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Today's date: Saturday May 23, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 21
   
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Countdown is on to 2016 IPM in Wellington County near Harriston

Countdown is on to 2016 IPM in Wellington County near Harriston 
MINTO - The unveiling of a massive sign and a commemorative tree planting on May 14 launched the countdown to the 2016 International Plowing Match (IPM), which will be held south of Harriston. “It’s going to be an exciting time for Minto and Wellington County,” said Minto deputy mayor Ron Faulkner, chair of the 2016 IPM committee. “We are showcasing local food and local business.” Minto Mayor and Wellington County Warden George Bridge also stressed the historical connections of both Wellington County and Minto to the IPM, noting his father Milt Bridge was a member of Wellington County council when the ‘84 match was held here. “It’s great to see it coming back here after all these years,” said Bridge. “It’s really going to put Wellington County and the Town of Minto on the map again.”

Centre Wellington officially opens $24-million sewage treatment plant

Centre Wellington officially opens $24-million sewage treatment plant

ELORA - Centre Wellington council took time this week to celebrate completion of the construction phase of the Elora wastewater plant.

Fergus river land construction to take two months to complete

Fergus river land construction to take two months to complete

FERGUS - With the recent grand opening of the Fergus Library, the Township of Centre Wellington is preparing for the next phase of the Downtown Fergus river land redevelopment.

United Church to celebrate 90-year milestone

FERGUS - On June 7 at 11am at Melville United Church in Fergus is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the union that formed the United Church of Canada.

New Legion display honours Campbell, Victoria Cross medal

New Legion display honours Campbell, Victoria Cross medal

MOUNT FOREST - When engineers from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden saw the display for Victoria Cross medal recipient Captain Frederick Campbell in the stairwell of the Royal Canadian Legion here, they knew they had to do something to further honour the First World War veteran.

Puslinch council turns down site alteration application

ABERFOYLE - On May 14, Puslinch councillors voted against a proposed site alteration agreement that would have brought several thousand loads of soil from the GTA to a property on Wellington Road 36.

$10,000 RBC donation to Groves hospital one of several in region

$10,000 RBC donation to Groves hospital one of several in region

FERGUS - Building an ongoing commitment to support health care and nurses, on May 14 RBC announced its $10,000 donation to Groves Memorial Community Hospital here.

BUZZ

Local food and agriculture highlighted annual spring Wellington Rural Romp
Grand Valley Lions Club set to host 20th duck race on May 23
CRC asks for peer review of haul route study
Belwood plane flip
Electrical fire temporarily closes The Metcalfe Restaurant in Elora

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Dave Adsett: Valuing our historian

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“We could not leave this building without ... [providing] justice to that most prestigious medal ...”                  

Captain Jeremy Marsh on efforts to create a new display case for the Victoria Cross medal of local WWI veteran Frederick Campbell.

May 22, 2015

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BUSINESS

Community spirit

The President’s Award was presented by Janet Harrop on behalf of the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce to Bill Longshaw (with Gloria Longshaw and Nathan Martin from Smith Valeriote Law Firm) at the chamber’s annual Awards of Excellence May 14. The award recognizes community spirit.

Sports

SOAR takes off for 12th year of amazing racing from June 5 to 7

GUELPH - The Southern Ontario Amazing Race (SOAR) is set to leap into its 12th year. On the weekend of June 5 to 7 teams will take part in a race around southern Ontario with many locations in Wellington County as potential stops.

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