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Today's date: Monday April 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 16
   
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Arthur Optimists to give back to community with splash pad project to celebrate 50th year

Arthur Optimists to give back to community with splash pad project to celebrate 50th year

ARTHUR - This year is a big one for the Arthur Optimist Club. Not only is it Canada’s 150th year since Confederation, but the local club is celebrating 50 years in the community. That is why the club is planning something big.

Mount Forest Queen Street repaving receives financial boost from province

KENILWORTH - The province has provided a financial boost to help repave a section of Queen Street in Mount Forest this year. On April 10 Wellington North council shared a letter from transportation minister Steven Del Duca that announced the township will be awarded just over $233,000 for the project.

Council approves new pickup truck for fire department

KENILWORTH - The Wellington North fire department is getting a new pickup truck for its fire prevention officer.On April 10 Wellington North council approved a request to purchase a $40,000 pickup truck for the fire department’s full-time fire prevention officer.

Refugees leaving

Refugees leaving

The Soes are moving to Toronto and, on April 2, the congregation of the Mount Forest United Church along with the United for Refugees Committee that brought the family to Mount Forest, formally said farewell and presented them with gifts.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Despite the rain on April 15, a large crowd attended the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club. Sophia Fischer, who is one year old, was enthralled with an egg she found.

Prepared

Prepared

The Carriere siblings - Nate, 9, Abbi, 11, and Sophie, 5 - came prepared for the weather with their umbrellas at the April 15 annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest. The event is hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club.

Young girl approached by naked man near Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH - The OPP is investigating after a young girl was approached by a naked man here last weekend. Police say the incident may be related to two others in the area involving children being approached by a “suspicious” man.

Council approves purchase of new plow truck for $260,000

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council has approved the purchase of a new plow truck for the roads department to replace an aged vehicle.

McCaughan hired as interim head of public works in Wellington North

KENILWORTH - Former Erin interim CAO Derek McCaughan has been hired as interim public works director in Wellington North.

Mount Forest chamber announces excellence award nominees

MOUNT FOREST - The Annual Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards will be taking place on April 21, at the Mount Forest sports complex.

Free Wi-Fi available at NWHC hospitals

MOUNT FOREST - North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) now offers free WiFi service throughout its two hospital sites in Mount Forest and Palmerston for patients and visitors.

4-H Cookie Club: comparing home-baked to store-bought

DAMASCUS - On March 25, the first meeting of the Damascus 4-H Cookie Club was held in the Friendship Hall of the United Church in Arthur.

All stars

All stars

Taylor McLellan, Dani Gordon and Gillian VanDerMeer from the Wellington Heights Secondary School Hockey Team in Mount Forest were chosen to play in a recent all-star hockey game at the University of Guelph.
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Young girl approached by naked man near Mount Forest
Relay for Life returning to Fergus
Hockey card fraud
McCaughan hired as interim head of public works in Wellington North
Guelph-Eramosa, Erin hire new shared bylaw and property enforcement officer
Puslinch business offers Camaro in charity auction sale

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