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Blue Bonnet Lassies participate in Fergus Scottish Festival over weekend

Blue Bonnet Lassies participate in Fergus Scottish Festival over weekend

FERGUS - Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance participated in the Fergus Scottish Festival Aug. 12 and 13. The two-day competition consisted of almost 200 dancers each day.

Fergus Highland Rugby adopts local blood donor clinic in town on Aug. 22

FERGUS - Fergus Highland Rugby has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

Centre Wellington’s Sideroad 20 Bridge 27-WG replacement is now underway

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Sideroad Bridge 27-WG is being replaced and expanded. The single-lane bridge will be replaced with a larger two-lane structure.

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

ABOYNE - Construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne is officially underway. After more than a decade of waiting, a ceremonial ground breaking on the 14-hectare new hospital site took place on Aug. 9 where it was announced the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Jobs, investment priorities in Centre Wellington

ELORA - In an effort to reduce costs for businesses and to make Centre Wellington more competitive, council approved the implementation of a Jobs and Investment Incentive Program.

Bagpipes

Bagpipes

As part of their 90th anniversary and a commitment to play for the community of Centre Wellington the Fergus Pipe Band played for the residents of Wellington Terrace.

New friend

New friend

In July, Angela Bolger-Osmond, personal support worker at Wellington Terrace, brought in her miniature horse to the Oak Glen neighbourhood for pet therapy visits with the residents.

Kasey Beirnes retires from Toronto Rock after 10 seasons

Kasey Beirnes retires from Toronto Rock after 10 seasons

OAKVILLE - Elora native Kasey Beirnes has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NLL, 10 of them as a member of the Toronto Rock.

Fergus Force fills out staff, signs local player

FERGUS - With the season opener a little over a month away, Fergus Force owner Marshall Uretsky introduced new staff at a press conference on Aug. 10.

Fight leads to charge

FERGUS - On July 30 at about 2am, Wellington County OPP received a report of an assault in Fergus near St. Andrews Street West.

Childcare centre to offer new toddler program

Childcare centre to offer new toddler program

FERGUS - Come September the Community Resource Centre Childcare at JD Hogarth Public School will be offering a new program aimed at toddlers.

No one injured as baler fire quickly extinguished

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Centre Wellington firefighters responded to a baler fire on Aug. 10 near Wellington Road 16 and Sideroad 20.

Highland dance

Highland dance

Dancers from the Mary Ellen Cann School of Highland Dancing competed in the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games from Aug. 11 to 13.

Farmers market moves to Elora Centre for the Arts on Aug. 19

ELORA - The Elora Farmers’ Market moves across the street to the Elora Centre for the Arts for one Saturday only, on Aug. 19. The relocation is to accommodate Riverfest Elora which will fill Bissell Park from Aug. 18 to 20.

Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues

Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues

FERGUS - Large crowds enjoyed the 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games last weekend despite severe weather concerns, which forced the cancellation of Friday night festivities. Festival president Dave Radley said that might have led to a bump in attendance Saturday, which saw large crowds on hand for everything from the welcoming ceremonies, where the stands were packed, to the heavy events.

Elora student takes on Global Summit simulation at United Nations in NYC

Elora student takes on Global Summit simulation at United Nations in NYC

ELORA - A Centre Wellington District High School student was given a truly unique opportunity this summer. Sixteen-year-old Emma Nankivell of Elora recently took part in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the United States.

CNE Ambassador of the Fair clarification

CNE Ambassador of the Fair clarification

Fergus Fall Fair ambassador Connor French will be one of the Wellington County contestants attending the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto for the Ambassador of the Fairs competition from Aug. 18 to 20. French was missed in the Aug. 11 article Wellington County fair ambassadors have sights set on the CNE, which only identified four other Wellington County contestants.

Breach of conditions

GREY HIGHLANDS - A Fergus man and a Grey Highlands woman have been charged for breaching multiple non-communication orders between them.

Pageantry and competition

Pageantry and competition

The 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games drew large crowds to the sportsplex on the weekend.

Highland Fling

Highland Fling

The massed Highland Fling was also a crowd pleaser at the 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games here last weekend.

Digging in

Digging in

Volunteers got a chance to join the experienced tug-of-war competitors to try out the sport during the mixed team pull at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Aug. 12.

Winding up

Winding up

Nova Scotia resident Matthew Doherty winds up to throw the hammer during the Saturday heavy events competition at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
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