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Today's date: Thursday April 17, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 15
   
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Centre Wellington Citizen of the Year

Centre Wellington Citizen of the Year    
Barb Evoy expresses shock as Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj announces that Evoy ioins the prestigious list of Citizens of the Year in Centre Wellington as chosen by the local chamber of commerce. photo by Mike Robinson

Centre Wellington Junior Citizen

Centre Wellington Junior Citizen    
Junior Citizen - Frederic Giguere (centre), a Grade 12 student at Centre Wellington District High School. He is joined by parents Yvon Giguére and Michele Van Damme at the surprise announcement on April 14. The official Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony is Thursday, May 15, at the Fergus Grand Theatre. photo by Mike Robinson

Steady and sure for skills competition

Steady and sure for skills competition    
Ponsonby Public School students Logan Rayner and Drew Adema test out the ramp they built at the Upper Grand District School Board elementary student skills competition at College Heights in Guelph on April 3. About 775 students from 42 schools competed in a variety of categories, including creating and operating battery-operated wind turbines and Lego mechanical plows. photo by Kris Svela

Advertiser columnist takes home first prize from provincial competition

Advertiser columnist takes home first prize from provincial competition

FERGUS - Advertiser columnist Kelly Waterhouse has been named the 2013 Humour Columnist of the Year by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association.

County unveils 10-year plan on affordable housing and homelessness

GUELPH - Affordable housing for those with low incomes and providing housing for Wellington County’s homeless will be the focus of a 10-year housing plan announced last week by the county.

Guelph-Eramosa council approves 2014 budget with 5.4% tax hike

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council has approved its 2014 budget with a local tax increase of 5.4%. The budget was passed on April 7 without the inclusion of up to $260,000 in provincial funding for ice storm disaster relief. The province has promised to provide funding, but no firm amount has been released.

Sparks fly at Puslinch council over Morriston bypass issue

ABERFOYLE - It was a stormy session at Puslinch council on April 2 as council members debated the need to share information and what exactly comprises a conflict of interest.

Wellington North rejects roundabout

KENILWORTH - They may not have the final say, but Wellington North council has made it clear they don’t favour a roundabout as a solution to traffic headaches on Frederick Street in Arthur.

BUZZ

Township could face OMB hearing on Ren’s Pets Depot expansion
Chong’s Reform Bill re-introduced with amendments
County extends brush dumping deadline
Tocher: Candidates meeting a must

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: So you want to run for council?

Said Again:

“I literally laughed out loud ... it was like having a conversation with an old friend over a cup of tea.”

OCNA Better Newspaper Competition judge Jackie Jardine on Kelly Waterhouse’s weekly column in the Wellington Advertiser.

April 11, 2014

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BUSINESS

Business survey findings released

ABOYNE - It’s being touted as the largest economic development study of its kind and now Wellington County has released the findings of its business retention and expansion study, including 270 interviews with businesses conducted over a nine-month period.

Sports

Patrick Anderson leads Rollin’ Knicks to NWBA Championship

OTTAWA - Fergus native Patrick Anderson is one of two prominent Canadian wheelchair basketball players to help lead the New York Rollin’ Knicks to a National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Championship title on April 6 at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, KY.

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