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Riverfest Elora brings in big names; streams Tragically Hip concert

Riverfest Elora brings in big names; streams Tragically Hip concert 
ELORA - Crowds descended on Bissell Park last weekend with blankets and chairs - and the only responsibility was to enjoy the tunes provided by Riverfest Elora artists. “It was amazing,” said festival manager Spencer Shewen. “We’ve had nothing but really good feedback from people; our attendance was up this year for sure.” The three-day festival, which ran from Aug. 19 to 21, featured headliners Walk Off the Earth on Friday, Chromeo on Saturday, and Hey Rosetta! and the Sheepdogs closing out the concert on Sunday night.

Township tried to purchase Middlebrook well to ‘protect’ local water supply

ELORA - It turns out the competing offer that prompted Nestlé Waters to purchase the Middlebrook well property came from Centre Wellington Township.

Nestlé Waters reduces pumping by 20% in response to drought conditions

ABERFOYLE - With the local region under Level 2 drought conditions, Nestlé Waters Canada has reduced its water taking by 20%.

Wellington North faces another gravel pit application

WELLINGTON NORTH - No decisions have been made on the newest gravel pit application in Wellington North. The proposed pit at Concession 4N and Sideroad 2E has to go through three steps.

Mount Forest man sentenced to five years in death of grandmother

MOUNT FOREST - A local man has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the death of his grandmother.

BUZZ

Guelph-Eramosa depletes Rockwood Hydro Fund to $619,573
New Rockwood Catholic school set to welcome first students
Algae warning signs removed at Belwood Lake
Arthur ambassador wins award for congeniality
Grand Valley man charged after drink tampering

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Big sky

Said Again:

“Possibly no other individual has contributed more to preserving and promoting the history of Arthur...”                  

Developer James Coffey on the reasoning behind his request to name an Arthur street after longtime resident John Walsh.

August 26, 2016

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BUSINESS

On the move: Robert’s Farm Equipment aims to keep focus on service

MOUNT FOREST - Robert’s Farm Equipment will be moving out of its location on Highway 6, north of Mount Forest, to a brand new facility on Sligo Road West.

Sports

Canadian champs

The Palmerston Marlin Novice team traveled to Winnipeg from Aug. 17 to 21 to compete in the U-14 Girls Canadian Fast Pitch Championship. The Marlins advanced to the final gold medal game against Manitoba Interlake Phillies. The Marlins won a 7-0 mercy rule outcome, securing a gold medal.

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