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Today's date: Friday January 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 03
   
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St. David Street bridge to close for replacement on Monday, reopen in the fall

St. David Street bridge to close for replacement on Monday, reopen in the fall 
FERGUS - The St. David Street (Highway 6) bridge in downtown Fergus will close on Jan. 22 for replacement. Township officials say the bridge project, expected to cost $3.5 million, will be completed by the end of October.

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington celebrates 30th anniversary

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington celebrates 30th anniversary

GUELPH - Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Mapleton budget includes 10 per cent levy hike

MAPLETON - Township council has passed a 2018 budget with a 3.2 per cent increase in the local tax rate. When blended with projected county and education taxes, the increase totals 1.27 per cent, explained finance director Karman Krueger at the Jan. 9 meeting.

Consultants present cost, location, details of future Erin wastewater facility

ERIN - Council got its first look at details, including cost, location and collection alternatives, for a future wastewater treatment system for the villages of Erin and Hillsburgh.

Budget would raise taxes on typical Minto residence by $112

MINTO - Based on current budget projections, taxes for an average home in Minto will increase by about 3.76 per cent this year. The figure represents a blended increase including projections for both county and school board taxes.

Puslinch council looking at local levy increase of 3%

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch councillors are looking to pass a 2018 budget with a 3% increase to the local tax levy.

BUZZ

Two men charged in separate break-ins
Consortium shakes up bus operators
Practitioner faces more sexual assault charges
Swastika Trail decision sparks complaints
Andersons’ Community Christmas benefits food banks in Minto
Fergus church supports Nicaragua, Haiti
Flames, food, fine art come the Alton Mill Arts Centre for Fire and Ice Festival

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
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Kelly Waterhouse

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Tough week for retail

Said Again:

“Who would have thought even 10 years ago that we’d be talking about human trafficking at the local level.”

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter.

January 19, 2018

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BUSINESS

Wellington North to hold two public meetings for community growth plan

KENILWORTH - Wellington North is a step closer to the completion of its community growth plan.

Home industry seeks approval to expand to 15,000 square feet

MAPLETON - The owner of a woodworking business proposing a major expansion has been directed to address neighbours’ concerns about noise as part of a request for relief from zoning restrictions.

Sports

Silverstick Champions

The Arthur juvenile hockey team travelled to Mooretown Jan. 5 to 7 and came home as International Silverstick juvenile ‘C’ champions. The team qualified for the international tournament after competing as finalists in the Lucknow regional tournament early in December.

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