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Today's date: Monday November 12, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 45
   
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Instant winner at Grand River Raceway

Instant winner at Grand River Raceway

Emma Hohenadel of Guelph was happy to receive a $50,000 prize with the OLG game Instant Bingo. It is available for $3 a play and the top prize is $50,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.79. The winning ticket was purchased at Grand River Raceway on Wellington County Road 21 in Elora.

Cybersecurity competition brings out the best in Centre Wellington students

Cybersecurity competition brings out the best in Centre Wellington students

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Centre Wellington District High School students are taking on the cybersecurity world. Three teams, consisting of students from Grades 9 to 12, are taking part in the CyberTitan competition.

Belly up to the water buggy in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - In 2017 Centre Wellington partnered with local festivals to purchase a public watercart to reduce the sales and use of bottled water and to ensure free potable water was available for festival goers.

Board appeal

Board appeal

Walter Grose, secretary of Wellington County Farm Safety Association (WCFSA) reached out to Wellington Federation of Agriculture (WFA) members to serve on the WCFSA board at the annual general meeting of the WFA, which was held in Fergus.

Province proposes one-year moratorium extension

Province proposes one-year moratorium extension

ELORA - It will be at least another year before the province makes a decision on a proposed Nestlé Waters Canada well on Middlebrook Road. On Oct. 30 the Ontario government announced its plan to extend the moratorium on new water bottling permits to Jan. 1, 2020.

Maranatha Christian food donation

Maranatha Christian food donation

Students and staff from Maranatha Christian School in Fergus recently walked from their school on Garafraxa Street to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Every year the staff chooses a local charity to walk for and donate toward as a school and this year the CW Food Bank was chosen.

More meetings ahead for community advisory committee regarding MacDonald trust funds

ELORA - Centre Wellington councillor Don Fisher sees more meetings ahead for Centre Wellington’s community services advisory committee.

Highland Rugby in Q-Meta Sevens finalists

Highland Rugby in Q-Meta Sevens finalists

Rugby finalists - U14 Girls were finalists winning all four pool games with a combined score of 85 - 40 on Oct. 20 and 21. They moved on to the finals where they were defeated. They have had an outstanding season so far. Pool stage four wins: Highland 29 Toronto Amazons 0; Highland 12 London St. George 10; Highland 20 Jesters 7s 15; Highland 24 Crusaders 15. Final game: Jesters 7s 24 Highland 0.

Steel City champs

Steel City champs

Tournament gold - The Centre Wellington Fusion Peewee A team travelled to Pittsburgh to play in the Steel City Veterans Cup Tournament, Nov. 3 to 4. The team battled through the round robin with two ties and one win to secure a spot in the championship game. The final was against the Joliet Jaguars from Illinois. The boys came together and delivered a win with a strong offence, good defence and solid goaltending.

Fergus Lions Club to hold Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov. 17

Fergus Lions Club to hold Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov. 17

FERGUS - Lions Club International has decided to take on diabetes as one of its causes. “We’re trying to establish a program similar to what we did with sight, where we can get actively involved with the diabetes program world-wide,” said Brian Martin, a Fergus Lion and Diabetes Canada volunteer.

World dance

World dance

Local dancers Tyler Hergott and Hailey Crawford, members of Team Canada Dance, will be heading to Reisa, Germany on Nov. 25 to compete in the World Tap Dance Championships.

Catch the Ace update

FERGUS - Here are the winners of the last three draws in the Catch the Ace progressive lottery, sponsored by the Rotary Club and Legion.

The Beatles

The Beatles

The Liverpool Sessions and the Lonely Hearts Club Band came to town to share the story of The Beatles to a full house at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 4.

Sarah Smith comes home for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Christmas Show in Fergus

Sarah Smith comes home for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Christmas Show in Fergus

FERGUS - An art show, meet and greet and discovery session will take place during a Make-a-Wish fundraiser at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 17 during the Music ‘n Arts Collide Christmas: Paul Murray, Sarah Smith, Brian Good.

Special event honours local veterans

Special event honours local veterans

ELORA - Knox-Elora Presbyterian is hosting a special Remembrance Week event on Nov. 10 at 2pm to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War 1914-1918.

Salem tree planting

Salem tree planting

Members of the Johnston family were at Veterans Park in Salem on Nov. 3 for the dedication of a maple tree planted in honour of sisters Florence and Minie Pepperill. They were Barnardo Children, a program that separated children from poor families in England and brought them to live and work with Canadian families, sometimes under very harsh conditions.

Conversation with Michael Landsberg, Jennifer Hedger in Fergus

FERGUS - A conversation with Michael Landsberg and Jennifer Hedger is set to be held on Nov. 21 from 6 to 8pm at the Fergus sportsplex.

Sprinklers douse early morning fire at SM Polymers

FERGUS - Sprinklers put out a small early morning fire at the AO Smith building on Hill Street West here on Oct. 31.

Canada Post workers on strike

Canada Post workers on strike

On Nov. 5, Canada Post workers were in front of the Fergus Post Office as part of nation-wide rotating strikes. The Fergus and Elora workers are part of the local Guelph Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Rotating strikes have affected operations in dozens of communities across Canada, resulting in mail delivery delays. The union and Canada Post have not been able to reach agreements after 10 months of negotiations. Photo by Mike Robinson

Wellington remembers

Wellington remembers

Legion members and residents from across Wellington gathered at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne for the Wellington County Remembrance Ceremony on Nov. 5. Legion District C Commander Lynn McClellan presided

Watercrafts, trailer taken

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Oct. 30 Wellington County OPP received a report about two watercrafts and a trailer stolen from the locked compound of a marina on Wellington Road 18 near Belwood.

Passing of retired Centre Wellington fire chief Jack Karn

Passing of retired Centre Wellington fire chief Jack Karn

FERGUS - Centre Wellington Township and Centre Wellington Fire Rescue Services are mourning the loss of retired Fire Chief Jack Karn, father to Deputy Chief Jonathan Karn.
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