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Today's date: Saturday October 20, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 42
   
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New Groves hospital reaches halfway point in construction; to open in 2020

New Groves hospital reaches halfway point in construction; to open in 2020 
ABOYNE - The countdown is now on. On Oct. 10, officials celebrated the halfway mark of the construction of the new Groves hospital southwest of Fergus. Prior to an official ceremony, representatives were taken on limited tours of the building. Stephen Street, president and CEO of Groves Memorial Community Hospital, told those gathered it had been 14 months since the hospital groundbreaking ceremony.

Missing girl located

Missing girl located

Following an OPP request seeking public assistance to located a missing girl from Erin, the girl was located at about 4:10pm in the Town of Erin. She was found to be in good health and returned home.

Mother charged in connection with boy’s death

Mother charged in connection with boy’s death

GRAND VALLEY - FROM PAGE 1 Over the next two months police, family members, friends and volunteers searched for Young along the Grand River and in Belwood Lake.

Large fire destroys barn near Mount Forest

Large fire destroys barn near Mount Forest

WELLINGTON NORTH - A large barn fire east of Mount Forest last Tuesday night caused about $1.5 million in damage. The 75-by-100 foot barn on Concession 8 was destroyed, but there were no injuries reported and no livestock lost in the blaze.

Minto man faces numerous sex related charges

WELLINGTON CTY. - A Minto man has been charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults on young males. On Oct. 2, the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police received a report of several sexual assaults which occurred in Wellington North and Centre Wellington Township throughout the summer. The assaults involved the same male suspect but different young male victims.

Credit for county spending debated by Erin candidates

ERIN - The two Erin candidates for county council continued their pitches for voter support at an all candidates meeting Oct. 10, with incumbent Pierre Brianceau stressing the amount of money spent by Wellington County on Erin projects since 2014.

Municipal candidates share their vision for the future of Centre Wellington

ELORA - Oct. 10 marked another night for political candidates to take the stage as Save Our Water hosted a meeting at the Elora Legion. At the meeting’s outset Jan Beveridge of Save Our Water stated, “We are faced with a very different future than we did four years ago. Our town now has more challenges as never before - issues with roads, bridges, water service and quality of life.”

Halloween fun in Aboyne

Halloween fun in Aboyne

Noah Holman tries to chomp down on an apple on a string during Family Halloween Day at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on Oct. 14. The museum barn was a particularly popular spot for youngsters, who also enjoyed making scarecrows and other activities. Photo by Bill Longshaw

BUZZ

Rezoning would facilitate sale of former public works yard in Moorefield
CW Candidates asked how to reduce strife on council
Scott Woods receives lifetime achievement award
OPP still looking for clues in death of Lucas Shortreed

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EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Hours remain

Said Again:

“If you’ve been watching the Ontario Legislature Channel in recent weeks you’ll believe me when I say, ‘I am glad to be home.’”

MPP Ted Arnott, speaker of the Ontario Legislature

October 17, 2018

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BUSINESS

New telecommunications for Hamilton Drive area

BRUCEDALE - A new telecommunications company is coming to the Hamilton Drive area of Guelph-Eramosa. At the Oct. 1 council meeting, the last one prior to the municipal election on Oct. 22, council approved a radio license agreement with Pennytel Inc. to put a radio transmitter on the Hamilton Drive standpipe on Wellington Road 38.

Sports

Athletes hope to hook girls on sports and healthy lifestyles

WATERLOO - Fast and Female athletes (local women with world championship level competition experience and higher) invite all girls 8 to 14 years old, to join them Oct. 14, 9am to 1pm, at a multisport Fast and Female Champ Chat, presented by Ringette Ontario in Waterloo.

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