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Council defers decision on bulk water taking

MINTO - Town council has deferred a decision on a bulk water taking policy for the municipality following negative public reaction to a decision to negotiate the sale of water to a private supplier.

Town to work with Harriston Historical Society on rent reduction request

MINTO - Town officials will work with members of the Harriston Historical Society on their struggles to raise enough funds to rent the top floor of the local library building.

Senior Games in Harriston

Senior Games in Harriston

Game on - The Minto Retirees Association hosted its annual Senior Games in Harriston on June 8.

Minto weighs support for campaign against loss of councillor tax exemption

MINTO - Councillors here will consider support for a Conservative MP’s campaign against the removal of a tax exemption for one-third of the salaries of municipal councillors.

Rail museum dedicates library to Drs. Carol and Viola Homuth

Rail museum dedicates library to Drs. Carol and Viola Homuth

PALMERSTON - The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum has a new library thanks to the contribution of a Minto family.

Breaking barriers by building bridges: students build ramp for Palmerston senior

Breaking barriers by building bridges: students build ramp for Palmerston senior

PALMERSTON - It may have been a hot and sunny school day, but 11 students from Wellington Heights Secondary School’s (WHSS) alternative education program were hard at work on June 1 building a ramp for a local senior.

Impact of marijuana legalization on municipalities concerns councillors

MINTO - Council here has directed staff to present a report on the possible impact on municipalities of federal legislation to legalize marijuana.

Stolen vehicle

MINTO - On May 31, Wellington County OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Wellington Road 87 near Harriston.

Blessings donation

Blessings donation

Blessings Thrift and Gift Store in Palmerston recently donated $7,500 to the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington.

Golf tourney benefits youth-focussed groups

MINTO - Three local organizations will use proceeds from the 2017 Minto Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament for youth-focused activities.

Clifford set to host annual truck show June 30 and July 1

Clifford set to host annual truck show June 30 and July 1

CLIFFORD - Kenworth will be the featured truck at the Clifford Antique and Classic Truck Show hosted by the Great Lakes Truck Club on June 30 and July 1 at the Rotary Pavilion Park in Clifford.

Flower show

Flower show

A rainbow of colours greeted members of the Harriston and District Horticultural Society as they met for their spring flower show on May 17. Melanie Marjoram judged the 150 entries and also spoke on judging design entries.

Growing local

Growing local

The horticulture class at Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston visited farms and garden centres in Minto and got their hands dirty in the fields and greenhouses.
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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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