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Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business 
FERGUS - An Elora man has been accused of stealing over $300,000 from his employer. On March 19, Wellington County OPP officers executed a search warrant at a storage locker on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus. Police say the search was part of an ongoing theft investigation reported by a local business.

Police looking to identify suspects who stole wallet, $15,000 from senior citizen

Police looking to identify suspects who stole wallet, $15,000 from senior citizen 
FERGUS - Police are looking to identify three suspects who took a senior citizen’s wallet and then stole about $15,000 from her bank accounts. The incident occurred at the Fergus Walmart on St. David Street North (Highway 6) on Feb. 20.

Murder victim was reported missing from Harriston location on March 12

HARRISTON - Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a Kitchener man who was last seen in Harriston on Tuesday. Wellington OPP responded to report of a missing person at a location on Jessie Street in Harriston on March 12 at around 6:30pm. Police identified the missing individual as Jason John Brown, 43, of Kitchener. On March 13 the OPP was notified by Durham Regional Police that Brown’s body was located on Stevenson Road North in Oshawa. A post-mortem was completed on March 15 and an OPP press release states the death is being treated as a homicide.

‘Attainable housing’ challenge facing rural communities

‘Attainable housing’ challenge facing rural communities

GUELPH - “Attainable housing” was the topic of a joint economic development meeting of northern Wellington municipalities on March 6.

Wellington North incorporates new open forum into meetings

KENILWORTH - Wellington North will now offer an “open forum” at the first council meeting of each month. This would allow a session once per month as an open forum for council discussion on larger ideas and larger issues affecting the community.

Harris Street closed for reconstruction this summer

Harris Street closed for reconstruction this summer

ROCKWOOD - Harris Street (Wellington Road 50) will be closed to all but local traffic for much of the summer, as the county carries out a $1.8-million reconstruction project.

Town of Erin ‘failed to conduct reasonable search’ in response to FOI request

ERIN - The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario is not satisfied with Erin’s “narrow interpretation” of a freedom of information (FOI) request about severances paid to terminated employees and has ordered the town to search for related records.

BUZZ

Donation brings cucumber trees to Guelph-Eramosa
Wellington North council paid $113,000 in 2018
Former county warden Ken Fisk dies at 92
Past Minto deputy reeve Bert Ross died March 2
Driver of SUV involved in March 6 crash has died
Task force develops recommendations on homelessness, addiction, mental health
County council remuneration totals over $800,000 for 2018

COLUMNISTS

Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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WEEKLY POLL

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Should Wellington County do more to promote affordable housing?

YES - 74%
NO - 26%

Past Poll Results »»

EDITORIAL

Chris Daponte: Egregious entitlement

Said Again:

“Homelessness is a crisis that has lost its sense of urgency.”

Tim Richter, CEO of Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

March 14, 2019

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BUSINESS

Mapleton council lowers price of land in phase two of industrial park

MAPLETON - Council passed a motion to lower the price per acre of lots in the Drayton Industrial Park (phase two) during a closed session on March 5.

Sports

University women win hockey silver

KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA - Canada’s university women’s hockey team has earned a silver medal at the Winter Universiade in Russia.

Kasey Beirnes inducted to Rock hall of fame

OAKVILLE - Elora native Kasey Beirnes will join an elite class as one of five new players named to the Toronto Rock Hall of Fame.

Teacher, star athlete bring wheelchair basketball to UGDSB

WELLINGTON CTY. - A local teacher and an international star athlete are bringing wheelchair basketball to students and staff of the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). Drayton Heights Public School teacher Andy Speers and Paralympic gold medalist and Fergus native Patrick Anderson are starting a new program in September with the board.

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