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Today's date: Tuesday July 17, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 28
   
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Garden suite allows son to help run farm operation in Centre Wellington

ELORA - Another garden suite is being approved in Centre Wellington. Council gave its approval to the garden suite following a public meeting at the June 25 meeting.

DC charges may rise for residential development but drop for commercial development

ELORA - Centre Wellington is hoping to approve a revised development charges bylaw later this month.

Draft transportation plan discussed

ELORA - In June, Centre Wellington council received a Draft Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as an information item.

Centre Wellington council compensation review recommendations defeated

ELORA - It looks like Centre Wellington council’s wages won’t be changing for the next term. After much debate, the hiring of a consultant, establishing a salary compensation review committee, more debate and several lost resolutions, it looks like council is doing nothing to update council’s salaries for the next term of council.

Final phase of Granwood Gate development approved

ELORA - Revisions to Phase 3 of the Granwood development in the south end of Elora has led to Centre Wellington council’s conditional nod of approval on June 25.

Elora Mill Hotel and Spa experience proves to be worth the wait

Elora Mill Hotel and Spa experience proves to be worth the wait

ELORA - “Bottom line is this project is good for Centre Wellington,” said Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton at the ribbon cutting of the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa.

Fairy dance

Fairy dance

Elora Community Theatre’s 2018 Shakespeare in the Park production As You Like It opens with a fairy dance scene featuring, from left: Emma Taylor, Rachel Kaspar, Jessica Kaspar, Rianna Morgan, Emily Gauthier and Harley Davis. Four productions were staged in Bissell Park last weekend and the show returns to the open-air stage July 13 to 15. Show times are: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2 and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Elora church to give out Florence Nightingale Award

ELORA - Church of St. John the Evangelist in Elora is holding a service dedicated to nurses and health professionals on July 15. The Florence Nightingale Community Service Award will be given out to Sharon Rice for her outstanding service to the community. Rice is involved with a number of community organizations, such as the Elora Festival and Children’s Wish Foundation.

Elora Festival kicks off July 13

ELORA - The internationally renowned Elora Festival returns for its 39th season from July 13 to 29 delivering a line-up of 25 performances over three weeks by some of the world’s best vocal, choral and chamber music artists.

Affordable family-friendly concerts new to the Elora Festival Line up

ELORA - Early school years are the ideal time to engage children in music activities, whether it be listening to a wide variety of music genres, seeing live performances or actively participating in music.

Rug hooking

Rug hooking

Martina Lesar of Caledon demonstrated rug hooking at the first Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art at the Elora Centre for the Arts on July 7.

Wool dying

Wool dying

Christopher Walker, of Stirling, demonstrated natural wool dying at the first Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art at the Elora Centre for the Arts on July 7.

Spinning demonstration

Spinning demonstration

The inaugural Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art took place at the Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) on July 7. Melanie Bailey Cox demonstrated the fine art of spinning at the Ruth’s Handwoven’s booth.

Soccer ceremony

Soccer ceremony

The Fergus Pipe Band leads players to the field for Fergus Elora District Soccer Special Needs Soccer Festival at Victoria Park in Fergus on July 7. The one-day festival involves hundreds of players from across Ontario.

Neighbourwoods held Mulching Day in June

Neighbourwoods held Mulching Day in June

ELORA - The Neighbourwoods crew and dedicated volunteers, Deb Jakab and Ted Ecclestone, were out mulching trees on June 27 around Elora.

Tour the Trees in Centre Wellington on July 14

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On July 14 get out and tour the trees.

Artist spotlight at council; Stephen Cole “... only new paths to explore”

ELORA - As part of the township’s program of displaying art within the council gallery, Centre Wellington councillors had the chance to learn about local artist Stephen Cole.

Car accident results in power outages in Belwood area

Car accident results in power outages in Belwood area

CENTRE WELLINGTON - A vehicle striking a hydro pole between Fergus and Belwood on July 9 left some residents without power in the Belwood area.

Fire crews rescue two people from Elora Gorge, battle hay fire in extreme heat

Fire crews rescue two people from Elora Gorge, battle hay fire in extreme heat

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Firefighters from Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue (CWFR) had a busy Wednesday on July 4 as they rescued two tubers in Elora Gorge and put out a hay fire in extreme heat.

Morris, Linton both seeking mayor’s job

CENTRE WELLINGTON - As of June 27 there is now a race for mayor in Centre Wellington. Incumbent Mayor Kelly Linton will face off against Fred Morris (currently ward 4 councillor) to lead the township for the next term.

Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art

Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art

Novice weaver - The first Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art was held at the Elora Centre for the Arts on July 7. Organized by ECFTA director Bear App and curated by Michaela Campbell, the event drew hundreds over the course of the day. Maude MacLellan, a visitor from Toronto, tried her hand at weaving during the event. Photo by Patrick Raftis

Drinking and driving

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On June 30 at about 7:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers were monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 18, east of Fergus.

Crime of the Week

FERGUS - Sometime overnight on April 21, someone broke into the Shell Gas Station on Scotland Street here and stole a quantity of cigarettes.
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Community Guide Spring 2018

BUZZ

Electric vehicle charge stations planned for municipal facilities
Morris, Linton both seeking mayor’s job
Humboldt jersey makes its way to Arthur
Group accuses township of withholding information on proposed Xinyi glass plant
Respect key for cyclist-motorist relationships: OPP
New shop pops up in Mapleton
Palmerston man killed in two-vehicle collision; local man faces charges
Concern grows over missing area woman
Memorial ball tournament planned in Palmerston

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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Dave Adsett: Lunch with a friend

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