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Today's date: Tuesday July 17, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 28
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Business Leader Summer 2018
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Prized plant

Prized plant

On June 26 Mapleton Buds and Blooms held its monthly meeting and flower show. Members “learned about dahlias and viewed many photos of beautiful blooms,” officials say.

Environment day

Environment day

Maryborough and Drayton schools teamed up to participate in the Earthkeepers program, hosted by the Norwell District Secondary School Community Environmental Leadership program in Harriston.

Fine day for fishing

Fine day for fishing

The annual catch and release fishing derby at Lake Conestogo on July 8 drew anglers from far and wide. Michael Bertrand of Fergus shows off his 41-inch small-mouth bass.

Nieuwland receives approval to begin construction without permits

MAPLETON - Mapleton Township has entered a conditional agreement allowing Nieuwland Feed and Supply Limited to build an addition and renovate its existing feed mill.

Mayor dissatisfied with summer mower tender

MAPLETON - Mayor Neil Driscoll was not pleased recently when the township’s director of public works brought a roadside mower attachment tender to council.

Mapleton recommends water tower design for Drayton

MAPLETON - Council here has recommended that Landmark’s composite elevated standard configuration water tower be erected in Drayton.

Dedicated local volunteer Ray Grose was founding member of Alma Optimists

ALMA - Mapleton has lost a dedicated community volunteer with the passing of Ray Grose on July 4. A fourth-generation Alma-area farmer, Grose, 86, and his wife, Ruth, founded Husky Farm equipment in the village in the mid-1950s.

New shop pops up in Mapleton

New shop pops up in Mapleton

MAPLETON - The new Made in Mapleton Pop Up Shop officially opened on July 5. The downtown Drayton store, which has been in operation since June 28, sells locally-crafted items, baking, produce and other unique offerings on a consignment basis.

Palmerston man killed in two-vehicle collision; local man faces charges

MAPLETON - A Harriston man faces nine charges following a fatal automobile accident in Mapleton. The accident, which occurred around 8am on July 11 claimed the life of Darren James More, 43, of Palmerston. Wellington County OPP report a pickup truck with three occupants collided with a pickup truck driven by More. Two passengers in the first vehicle are in critical condition in hospital, police stated in July 12 press release
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Community Guide Spring 2018


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


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


Dave Adsett: Lunch with a friend

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