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Today's date: Thursday July 30, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 31
   
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Puslinch natives Whitney and Jason McClintock win big at Pan Am Games

Puslinch natives Whitney and Jason  McClintock win big at Pan Am Games 
TORONTO - Whitney and Jason McClintock of Puslinch grabbed five medals between them in waterski events at the Pan American Games in Toronto on July 23 and 24. Whitney grabbed gold in women’s slalom after successfully passing four buoys ahead of Erika Lang and Regina Jaquess of the United States. Jason earned silver during the men’s slalom, losing in a ski-off against Nate Smith from the United States.

Minto registers opposition to ranked ballot proposal

MINTO - Officials here are concerned a switch to ranked ballots could open the door for party politics in municipal elections.

Puslinch okays Townline Road transfer despite objections

ABERFOYLE - It was a packed chamber on July 15 as Puslinch Township councillors heard from both local and Cambridge (Hespeler) residents asking the township not to proceed with a proposed transfer of Townline Road to the city.

Aurora Borealis visible locally

Aurora Borealis visible locally

These photos of the Aurora Borealis visible in Centre Wellington on July 23 were taken just north of the Salem Road on Beatty Line. photo by Dave Patrick www.ontarioweather.com @wwxchaser

Dog kennel expansion application refused by Centre Wellington

ELORA - Centre Wellington council has refused a permit for a zoning amendment application and new kennel license application in former Nichol Township.

Council rescinds ‘potentially dangerous’ designation in dog-bites-dog incident

MINTO - After hearing evidence in a case of dog bites dog, town council has cancelled a “potentially dangerous” designation levied on a local canine by the municipality’s bylaw officer.

Wellington North man dead after serious collision

NORTH PERTH - A Wellington North man is dead after a serious collision here last week. Police say an Oldsmobile Intrigue was travelling north bound on Highway 23, when it collided with the back of a northbound Freightliner truck and full sized trailer that had pulled onto the highway from Line 84.

BUZZ

Gound-breaking ceremony for Emmanuel High School on July 29
Mayor to be ‘kidnapped’ for charity
Council calls for increased vigilance along construction detour routes
Clerks call for shorter election campaigns

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Michael Chong, MP, Wellington-Halton Hills
Kelly Waterhouse

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Good sense on display

Said Again:

“I really truly believe that I feel the support and every single person on that shoreline was cheering for me.”                  

Whitney McClintock, a multiple gold and silver medalist in waterskiing at the Pan Am Games.

July 31, 2015

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BUSINESS

Local company awarded $5.7-million subcontract to supply fixed firefighting systems for Arctic patrol ships

ELORA - Elora’s Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. was recently awarded $5.7 million subcontract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to supply fixed firefighting systems under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. “When ships are up in the Arctic they can’t call the fire department," says Marine division vice-president Thomas Bosch.

Sports

Local effort brings BMX park to Harper Crescent

FERGUS - On July 25 a community of parents, kids, volunteer equipment operators and the township got to together to build a new beginner BMX dirt track here.

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