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Today's date: Wednesday October 18, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 41
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Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h

Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h 
MAPLETON - A cold front pushing into the region produced winds up to 130km/h that downed trees and power lines across Wellington County on Sunday afternoon. Centre Wellington and Mapleton were seemingly the hardest hit by the Oct. 15 wind storms that pummeled southern Ontario, leaving thousands without electricity, including upwards of 1,000 homes in Wellington County. But Environment Canada officials say there were no confirmed tornadoes in the province.

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations 
MAPLETON - The township’s Chief Administration Officer has resigned. Mayor Neil Driscoll and council announced the resignation of CAO/clerk Brad McRoberts on Oct. 13. A press release issued by the township indicated McRoberts is leaving to spend more time with his family. “I want to thank the council, staff and the Township of Mapleton for the opportunities they have provided me both in my current and former positions,” stated McRoberts. “Based upon conversations with my peers, this council is one of the best councils in Ontario. This, in combination with a great staff and community, made this decision very difficult, but I must place a greater priority on my family and their needs.” Mayor Neil Driscoll stated, “We regret the loss of Mr. McRoberts but respect his desire to have more time with his family. “I am proud to have worked so closely with such a dedicated and caring employee who earned my respect.”

Fall fair fun in Erin

Fall fair fun in Erin 
LEFT: Hanna Linton of Guelph shows her determination at the wheel as she takes part in the pedal tractor pull competition at the Erin Fall Fair on Oct. 8. RIGHT: Mikaela Relf of Everton and her rabbit Pickles earned first place in the rabbit showcase at the Fair. Photos by Mike Robinson/Kelly Waterhouse

Caressant Care ordered to cease admissions due to substandard care

Caressant Care ordered to cease admissions due to substandard care

FERGUS - A Fergus nursing home is one of three in the province ordered to stop accepting new residents due to substandard care.

Growth, infrastructure discussed at Centre Wellington town hall meeting

ELORA - Roughly 30 to 40 residents attended the Sept. 27 town hall session at Heritage River Retirement Community.

Hillsburgh library progressing toward spring 2018 completion

Hillsburgh library progressing toward spring 2018 completion

GUELPH - Wellington County chief librarian Murray McCabe reports considerable progress has been made on the new Hillsburgh library over the summer.

Report: Town running low on serviced industrial land after latest Palmerston sale

MINTO - The Town of Minto is running low on industrial land after the sale of the last small serviced parcel in the Palmerston Industrial Park.


New portable sensor detects food allergens
The Walk for Freedom takes place in Guelph
Children’s safety day on Oct. 14
Parking to be restricted on Victoria Street in Morriston
Liz Sandals to retire
OPP officer charged
One night, under one roof, don’t miss Centre Wellington’s Key Projects Open House
Practice makes perfect – prepare your home escape plan


Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse


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Past Poll Results »»


Dave Adsett: Giving thanks

Said Again:

“We don’t want to ruin the fun, but we don’t want any more false alarm calls.”

Minto recreation services manager Matt Lubbers on the town’s decision to ban use of smoke machines in municipal facilities.

October 13, 2017

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Suspicious Fires


County approves BRE funds

GUELPH - Wellington County council has approved requests for business retention and expansion (BRE)funding totaling $55,000 for three local municipalities.


New women’s gym co-op open in Fergus

FERGUS - A new gym has opened in the Fergus Marketplace. The Fergus Women’s Fitness Co-op is a not-for-profit fitness group that opened beside the Centre Wellington Food Bank in July.

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