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Today's date: Monday May 29, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 21
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House damaged after fire

House damaged after fire 
ERIN - A house on Wellington Road 26 in Erin was damaged after a fire that started in the kitchen area of the home. Erin, Hillsburgh and Rockwood fire stations were called to a structure fire at around 12:30pm on May 26. Erin Fire Chief Dan Callaghan said an Arthur Fuels worker elsewhere on the property saw the fire and called 911. “The worker probably saved the house because no one was home,” said Callaghan.

Special Olympics Track and Field

Special Olympics Track and Field 
Brandon Greer of Minto-Clifford Public School in Harriston takes off during the 200m race at the Special Olympics Track and Field competition at St. James Catholic High School in Guelph on May 17. About 600 athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities, along with 600 peer mentors and 200 volunteers, took part in the day-long sporting event. Elementary and secondary school athletes from both the Wellington Catholic District School Board and the Upper Grand District School Board participated. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Minto ponders sale of water to private bulk supplier

MINTO - Town council has directed staff to negotiate a draft agreement for the sale of municipal water to a private supplier of bulk water. Bright Water Services has requested access to the town’s water system to acquire water for transfer by tanker to private customers for filling pools, dust control, compacting fill or watermain flushing.

Subsurface disposal ‘not viable’ solution for Erin wastewater

ERIN - A town consultant says subsurface disposal is not a viable solution for the treatment of wastewater in Erin or Hillsburgh.

Boy charged after vehicle, woman targeted by pellet gun

PALMERSTON - A 12-year-old boy faces mischief and assault charges after he allegedly shot a pellet gun at a woman and a passing vehicle.

Volunteers honoured with Everyday Hero awards by UGDSB

Volunteers honoured with Everyday Hero awards by UGDSB

WELLINGTON CTY. - Two county volunteers are being recognized as “Everyday Heroes” by the Upper Grand District School Board. Both Tara Armstrong of Victoria Terrace Public School in Fergus and Lynn Clack of Rockwood Centennial Public School saw a need at their children’s school and stepped in to fill a void.

Vehicles, property stolen overnight in Puslinch area

WELLINGTON CTY. - Police are searching for clues after a number of break-ins and thefts in the Puslinch area late Wednesday or early Thursday.


Author relays ‘13 ways to kill a community’ to municipal representatives
Teen charged in alleged robbery with pellet gun at school
City street sweepings concerns Puslinch
Dekorte, Katerberg to appear in court this fall
Celebrate Canada's 150
Missing Puslinch man found dead


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


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Dave Adsett: Well and happy

Said Again:

“It’s just amazing watching these kids develop ... They’re not my own, but they feel like it.”

Rockwood school volunteer Tara Armstrong.

May 26, 2017

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Awards of Excellence

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards of Excellence gala on May 16 at the Fergus Grand Theatre.


Rental fee waived for Puslinch fastball team

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch council is waiving the rental fee for the Puslinch men’s fastball team to host two games against the Team Ontario U21 men’s fastball team on July 22 at the Aberfoyle baseball diamond.

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