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Candidates debate topics from deficits to day care

Candidates debate topics from deficits to day care

ALMA - Four of the eight candidates vying to represent Perth-Wellington in the provincial legislature following the June 7 election answered questions on topics ranging from deficits to day care at a meeting at the Alma Community Centre on May 17.

Provincial candidates square off on Wellington-Halton Hills issues

Provincial candidates square off on Wellington-Halton Hills issues

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - Candidates squared off primarily on agricultural issues on May 17 at Eramosa Public School, seeking to become the next MPP for Wellington-Halton Hills.

Public health: Wellington could be endemic area for Lyme disease by end of 2018

Public health: Wellington could be endemic area for Lyme disease by end of 2018

WELLINGTON CTY. - By the end of 2018 there is a chance Wellington County, Dufferin County and Guelph could be in an endemic area for Lyme disease.

Save Our Water protest in downtown Fergus

Save Our Water protest in downtown Fergus

FERGUS - A Save Our Water delegation visited Ted Arnott’s Wellington-Halton Hills campaign office at noon on May 16 to present a Mother’s Day card to Mother Earth and call for better legislation to protect water.

Erin council defers decision on gravel pit citing outstanding concerns

ERIN - Council here deferred a motion to support the Halton Crushed Stone (HCS) gravel pit extension application during a packed meeting on May 17. The council chamber was standing room only, and people spilled into the hallway to hear HCS land use planner James Parkin, county planner Aldo Salis, concerned resident Robyn Johnstone and the decision of council.

Rotary cleanup

Rotary cleanup

Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora at their recent annual roadside clean-up. (Left to Right) Donna Humphrey, Alice Campbell, Bob Grant. Missing from photo is Cecil Wolfe.

Arboretum offers sparrow workshop on May 25

GUELPH - The Arboretum, University of Guelph is offering a workshop on Sparrows on May 25 from 9am to 4pm.

Start tick prevention this spring with outdoor pets

Start tick prevention this spring with outdoor pets

Spring has arrived and ticks are out in full force. The incidence of tick-borne disease continues to increase across Ontario. If your pet is not already protected, now is the time to start prevention.

Remaining all candidates meetings

Two more meetings are planned in Wellington County, both on May 29. There are also two local all candidates meetings remaining in the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills.

Supporting nurses

Supporting nurses

Palmerston and District Hospital recently received a $10,000 donation from RBC in support of local nursing education.

Upper Grand District School Board school year calendar for 2018-19 available online

GUELPH - The Ministry of Education has approved the school year calendar for 2018-19 in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB).

County looking at child care spaces in Mapleton schools

MAPLETON - This municipality is among the top priorities in a push by Wellington County’s Children’s Early Years Division to expand the number of licensed child care spaces and support services for families and children in local municipalities.

Fergus water walk aims to educate students

FERGUS - On May 24 local students will be traversing local streets to make residents more aware of water issues.

Local hospitals conducting survey

WELLINGTON CTY. - Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) and North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) are seeking public feedback on how they can better serve patients.

Pension investment firm purchases local wind farm

MAPLETON - Turbines turning on a back road in this township will soon be powering Canadians’ pensions, as well as Ontario’s power grid.

Community donation

Community donation

Arthur 2nd Look has handed out another $9,000 in community donations on May 11. This brings the total donation to $137,690 since 2013.

Fire destroys trailer at Emerald Lake park

Fire destroys trailer at Emerald Lake park

PUSLINCH - Firefighters from Puslinch and Hamilton attended a fire at Emerald Lake park on May 21.

Walk for Dog Guides on May 27 in Fergus at sportsplex

FERGUS - The Fergus Lions Club is hosting its annual Walk for Dog Guides on May 27 this year.

Kindergarten class receives Everyday Hero Award

Kindergarten class receives Everyday Hero Award

SALEM - The entire kindergarten class at Salem Public School, along with its three educators, were recognized with an Everyday Hero Award this year from the Upper Grand District School Board.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Erin Fire and Emergency Services gave out its annual fire safety award during a council meeting on May 15.

Nestle’s voluntary levy funds four community projects

ERIN - After receiving Nestle Waters Canada’s voluntary levy at a special meeting on April 24, council has decided how to use those funds.

Erin sells 1 Shamrock Road

ERIN - The Town of Erin has sold off 1 Shamrock Road, the former hydro building near Wellington Road 124, for $1.2 million.

Correction

An article (Guelph Wish Fund for Children looking for more Wellington County families) on the front page of the May 17 Advertiser mistakenly published an incorrect area code for the contact phone number. Sharon Rice can be reached at 519-820-9474. The Advertiser regrets the error.

Beams installed on St. David Street bridge

Beams installed on St. David Street bridge

On May 17, Philippe Campbell captured this image of a large crane lowering beams into place on the St. David Street (Highway 6) bridge in Fergus. The bridge project, expected to cost $3.5 million, should be completed sometime this fall. McLean Taylor Construction Limited of St. Marys won the contract for the bridge replacement in December. Submitted photo

2018 Perth-Wellington provincial candidate profiles

Check out profiles of Perth-Wellington candidates in the upcoming Ontario provincial election.

2018 Wellington-Halton Hills provincial candidate profiles

Check out profiles of Wellington-Halton Hills candidates in the upcoming Ontario provincial election.

Eight candidates vie for Perth Wellington seat

PERTH WELLINGTON - Voters in this riding will have eight candidates to choose from when it comes time to mark their ballot for the 2018 provincial election.
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Public health: Wellington could be endemic area for Lyme disease by end of 2018
Save Our Water protest in downtown Fergus
Remaining all candidates meetings
Erin sells 1 Shamrock Road
Man breaks into Erin house, drinks wine, plays piano
Bar’s booze taken
2018 Perth-Wellington provincial candidate profiles
2018 Wellington-Halton Hills provincial candidate profiles

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