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Today's date: Saturday October 25, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 43
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Chong: 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'

Chong: 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'    
OTTAWA - Local MPs were among those under lockdown at Parliament Hill after shots were fired inside the building and a soldier was reportedly shot at the National War Memorial on Oct. 22. "I'm in my office right now … The situation is still unfolding," Chong told the Advertiser by phone about an hour after shots were first reported at Parliament Hill just before 10am. "I don't know much more than you guys do."

Township issues boil water advisory after water main break

ARTHUR - The public health unit has issued a boil water advisory for some residents on Frederick Street here. On Oct. 24 at about 3:40pm Wellington North CAO Mike Givens issued a press release stating that the advisory, which applies to those living on Frederick Street East, between Isabella and George Streets, was put into effect by Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health.

Truck-hydrant collision causes brief closure of Highway 6 in Fergus

Truck-hydrant collision causes brief closure of Highway 6 in Fergus    
People travelling on Highway 6 through Fergus on Oct. 16 were left scrambling to find another route through town following an accident at the intersection of Tower and Albert Streets that blocked the highway and flooded the streets and nearby yards.

Callaghan conflict of interest hearing begins in Guelph

GUELPH - Lawyer Americo Fernandes has suggested sanctions should be issued if the court determines that Erin councillor Deb Callaghan has violated even one of the Municipal Conflict of Interest allegations heard at Superior Court here on Oct. 20.

Community comes together at Cars for Cyra event

Community comes together at Cars for Cyra event

FERGUS - Rain and cold weather didn’t deter the community from coming out to the first annual Cars for Cyra event at Centre Wellington District High School on Oct. 18.

Stay informed on election night - whether in person or online

As residents across the county prepare for Monday’s municipal elections, it seems municipalities have their own approach to dealing with the results.

Wellington North candidates address funding, recreation, future, unity

MOUNT FOREST - Wellington North candidates were focused on the future on Oct. 17 as they addressed a sizeable crowd at the Mount Forest Victory Church.

Centre Wellington accessibility report endorsed

ELORA - Centre Wellington is adopting the multi-year accessibility plan submitted by the manager of legislative services/municipal clerk Kerri O’Kane dated Oct. 20.


Sign troubles continue as election approaches
Driver charged, 400 turkeys dead after truck rollover in Erin
Betty Stark award established for Groves nurses
New sustainable building shines
Fergus BIA annual meeting Oct. 29
Tout, Lennox address bungling of development charge changes


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Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse


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Dave Adsett: Countdown is on

Said Again:

“... If people were going to back away that says more about them than it does about me.”

Magic 106.1FM radio personality Kevin Kelly on finally telling others about his struggles with mental health issues.

October 24, 2014

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Economic development office opens new home in Governor’s Residence

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Governor’s Residence, home to the County of Wellington economic development office, officially opened its doors on Oct. 21.


Certificate of Guinness World Record arrives after record broken

ELORA - The Fergus Scottish Festival has finally received official notification of its Guinness World Record win back in August.

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