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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.

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.

Big tournament

Big tournament

Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Association was host to 18 teams from all over Ontario at their annual tournament on June 13 and 14. The opening ceremonies took place on Tuesday with a welcome from Centre Wellington Councillor Mary Lloyd.

Centre stage

Centre stage

The New Horizons Band of Guelph took centre stage June 2 at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus to celebrate Seniors’ Month.

Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance competed at the Georgetown Highland Games on June 10. D

Insights returns to Wellington County museum

ABOYNE - The Insights art exhibit returns to Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) this summer.

Vintage vehicles

Vintage vehicles

The Historical Automobile Society of Canada held its 40th Central Region Flea Market automobile show at the sportsplex in Fergus on June 10. Among those showing their vintage vehicles were ABOVE: Brian Ward of Fergus with his ‘66 Chevrolet pickup and BELOW: Earl Randall of Holstein who brought a ‘64 Studebaker.

Hats everywhere

Hats everywhere

A new exhibit celebrating hats opened at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne. Don McKay has loaned his collection of over 50 hats for the display.

Paddle exhibit

Paddle exhibit

A new exhibit has opened at the Elora Centre for the Arts. There are 40 paddles in the Harris Room at the centre and most are for sale.

Skills gold

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.

New Executive

New Executive

Elora Legion Branch 229 elects new executive body for 2017/18, at the general meeting in April. Branch 229 is celebrating 85 years of service to the Elora Community.

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.

Four teenagers injured Saturday in single-vehicle crash

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Four area teens were injured, one seriously, in a serious one-vehicle crash here last weekend on the East-West Garafraxa Townline, south of Belwood.

It’s time to Connect CW and have a say in community issues

ELORA - As part of Centre Wellington’s strategic plan to create opportunities for citizen dialogue on community issues and new ways for residents to get involved in the decisions that affect them, staff have introduced - Connect CW - for residents to learn more about major projects and provide input, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from home, work or even the park.

Hospital donation

Hospital donation

Linamar Corporation presented Groves Hospital Foundation with a $100,000 donation to the New Groves Hospital Project on June 1 at the Linamar head office in Guelph. L

Part of Wellington Road 18 in Salem closed until the end of June

SALEM - Wellington Cty. Road 18 (Geddes Street), between Avruskin and John Streets is closed for the rest of the month to allow competition of remaining surface works started in late 2016.

Two new museum exhibits explore the Grand River

ABOYNE - Two exhibits explore the power of the Grand River this summer. The Grand River: Where the Smooth Waters Glide and the Shand Dam: The Taming of the Grand will take visitors on a journey of discovery, narrating about the changing relationship with this important Canadian Heritage River.

Bank donation

Bank donation

RBC recently donated a $10,000 education grant to the nurses of Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

150 years plus featured at this year’s Doors Open

CENTRE WELLINGTON - This year's Doors Open offers much more than just a self-guided tour – it will be a grand celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.

Coffee and gardens

Coffee and gardens

For about 160 years, except during the war years, the Fergus Horticultural Society has been in operation. The organization looks after 32 gardens around the Fergus area to make the town attractive not only to residents but also to tourists who visit the area during the summer.

Pruning essential for young trees

ELORA - Unchecked architecture is one reason trees fail. Pruning is essential for a young tree to grow into adulthood – and Neighbourwoods on the Grand wants local trees to live as long as possible.

Elora cyclist to represent Canada in Italy

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.

CWDHS takes Barbarian Cup

CWDHS takes Barbarian Cup

The Centre Wellington District High School midget boys rugby team is the Barbarian Cup champion, after winning the Ontario’s Junior Rugby Championship on June 4 and 5. Twenty-five schools from all over Ontario visited CWDHS for the two-day tournament.

Superstars shine at Moonstruck competition

Superstars shine at Moonstruck competition

Ten members of the Superstars Baton Club attended the Moonstruck competition in Bowmanville on June 11. Approximately 70 athletes attended this competition.

Barn photographs featured at historical society gathering

Barn photographs featured at historical society gathering

ABOYNE - Members of the Wellington County Historical Society held their 89th annual general meeting at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on June 5.

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.
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Community Guide Spring 2017

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

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