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Today's date: Friday March 22, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 12
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Lasagna feast

Lasagna feast

There were 220 community members at the 14th annual lasagna dinner at the Erin Legion Feb. 23, raising funds for the Erin air cadets, 242 Ross Ferguson squadron. The event included entertainment, raffle tables and a silent auction.

Big melt

Big melt

Some of the rural gravel roads in Erin were in rough shape on March 15 as rain and melting snow caused flooding and erosion. Sideroad 27 near Winston Churchill Blvd. was closed (seen here), while the Erin-Eramosa Townline had pylons warning of washed-out shoulders and road surfaces. Sideroad 10 between 9th and 10th Line was temporarily impassable due to water over the road, and Winston Churchill south of Sideroad 27 had a major shoulder washout that required emergency repair.

Sharing the wealth

Sharing the wealth

Beneficiaries of the Erin Legion Catch the Ace trust gathered at a Feb. 9 awards day. The following groups split $50,000 as a result of the recent lottery: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 442 Erin, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 449 Alton, Erin Lions Club, Erin Optimist Club and 242 Ross Ferguson Air Cadet Squadron.

St. Paddy’s promo

St. Paddy’s promo

Bridget Ryan from Erin and niece Ella Eagleson from Lucken were excited to be spreading the news about Horse Day Erin on June 8th. Visitors were in the village March 16 and 17 for St. Patrick’s Day activities, in connection with the upside-down sale sponsored by the merchants of the Business Improvement Area.

New date for parks and recreation public meeting

ERIN - The date of a public meeting to get input on the Town of Erin parks, recreation and culture master plan has been changed to April 2 from 6 to 8pm in the Shamrock Room at the Erin Community Centre.

Lucky encounter in downtown Erin

Lucky encounter in downtown Erin

Kiera and Maverick Phillip from Mono were amazed to see a real-life “leprechaun horse” in downtown Erin last weekend. Visitors were in the village on March 16 and 17 for St. Patrick’s Day activities, in connection with the upside-down sale sponsored by the local BIA. Photo by Danielle Cargill

Air cadets seek vendors for fundraiser

ERIN - The Erin Air Cadets are looking for vendors to participate at a fundraising event on April 27, helping them take a trip to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which starts June 6 in Normandy.

Town of Erin ‘failed to conduct reasonable search’ in response to FOI request

ERIN - The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario is not satisfied with Erin’s “narrow interpretation” of a freedom of information (FOI) request about severances paid to terminated employees and has ordered the town to search for related records.

No more fence viewers in Erin

ERIN - The Town of Erin will no longer appoint fence viewers to arbitrate fence disputes between neighbours.

Seedy Saturday takes root in Erin

ERIN - Seedy Saturday is an opportunity to exchange seeds, learn all about growing vegetables and discuss the coming season with fellow gardeners.

Erin has public surveys on long-term planning

ERIN - Residents are invited to fill out a survey as the Town of Erin seeks input on a strategic plan and a parks, recreation and cultural master plan.

$2,000 damage deposit implemented

ERIN - A $2,000 damage deposit will now be required with building permits to cover possible damage to town property during construction projects.

Video disruption in Town of Erin

ERIN - A software problem disrupted the recording of the Erin council meeting on March 5, so no video will be available at erin.ca. The recording of the Feb. 19 meeting is online, but without audio.

Hazardous conditions around waterways

MISSISSAUGA - Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents of the dangers on and near local streams, rivers, ponds and lakes at this time of year.

Legacy of affordable camps, youth basketball will continue

Legacy of affordable camps, youth basketball will continue

ERIN - Main Place Optimists (MPO) has carried on the legacy of Patrick Suessmuth since the time of his passing in 2014. A volunteer board has continued to provide school holiday camps, summer camps and youth basketball programs in Suessmuth’s tradition.

Erin Legion to host ‘Conversations Worth Having’ workshop March 19

ERIN - A workshop called Conversations Worth Having will be held March 19 from 1 to 3pm at the Erin Legion, 12 Dundas Street East.

Lots of scoring as students beat OPP officers in charity game

Lots of scoring as students beat OPP officers in charity game

RIGHT: It’s a date - Before the OPP versus Erin District High School (EDHS) charity hockey game at Centre 2000 on March 8, Dylan Early made an on-ice request to teammate Jess Hyder for a date to the prom, complete with flowers and a fancy sign. She said yes, and their team went on to beat the OPP team 7-2. The EDHS senior girls and boys challenged the Wellington County OPP to the annual game. Last year’s game ended in a 7-7 tie and EDHS was looking to take back bragging rights. LEFT: The action was fast and furious around the OPP goal for much of the game, though the police did manage to muster a bit of offense. The game was in support of East Wellington Community Services.
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