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Today's date: Friday September 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 38
   
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Vehicle set ablaze in Belwood

Vehicle set ablaze in Belwood

BELWOOD - A vehicle fire in Belwood on Sept. 17 is being considered suspicious by the Centre Wellington fire department.

Fall home tour raising money for Guatemala

FERGUS - This fall a self-guided tour of local homes decorated for autumn is only a ticket away.

Walk for CMT disease Sept. 24

FERGUS - The 7th annual Walk for Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) Disease is set to take place Sept. 24 at 9:30am at Victoria Park.

Rotary donations

Rotary donations

On Sept. 12, the Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora presented a $10,000 cheque to the Groves Hospital Foundation. Accepting the cheque was Steven Street, Lori Arsenault and Rick Gergovich; presenting was Leanne Iravani. The Rotary Club also donated a quilt to KidsAbility.

KidsAbility celebrates 60 years

FERGUS - KidsAbility is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For each of the over 1,000 children and youth with special needs impacted by services offered at KidsAbility’s Fergus site, “potential realized” has taken on its own unique meaning.

Tourism potential of Centre Wellington could be enhanced by signs, Wi-Fi: officials

ELORA - Additional signage and downtown Wi-Fi in select locations are part of a proposed package to enhance tourism in Centre Wellington. Deb Dalziel, Dave Beynon and Greg Wolowich, along with RTO4 (Regional Tourism Organization 4) representative Napier Simpson made the pitch to Centre Wellington council on Sept. 18.

Harvest Home Festival at museum on Sept. 24

Harvest Home Festival at museum on Sept. 24

ABOYNE - It is harvest time in Wellington County and the Wellington County Museum and Archives is once again hosting the annual Harvest Home Festival.

Grand Theatre opens doors Sept. 22

Grand Theatre opens doors Sept. 22

CENTRE WELLINGTON - For the past few months, the Fergus Grand Theatre has been undergoing extensive renovations to create an updated, accessible theatre for the community to enjoy for years to come.

Immerse yourself in local culture Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

CENTRE WELLINGTON - From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Centre Wellington along with the entire country will celebrate culture through a variety of Culture Days festivities.

Sunny skies on Sept. 17 for Terry Fox Run in Fergus

Sunny skies on Sept. 17 for Terry Fox Run in Fergus

FERGUS - Under sunny skies on Sept. 17 the annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research got underway from Forfar Park in Fergus.

Centre Wellington town hall meeting set for Sept. 27

ELORA - Centre Wellington is hosting its fall town hall session on Sept. 27 at 7pm at the Heritage River Retirement Residence in Elora.

Police to increase patrols after used condoms found at dog park

Police to increase patrols after used condoms found at dog park

FERGUS - It appears some “disrespectful” people are cramping the style of doggy lovers at a local park. OPP officials say they will be increasing patrols at the Fergus dog park after used condoms were found in the parking lot on multiple occasions. “Apparently people are using the location for purposes other than walking their dog,” Wellington OPP spokesperson Marylou Schwindt stated in a Sept. 21 email to the Advertiser.

Renowned magician headed to Fergus

FERGUS - Fergus magician Ryan Joyce is performing at the Fergus Grand Theatre to raise money for the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

Studio tour kick off

Studio tour kick off

The 2017 Elora Fergus Studio Tour launch took place on Sept. 14 at the Elora Centre for the Arts. About 50 people attended the reception to see some of the works from artists on the self-guided tour. There are 36 studios on the tour ranging from painters to glass artists. The studios will be open from 10am to 5pm on Sept. 23 and 24 and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Local writer, composer’s new musical debuts in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA - Mazo de la Roche, Timothy Findley and Stephen Leacock - all famous award-winning authors whose names were once familiar to everyone, but now perhaps mainly to students and literature aficionados.

Heather Rankin headed to Fergus

FERGUS - Heather Rankin is coming to the Fergus Grand Theatre On Oct. 13 at 8pm.

Fall fun in Fergus

Fall fun in Fergus

There was plenty happening at the Fergus Fall Fair, Sept. 15 to 17. Clockwise from top left: Canadian Cowgirls performed Saturday; the midway was a big hit for many fair-goers; Emma Vervoort shows her cow during the novice showperson 4-H dairy show on Saturday; Geoff and Arran Wiseman of Waterloo check out the Kubota tractors at the fair; and Heidi Orok of Fergus with her dairy calf Skye during the 4-H dairy show on Saturday.

‘Serious’ clerical errors on Pearle transaction raise ire of township councillor

ELORA - Due to a legal clerical error, Centre Wellington councillors once again had to finalize details on the disposition of land between the municipality and Pearle Hospitality for developments on both sides of the Grand River.

Belwood native Ryan Laird embarks on first country music tour as headliner

Belwood native Ryan Laird embarks on first country music tour as headliner

SASKATCHEWAN - Belwood’s own Ryan Laird has embarked on his first ever headlining tour. “I’ve done a pile of touring over the years across Canada, getting to open up for a lot of artists ... but this is my first headlining tour ... which is super exciting for me,” he said.

First game for the Fergus Force

First game for the Fergus Force

The Fergus Force, a Junior A team in the Greater Metro Hockey League (GMHL), played its first game in the 2017-18 season on Sept. 17 at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

Champs

Champs

The FEDS Under 16 girls won the South West Region District Soccer League Cup Championship on Sept. 16 at RIM Park in Waterloo.

Frog Trophy

Frog Trophy

Curling at the Fergus Curling Club will soon be starting. The club held its annual golf tournament on Sept. 9 with the prize being the Frog Trophy.

Champion rings

Champion rings

On Sept. 18, the Elmira Sugar Kings held their banner unveiling and ring presentation for the 2017 Sutherland Cup Championshipto the team, which included six Centre Wellington players Jacob Black, Zack Cameron, Jeremey Goodwin, Klayton Hoelscher, Mitch Hoelscher and Brock Philips.

Lawn bowling winners

Lawn bowling winners

On Sept. 2, the team of Lorene Jones and Ian Burns from the Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club went to Georgetown for a mixed pairs/women’s pairs tournament and was successful, winning the tournament and the Remax Trophy.

Worker airlifted to hospital after bus falls on his legs

FERGUS - A worker at a local business was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday after a bus fell on him.

Trailer taken

ELORA - On Aug. 30 at about 1:30pm Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a theft of a black box trailer here.

Driving charges

FERGUS - On Aug. 30 Wellington County OPP received a report of a minor collision on St. Andrew Street East.
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BUZZ

Vehicle set ablaze in Belwood
Theft from ATM in Erin
United Way announces $3.5-million fundraising goal
Former Erin Public School demolished
Centre Wellington town hall meeting set for Sept. 27
Police to increase patrols after used condoms found at dog park
Belwood native Ryan Laird embarks on first country music tour as headliner
More charges for teacher

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