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Today's date: Sunday October 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 42
   
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Fire safey at children's safety day

Fire safey at children's safety day 
Floradale firefighter James Martin helps Ayr resident Iris Perriman use a fire extinguisher during a demonstration at the Wellington Farm and Home Safety Association’s children’s safety day at ESM Farm Equipment Ltd. in Wallenstein on Oct. 14. Martin explained proper fire extinguisher operation using the PASS system (Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever and Sweep over the top of the fire). Photo by Caroline Sealey

Crisis of a generation: health officials look to address opioid abuse problem

Crisis of a generation: health officials look to address opioid abuse problem

GUELPH - Opioid-related emergency department visits in the region have doubled over the last decade. Overdoses can be “immediate” and “irreversible,” which is why various government officials and community partners in Wellington County and Guelph are working to address the problem.

Gartshore Street project $100,000 over budget

ELORA - Using estimates based on preliminary versus final designs is one of the reasons offered by Centre Wellington officials to explain the latest in a series of cost overruns for construction projects. Work to bring that section of road up to urban design standards includes replacing ditches with curbs, gutters and storm sewers.

Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h

Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h

MAPLETON - A cold front pushing into the region produced winds up to 130km/h that downed trees and power lines across Wellington County on Sunday afternoon.

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting

ABERFOYLE - A town hall session is being requested by Puslinch councillors as part of an upcoming Ministry of Transportation information meeting regarding improvements to Highways 6 and 401.

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MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting
Puslinch on shortlist for relocated truck inspection stations
Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations
Erin to video record council meetings

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Drugs in my pocket

Said Again:

“Each generation ... has its public health crisis.”

United Way spokesperson Colleen Murdoch, comparing the
opioid crisis to the AIDS epidemic.

October 20, 2017

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BUSINESS

Workforce Planning Board hosts Manufacturing Day

AYR - In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, over 30 manufacturers from across Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County opened their doors to over 450 high school students and 80 members of the public on Oct. 6.

Sports

Rob Marshall announces retirement after 12 NLL seasons

OAKVILLE - The man who carried the moniker of Toronto’s reigning longest tenured pro athlete has announced his retirement from the National Lacrosse League.

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