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Today's date: Thursday July 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 29
   
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Guelph-Eramosa motion shatters plans for Xinyi Canada Glass plant

Guelph-Eramosa motion shatters plans for Xinyi Canada Glass plant 
GUELPH - Cheers erupted when Guelph-Eramosa council voted 4-1 in favour of a resolution refusing the Xinyi Canada Glass Limited application for a $450-million glass plant in the township. The July 16 regular council meeting was held at Parkwood Gardens Community Church in Guelph to accommodate a large audience due to a motion put forward by councillor David Wolk on June 25 asking council to refuse Xinyi’s application.
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Mapleton Splash Pad opens

Mapleton Splash Pad opens

DRAYTON - On a warm summer evening, as the sun was hanging low in the sky, the sound of children’s laughter and screams could be heard as the Mapleton Splash Pad was turned on for the very first time.

Fire bans continue in Minto, Mapleton

WELLINGTON CTY. - Open air fire bans are in place in two local municipalities due to dry conditions. Mapleton Township was the first to ban open air fires on July 11, though the municipality exempted small cooking fires in approved campgrounds.

County seeks approvals for interim closure of Riverstown landfill phase one

GUELPH - Wellington County will be seeking approvals for an interim closure of the phase one portion of Riverstown landfill as part of its strategy for the dump.

Arnott elected Speaker, says commitment to constituents remains at forefront

Arnott elected Speaker, says commitment to constituents remains at forefront

TORONTO - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott now has a greater voice in Ontario’s Legislative Assembly. On July 11, Ontario MPPs elected the 28-year veteran Progressive Conservative MPP as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Erin council adopts citizen engagement charter

ERIN - The town of Erin has adopted a citizen engagement charter to attempt to improve local public engagement. Communications officer Jessica Spina presented the charter to Erin council on July 10, stating it is a living document that has been in the works “for quite some time now.”

BUZZ

Council seeks more information before making demolition decision on Perry Street property
Fergus Medieval Faire July 28
Water conservation recommended throughout GRCA watershed
County moves forward with garage replacement
Library kiosks to be added to Mount Forest, Fergus arenas
Open air burn ban in Mapleton exempts campground cooking fires

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Keep calm and carry on

Said Again:

“It turned into more of a ... bitch session, rather than a two-way conversation back and forth.”

Erin Mayor Allan Alls

July 19, 2018

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Suspicious Fires

BUSINESS

Redbeard Rides offers service to county residents

HARRISTON - Wellington County residents now have a new option for getting around. Harriston residents Ann and Ken Hepburn have launched Redbeard Rides, a pre-booked transportation service available to “anyone in Wellington County going anywhere in Ontario.”

Sports

Fergus Tennis Club opens new pickleball court, practice wall

FERGUS - On July 7, the Fergus Tennis Club hosted a community open house, barbecue and ribbon cutting event to officially open a new pickleball/junior tennis court and hitting wall at its Tower Street location.

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