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Today's date: Saturday July 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 29
   
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Film festival video shot along Grand River in Fergus July 14

FERGUS - If you saw a drone flying above the Grand River in Fergus last week, it was another film shoot in town.

Tenders approved for Colborne St. reconstruction and replacement of 27WG bridge

ELORA - Council here approved tenders for the rebuild of four blocks of Colborne Street in Elora and the replacement of the 27WG bridge (Sideroad 20).

Centre Wellington councillors investigate best allocation of OLG funds

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors are taking another look at how the township spends OLG funds.

Elora Public School raises $615 for Elora Cataract Trailway

Elora Public School raises $615 for Elora Cataract Trailway

The Grades 5, 6 and 7 students at the Elora Public School raised $1,845 during their “Holiday Shop” back in December. The students decided to donate $615 of the proceeds to the Elora Cataract Trailway as a way of giving back to the Trailway.

Mustard relishes victory in annual wiener dog races at raceway

Mustard relishes victory in annual wiener dog races at raceway

ELORA - Mustard spread-it-on-thick for a massive crowd during his winning effort at Grand River Raceway’s third annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races on July 7.

Fun in Fergus

Fun in Fergus

Musical entertainment and bounce castles were among the attractions at a Family Fun Day held at the Mission Thrift Store in Fergus on July 15.

Canada 150 donation

Canada 150 donation

Maple Leaf Acres residents donated $568 along with three large bins and five boxes of food to the Centre Wellington Food Bank on July 12.

Seniors walk six trips across Canada through SMART exercise classes

Seniors walk six trips across Canada through SMART exercise classes

FERGUS - Seniors throughout Wellington and Dufferin Counties in VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) exercise programs have collectively walked enough steps this year to travel across Canada over six times.

Poker walk

Poker walk

The June 19 poker walk at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus was one of many events celebrating June as Seniors Month in Canada.

Spring Swing

Spring Swing

The Victoria Park Seniors Centre recently held its Spring Swing Dance at the Elora Legion. Music was supplied by the Greytones, a local golden oldies band.

Ontario Masters Lacrosse

Ontario Masters Lacrosse

The Ontario Masters Lacrosse Association hosted a tournament in Fergus from July 14 to 16. The Fergus Thistles Junior squad took on Oakville in a Saturday morning contest.

Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection

Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection

ELORA - While The Last Waltz may have been playing July 9, the show and the Elora Gorge Cinema will go on.

Superstars are national champions

Superstars are national champions

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Sixteen members of the Superstars Baton Club competed in Kitchener at the Annual Canadian National Baton Twirling Association (CNBTA) National Championships on July 7 to 9.

Elora band to make Riverfest debut

ELORA - Elora-based rock band Tipping Point will be hitting the Riverfest stage for the first time on Aug. 19.

Highland dance

Highland dance

Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance competed at the Kincardine Scottish Festival on July 8.

Donation for life jackets

Donation for life jackets

On July 8 comrade Dave Evans of the Fergus Legion Branch 275 made a presentation of $1,000 to the Belwood Lodge and Camp located in Belwood.

The Big Flush: Don’t be a party pooper

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is excited to roll out The Big Flush – a fun campaign to support their growing six mentoring programs which serve over 150 Centre Wellington children every year.

Trafficking charge

FERGUS - On July 4 at about 11pm Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report that a man was in possession of a quantity of marijuana on St Andrew Street East here.

Grand Theatre renovations awarded at $284,175

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors have approved amended funding for the Fergus Grand Theatre renovation project.

Belwood resident wins $100,000

Belwood resident wins $100,000

$100,000 winner - Bonnie Tetrault of Belwood said yes to Encore and won $100,000. Tetrault matched six of the seven winning numbers.
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BUZZ

Tenders approved for Colborne St. reconstruction and replacement of 27WG bridge
Next phase of Hanlon Expressway upgrades underway
Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection
Clarification on description of Mini Lakes community
Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list

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