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Today's date: Friday March 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 12
   
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Aboyne library reopens on March 17

Aboyne library reopens on March 17 
The Aboyne library was officially reopened on March 17 after being closed for renovations since September. County councillors, library staff, guests and children helped cut the ribbon for the grand reopening. Maggie Kingdon found a book to read shortly after the doors opened. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Construction values surpass $151 million in Centre Wellington

Construction values surpass $151 million in Centre Wellington

ELORA - Last year was a good one for building activity in Centre Wellington. In presenting the 2016 annual building report to council on March 20, chief building official Randy Bossence said, “The numbers are quite incredible. It’s been a very large increase in a very short amount of time.” Bossence said overall construction values jumped 56%, from $96,634,306 in 2015 to $151,126,355 in 2016.

Centre Wellington council rejects vote-by-mail option

ELORA - Voting by mail is off the table for next year’s municipal election - at least in Centre Wellington. On March 21, councillors defeated a staff recommendation to implement vote by mail as an alternative voting method for the 2018 municipal election.

Two local men to turn dream Peru trek into documentary

Two local men to turn dream Peru trek into documentary

ELORA - Often there’s one place in the world that profoundly resonates with someone but feels unattainable. For Jason Dekorte, of Fergus, that place was Peru.

Developer gets green light for unique sewage solution in Mount Forest

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council has supported a unique sewage system solution as part of a developer’s plan to build 10 townhouses on Mount Forest’s eastern edge.

Staff at Drayton bank intervenes to stop scam

DRAYTON - Police are again warning residents about the “lottery scam,” after a senior here was defrauded of $12,000.

BUZZ

Building permit fees might drop as result of increased growth in Centre Wellington
Construction to begin on Victoria Street in Elora
Centre Wellington council costs $171,339 in 2016
Polls paint two different pictures of popular opinion about bottled water
Hunter fined after stray bullet rips through passing car
People sent to hospital after CO leak at Grand Valley arena
More county residents victimized by fraud

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Drones, robots and thinking

Said Again:

“The cornerstone of democracy is one person - one vote - casting a ballot based upon how that individual thinks or feels.”

Centre Wellington councillor Fred Morris.

March 24, 2017

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BUSINESS

Auto detailing shop coming to Rockwood

BRUCEDALE - A new car detailing garage is on its way to Rockwood. On March 6 Guelph-Eramosa council approved a site plan application to allow Dean McKerracher to build a detached structure on his Rockwood property at 159 Main Street so he can move his automobile detailing business out of the attached garage of his house.

Sports

Guelph to host World Dwarf Games

GUELPH - The World Dwarf Games are going to be held at the University of Guelph from Aug. 4 to 12. About 400 athletes from countries around the world are expected to flock to Guelph for the Games.

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