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Today's date: Sunday July 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 29
   
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LPAT appeal for Storybrook subdivision carries on, property owners given participant status

ELORA - The latest step of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) case involving the Sorbara Group of Companies (Nigus Storybrook LP) and Centre Wellington has ordered that participant status be granted to Alexandra and Derek Graham and Sandra Allan on behalf of Douglas and Muriel Allan.

Council chooses LED streetlights for Tom Street

ELORA - On June 25, staff presented five options for Centre Wellington council to consider related to the installation of new LED streetlights on Tom Street, Fergus.

Box culvert work begins on Wellington Rd. 7

Box culvert work begins on Wellington Rd. 7

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Wellington County has engaged Xterra Construction Inc, to complete the repairs to the box culvert on Wellington Road 7 south of Sideroad 10, near Ponsonby.

Draft parks, recreation master plan available for review

ELORA - In June, staff brought forward the draft parks, recreation and culture master plan for information to Centre Wellington council during a June 14 special meeting.

Water supply master plan status report given to council

ELORA - A status report on the water supply master plan (WSMP) was presented to Centre Wellington council on June 18.

Rugby

Rugby

On July 13, the Highland U17 boys rugby team hosted a team from Liverpool School for an exhibition game. The Liverpool team had just arrived for a tour and headed off to play London next. The Highland team has started its regular season and is currently 0-2. The next home game is July 25 against Waterloo County at 7pm at Victoria Park in Fergus.

Fergus Tennis Club opens new pickleball court, practice wall

Fergus Tennis Club opens new pickleball court, practice wall

FERGUS - On July 7, the Fergus Tennis Club hosted a community open house, barbecue and ribbon cutting event to officially open a new pickleball/junior tennis court and hitting wall at its Tower Street location.

Dashpig wins wiener race at Grand River Raceway

Dashpig wins wiener race at Grand River Raceway

ELORA - In his bio, 15-pound Dashpig was described as “brave as a wolf dog.” The mighty dachshund churned that courage into victory, holding on to win the fourth annual Ren’s Pets Wiener Dog Races at Grand River Raceway on July 6.

Superstars grab many wins at national champions

Superstars grab many wins at national champions

FERGUS - Twelve members of the Superstars Baton Club competed in Peterborough at the annual CNBTA National Championships on July 6 to 8. Approximately 120 athletes gathered to compete for the Ruby Cup, National Championship titles and Miss Majorette of Canada Pageant.

Firefighters holding toll booth Sept.15

FERGUS - Fergus firefighters will be passing around a boot on Sept. 15 for a good cause.

Arnott elected Speaker, says commitment to constituents remains at forefront

Arnott elected Speaker, says commitment to constituents remains at forefront

TORONTO - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott now has a greater voice in Ontario’s Legislative Assembly. On July 11, Ontario MPPs elected the 28-year veteran Progressive Conservative MPP as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Council seeks more information before making demolition decision on Perry Street property

ELORA - A demolition request for a home at 645 Perry Street in Fergus is deferred pending further information being brought forward to council. Information sought includes verification of ownership of the building - which is key to arguments made for the building’s preservation.

Man faces drug charge

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On July 1 at about 10pm, Wellington County OPP were conducting a RIDE program on Wellington Road 26 south of Belwood.

Tree tour

Tree tour

The Tour the Trees bicycle tour hosted by Neighbourwoods and Canadian Tree Fund took place on July 14. Participants cycled to 10 spots around Fergus and Elora to learn about heritage trees and natural history in Centre Wellington.

Roy Orbison tribute played in Fergus

Roy Orbison tribute played in Fergus

Michael Dankard, left, paid tribute to Roy Orbison and performed to a nearly sold out audience at the Fergus Grand Theatre on July 15. Bill Culp Productions brought the All-Star Tribute show to Fergus with Danckert performing some of Orbison’s hit songs.

Festivals shine spotlight on Elora and Fergus

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Festivals with very different types of entertainment will draw thousands of visitors to Elora and Fergus this summer.

Fergus Medieval Faire July 28

FERGUS - Hear ye, hear ye! The Fergus Medieval Faire is coming to downtown Fergus on July 28 from 11am to 6pm.

Elora Festival

Elora Festival

The Elora Festival kicked off its first family series concert with the Shoestring Magic Flute at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. TOP: Phil Arnott, right, teaches Maxim and Kalyna Levytsky how to create a fire breathing dragon craft before the show.

Donation

Donation

Fergus Legion 275 donated $25,000 to the Groves Hospital Foundation. Poppy chair Tom Kirby, left, and Legion president Randy Graham, centre, presented the check to hospital CEO Stephen Street.

Township: jobs, investment incentive program a success

ELORA - Through its Jobs and Investment Incentive Program, Centre Wellington council approved a development charge grant in the amount of $16,545 for Andy Crane Auto Service in Fergus.
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Council seeks more information before making demolition decision on Perry Street property
Fergus Medieval Faire July 28
Water conservation recommended throughout GRCA watershed
County moves forward with garage replacement
Library kiosks to be added to Mount Forest, Fergus arenas
Open air burn ban in Mapleton exempts campground cooking fires

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