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Voters Kits mailed in Wellington North

KENILWORTH - Voter kits for the October 22, 2018 municipal election were mailed to qualified electors the week of September 24-28, 2018.
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Candidates address staffing, safety and financial issues

ALMA - Mayoral candidates were asked at an Oct. 11 public forum here to address the steady stream of changes at the top of the municipal staff structure over the last four years.
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Hours remain

Candidates are closing in on the final lap before votes are counted next Monday evening.
At that time, voters will know whether they are going
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Most Centre Wellington candidates would opt out of allowing private marijuana retailers

ELORA - It looks like most Centre Wellington candidates would opt out of allowing private retailers to sell marijuana locally.
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Town of Erin candidates respond to Transition Erin survey

ERIN - Voters can see how all of the Erin election candidates answered a series of 12 questions posed by the Transition Erin group.
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Erin candidates seek support from business owners

ERIN - Candidates for town council have promised strong support for the local business community, with the goal of easing residential taxes.
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Attempted revival of Swastika Trail controversy fizzles at local debate

ABERFOYLE - An attempt to draw local candidates into the Swastika Trail debate had little success at an all-candidates meeting at the Puslinch community centre on Oct. 4.
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Centre Wellington mayoral candidates queried on water protection

ELORA - On Oct. 10, at a candidates meeting hosted by Save Our Water, Centre Wellington mayoral prospects were asked point blank about what they would do to protect Centre Wellington’s future water supply.
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CW Candidates asked how to reduce strife on council

ELORA - On Oct. 10, at a candidates meeting hosted by Save Our Water, Centre Wellington ward 2 councillors were asked what approach they would take to reduce the amount of strife on council.
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Seniors affordable housing an election topic

WELLINGTON CTY. - As election day draws closer, all eyes have been on the municipal all candidates meetings. Among rising taxes and new wastewater facilities, a common concern at the Wellington North and Erin meetings is the lack of affordable housing affecting senior communities in the county.
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Municipal candidates share their vision for the future of Centre Wellington

ELORA - Oct. 10 marked another night for political candidates to take the stage as Save Our Water hosted a meeting at the Elora Legion. At the meeting’s outset Jan Beveridge of Save Our Water stated, “We are faced with a very different future than we did four years ago. Our town now has more challenges as never before - issues with roads, bridges, water service and quality of life.”
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Credit for county spending debated by Erin candidates

ERIN - The two Erin candidates for county council continued their pitches for voter support at an all candidates meeting Oct. 10, with incumbent Pierre Brianceau stressing the amount of money spent by Wellington County on Erin projects since 2014.
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Mayoral candidates differ on state of community during meeting in Moorefield

MOOREFIELD - Two candidates for mayor portrayed opposing versions of the state of their community at an all-candidates meeting here on Oct. 3.
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Candidates for Erin council united on wastewater

ERIN - The six candidates for Erin’s four town council seats come from a variety of backgrounds, but they are all in favour of proceeding with a wastewater system.
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Municipalities, school boards prepare for cannabis legalization

WELLINGTON CTY. - With cannabis legalization just a week away, there are still many metaphorical balls in the air when it comes to law, policy and responsibility. Under new provincial rules surrounding cannabis, private stores will be allowed in cities and towns across Ontario starting April 1. However, municipalities will only have until Jan. 22 to decide whether to allow a business to set up within their jurisdiction.
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Trustee candidates air views on sex education controversy

MOOREFIELD - Candidates for the Upper Grand District School Board North Wellington trustee position were asked to weigh in on one of the today’s most controversial Ontario education issues at an Oct. 3 gathering here.
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Residents pack Aberfoyle hall for Puslinch candidates meeting on Oct. 4

ABERFOYLE - It was a full house at the Puslinch Community Centre here on Oct. 4 for an all candidates meeting. Ken Williams, president of the Optimist Club that hosted the event, said he was pleased to see the large turnout for the debate and hoped to see a large turnout at the polls. He asked for “all punches to be above the waist when it comes to questions from the floor and in the responses from candidates.”
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Save Our Water hosts Centre Wellington Township candidates’ meeting on Oct. 10

ELORA - Save Our Water is hosting a Centre Wellington candidates’ meeting at the Elora Legion from 6:30 to 9:30pm on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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Minto council candidates outline positions on local issues

Seven candidates, including three incumbents, are vying for five available seats at the Minto council table.
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Mapleton mayoral candidates square off in first meeting

DRAYTON - About 30 people spent last Saturday morning at the first of three Mapleton all-candidates meetings. The Sept. 29 meeting, hosted by the Mapleton Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Community Christian School in Drayton.
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Battle of the ballots

As if mustering Canadians to vote in elections at all levels of government wasn’t tough enough, prospective municipal election voters in many communities this time around have to contend with the possibility a postal disruption sidelining their ballot before the Oct. 22 reckoning.
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Clarification on Puslinch voting places

PUSLINCH - Voters in Puslinch Township can cast their votes in person at two advance polling stations at the Puslinch Community Centre in Aberfoyle: on Oct. 13 from 9am to 5pm and on Oct. 17 from 12 to 8pm.
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Clarification on Guelph-Eramosa vote

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - Last week’s election feature in the Wellington Advertiser did not include some voting information for Guelph-Eramosa Township. In addition to the drop-off locations and times listed in the feature, those who prefer to hand deliver completed voter kits can also do so Oct. 15 to 19 during extended hours – from 8:30am to 7pm - at the municipal office in Brucedale.
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Communication, resources issues for school trustee candidates

PALMERSTON - Three candidates are seeking to fill the Upper Grand District School Board trustee post vacated by Bruce Schieck, who is not seeking re-election after serving 27 years in the position.
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Jobs, housing, cannabis headline candidates meeting

MOUNT FOREST - Wellington North’s only candidate meeting took place at the Mount Forest and District Sportsplex on Oct. 1. With councillors in all four township wards acclaimed, the main draw for residents was hearing mayoral candidates Andy Lennox and Ray Tout go head-to-head on the issues.
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More candidate meetings in Erin

ERIN - Residents who did not go to the all candidates debates this week will have more chances next week.
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Erin county candidates want improved services

Erin county candidates want improved services

ERIN - Improved services and communication with the public were key concerns in the Oct. 1 debate between the two Erin candidates for Wellington County Council.
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Erin mayoral candidates differ on wastewater matters

ERIN - Wastewater was the hot topic as Erin’s mayoral contenders squared off in the town’s first all candidates debate. The event was held at the Erin Legion on Oct. 1 by Transition Erin, with more than 200 in attendance.
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Rockwood Quarry hot topic at second Guelph-Eramosa all candidates meeting

ROCKWOOD - In a second all candidates meeting, Guelph-Eramosa council hopefuls were bombarded with questions about the proposed quarry south of Rockwood.
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Minto candidates quizzed on pot store positions

DREW - Minto council candidates were quizzed about their position on allowing marijuana sales in the municipality at a meeting here on Sept. 28.
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Mayor candidates square off over severance for departed public works director

Mayor candidates square off over severance for departed public works director

PALMERSON - Circumstances surrounding the departure of a former public works director were questioned by a Town of Minto mayoral candidate during an all-candidates meeting here on Sept. 26.
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EDITORIAL: Cast informed ballot

Municipal election activity in our region and across Ontario is in full swing. The slate of candidates is set (barring any last-minute rule changes from
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2018 Municipal Election: Candidate Profiles

2018 Municipal Election: Candidate Profiles

This week's second section of the Wellington Advertiser offers a comprehensive listing of local candidates for local municipal councils, Wellington County council and those running for various school board trustee positions. Check out this story to view .pdfs of profile pages.
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Five all candidates meetings planned in Town of Erin

ERIN - Five meetings in the coming weeks will allow Erin voters to hear the views of all the candidates hoping for success in the Oct. 22 municipal election.
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Quarry dominates second Guelph-Eramosa meeting

ROCKWOOD - A second debate for Guelph-Eramosa candidates was held on Sept. 19 at the Rockmosa Community Centre.
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EDITORIAL: In their own words

As we have done in previous elections, this week’s Advertiser includes an election section featuring candidates from across Wellington County.
Before discussing that at length,
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Candidates address issues of council pay, development, leadership

FERGUS - Even with 24 potential representatives on stage, most questions were directed to Centre Wellington mayoral candidates at the Sept. 18 meeting at the Fergus Legion.
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Municipalities planning for possible mail disruption leading up to Oct. 22 election

WELLINGTON CTY. - Municipal officials are making contingency plans in the event of a postal strike or lockout prior to the Oct. 22 municipal election. All but two Wellington County municipalities will be using a vote-by-mail system in this election.
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Number of meetings in Mapleton grows

Candidates for mayor of Mapleton will take questions from the public at a meeting here on Oct. 11.
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Erin incumbents not invited to meet-and-greet sessions

ERIN - A plan to hold a series of meet-and-greet sessions exclusively for new candidates here has generated objections from some incumbents who were not invited. The Neighbourhood Connections group, led by resident Anna Spiteri, has set up a regular all candidates meeting on Oct. 10 from 7 to 9pm at the Ballinafad Community Centre.
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2018 Municipal Election: Most in Wellington will vote by mail; some by phone/online

WELLINGTON CTY. - If recent municipal election trends continue, it appears traditional voting may soon be a thing of the past in Wellington County. On Oct. 22, voters in Puslinch Township are the only ones in the county that will mark their ballots in person at a designated polling station.
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Centre Wellington candidates go head to head in debate at Elora Legion

ELORA - Centre Wellington residents had a chance to learn what is important to local, county and school board candidates.
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Puslinch all candidates night on Oct. 4

ABERFOYLE - Get to know who is in the running to be your local municipal, county and school board representative as the Optimist Club of Puslinch host an all candidates night on Oct. 4.
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Centre Wellington candidates tackle issues at Sept. 13 Elora Legion debate

ELORA - It was a packed house at the Elora Legion on Sept. 13 as local, county and school board candidates went head to head debating issues. Hosted by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, time was limited during the two-hour event simply because of the number of candidates.
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