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Today's date: Friday April 28, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 17
   
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Popular visitor makes stop in Guelph

Popular visitor makes stop in Guelph 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Guelph on April 25 visiting Linamar’s Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing. Trudeau, with the assistance of Linamar general manager John Zardo, toured the facility and spoke about women in the workforce with electrical apprentices Heather Cormier and Sawsha Seeley, machining apprentice Sasha Bosse and electrical apprentice Lisa Winer. Photo by Olivia Rutt

MGMT to headline Riverfest Elora

MGMT to headline Riverfest Elora 
ELORA - Riverfest Elora is back for its ninth year this summer with headliner MGMT. “We’re definitely very excited about having MGMT headlining it,” said festival president and artistic director Jon Ralston. “It’s a lot bigger deal than anything we’ve ever done before. It’s a completely different level than anything we’ve done in the past.” Other featured acts announced on April 28 are Monster Truck, Gogol Bordello, Mother Mother, Sloan, K.Flay, Hollerado and USS.

Proposed marijuana legislation gets mixed reviews

Proposed marijuana legislation gets mixed reviews

WELLINGTON CTY. - The federal government has introduced new marijuana legislation and acknowledged its current approach to cannabis is failing. “It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth,” states a government press release.

Centre Wellington council votes 4-3 to move to internet/telephone voting in 2018

ELORA - In a narrow 4-3 recorded vote, Centre Wellington has decided to use internet/telephone voting for the 2018 municipal election.

Local Lions Clubs launch ‘Lions for Groves’ campaign

WELLINGTON CTY. - Nine local Lions Clubs have pledged to raise $200,000 in support of the Diabetes and Patient Education program at the new Groves hospital.

Local dairy officials rebuff  Trump’s criticism

Local dairy officials rebuff Trump’s criticism

WELLINGTON CTY. - United States President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Canadian dairy industry, calling treatment of American dairy farmers “unfair.” Ian Harrop, Centre Wellington dairy farmer and Dairy Farmers of Ontario board member, says the industry is staying calm, but Trump’s comments are “totally wrong.”

Crime Stoppers launches initiative to combat illegal dumping in region

Crime Stoppers launches initiative to combat illegal dumping in region

GUELPH - Illegal dumping is dangerous and costly, and Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) has a plan to do something about it.

BUZZ

Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night
Grand event offers taste of the good life
Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph
Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year
Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

COLUMNISTS

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

WEEKLY POLL

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Base pay and mission critical

Said Again:

“I think President Trump is wrong.”

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong weighing in on Canada/US dairy dispute.

April 28, 2017

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BUSINESS

EDHS’s Farm Project donation

On April 19, students from Erin District High School were the beneficiaries of a $9,800 donation from TD Canada Trust. The money from the TD Friends of the Environment fund was donated to the school to be used for EDHS’s Farm Project - a student-run garden.

Minto council approves sale of industrial lot

MINTO - The Town of Minto has approved the sale of a one-acre lot in the Palmerston Industrial Park for the construction of a 9,000 square foot building.

Sports

GRCA promotes Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake, May 6

BELWOOD - Junior anglers can learn from the pros at the annual Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake Park near Fergus on May 6.

Local connection to Tackaberry skates to be recognized at homecoming

CLIFFORD - Another gem of Clifford history being revealed as part of the 2017 Clifford Homecoming is the little-known fact Tackaberry skates were first developed in Clifford. These skates were the forerunner to the CCM Tack skate worn by hockey greats Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Sidney Crosby.

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