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Petting zoo owner responds to public outrage over ‘distressed’ kangaroo

Petting zoo owner responds to public outrage over ‘distressed’ kangaroo 
ARTHUR - A local petting zoo owner is speaking out after receiving complaints and “bad press” about a photograph that went viral earlier this month. The photograph, taken at the Aurora Street Festival on June 5, showed “Millie” the kangaroo lying on its side in a temporary pen.

Guelph-Eramosa opts out of OMB quarry fight, gives CRC $70,000

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township is giving the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) $70,000 to fight a proposed quarry near Rockwood at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing this fall.

Electrical fire destroys home in Guelph-Eramosa Township

Electrical fire destroys home  in Guelph-Eramosa Township 
GUELPH-ERAMOSA - A house on the Fourth Line in Guelph-Eramosa was destroyed after an electrical fire broke out on June 25. The fire department received the call at around 4pm on Saturday. “When our crews arrived there was a lot of flame from the rear of the house around the deck area and the roof was on fire,” said Guelph-Eramosa Fire Chief John Osborne.

Cottontail Road Trail completes county connection to Trans Canada system

Cottontail Road Trail completes county connection to Trans Canada system

The Trans Canada Trail now runs completely through Wellington County. Officials from the provincial government, County of Wellington, Region of Waterloo and townships of Centre Wellington and Woolwich, gathered to celebrate the opening of the Cottontail Road Trail in Elora on June 17.

Centre Wellington to take new approach for community delegations

ELORA - Centre Wellington council is taking a new approach to hearing from members of the public. On June 20, councillors agreed to waive the current procedural bylaw to try out a different process for accepting delegations from the public.

Taylor Redmond receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Taylor Redmond receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

PUSLINCH - For Taylor Redmond volunteering isn’t just something that he does - it’s a fundamental way of life. The 24-year-old Aberfoyle resident is heavily involved in the Ontario Special Olympics and has been an athlete with the program since he was just eight years old.

Puslinch Township council vacancy to be filled by appointment

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch council is moving forward to fill the vacancy created by the sudden death of councillor Wayne Stokley on May 29. Council decided on June 13 to fill the position through an appointment by council, rather than hold a costly byelection.

BUZZ

Scotland Street bridge work to begin June 27 in Fergus
Skoufis heading to martial arts world championships
Design guidelines and info session set for Elora bridges
Request for proposals issued for new Groves Memorial Community Hospital
Two men dead after serious crashes in region
Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by van
Frederick Street curb island to aid turning trucks

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Dave Adsett: Growth and water

Said Again:

“If we weren’t in the hospital having babies or sick with the flu ... we danced every Saturday night for years and years.”                  

Audrey Crane, 90, who is celebrating a 70th wedding anniversary with her husband Alfred.

July 1, 2016

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BUSINESS

Elora resident named 2016 Outstanding Pharmacy Technician

TORONTO - Elora resident Julia Jennings is the first ever Outstanding Pharmacy Technician Award winner presented by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA).

Centre Wellington approves additional $60,000 for CIP grants

ELORA - Centre Wellington is budgeting another $60,000 for Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grants.

Sports

Skoufis heading to martial arts world championships

Nathan Skoufis is preparing for the upcoming U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida July 8 to 9. Skoufis is an eight-time world champion and third degree black belt and has been involved in martial arts from the age 6.

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