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Journey to the end of the Earth: Elora’s Ian Evans skis to South Pole

Journey to the end of the Earth: Elora’s Ian Evans skis to South Pole 
ELORA - It’s 7am in Antarctica and the sun is already high in the sky - it never set. In fact, there won’t be night again here until after February, when the continent plunges into constant darkness for the long winter season. In this icy desert, man-made fixtures such as date and time matter very little as the barren landscape sits resolute, stretching endlessly onward toward the coast.

Owner closes Marj’s restaurant amid hepatitis exposure concerns

Owner closes Marj’s restaurant amid hepatitis exposure concerns

ALMA - Popular local eatery Marj’s Village Kitchen has closed its doors, perhaps for good, after a hepatitis A infection in an employee led to an urgent vaccination campaign by the local health unit.

Council adopts recommendation of $9.1-million 2015 capital budget

ELORA - Councillors here have endorsed a $9.1-million capital budget for 2015. Mayor Kelly Linton prefaced the discussion by stating “the budget is one of the most important things we do as a council.”

Town seeks heritage designation for Stanley Park gates

Town seeks heritage designation for Stanley Park gates

ERIN - After years of uncertainty, council was told on Jan. 20 the Town of Erin owns one part of the Stanley Park gates here and Wellington County owns the other. Since the early 2000s ownership of the gates has been in question.

Firefighters conduct ice rescue training

Firefighters conduct ice rescue training

FERGUS - It was not exactly a dark and stormy night, but Centre Wellington firefighters quickly discovered it was a rather chilling one. Local firefighters braved not only frigid winter weather, but icy waters as well - to learn how to better save lives.

BUZZ

Clifford ‘Field of Dreams’ project to begin in 2015
Guelph-Eramosa takes first look at 2015 budget; public meeting set for Feb. 9
Council, owners agree to delay decision on fate of Provost Lane home
OPP: Two bus collisions ‘totally different’

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: A decade at a time

Said Again:

“Pain and suffering are temporary but quitting is forever.”                  

Elora’s Ian Evans says he used this popular quote for motivation during his gruelling trek to the South Pole earlier this month.

January 30, 2015

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Target pharmacist planning relocation

FERGUS - Rachel Luther moved to Fergus over two years ago as the proud owner of the Target franchised pharmacy in town.

Sports

Centre Wellington Fusion Pee Wee ‘AA’ team takes international stage

PORT HURON - The Centre Wellington Fusion Pee Wee ‘AA’ team traveled to the International Silver Stick Tournament here from Jan. 22 to 25 and played against many of the top teams in North America.

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