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Today's date: Tuesday September 18, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 37
   
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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.

Pedestrian bridge work begins in Elora

Pedestrian bridge work begins in Elora

Site work has begun on the Victoria Street pedestrian bridge in downtown Elora, in conjunction with improvements to Mill Street West. When complete, the bridge will provide access from Mill Street across the Grand River to the Pearle Hospitality development.

Wightman Telecom exhibit opens at museum

Wightman Telecom exhibit opens at museum

ABOYNE - The Wightman Telecom exhibit, titled The First 110 Years, officially opened on Sept. 9 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Wightman Telecom was founded in Clifford in the early 1900s, and is the only telephone company in Canada still owned by the same founding family.

Harvest Home Festival at museum on Sept. 23

ABOYNE - It is harvest time in Wellington County and the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) will be hosting its annual Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-5pm.

Silver medal winners

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.

Adventure author speaking in Elora

Adventure author speaking in Elora

ELORA - A best-selling Canadian writer will be presenting at the Elora Gorge Cinema this weekend. The Elora Adventurers have invited Kate Harris, Canadian national best selling author of Lands of Lost Borders, to kick off its ninth season.

Wellington County museum to open two new exhibits

ABOYNE - The Wellington County Museum and Archives will be hosting an opening reception on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3pm for two new art exhibits.

Fergus Fall Fair business display

Fergus Fall Fair business display

Earning top spot is the Wellington Veterinary Services at 320 Mill St., Elora, top, followed by Under Cover Quilts and More, above, at 223 St. Andrews St. E., Fergus.

Elora Fergus Studio Tour taking place last two weekends in September

ELORA - This year’s Elora Fergus Studio Tour has a roster of 40 artists working in a wide variety of media. The free, self-guided tour in the Township of Centre Wellington, brings together artists and art lovers over the last two weekends in September.

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.

Fergus car show draws crowd in new location

Fergus car show draws crowd in new location

Fergus car show - The 22nd annual Fergus Antique and Classic Car show found a new home this year along St. Patrick Street West. LEFT: Show-goers check out the rows of gleaming vehicles. RIGHT: Eight-month-old Mason Johnson drove this nifty wagon, which was decked out by his proud grandfather Chris Johnson.

Belwood car show

Belwood car show

The Belwood Lake Car Club hosted its 7th annual car show at the ball diamond off Smith Street on Sept. 9.

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.

Crime of the Week

ELORA - Sometime between the hours of 11:30am and 2:30pm on June 21, someone broke into a home on Stanley Crescent here and stole several pieces of jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, watches and rings) valued at over $16,000.

Dietician provides list top five nutritional deficiencies

FERGUS - We wonder why our health in both Canada and United States continues to have its challenges. Much of our health depends on our diet, which most of us already know. But, we might not know just how important diet really is in preventing diseases and for overall health.
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