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Man falls into Elora Gorge, taken by air ambulance to Toronto hospital

Man falls into Elora Gorge, taken by air ambulance to Toronto hospital 
ELORA - A man has been transported by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital with serious head injuries after falling into the Elora Gorge on Monday evening. Fire crews from Elora and Fergus were called shortly after 5pm on June 19 for reports of a man falling into the Irvine Creek region of the Elora Gorge in the area behind North Street.

Fun for a cause at Waterstock in Erin

Fun for a cause at Waterstock in Erin 
An estimated 3,500 people attended Waterstock at the Erin fairgrounds on June 11. Organized by the Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) and Riverfest Elora, the festival aimed to raise awareness about water protection and sustainability and to urge Premier Kathleen Wynne to oppose commercial control of water resources. Photos by Danielle Gabrielson

Pride flag will fly again at Wellington Heights Secondary School

Pride flag will fly again at Wellington Heights Secondary School 
MOUNT FOREST - A pride flag at Wellington Heights Secondary School (WHSS) that was taken down earlier this year due to flag etiquette guidelines will fly again.

New Groves hospital to cost $127.5 million

New Groves hospital to cost $127.5 million 
ABOYNE - The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital will cost $127.5 million and should be completed prior to 2020. On June 15 officials with Groves and Infrastructure Ontario announced they had closed a deal with EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. for the design, construction and financing of the new hospital.

Wayne Stokley’s legacy lives on with launch of trail at Puslinch Community Centre

Wayne Stokley’s legacy lives on with launch of trail at Puslinch Community Centre

ABERFOYLE - Wayne Stokley’s legacy lives on with the naming of a local trail in his memory.

Costly lesson for Centre Wellington council; Bridge, culvert tenders $1.4 million over budget estimates

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors received a tough and costly lesson with recent bridge and culvert prices far exceeding original estimates.

Elora Quarry daily capacity set at 1,300

Elora Quarry daily capacity set at 1,300

ELORA - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is setting a maximum daily capacity of 1,300 guests for the Elora Quarry park this summer.

Council defers decision on bulk water taking

MINTO - Town council has deferred a decision on a bulk water taking policy for the municipality following negative public reaction to a decision to negotiate the sale of water to a private supplier.

BUZZ

Erin to hold wastewater EA info night on June 22
Students recognized for kindness at Vimy Ridge ceremony
New fee for water bottlers takes effect on Aug. 1
Impact of marijuana legalization on municipalities concerns councillors
Four teenagers injured Saturday in single-vehicle crash

COLUMNISTS

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

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Yolo

Said Again:

“I suspect if we turned this down someone would say we’re throwing 15 grand away.”

Minto councillor Judy Dirksen during a discussion on bulk water sales.

June 16, 2017

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BUSINESS

Skills gold

Centre Wellington District High School’s Jade Ritter, middle, won the workplace safety Skills Canada National Competition which took place from May 21 to June 3 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Sports

Local cyclist takes on Ride to Conquer Cancer in memory of late wife

ERIN - This is the sixth year Battista Vendittelli of Erin cycled in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, but the first since losing his wife Carol Mifsud to cancer.

Elora cyclist to represent Canada in Italy

ELORA - Ethan Sittlington of Elora will be joining 12 others representing Canada at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Italy Aug. 23 to 27.

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