ERIN - If Mayor Lou Maieron has his way, local residents might have even more representatives on their local council.
It was incorrectly stated in an article in the May 10 issue of the Wellington Advertiser (Committee of Adjustment Decision on MDS measurement headed to OMB) that a minor variance for a property on Wellington Road 10 reduced the required MDS setback from 180 to 159 metres. The setback was actually reduced from 392 to 159 metres. The Advertiser regrets the error.
ERIN - Mayor Lou Maieron would like the public to have a hand in determining council salaries and any potential raises.
Lions at show - The Fergus Lions promoted the annual Walk for Guide Dogs from their booth at the club’s annual home show at the sportsplex in Fergus, May 8-10. This year’s walk is set for May 26 at the Fofar ball park. Lion Ben Collings chats with Leigh Nash of Arris at the show.
A large contingent of St. John Ambulance personnel were on hand at the Fergus Lions Home Show.
MINTO - Council here will revisit a resolution of support for a proposed solar farm in the municipality. First Ontario Energy and Bondfield Construction are planning to apply under the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) FIT program for approval of a 10-megawatt solar farm on leased property between the 16th Line and Given Road in Minto.
MINTO - Minto council received assurances upgrades to the Palmerston Library will be proceeding, just not this year.
On May 11, the Fergus M&M Meat Shop joined sister locations across Canada for the annual charity barbecue for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). From left are Matt Robichaud, Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj, John Rutledge, Terry Rickman, Greg Ballah and Chris Kay.
KENILWORTH - A Wellington North councillor wants to get reports when major projects are completed in the township.
HARRISTON - Long-time Harriston resident Irma Ternan has received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). She was presented with the medal by Sue Taylor, CDA senior manager, community partnership programs, on May 9 at the North Perth Wellington CDA branch headquarters in Harriston.
MINTO - The town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee has learned Minto Clifford Public School is no longer interested in pursing a track at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre property.
Karen Watson, of Fergus, finally met her pen pal of 50 years, Karen Huffman of Waverly, Iowa on April 18 in Las Vegas. The two had been corresponding since the age of 12, connecting via a school booklet of pen pals from all over the world.
FERGUS - Timing is everything when blood is needed and for O-negative donors, it often comes down to seconds. Canadian Blood Services encourages Centre Wellington residents make blood donation part of their seasonal plans with the first clinic of the spring and summer season just around the corner on May 21, from 2pm to 8pm at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.
MINTO - A staff report indicates the April 12 ice storm cost the Town of Minto about $50,000 and the town is planning an application to recover some of those funds from the provincial government.
GUELPH - Parents of the 55 children enrolled at the Willowdale day care operated by Wellington County and located in Guelph will have to find alternative arrangements after the facility was permanently closed.
ROCKWOOD - A proposal for a new public school in the south end of this village received a generally-positive reaction on Monday night.
MORRISTON - A petition of 2,237 signatures has been presented in Queens Park asking for the Morriston bypass to be included in the provincial five-year-plan for highway road projects.
BRUCEDALE - A group of concerned residents living near a proposed quarry southeast of Rockwood says more studies are required before authorities can properly assess the application.
BELWOOD - Wellington County won’t get directly involved in efforts to declare portions of the county “Not a Willing Host” when it comes to wind turbines.
ARTHUR - The Arthur and District Historical Society continues to bring history to life. Its most recent chapter involved the unveiling of the mural at the intersection of George and Charles Street in Arthur that recognizes the impact of Jones Baseline on both Arthur village and the geography of southern Ontario.
KENILWORTH - The Wellington Advertiser has uncovered allegations that Wellington North council, which last week announced the departure of its chief administrative officer, held secret meetings last year to discuss staffing issues.
ERIN - After less than a year as Erin’s CAO, Frank Miele no longer holds that position. At the end of an emergency meeting of council on May 9 regarding an upcoming public meeting on the town’s draft strategic plan, Erin council held a closed session to discuss “an identifiable individual.”
ERIN - From the turnout at two recent Erin meetings, addressing public concerns regarding the town’s Servicing and Settlement Master Plan (SSMP) will be no small matter.
BELWOOD - The community of Pine Meadows is proactive about the health and safety of its neighbours, and in doing so is leading the way for other adult lifestyle communities.
TORONTO - According to the Revera Report on Happiness, released just prior to the first annual United Nations International Day of Happiness, the older you are, the happier you are.
DRAYTON - Chair George Van Ankum welcomed 30 members and guests to a diabetes information meeting on April 4 at the Drayton Reformed Church.
MAPLETON - The storm damage was widespread and severe. Trees and property in Mapleton Township, Wellesley Township and other areas of Wellington County and Waterloo Region were hard hit by the April 12 ice storm. Limbs were broken off trees on streets and in yards. Trees lining the edges of woodlots have exposed wounds. Cars, houses, sheds, barns and power lines also fell victim to the storm’s wrath.
Technology is surrounding all of us, all of the time. Most people today have smart phones, portable tablets and laptops. These products are often referred to as the cause for our less active generation. In some ways this is correct but the opposite can also be true as there are an infinite number of apps and games that can get us up and moving to keep us healthy.
Volunteers from the Norwell District Secondary School Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) collected food bank donations on May 11 at an electronics recycling day hosted by the County of Wellington at the White’s Road public works yard. From left: Leslie Young, Nicole Haveman and Madeleine Charlebois.
DRAYTON - It’s not every Grade 7 student who can say he’s met the premier of Ontario, but Jarrod Dobben is now among that select group.