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Today's date: Saturday August 18, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 33
   
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Weather, new events help increase Scottish Festival turnout

Weather, new events help increase Scottish Festival turnout 
FERGUS - More than 50 clans took part last weekend in the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games - about 10 more than in previous years.

Abandoned house destroyed by fire

Abandoned house destroyed by fire  
CENTRE WELLINGTON - An abandoned house in the northeast corner of the township was destroyed by fire on Thursday night. Firefighters responded to the call, originally reported as a barn fire, on Sideroad 20 between the 7th Line and East-West Garafraxa Townline at about 11:15pm on Aug. 16 “It was fully involved when we arrived,” said Centre Wellington deputy fire chief Tom Mulvey.

Elora Mohawks competing for Founders Cup

Elora Mohawks competing for Founders Cup

ELORA - The Elora Mohawks didn’t have much time to celebrate their provincial championship before departing for the Founders Cup national tournament in Akwesasne.

Councillors concerned about drug use in community

Councillors concerned about drug use in community

MINTO - Councillors here are concerned about illegal drug use in the community and are seeking information and assurances that local police are dealing with the problem proactively.

Fire destroys 120 straw bales

Fire destroys 120 straw bales

CENTRE WELLINGTON - A fire on the 2nd Line north of Fergus destroyed 120 large round straw bales on Aug. 10.

Centre Wellington councillors ask for new categories for development charges to be investigated

Centre Wellington councillors ask for new categories for development charges to be investigated

ELORA - Centre Wellington council has passed an updated development charges bylaw, but not all councillors are happy.

BUZZ

Suicide awareness community barbecue to be held in Mount Forest on Sept. 14
MPP: Arthur Tim Hortons’ fire illustrates need for legislation
Organizers prepare for Drayton Terry Fox Run
Abandoned house destroyed by fire

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Stephen Thorning
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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Dizzying questions

Said Again:

“We didn’t start the season to just be the Ontario champs. We want to be the national champions.”

Elora Mohawks coach Kyle Goss on the team’s quest for a Founder’s Cup title.

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August 16, 2018

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Suspicious Fires

BUSINESS

Market hosting Peaches and Cream fundraiser for Sunrise

ABERFOYLE - The vendors at the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market are teaming up with volunteers from Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre to celebrate peach season in Ontario.

Sports

Local rowers participate in international championship

WELLINGTON COUNTY - Charles Alexander of Fergus and Hayley Chase of Alma recently represented Canada at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan, Poland.

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