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Today's date: Friday October 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 42
   
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Credit for county spending debated by Erin candidates

ERIN - The two Erin candidates for county council continued their pitches for voter support at an all candidates meeting Oct. 10, with incumbent Pierre Brianceau stressing the amount of money spent by Wellington County on Erin projects since 2014.

Erin candidates seek support from business owners

ERIN - Candidates for town council have promised strong support for the local business community, with the goal of easing residential taxes.

Town of Erin candidates respond to Transition Erin survey

ERIN - Voters can see how all of the Erin election candidates answered a series of 12 questions posed by the Transition Erin group.

Erin blood clinic

ERIN - A community blood donor clinic will be held Nov. 5, from 2:30 to 7:30pm at the Legion Hall, 12 Dundas Street in Erin.

Construction closure on County Road 50

ERIN - To allow for some road reconstruction ahead of paving operations, a section of Wellington Road 50 will be closed 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Erin Roots concert Oct. 20

ERIN - Sohayla Smith will perform at the Busholme Inn on Oct. 20 at 7:30pm as part of the Erin Roots series.

Erin tops in tire fundraising

Erin tops in tire fundraising

ERIN - Almost 5,000 tires were dropped off at Erin Auto Recyclers during last spring’s Tire Take Back program, making it the top location in Ontario.

Hills of Erin Studio Tour at one location this year

ERIN - The Hills of Erin Studio Tour will take place Nov. 3 and 4 at the Teak Barn. Celebrating 30 years, the 2018 tour will have artists gathering in one big location, for the first time over one weekend only.

Missing girl located

Missing girl located

Following an OPP request seeking public assistance to located a missing girl from Erin, the girl was located at about 4:10pm in the Town of Erin. She was found to be in good health and returned home.

Town of Erin offers five incentive programs in Community Improvement Plan

ERIN - Erin council adopted a Community Improvement Plan at its Oct. 2 meeting, with funding of $67,765 for five business incentive programs.

Tree planters

Tree planters

Volunteers came out in force on Sept. 22 to plant 150 trees at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh. It was part of TD Tree Day held in more than 100 communities. Since 2010, over 300,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted across North America.

Extra grants will offset EWCS expenses

ERIN - A dispute between the Town of Erin and East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) over the cost of hydro and rent at the food bank has been put on the back burner for now, with council providing two one-time grants to the agency totalling $11,960.

Child care and EarlyOn centres to open soon at Erin Public School

Child care and EarlyOn centres to open soon at Erin Public School

ERIN - The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) and the County of Wellington have announced 49 new child care spaces and a new child and family centre will soon open at Erin Public School.

Parks to be named for WWI soldiers

ERIN - Local soldiers who died in the First World War will be honored in the naming of five small parks in the Town of Erin.

Music for Mimosa church anniversary

MIMOSA - Mimosa United Church will mark its 154th anniversary on Oct. 14 at 6:30pm with a musical evening. It will welcome the Kerr Family of Ballinafad - Christine, Patricia and Robert - who will entertain with gospel and old time favorites.

Candidates for Erin council united on wastewater

ERIN - The six candidates for Erin’s four town council seats come from a variety of backgrounds, but they are all in favour of proceeding with a wastewater system.

Lots of fun at Erin Fall Fair

Lots of fun at Erin Fall Fair

Grey skies did not deter the enthusiasm of visitors to the 168th Erin Fall Fair, Ontario’s preview to the Royal Winter Fair, on Thanksgiving weekend.

Erin council endorses system for deposit on plastic bottles

With hopes of reducing the amount of plastic in waterways, oceans and landfills, the Town of Erin will urge the Ontario government to institute a deposit system on plastic beverage containers.

Harassment charge

ERIN - On Sept. 14 Wellington County OPP responded to a report of criminal harassment on Main Street here.

Inductions to Erin’s Horse Heritage Hall of Fame

Inductions to Erin’s Horse Heritage Hall of Fame

The inaugural induction ceremony for the Erin Fair Horse Heritage Hall of Fame was held on Oct. 6 in the Equine Tent. Each year the Erin Agricultural Society will accept nominations for people, horses or groups who have made important contributions to Erin’s horse community.
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