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Today's date: Tuesday July 07, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 27
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Teen boy dies during soccer game in Drayton

DRAYTON - Members of the local community were shocked and saddened to hear a visiting teen died after collapsing during a soccer game on Canada Day. On July 1 at about 7:51pm local police officers, Mapleton firefighters and Guelph-Wellington paramedics responded to Riverside Park in Drayton for a report of a 13-year-old boy "in medical distress," stated a press release from Wellington County OPP.

Fire destroys home, sends three to hospital

Fire destroys home, sends three to hospital 
BRUCEDALE - Three people were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation when a fire consumed a home on the Fifth Line near here on Canada Day. At approximately 11:30pm on July 1, the Guelph-Eramosa fire department received a call about a possible house fire north of Brucedale. At one point there were 35 firefighters on scene from Rockwood as well as the Puslinch, Erin, Centre Wellington and Guelph fire departments. Two residents, with the help of a third person, evacuated the home before firefighters reached the scene. They were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Winegard: ‘We honour him today, the man from Guelph’; McCrae statue unveiled

Winegard: ‘We honour him today, the  man from Guelph’;  McCrae statue unveiled 
GUELPH - Church of Our Lady Immaculate steps and front terrace of the Guelph Civic Museum to watch as the Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae statue was unveiled in honour of the 100th anniversary of his world-renowned poem In Flanders Fields.

About $50,000 raised at walk/run for mental health

About $50,000 raised at  walk/run for mental health 
ARTHUR - Hundreds of green balloons filled the air at the third annual #GetInTouchForHutch event in Arthur on June 27. The balloon release, 1km walk and 5km run were held to honour Steven Hutchison, who took his own life in February 2013, and to bring together the community to show support for those struggling with mental health issues.

MPP wants to take Green Legacy province-wide

MPP wants to take Green Legacy province-wide

GUELPH - Local MPP Ted Arnott wants to take Wellington County’s Green Legacy program province-wide in celebration of Ontario’s 150th anniversary.

County endorses Wilson quarry settlement

GUELPH - Wellington County council has authorized the warden and clerk to execute final minutes of settlement for the Wilson quarry proposal, but wants to ensure the concerns of the Friends of the Luther Marsh are addressed.

Expanded licence sought for pit

MAPLETON - The owners of a gravel pit where an asphalt and concrete recycling operation is planned are seeking an expanded extraction licence.


Ontario gives $209 million for area research projects
Mapleton CAO no longer with township
Demolition day
Summer blood donations urgently needed


Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
Kelly Waterhouse


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Past Poll Results »»


Dave Adsett: Canada Day hooray

Said Again:

“This will allow members of parliament to better represent their constituents and be able to break ranks on issues without the fear of repercussions.”  

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong on the Reform Act.

June 26, 2015

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DeBoer’s Equipment celebrates 50 years

SALEM - It was a festive mood at DeBoer’s Equipment here on June 13, as staff members, customers and other community members gathered to celebrate the business’ 50th anniversary.


Tournament to assist local family

CAMBRIDGE - A nearby community is offering an opportunity to continue helping a Mapleton family whose son is battling leukemia.

Pet of the week - Patch

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