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Today's date: Wednesday September 20, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 37
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Vehicle set ablaze in Belwood

Vehicle set ablaze in Belwood 
BELWOOD - A vehicle fire in Belwood on Sept. 17 is being considered suspicious by the Centre Wellington fire department. Fergus firefighters were called to a property owned by the Grand River Conservation Area on Sideroad 9 in Belwood around 7:30am and arrived to see a fully involved vehicle fire. "It was unidentifiable, the plate was there and we gave that to the OPP, and the car was fully involved and fully destroyed," said Tom Mulvey public safety officer for Centre Wellington fire department.

Theft from ATM in Erin

Theft from ATM in Erin 
ERIN - Police are seeking information after an ATM at the Royal Bank in Erin was opened and money was stolen on Monday morning. On Sept. 18 at approximately 1am, three suspects wearing motorcycle helmets and gloves entered the bank and obstructed security cameras in the area. Over the next hour and a half, the suspects allegedly used tools to pry open the ATM and removed three cash trays. The three suspects then lefts with the trays and their equipment.

Worker airlifted to hospital after bus falls on legs

FERGUS - A worker at a local business was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday after a bus fell on him. On Sept. 19 at about 1:15pm emergency crews responded to what police are calling “a serious workplace injury” on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus. “Initial reports indicated that a 25-year-old male had sustained serious trauma to his legs when a bus he was servicing fell on him,” states an OPP press release. The man was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and then airlifted to a trauma centre. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is investigating.

Lots of fun at the Arthur Fair

Lots of fun at the Arthur Fair 
Julia Timmerman of Arthur took advantage of the sunny, warm weather last weekend and took a ride on a motorized horse scooter at the Arthur Fall Fair. Photo by Caroline Sealey

Algae found in area lakes could stick around ‘for remainder of season’

Algae found in area lakes could stick around ‘for remainder of season’ 
WELLINGTON CTY. - County residents looking to cool off this weekend should avoid Belwood and Conestogo lakes. On Friday Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) officials confirmed the presence of blue-green algae at the lakes, as well as a third reservoir in Woolwhich. “The algae may contain a toxin called microcystin, which can cause illness when ingested by people or animals,” states a Sept. 15 GRCA press release.

Elora Mill project gets $1.5-million boost from province

Elora Mill project gets $1.5-million boost from province

ELORA - Ontario will provide a $1.5-million grant for the north bank redevelopment of the Elora Mill. The province is partnering with Pearle Hospitality to transform the Elora Mill into a year-round destination that officials say will create 110 new jobs in Wellington County’s tourism industry.

Flood report recommends Regional Watershed Master Plan

Flood report recommends Regional Watershed Master Plan

MINTO - FROM PAGE 28 North Ward drain has two outlets that fill up very quickly in normal heavy rains and are soon under water when the Maitland River rises during minor events.

Zoning approved for cannabis cultivation at industrial park

Zoning approved for cannabis cultivation at industrial park

MINTO - A zoning amendment to permit the cultivation of cannabis in a greenhouse on a three-acre property in the Palmerston Industrial Park has been approved.

Writers descend on Eden Mills

Writers descend on Eden Mills

Writers’ festival - Musicians, the Town Crier and Guelph-Eramosa Mayor Chris White led the parade of writers to the official opening of the 2017 Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sept. 10. This year’s festival featured over 40 award-winning and emerging authors reading from their latest books on the banks of the Eramosa River.


OEB meeting about the Centre Wellington Hydro rate application on Sept. 21
Legions hard at work across Ontario
Fergus pianist to perform at Invictus Games in Toronto
Motorcycle buffs organize ‘diaper run’ to assist family of Palmerston triplets
Councillors now encouraging cottagers’ association to rename Swastika Trail
Two dead following head-on collision in Mapleton


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Dave Adsett: Surprise, surprise

Said Again:

“Can you imagine going to bed at night and you’ve got no children and the next day you’ve got three baby boys?”

Dave Ellis, organizer of a ‘diaper run’ for a set of Palmerston triplets.

September 15, 2017

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Suspicious Fires

Editorial Cartoon


Ron Wilkin Jewellers 50th anniversary

Not many businesses can say they have been a part of the most important milestones in their customer’s lives, from the beginning of a couple’s commitment to the sacred celebration that follows, to the special moments that are markers of a lifetime.


Mapleton youths part of OBA championship squad

LISTOWEL - Three Mapleton youths are part of a provincial baseball championship team. Moorefield residents Owen Ottens, Ethan Culling and Cody Frook are members of the Listowel Rookie Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) squad.

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