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Today's date: Saturday June 23, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 25
   
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Community celebrates in style at grand opening of new Hillsburgh library

Community celebrates in style at grand opening of new Hillsburgh library 
HILLSBURGH - With the grand opening of the new Hillsburgh library on June 16, Wellington County has completed the library system revitalization started in 2000. The county spent over $30 million renovating and rebuilding 14 libraries across the county, of which five are original Carnegie libraries. The process started in 2000 with the building of the Erin library in Centre 2000 and ended back in the Town of Erin with the new Hillsburgh library.

Hops and brews

Hops and brews

The Elora Brewing Company and CanAussie Farms Inc. in Fergus came in second place in the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition this year with their Black IPA. The competition pairs Ontario craft breweries with Ontario hop producers to brew a one-off collaboration beer using only the hops of the local grower.

Six horses perish in overnight barn fire in Erin

Six horses perish in overnight barn fire in Erin

ERIN - An overnight fire north of the village of Erin destroyed a barn and left six horses dead.

Township puts brakes on Bedford Road reconstruction

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa has deferred the reconstruction of Bedford Road.

Show and Shine

Show and Shine

The Curtis family of Moorefield - from left: Christina, Alexander, Michael and Benjamin - brought their 1965 Shelby Cobra replica to the Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine in Moorefield on June 15. Michael Curtis spent two years putting the car together from a kit.

Centre Wellington seeks four-year extension of moratorium on water bottling permits

ELORA - Centre Wellington is seeking a four-year extension of the provincial moratorium on new or expanded permits for commercial water bottlers. “Nothing is more important than access to water,” stated Mayor Kelly Linton.

Council allocates remaining MacDonald Trust Fund to community organizations

ELORA - Centre Wellington council has selected eight projects that will receive the final $1.5 million in community allocations from the Jack R. MacDonald trust fund.

BUZZ

Minto Dance Academy celebrates 40th anniversary
Puslinch Township seeks to rebrand its identity to capture local spirit and energy
Township to host grand openings for two bridges
Construction begins at Wellington Road 32 and 124 railway crossing on June 22
Health unit seeks input on impact of cannabis
Council authorizes $31,000 sanitary collection system study

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Rejuvenation celebration

Said Again:

“This project is absolutely a visionary undertaking of the Wellington County council, the library board and library staff.”

Senator Rob Black

June 21, 2018

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BUSINESS

Minto Dance Academy celebrates 40th anniversary

HARRISTON - The Minto Dance Academy (MDA) in Harriston has reached a milestone, celebrating its 40th season of dance.

Cannabis facility proposed in Mapleton

MAPLETON - Council is considering a proposal to create a cannabis production and warehouse facility in the Drayton Industrial Park.

Sports

Local Olympian returns with hockey academy

ERIN - The Brianne Jenner Female Hockey Academy has a few spaces remaining in programs during the week of July 30.

Ponsonby Sting men’s fastball to play New Zealand

PONSONBY - The Ponsonby Sting men’s fastball team is in full swing for another year of fastball.

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