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Today's date: Sunday February 25, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 08
   
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Child missing after van swept into Grand River in Dufferin County

Child missing after van swept into Grand River in Dufferin County 
AMARANTH - A three-year-old child is missing after a van was swept into the Grand River near Waldemar in Amaranth Township early on Wednesday. Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue was called at around 1:25am on Feb. 21 to assist the Grand Valley Fire Department with a water rescue. Police say a vehicle drove around a road block and into the fast-moving flood waters near the 10th Line in Amaranth.

Black named to Canadian Senate

Black named to Canadian Senate

WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington resident and Ward 5 Wellington County councillor Rob Black has been named to the Senate of Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Feb. 15 that Black is one of two independent senators appointed by Governor General Julie Payette to fill Senate vacancies.

Erin high school top ranked school in region on Fraser Institute report

GUELPH - A Wellington County high school received the highest ranking of all area secondary schools on the most recent education performance report card released by the Fraser Institute.

Family Day celebrated in Erin

Family Day celebrated in Erin

Family fun - The Rotary Club of Erin hosted Family Day activities at Centre 2000 on Feb. 19, including skating, carnival games and a movie. Didi and Owen Thompson of Erin enjoyed the free skate. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Bridges on top of list for residents at Feb. 15 Belwood town hall meeting

BELWOOD - Local residents feel bridges are no small matter. The Feb. 15 meeting at the Belwood town hall featured resident after resident citing concerns over timelines in which local bridges would be replaced, repaired or have weight and/or height restrictions lifted.

Former Erin residents make national sledge hockey team

ERIN - Three men who once lived in the Town of Erin have been named to Team Canada’s sledge hockey team, which will compete in the upcoming 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

BUZZ

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County
Mapleton hopes to quickly fill finance director position
Wellington North council happy with response for ice-making fix
Local students recognized for acts of kindness
Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Big news for Wellington County

Said Again:

“The prime minister was clear in our conversation ... he expects me to make a significant contribution with my skill sets.”

Newly-appointed Senator Robert Black, a Centre Wellington resident.

February 22, 2018

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Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations

TORONTO - The Advertiser and its sister publication The Community News have received a combined six nominations for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) annual awards.

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Elora raceway to host National Driving Championship on Sept. 26

ELORA - Grand River Raceway will host the 2018 National Driving Championship later this year.

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