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Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues

Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues 
FERGUS - Large crowds enjoyed the 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games last weekend despite severe weather concerns, which forced the cancellation of Friday night festivities. Festival president Dave Radley said that might have led to a bump in attendance Saturday, which saw large crowds on hand for everything from the welcoming ceremonies, where the stands were packed, to the heavy events.

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

ABOYNE - Construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne is officially underway. After more than a decade of waiting, a ceremonial ground breaking on the 14-hectare new hospital site took place on Aug. 9 where it was announced the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Swastika Trail name to remain; council not in business of naming private roads

ABERFOYLE - It looks like Swastika Trail is here to stay. Explaining Puslinch council's decision not to move forward on the issue, Mayor Dennis Lever said “this would be a far different scenario is everyone was in support of the renaming the road.”

Recent vandalism in Erin sparks online community watch

Recent vandalism in Erin sparks online community watch

ERIN - Increasing reports of vandalism in Erin village have led community members to create an online community watch group and councillors to seek strategies to curb vandalism. “It’s ridiculous, it’s completely out of hand,” said Tracey Wallace, an administrator of the “Erin Community Watch” Facebook group.

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“It’s ridiculous, it’s completely out of hand.”

Erin Community Watch Facebook group administrator Tracey Wallace on vandalism in the community.

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August 18, 2017

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Jobs, investment priorities in Centre Wellington

ELORA - In an effort to reduce costs for businesses and to make Centre Wellington more competitive, council approved the implementation of a Jobs and Investment Incentive Program.

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Kasey Beirnes retires from Toronto Rock after 10 seasons

OAKVILLE - Elora native Kasey Beirnes has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NLL, 10 of them as a member of the Toronto Rock.

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