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Today's date: Wednesday October 26, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 43
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Bobbing for apples at county musuem

Bobbing for apples at county musuem 
Nevaek Ruzycki and Gwen Pope take part in one of the many activities offered at the Wellington County Museum for Family Halloween Day on Oct. 16. Photo by Mike Robinson

OLG seeking private gaming operator for area that includes Elora raceway slots

OLG seeking private gaming operator for area that includes Elora raceway slots 
ELORA - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is now seeking a private gaming operator in the "West GTA," which includes the slots facility at Grand River Raceway in Elora. The operator will likely be chosen in the fall of 2017, so nothing should change at the Elora facility at least for another year - and perhaps longer.

Farmers oppose agricultural development charge proposal

MAPLETON - The Wellington Federation of Agriculture (WFA) and a number of local farmers are voicing opposition to the township’s proposal to impose development charges on new agricultural buildings.

Rockwood quarry OMB hearing adjourned indefinitely

ROCKWOOD - The vice chair of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has adjourned the hearing for a Rockwood quarry. On Oct. 13 Steve Stefanko ruled the hearing would be put on hold indefinitely.

Moratorium means Nestlé Waters tests in Elora likely on hold for two years

TORONTO - A proposed moratorium on new groundwater taking and stricter rules for renewing permits will likely put Nestlé Waters’ Middlebrook well project on hold for at least two years.

Curry sentenced to 21 months for possessing child pornography

GUELPH - Paul Curry was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in jail for possession of child pornography.


Centre Wellington offers budget survey
Nestlé community office hours in Puslinch start Oct. 24
Twilight Zoo: Back from the Dead at Elora Centre for the Arts
Councillors concerned about Greenbelt expansion
Wellington Transportation Services provides lifeline to those living in rural areas
Groves campaign inching closer to $20-million goal
Council urges store owners to wait until Nov. 12 for Christmas displays


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Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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Past Poll Results »»


Dave Adsett: Join the club

Said Again:

“We don’t know how to pay for it, so we’re proposing this.”

Mapleton Mayor Neil Driscoll on introducing agricultural development charges to help maintain infrastructure.

October 21, 2016

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Township moves to next stage of CIP development

DRAYTON - Mapleton Township is set to move from the study and consultation phase, to the development of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP).


Elora Curling Club receives grants to replace aging ice making equipment

ELORA - On Oct. 13, members of the Elora Curling Club hosted a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to thank two of its funders, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and the federal government for its Canada 150 Infrastructure grant.

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