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Outdoor fun in Puslinch on Family Day

Outdoor fun in Puslinch on Family Day 
The Optimist Club of Puslinch offered a number of activities on Family Day in the area surrounding the Puslinch Community Centre in Aberfoyle. Charlotte Duffield of Guelph had to reach high to pat Rocket, a seven-year-old Belgian horse and one half of the team offering wagon rides. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Fire chief: $1.25 million a ‘conservative’ estimate of loss in Feb. 16 auto shop fire

Fire chief: $1.25 million a ‘conservative’ estimate of loss in Feb. 16 auto shop fire

CENTRE WELLINGTON - A local business now stands in ruins following a late night fire on Feb. 15. The first call to Frey’s Trucks on the 3rd Line west of Belwood came in at 11:42pm, with fire crews responding from Fergus, Elora, Arthur, Grand Valley and Guelph.

Mapleton draft budget would raise 2017 tax levy by 11.4%

MAPLETON - Residential taxes would rise by about $15 per $100,000 worth of assessment under the latest draft of the township’s 2017 budget. The budget calls for expenditures of $9,626,413 this year, compared to $8,774,003 budgeted in 2016.

Puslinch joins county on gravel pit assessment appeal decision

PUSLINCH - Councillors here are joining forces with Wellington County to appeal recent MPAC decisions regarding gravel pits.

Large fire destroys shed west of Kenilworth

Large fire destroys shed west of Kenilworth

WELLINGTON NORTH - Gasoline fumes are to blame for a Feb. 21 fire that destroyed a large farm shed on Sideroad 7W near Kenilworth. Arthur and Mount Forest fire stations responded to a 911 call for a structure fire just after 5pm.

Crime Stoppers increases reward for tips about recent suspicious fires

Crime Stoppers increases reward for tips about recent suspicious fires

EVERTON - Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington is increasing its minimum reward in an effort to find those responsible for 13 suspicious fires in the area.

BUZZ

Centre Wellington Bro Show returns March 3
Smash-Up Derby featured at Scouts’ Kub Kar Rally
Local diabetes office closing
Organizers cancel Fergus Wedding Show

COLUMNISTS

Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: It’s time to speak out

Said Again:

“We have fire trucks, police cars, paramedics all responding and they’re responding on our roads and that in itself can create havoc ...”

Guelph/Guelph-Eramosa Fire Chief John Osborne.

February 24, 2017

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BUSINESS

Nominations now open for chamber’s Centre Wellington Awards of Excellence

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, along with its sponsors, is seeking nominations for its Awards of Excellence. The annual event is open to all businesses and residents in Centre Wellington.

Mount Forest’s electricity capacity increased to meet high demands

MOUNT FOREST - On Dec. 23, the new power line supplying electricity to Mount Forest was officially turned on, following several months of pole-line construction in the town and along Highway 6.

Sports

Pederson helps Team Canada win at Universiade

KAZAKHSTAN - Mapleton native Brent Pedersen helped Team Canada capture a bronze medal in men’s hockey at the 2017 Winter Universiade, held here from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8.

Program aims to address inequities in athletics

TORONTO - The Erin District High School girls basketball team is one of 13 girls’ high school sports teams to receive funding from the Playtex PlayON Canada grant program.

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