of trust charge against Baron was withdrawn on Sept. 6. “It’s been obviously a very stressful time for my family and I, but ... we hung in together and obviously are very pleased with the outcome,” Baron told the Advertiser in a Sept. 10 telephone interview.

Draft plan approval paves way for 538 to 817 residential units at edge of Elora

ELORA - Two adjacent subdivision proposals at the eastern edge of Elora along South River Road now have draft approval, following a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) decision rendered on July 25. The applications by Haylock Farms Ltd. and B. Youngblood and 1238576 Ontario Limited remain subject to provisions of the tribunal hearing.

BUZZ

New exhibit opens at Minto Art Gallery
Wightman Telecom exhibit opens at museum
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OPP: long weekend a ‘tragic’ one
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WEEKLY POLL

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Should municipalities be required to inform voters when a candidate withdraws from an election?

YES - 90%
NO - 10%

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Rethinking sex ed.

Said Again:

“Please don’t put your X beside my name, as you will waste your vote.”

Liz Armstrong in a statement announcing she is no longer seeking a seat on Erin council.

September 13, 2018

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BUSINESS

Signage grant approved for coffee shop

MINTO - The Town of Minto has approved a signage grant for a new business in Harriston’s downtown. “Mailbox Coffee is the newest business in downtown Harriston and is located in the Old Post.

Sports

Silver medal winners

The Grand River Mustangs Pee Wee BB team took home the silver medal at the North Halton Rush A Hockey Tournament in Brampton from Sept. 7 to 9. After round-robin play, defeating Halton 2-0 and Burlington 5-1 and losing to Bramption 2-1, the team went on to beat Halton 4-3 in the semi-finals but it lost to Brampton 5-1 in the finals.

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