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Today's date: Thursday November 15, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 46
   
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Erin candidate appointed president of mining firm

ERIN - Michael Dehn, who came within 210 votes of knocking off Allan Alls in the recent election for Erin mayor, has been appointed president and CEO of a mining company.

Eighth Line closure to be debated by Erin council

ERIN - Mayor Allan Alls will seek council support to keep a steep section of the 8th Line open this winter.

Town of Erin invites First Nations chief to inaugural council meeting

ERIN - The inaugural meeting of the new Erin council will be on Dec. 4 at 6:30pm, at the Erin Legion instead of the council chambers.

Erin Remembers

Erin Remembers

Over 300 people came out to honour the fallen at Erin’s remembrance ceremony, including Second World War veteran Bill Mundell, right. The service featured the 242 Air Cadet Squadron, a colour party led by Branch 442 of the Royal Canadian Legion, and wreaths laid by Mayor Allan Alls, below left, and others. There was also a purple poppy tribute, below, to animals of war (horses who hauled supplies and guns; dogs who were messengers, sentries and scouts; and pigeons who delivered messages under fire).

Erin soil health pilot project wraps up

Erin soil health pilot project wraps up

ERIN - With snow on the ground, Canada’s first-ever “soil health” pilot project is wrapping up with a final event on Nov. 22 at Hillsburgh Baptist Church (21 Trafalgar Rd. N.).

New bins boost public recycling in Erin

New bins boost public recycling in Erin

ERIN - A town recycling initiative with the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) has improved the recovery of containers and reduced litter in public spaces.

Erin featured in museum exhibit

Erin featured in museum exhibit

ABOYNE - The 200th anniversary of the land purchase and survey that opened up Erin Township to European settlers is being recognized with an exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. All Roads Lead to Erin is a collection of photographs, historical notes and artifacts, including the surveyor’s chain used between 1818 and 1821, that explores the role of transportation in the growth of the Town of Erin,

Erin Roots concert

ERIN - Singer-songwriter Sara Wilkinson of Erin will perform at the Busholme Inn on Nov. 17, before setting out on a North American tour.

Town seeks residents’ views on retail cannabis stores

ERIN - Town officials are seeking residents’ opinions on whether to allow cannabis stores in Erin. A survey is available through the Town of Erin website, erin.ca.

Let the bells ring

Let the bells ring

Drew Ferguson, 6, of Fergus, was the first to ring the bell at All Saints Church in Erin at the Bells of Peace ceremony on Nov. 11. He is the great-grandson of Erin flight lieutenant Ross Ferguson (1923-2003), who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross in WWII.
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Rhodes Road residents request road resources
Ontario Best Road Trips including Elora, Fergus featured in National Geographic
Public Health survey: Only 12% test wells three or more times a year
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Remembrance Day in Centre Wellington

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