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Today's date: Friday April 25, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 17
   
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Heritage building finds new life; Christian high school set to open in September 2016

Heritage building finds new life; Christian high school set to open in September 2016    
FERGUS - Part of the town’s local heritage is coming back to life. The property at the corner of Belsyde Avenue West and Tower Street South, which has stood vacant for nearly a decade, recently sold for $935,000 and is the future home of Emmanuel Christian High School, set to open in September 2016.

Mapleton residents: Yatton Sideroad ‘a disgrace’

MAPLETON - Residents along Yatton Sideroad feel the condition of the road is “a disgrace” and are asking the township to improve it.

Town approves site plan for Tim Hortons

MINTO - Town council has given approval to a site plan for a Tim Hortons in Palmerston. The plan, presented at the April 15 council meeting, calls for construction of a 42-seat restaurant at the corner of Wellington Road 123 (Main Street) and Minto Road.

Two battles in municipal election race

WELLINGTON NORTH - Two races are shaping up here for the Oct. 27 municipal election.

Roundabout plan ignites new interest in Wells Street bypass

ARTHUR - A group of residents here wants to resurrect debate about re-opening Wells Street, at the north end of the village, to through traffic.

Township receives $443,902 from OLG

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued a fourth-quarter (January to March, 2014) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $443,902 to the Township of Centre Wellington for hosting OLG Slots at the Grand River Raceway in Elora.

Tenders for gravel all higher than budget predictions

MAPLETON - The township exceeded its 2014 budget for gravel maintenance, before the budget was even passed.

BUZZ

BMX Skatepark information session
Victoria Park Senior Centre update
Elvis is in the building
Aboriginal club hosting event
Church leader arrested, charged

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Traversing the bog

Said Again:

“We’re excited about this and glad the building can continue with its original intent.”

Emmanuel Christian High School principal Henk Noble, on his school’s recent purchase of the former Fergus high school.

April 25, 2014

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BUSINESS

Wightman ready to set up services in Centre Wellington Township

ELORA - Wightman Communications is ready to prepare Centre Wellington for the future.

Sports

Minto skater headed for Iceland

MINTO - A local skater can expect to have the Town of Minto behind her when she takes to the ice in Iceland for an international competition next month. Local Special Olympian Kelsey-Rose MacDonald told council at the April 15 meeting she has been invited to participate in an inter-club competition in Reykjavik, Iceland, from May 19 to 27.

Grandview Farms the birthplace of next Kentucky Derby hopeful

BELWOOD - It’s been 50 years since the now-famous Canadian-bred thoroughbred Northern Dancer earned his place in history as the first Canadian-born horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

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