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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Randy Pettapiece wins Perth-Wellington riding
    did 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 Now he said the hard work begins as we work to build the kind of Ontario that we can all be proud of As he thanked his supporters he said it was their hard work which led to his win I hope that I can begin repay your hard work with honest and sincere service as your new MPP To my family I thank you for all the support that you have given me over the past 12 months since this adventure first began Pettapiece added that he was I am ready and excited to work on behalf of Perth Wellington regardless of the composition of the incoming Legislature I d like to take a moment to congratulate John Wilkinson on having served this community for the past 8 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 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 Finally Pettapiece recognitzed 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 During a Friday morning telephone interview with the Wellington Advertiser Pettapiece said elt good despite the late night The contest ended late in the night because the results were that close he said But a close race was something had anticipated especially since Wilkinson had served as Perth Wellington s MPP for eight years and also as a cabinet minister for the provincial government Even so the win was a bit of a surprise leading him to be a bit nervous heading into the new role of Perth Wellington MPP But heading into that one of his big concerns locally will be dealing with the wind turbine issue and the Green Energy Act I am going to encourage my party to continue its efforts to make changes At the same time he wanted to continue encouragement of the Risk Management Program to help farm families But there are other areas which need addressed as well he said Even up to the last day of knocking on doors there were concerns about provincial energy policies He said there people using smart meters who d seen hydro bills skyrocket even though they d not really changed the way they were using hydro Pettapiece said high energy costs are also having an impact on local industry as well It s getting to the point where it is too expensive for businesses to operate in Ontario We need to make sure the manufacturing sector has affordable energy While somewhat disappointed with the

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Full slate of candidates set for election in Perth-Wellington riding
    She also believes health care is an important issue and that more focus needs to be directed to preventative issues rather than dealing with people in the emergency ward While she regretted the Sept 14 all candidate meeting in Arthur was cancelled Papenburg respected the decision of the organizers Papenburg noted there is an all candidates meeting at the Alma Community Centre on Sept 20 at 7pm Randy Pettapiece Progressive Conservative Randy Pettapiece says the election of a Progressive Conservative government will bring relief to working families and young Ontarians who are currently being overtaxed PC party plans for that relief include removing the HST from home energy bills lowering income tax by 5 on the first 75 000 of income and offering an income sharing program for spouses up to 50 000 Other Perth Wellington election issues identified by Pettapiece include agriculture and green energy He said his party has been fighting for some time for a business risk management program for farmers with the money going to a dedicated fund The PC party is also supportive of supply management programs he added Pettapiece said green energy is a huge issue in the Perth Wellington riding but also across the province He stressed he is not opposed to green energy nor is his party but it is too costly under the Liberal plan Green energy has to be affordable and it isn t right now he said Pettapiece who has lived on a farm near Monkton since 1975 said his party would also like to return the decision making process to local municipalities that authority was removed under the province s Green Energy Act On the issue of education Pettapiece said his party is in favour of junior kindergarten and also of giving teachers more authority in the classroom For example if teachers think Blackberrys and other technological devices are helpful they can allow them but if not they can prohibit their use Pettapiece the father of three grown sons would also like to see the return of fall report cards If the first reports comes in January often it s too late to correct problems identified therein he said Pettapiece said his party s platform named Changebook can be found at www ontariopc com changebook He explained the platform was formed after extensive consultation with Ontarians and is based on feedback from them and not from bureaucrats or politicians Robert Smink Freedom Party For Perth Wellington Freedom Party candidate Robert Smink the issues in this provincial election are simple They re the same as they ve always been Smink said Using several examples outrageous taxes an ever growing public sector huge deficits long medical wait times poor quality education at ever increasing costs and more red tape for small businesses he opined the four major political parties are all the same Basically they re turning everyday people into tax slaves he said Smink who is married with one child has lived in St Marys for 20 years He

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - UPDATE: Two local candidate nights cancelled
    facilities and our event organizers There are also issues of potential liability to the hosting agricultural organizations Organizers offer their sincere thanks and apology goes out to the many candidates and their staff that have prepared for and taken time out of their busy schedules to participate in these debates It is unfortunate that the agricultural organizations have been placed in this position organizations comprised of tireless volunteers Instead the agricultural groups will organize a meeting with the elected MPP in each riding to discuss the ag issues facing Wellington County farmers Questions will also be forwarded to the candidates and these responses will be posted on the Wellington Federation of Agriculture website at www wfofa on ca 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 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 Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding County staff offer helping hand to families in need Parents upset by school board plan to transfer students from Guelph to Erin Local emergency departments urge patients to prepare

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - 40th provincial election offers more days and more ways to vote
    polls and hosts useful web applications Those allow voters to find which electoral district they live in Find Your Electoral District to check to see if they re on the voters list Am I On The List to find their voting location Where Do I Vote launching Sept 12 or to apply for election day employment Election Job The companion to all of the options available for the election is enhanced customer support that Elections Ontario has put into place Essensa explained how voters can reach frontline communications support workers in both official languages by phone 1 888 ONT VOTE TTY 1 866 479 1118 email info elections on ca twitter ElectionsON or ElectionsONfr or facebook facebook com ElectionsON or faceboo k com ElectionsONfr The writ for Ontario s 40th provincial general election drops on Sept 7 and voters will have 29 days to vote in the general election Sept 8 to Oct 6 28 days to vote in person with a special ballot at their returning satellite office Sept 8 to Oct 5 23 days to apply for a special ballot to vote by mail Sept 8 to Sept 30 15 days to vote with assistive voting technology Sept 21 to Oct 5 10 days to vote at advance polls Sept 21 to Sept 30 and 12 hours to vote on election day Oct 6 Elections Ontario is the non partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections by elections and referenda Learn more at www wemakevotingeasy ca September 9 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Liberals choose Johnson to carry colours in Wellington Halton Hills
    work to do Nonetheless she said she takes heart because many people in the riding have told her because Wellington Halton Hills is held by an opposition member the government hasn t always looked our way People have been saying that to me It s time we had someone on the side of the government When asked about the issues she has been hearing about she said health care is a priority which is very dear to people s hearts Education is another She said of the latter people like full day Kindergarten the province investing in post secondary education As for the economy she said she is telling people that the province is now ahead in its employment from where it was at the start of the recession She added that there are pockets of local issues as I go around One of those is the planning for a highway through part of Halton Hills that the local council has opposed The province recently put that one on hold for further study Johnson added that she is aware Wellington Halton Hills is a large rural riding and she noted the government has a strong risk management policy for farmers We will be talking about that as we move around the riding Johnson recently attended a provincial announcement in Aboyne where Minister of Environment and Perth Wellington MPP John Wilkinson announced the building of a new hospital in Centre Wellington Even most hospital officials had been kept in the dark about that announcement but Johnson said her invitation came through the centre campaign I was invited to attend September 9 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - GRCA: Stay off the ice
    three will open for ice fishing when the ice thickness gets to six or eight inches None of them have opened yet this year The GRCA does not measure ice at other properties In reservoirs ice can be affected by changes in water levels resulting in inconsistent thickness In ponds thickness can vary if springs feed the pond Also many of its properties are isolated visited infrequently by GRCA staff or difficult to access which could complicate rescue operations January 13 2012 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 Camping reservation system now open Province supports GRCA water management plan with 903 000 GRCA Stay off the ice Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Board of healths elected officers Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 County officials visit to put a names to faces for local municipalities County officials visit to put names to faces for municipality Grand River watershed residents can do a survey on water issues Get back to nature with GRCA events Grants available to farmers to protect water quality Grants help property owners decommission old wells Council may face OMB hearing after 3 2 vote on official plan amendment GRCA removes buoys booms Fergus Lions Club receives GRCA conservation award The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph Eramosa

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10808 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Grand River watershed residents can do a survey on water issues
    water and the river system in a variety of areas water supply culture and tourism biodiversity and others and asks if those objectives are being met The water management plan is an update of the last plan completed in 1982 That earlier plan was developed to address challenges facing the watershed at that time Nearly all of its recommendations were implemented The new plan will consider water issues in light of 21st century challenges including population growth climate change and intensive agriculture The GRCA is working with municipalities provincial and federal ministries and First Nations to develop it Work has been underway for about a year and the plan is scheduled to be completed by March 2013 More information on the plan and the survey is available on the GRCA website in the Water Management Plan section November 25 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 Province supports GRCA water management plan with 903 000 GRCA Stay off the ice Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms Grand River watershed residents can do a survey on water issues Get back to nature with GRCA events Grants available to farmers to protect water quality Grants help property owners decommission old wells GRCA removes buoys booms Fergus Lions Club receives GRCA conservation award Retired Arthur teacher Barbara Kidd wins GRCA award Jim Phillips growing a forest on his land in Wellington North GRCA taking

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Get back to nature with GRCA events
    Centre 2 to 4pm Don t let it happen Start by learning how to use a compass and conquering the practice course Then learn how to use a GPS units and go out test navigational skills and be able to come back Phone 519 885 1368 to register The cost is 5 per person Nov 27 The Awesome Snake Show is at Guelph Lake Nature Centre 2 to 4pm Slithery slippery and definitely not slimey Meet some very cool reptiles There will be a slide show highlighting the snakes of Ontario and a chance to meet some live snakes The cost is 5 per person Call 519 836 7096 to register November 11 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 Province supports GRCA water management plan with 903 000 GRCA Stay off the ice Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms Grand River watershed residents can do a survey on water issues Get back to nature with GRCA events Grants available to farmers to protect water quality Grants help property owners decommission old wells GRCA removes buoys booms Fergus Lions Club receives GRCA conservation award Retired Arthur teacher Barbara Kidd wins GRCA award Jim Phillips growing a forest on his land in Wellington North GRCA taking orders for trees to be planted in 2012 GRCA presents watershed awards and community conservation grants Guelph appears to be epicentre of battle against invasive buckthorn

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