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Firefighters battle fourth suspicious fire in 24 hours

Firefighters battle fourth suspicious fire in 24 hours 
ROCKWOOD - As evening was setting in on July 20, yet another suspicious fire was discovered, this one in the middle of Rockwood. It was the fourth suspicious blaze in Wellington County that day. “We got called to a structure fire just on Main Street and responded, found that it was kind of like a pool shed structure so it’s detached from the residence and it was fully engulfed when we arrived,” said Guelph-Eramosa deputy fire chief Jim Petrik on July 21.

Belwood, Conestogo lake cottagers seek court decision on MOECC request

Belwood, Conestogo lake cottagers seek court decision on MOECC request

BELWOOD - The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is requiring 735 cottages at Belwood and Conestogo lakes to obtain an environmental compliance approval (ECA) due to the high volumes being treated in septic systems. Each application costs $800.

Fireworks Festival Soap Box Derby

Fireworks Festival Soap Box Derby

Derby drivers - The first ever Mount Forest Fireworks Festival Soap Box Derby on was held July 16. About 10 racers competed in head-to-head heats on Princess Street. Photo by Patrick Raftis

Centre Wellington councillors investigate best allocation of OLG funds

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors are taking another look at how the township spends OLG funds.

Three jobs lost in Erin’s ‘strategic realignment’

ERIN - Town officials say three non-management employees have “left the corporation” as a result of a “strategic realignment” of Erin’s workforce. “The 40 per cent of change affects all seven departments within the corporation," said CAO Nathan Hyde.

Firefighters battle three suspicious fires

Firefighters battle three suspicious fires

WELLINGTON CTY. - Three suspicious fires in Guelph-Eramosa and Erin kept firefighters busy the morning of July 20. The three blazes, located within 10 kilometers of each other, are being treated as suspicious.

Company proposes marijuana production facility in Palmerston

Company proposes marijuana production facility in Palmerston

MINTO - Medical and recreational marijuana production could soon be employing local people at the Palmerston Industrial Park. At the July 18 meeting, town council approved an offer from Jack Krosinski of Krosinski Enterprises Ltd. to purchase land in the park.

BUZZ

Tenders approved for Colborne St. reconstruction and replacement of 27WG bridge
Next phase of Hanlon Expressway upgrades underway
Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection
Clarification on description of Mini Lakes community
Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list
Precaution urged at Conestogo Lake due to possible presence of blue-green algae
Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic heading to Guelph

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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EDITORIAL

Chris Daponte: Spare us the spin

Said Again:

“There’s maybe people out there that don’t really understand at all. They think it’s just somebody running around out there toking up and whatever.”

Minto Mayor George Bridge.

July 21, 2017

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BUSINESS

Construction company looks to make Guelph-Eramosa new home

BRUCEDALE - Goetz Construction is looking to move to Guelph-Eramosa Township at 5063 Wellington Road 32.

Sports

Mustard relishes victory in annual wiener dog races at raceway

ELORA - Mustard spread-it-on-thick for a massive crowd during his winning effort at Grand River Raceway’s third annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races on July 7.

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