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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Arts council wants youth fund applicants
    youth who proposes to develop a program that will initiate enhance or expand art opportunities for children and youth Preference will be given to applicants who have a proven record of being able to initiate enhance or expand programs to a youth audience or who are associated with an organization or institution whose mandate includes the arts and youth development Partnerships are encouraged Proposed projects should respond to gaps or needs in the community and also be innovative original and creative The amount of the award will vary depending upon income generated by the fund For 2011 up to 500 is available Applications must be received no later than Oct 14 Decisions will be made by the Guelph Arts Council youth awards committee and announced before the end of the year For more information or an application form visit guelpharts ca guelphartscouncil call 519 836 3280 or email ed gac sentex net August 5 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 Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business 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 workshops start Jan 16 Paper Hammers helps

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9544 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Police offer boating safety tips
    boating accidents Operate the watercraft at safe speeds at all times especially in crowded areas Be courteous of others using the water and obey all boating rules Be cautious of swimmers and other marine operators and always have a spotter for water skiers and tube riders Stay alert Avoid alcohol Alcohol and watercrafts do not mix The probability of being injured on the water doubles when alcohol is involved and studies have also shown that the effects of the sun and wind can make people feel as if they have consumed more alcohol than they actually have Legislation in Ontario means impaired boaters face the same penalties as impaired drivers including the loss of driving privileges That includes motorized and non motorized vessels canoes kayaks or rafts Let other family members know the destination and the time of expected return For more information visit www boatingsafety gc ca July 15 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 Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council January is Crime Stoppers Month Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Reports Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding County staff offer helping hand to families

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9372 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - More signs coming for problem intersection
    afford to take a taxi A police study noted the traffic management unit monitored the intersection using an unmarked police car and paid particular attention to the hours of 7 45 to 9am and 3 to 4pm as well as lunch periods The survey was done over six days A a check by police of that intersection since 2002 revealed that there were 67 motor vehicle collisions 47 traffic complaints ranging from red light runners to pedestrians almost being struck by vehicles two insecure loads where items fell off trucks into the intersection 12 impaired drivers or 12 hour suspensions issued one red light charge and a report of a senior citizen slipping on ice and needing assistance Police also noted traffic flow during the time school children would use it is moderate to heavy children were seen crossing the intersection properly and once they reached the island they waiting until there was a break in traffic and would then dash or quickly walk to get to the sidewalk The right turn lane heading north on Tower Street has a yield sign property posted but it is closer to Belsyde Avenue and past the area that is painted for crossing from the island to the sidewalk White said the site meeting was held with ministry officials and they two groups decided to install a Yield Ahead sign for the right turn lane to warn drivers they might have to stop and also there will be some additional signs in place by September July 15 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9364 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Role of Office of Independent Police Review Director explained to Erin
    public government and the police That s how it serves as a neutral body she said Welniak said there are two ways to file complaints through the local resolution process or through formal complaints The local resolution is not a part of a formal OIPRD complaint process but an option to file a complaint Local resolution may relate to matters of the conduct of a police officer or the policies and or services of a police department In that process the complaint must be filed in person The complaints are qualified as conduct police or service it could be one or a combination Before accepting a complaint for local resolution the police service must provide the complainant with the information concerning the OIPRD advise the complainant that they may make their complaint to the OIPRD and they may be required to take the complaint to the OIPRD if it cannot be resolved locally She said the local resolution process is not for serious complaints and the local police chief may decide that the complaint cannot be dealt with under local resolution In the formal process Welniak said there are several options to file complaints Those may be filed on the website by mail fax or in person at the OIPRD offices Welniak said complaints can also be filed at and municipal regional or provincial police service in Ontario Police will then forward the complaint form to the OIPRD within three business days She noted the OIPRD must refer policy and service complaints back to the police service in question Conduct complaints are different she explained All policy and service complaints will be the subject of a written report and complainants and the OIPRD will always be notified of disposition Investigations Generally a complaint takes about 120 days to process once all the necessary documentation has been received More complex cases will often take longer After the investigation of a conduct complaint it will be determined if the complaint is substantiated or unsubstantiated If substantiated it would need to be determined if the matter is serious or less serious Where the OIPRD has investigated directors will make the determination Where the police service has investigated the chief of that service would make the decision Matters considered serious include harassment discrimination breach of confidentiality or deceit Considered as less serious complaints are failure to treat or protect a person equally use of profane language acting in a disorderly manner neglect of duty omitting to make any necessary entry into a record improper dress or appearance Police service boards have a role in the public complaints process She said the OIPRD is based in Toronto but is divided among several regional offices the same as the court services map Mayor Lou Maieron quipped that it seems if the municipal bylaw officer gives a person a hard time then this is not the venue to follow Councillor Barb Tocher spoke of the outreach to community groups and suggested Welniak might wish to contact the

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9336 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Does police presence in community mean more calls?
    and that number has increased ever since then Maieron also noted that in Wellington North the calls in 2005 were over 4 000 and then tapered off steadily until in 2010 it reach 3 172 It made him curious why those two centres have so many more calls than his own community He asked Why is there such a discrepancy Is it because of police stations within the borders Mount Forest has an OPP station in Wellington North and Rockwood s OPP station opened in 2006 Maieron said he was unable to figure out why from the statistics places with similar populations have such divergent figures for calls for service He said it seemed strange to him that Guelph Eramosa had a 50 per cent increase in calls for service after the OPP station opened there White said she was unable to explain the figures but she promised to try to provide answers at the June council meeting June 10 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 Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP Inspector Scott Smith reviews the issue Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Habitat event signalling return to township Animal tracking workshop to be

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9085 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Mapleton refuses to support large residential lot in Alma
    residential lot is considerably larger than the zoning bylaw allows It is almost 5 000 square metres or three times as big as the current bylaw allows 1 400 square metres I m not sure it s an efficient use of the land Redmond said She would like to see a smaller residential lot She noted the frontage is already 50 metres and 30 would be more common Sinnamon said the proposed parcel could accommodate 3 5 lots Mayor Bruce Whale asked what the standard lot size is in Alma Redmond replied what it takes to accommodate sewage disposal with a septic tank She added the lot could go smaller Whale said he could support the comments on the site plan proposals But councillor Mike Downey asked Why are we supporting a residential lot on that commercial property I m not in favour Whale noted the land is within the hamlet s boundaries But Downey argued the land is zoned with a highway commercial designation and added It s pushing pushing pushing the envelope Whale then suggested council could tell the land division committee council does not support the application Councillor Jim Curry said he supports Downey and councillor Andy Knetsch added Me too Whale asked if it is because of the size of the residential lot Downey replied If we re not in favour of the lot designation to residential why comment on the size The land division committee hears councillors comments about severance applications While that committee has the ultimate decision unless council fights it at the Ontario Municipal Board it often heeds council comments Whale said the company has applied for that size of lot Downey said that doesn t matter if council is opposed Redmond said it is important for council to make a statement if it has problems with an application She noted if the severance application is approved by the committee the zoning bylaw amendment still must return to council for approval She asked if council wants to stop the application at the county level Downey said Yes I m flexible on commercial but not on residential Redmond asked if council will support the application only if the land remains commercial Sinnamon said if that is so council should state that Council added those comments and set its usual conditions about taxes zoning compliance and copies of the plan if the committee goes against council s wishes That resolution carried November 18 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 Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Debris unlicenced vehicles

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10368 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Pettapiece unseats Wilkinson in close Perth-Wellington race
    wind turbine situation she said adding Wilkinson s previous cabinet job of trying to sell the HST likely didn t help him either Papenberg said spoke to Wilkinson after the results were in and he espoused the importance of democracy I agree with him but I would rather see proportional representation so it is really fair she said adding many votes are wasted in the current system Overall Papenberg said she is happy the NDP gained seats across the province and she thinks she would have garnered more votes personally had it not been for strategic voting She opined many local voters felt it was too risky to vote for the NDP because they felt too strongly one way or the other about the Liberals or PCs But all things considered she is happy with increased support locally she received about 3 900 votes in the federal election in May I m very pleasantly surprised my numbers are up she said Desjardins could not be reached by press time and DeVries said in an email she encourages Pettapiece to make the difficult decisions to put our province back on track with boldness and courage DeVries and Papenberg noted the local campaign was a very clean one with candidates focusing their attacks on the issues and not each other personally Pettapiece also echoed that sentiment In his election speech he thanked Wilkinson for his service over the last eight years While we may not have agreed on many issues I respect his work and I wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavours Pettapiece said before a crowd of his supporters To the other candidates Ellen Chris Irma and Robby I say congratulations on a good campaign We live in a great democracy and I was honoured to have run in this election with such worthy fellow candidates Pettapiece took time out to thank his family as well as his supporters and campaign workers I hope that I can begin to repay your hard work with honest and sincere service as your new MPP he said Pettapiece also told the crowd he is honoured to be able to serve the residents of Perth Wellington at Queen s Park He said throughout the riding people were always welcoming and sincere in expressing their concerns The people of Perth Wellington wanted change and today we delivered on that change he said Now the hard work begins as we work to build the kind of Ontario that we can all be proud of Finally Pettapiece recognized all those who cast ballots in Perth Wellington I will work hard to be the MPP for all of you regardless of how you voted he vowed As for other pressing issues Pettapiece said he wanted to continue encouragement of the Risk Management Program to help farm families Yet energy seemed to be his top priority Even up to the last day of knocking on doors there were concerns about provincial energy policies he

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10079 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Arnott cruises to another easy win; cites need for parties to work together
    their support Arnott said in an interview he planned to be in his office early Friday morning He said one of his top priorities is the GTA West corridor where the province was planning to build a road through Halton Hills That was placed on the back burner by the Liberals before the campaign kicked off and Arnott said he will offer the government a ten point plan He also planned to meet with a doctor in Georgetown to discuss medical issues When asked what had sent the party s campaign off the rails Arnott said he had no immediate answer but there will be lots of time to look at that The Liberal candidate said in an interview she knew she had a tough task in the campaign and Wellington Halton Hills is well known to be a blue Tory riding Plus she said Arnott is also a hard working and respected MPP I didn t doubt for a minute that Arnott would win she said I think he s a great leader and a great MPP But Johnson said in a democracy nobody should have a free ride and that is why she campaigned so hard The longtime Halton Hills councillor noted she had a lot of support from her area But Johnson said she had absolute faith Dalton McGuinty s Liberals would win the election Voters didn t have a lot of faith in Mr Hudak she said of the Progressive Conservative leader Nobody had anything negative to say about Ted but Mr Hudak was a different story Johnson like many was dismayed at the lowest voter turnout in Ontario election history The official tally was not in but the turnout estimates early the next day ranged from 47 to 49 per cent She also noted that many people do not pay much attention to their government She had one person ask her How could you run against federal Wellington Halton Hills MP Michael Chong For the NDP s Dale Hamilton the election results were also no surprise since the riding is strongly conservative Despite that she has made a commitment to run again She said her immediate goal is to build up the riding association and she is encouraged because a number of people she met during the campaign are offering to help She met a supporter in Georgetown getting off the GO train there election night while she was campaigning and urging people to get out and vote The man indicated his support for the NDP and said of Dale Hamilton I d like to meet him She explained who she is and found another person willing to help rebuild a riding association that has languished with former candidate Noel Duignan basically keeping it alive by himself I will run again she promised adding Maybe in four years Historically minority governments do not last beyond two years in Ontario Hamilton also noted the riding boundaries might be redrawn by then something she welcomes She said

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10078 (2016-02-16)
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