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Today's date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 11
   
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Tree talk to focus on conservation

ELORA - Neighbourwoods will hold a tree talk on March 26, 7:30pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street.

Grand Trivia Night

Grand Trivia Night

On Feb. 9 Crime Stoppers raised $1,150 through a portion of ticket sales and silent auction proceeds at its 2019 Grand Trivia Night at the Grand River Raceway. Jenna Knox, events and experiences manager for Grand River Raceway in Elora, and Rick Beazley, Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) board of directors chair, joined forces to announce the amount raised that night. This is the third year for the event hosted by Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington.

What does the future hold for Wellington-Halton Hills rural areas?

ABOYNE - A panel discussion meeting for farmers and members of the rural communities in Wellington-Halton Hills is planned for March 28, 6:30-8:30pm at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (Aboyne Room).

GRCA offers landowners workshop on enhancing natural features

ABOYNE - The Grand River Conservation Authority is hosting a free workshop, with forestry specialists who will be speaking about ways for landowners to protect and enhance the natural features on their properties.

CWDHS girls hockey team  off to OFSAA competition after victory at CWOSSA

CWDHS girls hockey team off to OFSAA competition after victory at CWOSSA

CAMBRIDGE - Centre Wellington District High School girls hockey team went 4-0 at the CWOSSA tournament held March 5 to 6, bringing home its first CWOSSA title as a AAA school.

First annual volunteer recruitment night a success

First annual volunteer recruitment night a success

Centre Wellington Township, Elora and Fergus Tourism along with RT04 hosted the first volunteer recruitment night on March 7 at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Still going strong

Still going strong

81-year-old Charlie Barnes of Milton will be inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame on May 15. He was a track and field athlete in high school and university, but did not run his first triathlon until 1999 at age 62. Every summer since 2003 he has competed in triathlons, marathons and 100 mile rides, raising more than $100,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has been on Team Canada three times, winning a bronze medal in the 80-84 age group at the World Triathlon Finals, in Rotterdam in 2017 (above). He was a founder of the Guelph Triathlon Club and helped with TriKids races in Fergus and Elora. Submitted photo

Kasey Beirnes inducted to Rock hall of fame

Kasey Beirnes inducted to Rock hall of fame

OAKVILLE - Elora native Kasey Beirnes will join an elite class as one of five new players named to the Toronto Rock Hall of Fame.

Traumatic bereavement workshop offered for caregivers

ABOYNE - The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin (SAC) is hosting an “Introduction to Traumatic Bereavement for Caregivers” workshop on March 22 from 1 to 4pm at the Wellington OPP station here.

The Real St. Patrick show coming to Fergus this weekend

The Real St. Patrick show coming to Fergus this weekend

Now in its tenth season, The Real St. Patrick show will return to Reel Celts band member Nonie Thompson’s hometown of Fergus on March 17 at 8pm at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

ECT offering auditions for musical Wonderland

ELORA - Elora Community Theatre (ECT) has added another play to its 2018-19 season.

Down east foot stompin’

Down east foot stompin’

Under the pipes of Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, a group called Ugly Horses presented an evening of celtic and maritime music on March 9. This concert is part of an ongoing music series at the church.

Council appoints 32 residents to four committees

ELORA - Centre Wellington council has appointed residents to the township’s committee of adjustment, Heritage Centre Wellington, economic development task force and advisory committee.

Police looking to identify suspects who stole wallet, $15,000 from senior citizen

Police looking to identify suspects who stole wallet, $15,000 from senior citizen

FERGUS - Police are looking to identify three suspects who took a senior citizen’s wallet and then stole about $15,000 from her bank accounts. The incident occurred at the Fergus Walmart on St. David Street North (Highway 6) on Feb. 20.

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

FERGUS - An Elora man has been accused of stealing over $300,000 from his employer. On March 19, Wellington County OPP officers executed a search warrant at a storage locker on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus. Police say the search was part of an ongoing theft investigation reported by a local business.
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BUZZ

Donation brings cucumber trees to Guelph-Eramosa
Wellington North council paid $113,000 in 2018
Former county warden Ken Fisk dies at 92
Past Minto deputy reeve Bert Ross died March 2
Driver of SUV involved in March 6 crash has died
Task force develops recommendations on homelessness, addiction, mental health
County council remuneration totals over $800,000 for 2018

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