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Today's date: Thursday October 18, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 42
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Rezoning would facilitate sale of former public works yard in Moorefield

MAPLETON - Township council is moving forward with a proposal to rezone the former Maryborough public works garage in Moorefield. The rezoning is needed facilitate the sale of the property for uses that could include a distillery and associated retail outlet.

Fall Frolic

Fall Frolic

Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch were a popular family activity during Fall Frolic events at Mapleton’s Organic Dairy. The second annual frolic offered self-guided tours of businesses on the Butter Tarts and Buggies map in Mapleton, Minto, Southgate and Wellington North.

Photographer recognized

Photographer recognized

Owen Roberts, president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), presents Sharon Grose with the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation bronze award for photography.

Junior firefighter

Junior firefighter

Mapleton Fire Rescue volunteer Cassandra Hamilton helped Shae Becker complete the kids firefighter obstacle course at the firefighters breakfast at the PMD Arena on Oct. 13. Mapleton Fire Rescue provided swag bags for the children and had fire trucks and a fire safety house on display.

Life member

Life member

Ruth Grose, right, was recently presented with a lifetime membership to the Federated Women’s Institute. She has been working on the local Tweedsmuir history for the past 35 years as well as history books for the community.

Made in Mapleton project paused

MAPLETON - While the Made in Mapleton pilot project provided some obvious benefits, the future direction of the project is currently under consideration.

Mapleton holds Harvest Festival

Mapleton holds Harvest Festival

The Mapleton Harvest Festival was revived last weekend after a five-year hiatus. Lauren Hennessy, left, and Kinsey McDougall had their faces painted at the Harvest Festival, held on Oct. 13 at the PMD Arena.

Drayton rolls over Missionary in local NDCHL hockey action

A wrist shot by Colton Hoekstra midway through the first period gave Drayton the only goal of the period. Herman Mulder assisted.

Firefighters breakfast draws crowd to arena in Drayton

Firefighters breakfast draws crowd to arena in Drayton

Digging in - Dave Krnac of Mapleton Fire Rescue serves eggs to Tracey Reid at the event.

Candidates address staffing, safety and financial issues

ALMA - Mayoral candidates were asked at an Oct. 11 public forum here to address the steady stream of changes at the top of the municipal staff structure over the last four years.
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