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Today's date: Thursday December 13, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 50
   
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Fire destroys garage in Hillsburgh

Fire destroys garage in Hillsburgh 
HILLSBURGH - No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a detached garage here on Thursday afternoon. Erin Fire Chief Jim Sawkins said the Trafalgar Road structure was fully engulfed in flames when Hillsburgh firefighters arrived on Dec. 13 at about 2pm.

Kelly Linton elected 2019-20 warden of Wellington County

Kelly Linton elected 2019-20 warden of Wellington County 
WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton was elected warden of Wellington County for the 2019-20 term at county council’s inaugural meeting on Dec. 7. Linton, who has represented Centre Wellington since 2010, serving as mayor since 2014, won by an 11-5 margin in an election among council members for the warden’s chair over Ward 1 councillor David Anderson of the Town of Minto.

Town of Erin will not allow retail cannabis stores

ERIN - A town survey has shown 47% support for allowing retail cannabis stores in Erin, but at their first meeting of the new term, town councillors were 100% opposed. Council unanimously slammed the door on cannabis stores on Dec. 5, siding with the 50% of survey respondents who said no. Council cited concerns about the impact on the community and Erin’s public image.

Puslinch moving ahead with water/wastewater study for commercial/industrial properties

ABERFOYLE - After a 3-2 vote, Puslinch Township will move ahead with a feasibility study for municipal water and wastewater services for commercial/industrial properties in the Aberfoyle area. In a recorded vote on Dec. 5, councillors Ken Roth, John Sepulis and Jessica Goyda were in favour of the study, while Mayor James Seeley and councillor Matthew Bulmer were opposed.

Man sent to hospital, charged in connection with apartment fire

Man sent to hospital, charged in connection with apartment fire

MOUNT FOREST - A man sent to hospital with second-degree burns on his hands and arms has been charged in connection with a fire in his apartment at 235 Egremont Street on Dec. 6.

BUZZ

Catholic high school students attend cannabis ‘action forum’
County to transfer programs from EWCS
Minto farmer first to receive Green Legacy agriculture award
Resident opinions wanted before cannabis decision
Kitten rescue Donation Drive in Fergus and Hillsburgh

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Said Again:

“There is no way that the OPP can handle bylaw enforcement with respect to cannabis.”

Wellington OPP Inspector Scott Lawson

December 13, 2018

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Olympic medalist Tessa Virtue in Elora Dec. 15

ELORA - Canadian ice dancer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Tessa Virtue, will be visiting Elora Apothecary Pharmasave on Dec. 15 from 2 to 4pm for a meet and greet with the community.

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