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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).

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%).

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.

Local 100 Women Who Care chapter formed

Local 100 Women Who Care chapter formed

PALMERSTON - A chance meeting of like-minded women at an International Women’s Day luncheon has resulted in the formation of another chapter of 100 Women Who Care.

Advantages of urban pole walking

Sandy Turner - It has been said that exercise is the best medicine ... but like medicine, exercise has a recommended dose, frequency and duration.

Dog walk

Dog walk

The Erin Lions 5th annual Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides was held May 27 with great weather for the 5km hike along the Elora Cataract Trail.

2018 tree inventory underway in Centre Wellington locations

2018 tree inventory underway in Centre Wellington locations

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory volunteers and summer staff are hitting the ground running for the ninth consecutive year.

Council prepares for upcoming election

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council has updated various bylaws based on the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016. One of the most notable changes provincially is the nomination period for this election will run from May 1 to July 27, whereas in the past the nomination period has run from Jan. 1 to the second Friday in September.

With wastewater EA almost over, Erin to start planning for growth

ERIN - As the process for a wastewater environmental assessment (EA) wraps up, the Town of Erin and the Wellington County planning department are looking to “start a conversation” about growth.

Geff Emslie an Everyday Hero at Norwell

Geff Emslie an Everyday Hero at Norwell

PALMERSTON - Norwell District Secondary School’s Geff Emslie was awarded an Everyday Hero Award by the Upper Grand District School Board on May 29.

CW master plan drafts to be presented June 14

ELORA - Two important projects are to be discussed at a special Centre Wellington committee of the whole meeting on June 14 at 1pm.

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.

Clair-Maltby secondary plan draws concern

ABERFOYLE - Guelph’s Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan and Master Environmental Servicing Plan has raised concerns with Puslinch councillors.

SafeTALK workshop is June 23

ELORA - A suicide-alertness workshop will be taking place in Elora on June 23.

Tony Daciuk donates $50,000 to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation

Tony Daciuk donates $50,000 to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation

MOUNT FOREST - Tony Daciuk was recognized on May 30 by the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation (LMHF) for his commitment of $50,000 to support several inpatient projects at the hospital.

Community Conversation on Suicide planned at Norwell on June 14

MINTO - Minto Fire and the Town of Minto are spear-heading an effort to bring the community together for a conversation about recent suicides in Minto and northern Wellington County.

Marjorie Clark named Puslinch Senior of the Year

Marjorie Clark named Puslinch Senior of the Year

ABERFOYLE - Mayor recognizes longtime resident for ‘significant contributions to community, local history

Erin council looks at options for pumper replacement

ERIN - The Town of Erin is looking into other options after the fire truck it was supposed to receive from Asphodel Fire Trucks Ltd never materialized.

Wellington North council increases pay

KENILWORTH - On June 4 Wellington North councillors decided to increase their remuneration based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to account for the end of the municipal one-third tax exemption.

Tender approved for new pumper for Minto Fire Palmerston station

MINTO - Council here has approved a proposal from Fort Garry Fire Trucks of Winnipeg to supply a new pumper truck for the local fire department at a cost not to exceed $530,000.

Township moving forward with council meeting video plan including meeting management software package

MAPLETON - Township council has taken a step toward having council meetings available on video beginning with the next term of council.

Hefty donation

Hefty donation

The Drayton Kinsmen and Drayton Kinettes made a $7,150 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from money raised at fundraising events throughout the year.

Local residents travel to Dominican Republic on mission trip

Local residents travel to Dominican Republic on mission trip

DRAYTON - Under the leadership of Josh Martin, youth leader of Community Mennonite Fellowship, a group of 26 travelled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 4.

WEB ONLY: Celebrating community giving at the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s 2018

WATERLOO - When a community comes together in support of one another, we can do great things. The 2018 Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s took place May 27 in Kitchener/ Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Mount Forest.

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).
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Community Guide Spring 2018

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

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Time to move on

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