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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Residents pack community centre to see Highway 401 interchange options
    from the public and other stakeholders With that information plans will be adjusted and filed for Environmental Assessment approval It still needs to go through another stage of more detailed design before we ever get to construction he said None of the work is programmed right now it is not a funded program he added However Planning now is allowing us to make wise investment decisions for the future It is part of the long term planning steps which need to occur It s a massive project It would take many years to construction and would likely be broken down into a series of projects Each of those would be multi year projects Ward said Hanlon Expressway Ward explained the preferred alternative takes into account the environmental assessment of the approved Highway 6 design One of the factors was improving traffic to and from the Cambridge area But concerns exist about the potential impact to wetland areas which resulted in the current alternative That is also tied in with the proposed Highway 6 bypass of Morriston When we were looking at the Highway 6 Brock Road interchange we took into account the Highway 6 bypass of Morriston that is planned He said the opportunity of having to replace the Brock Road structure allows us to look at alternative configurations to the interchange The Highway 6 bypass is not a funded project at this stage either Ward explained But we have been moving forward so we have EA approval now for Highway 6 We have a designated alignment which we can protect from development in that area and we can start to acquire properties Brock Road interchange In the preferred alternative for that exchange Ward explained the expansion of the Highway 401 corridor will necessitate replacement of the Brock Road bridge That allowed the exploration of different options to re configure an alignment of the road Ward said a number of different ideas were explored in conjunction with a traffic pattern survey undertaken earlier this summer It really helped us to understand the traffic patterns in this area where vehicles are coming from and going to That enabled us to come up with a design to allow a free flow of movement from Brock Road to the interchange of the new Highway 6 In turn the roundabout along the way would divert the majority of traffic away from Morriston which is the whole purpose of having the Highway 6 bypass Ward said It would mean traffic would not need to go through Morriston and create congestion The roundabout could act as a gateway feature into the community of Morriston It still allows easy access in and out of Morriston but is not funneling people through the community as it would have done in some of the other designs The Highway 6 bypass will also be four lanes instead of being limited to the two lanes through Morriston The majority of traffic coming up or down Highway 6 is not necessarily destined

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10645 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Flashing lights at railway intersection could prove costly
    be to conduct a road and railway safety assessment as outlined in Transport Canada s guide for crossing standards Such an assessment would be undertaken jointly by rail and road authorities He noted it involved survey work to establish sight lines and determine any visual obstructions He estimated that work alone would be roughly 10 000 with the cost to be shared between the railway and the township Also required would be daily traffic counts along with accident histories to determine if changes are needed If warranted there would need to be negotiations for cost sharing Sagaskie indicated guide flashers will cost roughly 135 000 per crossing while installing gates would run about 225 000 He said while a federal fund does exist there is a multi year backlog with funds generally directed to high speed areas with a history of accidents Council held little in the way of discussion regarding the information presented but the matter was discussed more thoroughly at its Oct 19 session October 21 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Success at last Council to meet with CN Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10168 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Nestle donates $37,235 to school
    its property Nestlé Waters Canada has donated 63 485 to Aberfoyle Public School over the last five years including 26 250 towards the purchase of playground equipment The establishment of the public spaces recycling program at Aberfoyle Public School deploying the methodology developed by the Canadian beverage industry has seen a considerable improvement in the diversion of recyclable materials at the school in a short period of time During this school year the focus will be on educating students about how to properly and effectively recycle Nestlé Waters Canada is proud to be associated with the local elementary school in its community Aberfoyle Public School said president John Zupo Our industry is leading the way amongst consumer packaged goods companies in Canada when it comes to the life cycle management of our packaging and Aberfoyle Public School is leading the way in Wellington County when it comes to establishing best practices in recycling as well as educating our young people about the value of recycling and doing it the right way October 7 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Annual Shop with a Cop event a great success Year one Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch Resident offers idea for future focus for Puslinch County staff offer helping hand to families in need Parents upset by school board plan to transfer

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10049 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New Nestle Waters permit delayed
    of information in the message wondering aloud if the decision was because of the lateness in the year or the results of earlier tests Councillor Susan Fielding said it was a rather terse letter Does the clerk have any insight to the reasoning she asked Clerk Brenda Law replied the note referred only to not proceeding this fall It s not going to go away perhaps they just ran out of time this year said Law Mayor Dennis Lever added additional zoning information was passed along to the proponent When asked about the content of the email Nestlé Waters director of corporate affairs John Challinor stated It s just timing nothing major September 30 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP Inspector Scott Smith reviews the issue Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Habitat event signalling return to township Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9965 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Councillors skeptical of MTOs Highway 6, 401 survey
    The work is proposed to better ascertain travel movements in and around Highway 401 and Highway 6 new and proposed interchanges McCormick Rankin engineer Jim Dowell wrote earlier this summer But on Aug 17 councillor Susan Fielding said she is disappointed Handing out the survey for a few hours in the summer will not produce good data she opined Mayor Dennis Lever agreed saying he thought more would be done to determine travel patterns I m kind of skeptical of the process as well he said The mayor suggested the township ask for the results of the study particularly how many surveys were handed out and the response rate The rest of council seemed to agree September 2 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit Possible unity in water protection rules Year one Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch McClintock trailer park applies for sewage upgrades Puslinch development charges to jump 4 3

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9709 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Nestle Waters donates over 200,000 bottles of water to help homeless
    on the streets in the summer due to dehydration than in the winter due to hypothermia Dehydration amongst those living on the streets of Toronto is a major health crisis in our community and we are very pleased that once again Nestlé Waters Canada has stepped up to the plate said Steinhauer Our volunteer efforts in support of those who live on the streets of Toronto would not be possible without the generous donation of bottled water and staff time by Nestlé Waters Canada John Zupo president of Nestlé Waters Canada said We are very proud to be associated with Project Water through the donation of our products and the donation of time by our employees especially when it is directed towards supporting such a vulnerable segment of society Bottled water is the best antidote to dehydration for all human beings when they are away from home Bottled water plays a key role in the continuing health and wellness of those who do not have access to potable water because they are homeless July 22 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories All MPPs appear to be trying to put a halt to bullying of children Province gives 30 cut to post secondary costs Family Literacy Day joins forces with Food Banks Canada County staff offer helping hand to families in need National colouring contest encourages fun family learning CAA can help Canadians get

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9431 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wellington County council has no objections to Neubauer pit proposal
    offered no scientific reasoning for altering the boundary of the Galt Moraine ANSI one of 500 in the province that has been identified as having earth science values related to natural heritage protection scientific study or education The original ANSI established in 2000 is oval shaped with a meandering boundary that does not seem to follow any other geological or transportation features in the area The revised boundary approved last April is smaller with straight edges and it appears to follow many property lines and roads and does not include most of the Neubauer pit property near the corner of Concessions 2 and 7 According to the MNR the new boundary best represents the core features of the moraine which have remained relatively intact and as much as possible free of cultural features However according to Lever the ministry decided to draw a line somewhere on a map and until that issue was rectified he refused to support the application for an official plan amendment and a zoning change St Mary s applied to rezone 28 3 hectares 70 acres from an agricultural designation to an extraction industrial zone The extraction area would be about 24 5 hectares 60 acres and produce about 750 000 tonnes of material every year with 100 000 coming from below the water table and about nine million tonnes in total The county planning committee report noted not only Puslinch council but also citizens from the area had concerns about the proposal The county authorized a peer review of the proposal by Dr John Menzies a geoscientist at Brock University He presented his report on the MNR s boundary proposal in June His report stated normal guidelines were followed and the use of a straight line to define core ANSI features is reasonable Menzies further noted the MNR boundary does not result in any loss of significant core ANSI He also reported that a minor boundary adjustment could have been made to reflect a kettle area but in his opinion the MNR s choice of boundary was reasonable in the circumstances He added a small portion of the area is of no geological significance nor merit that is not duplicated through the local area many times over After council approved its action to drop its concerns with the OMB Lever thanked the committee for having the peer review done He noted that it was unfortunate the MNR had rejected a Puslinch council invitation to discuss the ANSI boundary issue He added some officials apparently think aggregate companies are unable to extract in a straight line They can July 22 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9415 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New volunteer recognition for OFAs 75th anniversary
    outstanding strengths Each regional or county winner will receive a commemorative anniversary farm gate sign The provincial winner will be announced at the OFA annual meeting and convention in November We are proud to be celebrating 75 years of advocating for Ontario s farmers and volunteers are a huge part of our success said OFA president Bette Jean Crews A recent study indicated 46 per cent of Canadians actively volunteer and many of them can be found in agricultural or rural areas OFA volunteers are vital to the organization because without them OFA would not be the longstanding successful farm organization it is today she said For more information about the county or regional awards contact your local federation of agriculture secretary member service representative or the OFA provincial office at 1 800 668 3276 Nomination deadline for the OFA provincial award is Oct 1 September 16 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Rainbow Chorus brings Broadway to Guelph stage Arts council welcomes new executive director Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Buddy Holly Anniversary Concert comes to county Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum OFA President speaks to stand for green energy Auditions for Youth choir Concert band hosts celebration Living with Less free

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9875 (2016-02-16)
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