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Today's date: Friday February 22, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 08
   
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Puslinch approves 2019 budget; local taxes rise $31.96 (3.32%) on $593,250 residence

ABERFOYLE - On Feb. 20, Puslinch councillors approved the township’s 2019 capital and operating budget with an overall 3.32 per cent increase to the local tax levy. For the typical Puslinch residence of $593,250, the increase represents a $31.96 increase to the tax bill. The increase per $100,000 of assessed value on a residential property is about $5.39.

Pulling together at Darren's Day Family Day event

Pulling together at Darren's Day Family Day event 
Minto firefighters took on a Wellington County OPP team in a truck pull on Feb. 18 at the Darren’s Day Family Day event in Palmerston. The firefighters edged the police, pulling a fire truck the width of the Palmerston Community Centre in just over 29 seconds. The OPP crew took 33 seconds. Photo by Patrick Raftis

‘Absolutely devastated’: local families, professionals respond to autism funding changes

‘Absolutely devastated’: local families, professionals respond to autism funding changes

FERGUS - On Feb. 6, the Progressive Conservative government announced major changes to autism therapy funding in Ontario. The aim is to process over 23,000 children on waitlists.

Cold weather protocols in place to aid those in need of shelter

GUELPH - With weather dipping to extreme cold levels in recent weeks, efforts are in place to ensure anyone who requires emergency shelter can access it.

Picture perfect weather for Puslinch Optimist's Winter Classic

Picture perfect weather for Puslinch Optimist's Winter Classic

It was a classic weekend for young and old and included a wide range of activities, from riding in an antique Bombardier snowmobile, to using huge slingshots to launch snowballs, or simply enjoying the bright sunny day on an old-fashioned horse wagon ride.

Community delegations address 2019 Centre Wellington budget

ELORA - The Elora Centre for the Arts has asked Centre Wellington Council for $100,000 annually as part of the township’s 2019 budget deliberations.

BUZZ

Water watchers, CRC rally behind bill to protect local groundwater
Keeping it clean and simple is key to digital marketing
Wellington County receives climate grant
Celebration of life planned for Rick Eastep on March 3 in Alma
Panelists discuss how eating disorders changed their lives
Caressant Care re-opens beds, reaffirms commitment to 'exemplary care'

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Chris Daponte: Behind the scenes

Said Again:

“It needs some changes and it needs some tweaks, but what they are doing is literally taking everything away from our kids .”

Freya Hunter, founder of Autism Behavioural Services

February 21, 2019

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BUSINESS

Keeping it clean and simple is key to digital marketing

ABOYNE - Wellington County food entrepreneurs should clean up their on-line presence with some “digital hygiene work”, according to an advisor who led a digital marketing and social media session on Feb. 11.

Sports

Twirlmania International Championship in Orlando

Twirlmania winner - Baton Twirler Elsie Post from Arthur competed at the Twirlmania International Championship held Feb. 15-17 at Disney Orlando, at the ESPN Center. A member of the Pizazz Baton Club based in Burlington, she placed 1st in two events: advanced solo, ages 12-13 and 3 baton advanced, ages 12-13. She was 3rd in Miss Twirl Mania Advanced, ages 12-13, 3rd in Advanced X Strut and 4th in Advanced 2 baton.

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