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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Tributes poured in after two killed fighting fire
    of these brave men Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said I was saddened to learn today of the death of two volunteer firefighters in Listowel They put their own lives at risk in order to protect their communities just as firefighters do every day across Ontario Our volunteer firefighters take time away from their families to keep us safe We rely on their selflessness and today s tragedy is a solemn reminder that we must never take their sacrifices for granted Mayor Julie Behrns of the Municipality of North Perth said The tragedy of the two fallen volunteer firefighters in the line of duty has shaken and shattered our community of North Perth She said two men are true heroes North Perth Fire Chief Ed Smith said The loss of these guys is going to be so difficult for their wives children and extended families He expressed his appreciation for the support from the community as well as the condolences which have come in from all over the country Centre Wellington council had a moment if silence to honour Walter and Rea prior to their council meeting Monday Vol 44 Issue 12 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 Parkinson Society VON launch exercise program Annual heifer sale supports Mennonite charities Combines set to roll for world record Sept 30 Nearly 100 combines have registered to set record in Harvest for Hunger Fire Marshal s Report

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Pettapiece nominated as PC candidate for Perth-Wellington riding
    real relief and a much needed chance to catch up Soon the families of Perth Wellington will have a clear choice between four more years of Liberal high taxes or an Ontario PC government that will focus on their priorities Hudak said Pettapiece noted the families of Perth Wellington are working harder but seeing less in their budgets because of the McGuinty Liberals tax hikes and expensive energy experiments Families throughout Perth Wellington are paying more and getting less Pettapiece said They deserve a government that shares their priorities will provide them with relief and end the Premier Dalton McGuinty waste Pettapiece has been married to his wife Jane for 37 years They have three sons three daughter in laws and four grandchildren Pettapiece has operated a decorating business in partnership with his wife since 1993 He lives just outside of Monkton where he has resided since 1975 Vol 43 Issue 48 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 Parkinson Society VON launch exercise program Annual heifer sale supports Mennonite charities Combines set to roll for world record Sept 30 Nearly 100 combines have registered to set record in Harvest for Hunger Fire Marshal s Report CHP leader in area on April 6 Tributes poured in after two killed fighting fire Pettapiece nominated as PC candidate for Perth Wellington riding Perth Wellington PCs to have contested nomination meeting Saturday Scientist explains areas of progress to

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Perth-Wellington PCs to have contested nomination meeting Saturday
    services He lives in Mitchell and he and wife Rita have a son and are expecting an addition to the family this November Marshall became Mitchell ward councillor for West Perth in 2008 and has served on the West Perth Police Services Board and water and wastewater committee He has also become involved with Mitchell minor sports and minor hockey He sits on the friends committee for Habitat for Humanity s Mitchell build Pettapiece has been married to his wife Jane for 37 years They have three sons and three daughters in law They are the proud grandparents of four Pettapiece operates a decorating business in partnership with his wife It has been in operation since 1993 He lives just outside of Monkton where he has resided since 1975 He is currently completing his second term as a councillor for Elma Ward on North Perth municipal council He is the past president of the Perth Wellington Provincial Progressive Conservative Association During the 2007 election Pettapiece served as campaign manager for John Rutherford in Perth Wellington Pettapiece serves as a member of the Provincial PC policy advisory committee on Agriculture Pettapiece has been extensively involved in his community He was chairman of the Atwood sewer servicing project an 8 5 million municipal project that placed sewers in Atwood He is a member of the recreation advisory committee and the economic development committee of North Perth and the North Perth administration building rehabilitation project He is a past member of the Monkton fire board He sits on the board of directors for the North Perth community hospice He has been a member of the Monkton Lions Club for 23 years where he has held various club executive positions He has been a member of the District A 15 cabinet for two years

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=7533 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Scientist explains areas of progress to group
    development of Type II dia betes birth weight data from 1877 to 1953 indicates that low er weight babies are more likely to develop Type II diabetes and cardiovascular dis ease The possibility of treating babies before or immediately after birth could be the answer and studies do show that breast milk is better for low birth weight babies long term Obese children have enor mous health risks and studies are now aimed to address that risk group and prevent them from becoming Type II diabetic patients To date studies are underway to address how in terventions with diet exercise or medication can reduce obesity and glucose tolerance in those pre diabetic patients The outcome their Body Mass Index BMI decreased with exercise and medication Insulin was first discovered in London by Sir Frederick Banting Today current control therapies include short acting and long acting insulins inhal ed insulin continuous glucose monitors linkage to insulin pumps and GLP 1 analogs Exenatide Knowledge about those therapies is important to the success of reaching blood glucose targets Aside from controlling dia betes research is now focused on reversing the effects of diabetes in patients That in cludes islet transplantation first initiated in Alberta as the Ed monton Protocol To maintain transplantations it is important people do not neglect to sign their donor cards as the im portant insulin producing beta cells are harvested from the pancreas of donors and trans planted into the livers of live patients Results have been opti mis tic although anti rejection drugs are needed long term Stem cell research is still controversial although it ap pears promising and could help to correct genetic disorders at birth While most research ini ti atives are in animal models and have not yet reached the human stage major discoveries on the forefront of patents are recognized throughout the world Dr Hardy praised program convenor Alice Van Ankum for helping promote awareness in the field of research by inviting a scientist to the meeting He noted the annual canvass provides thousands of dollars for research and that per capita the North Perth North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association CDA has one of the most successful fund raising cam paigns in Ontario He believes that some of the best research labs are in Canada and the investment from CDA funded research is enormous To continue that Dr Hardy advocated talking to poli ticians and assess their re search goals Also he said vote wisely He handed out a list of clinical research initiatives at the Uni versity of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario Promoting the field of science is important to interest and train the next generation of re searchers and develop our Canadian pride Remember healthy living makes a diff erence Excellent drugs and pro cedures will complete the job The meeting was sponsored by the North Perth North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association located at 94B Elora St S in Harriston For further infor

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wilkinson announces $3-million to revive former Campbell Soup factory via Erie Meat Products Limited
    Agri food is a key sector in Perth County and this in vestment will not only allow for improved innovation and efficiencies for this food processing facility but will also provide meaningful jobs for this community Director of business and development for Erie Meats George Tiesma said Erie Meats is excited about expanding our operations in the Town of North Perth and delighted that our growth plans have Ontario as a strong partner This investment is part of our ambitious plan to bring this plant back to life He added We are grateful for all the help we have re ceived from the people and busi nesses of North Perth and especially from the province John Wilkinson has been a tireless advocate for us at Queen s Park and we are very grateful for his support Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Carol Mitchell added The global demand for poultry is growing every day Erie Meat will serve as a vital contributor to our agri food sector to our growing workforce and to building a brighter future for Listowel families Erie Meat Products of Mis sissauga bought the 50 year old soup factory which had been the biggest employer in the region until it closed when the recession hit throwing 500 people out of work The company expects to sell about four tonnes of wien ers a day out of the factory and hopes to be operational by year s end Vol 43 Issue 12 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Highway 23 resurfacing will mean rough road this fall
    20 direct and indirect jobs in turn providing a boost for the local economy Minto Mayor David Anderson said This resurfacing will enhance travel be tween our municipalities and benefit the residents of both Perth County and Minto It will also enhance the economic development of our municipality The 2 5 million contract was awarded to Cox Con struction Limited of Guelph Work is expected to be complete by this fall During construction motor ists may experience minor daytime delays However driving lanes will be opened to drivers in the evenings Speeding fines are doubled in construction zones Ontario is spending 2 4 billion this year in highway construction in Ontario Since 2003 the provincial government has committed 12 billion for highways roads and bridges and another 7 4 billion for public transit Vol 42 Issue 33 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 Parkinson Society VON launch exercise program Annual heifer sale supports Mennonite charities Combines set to roll for world record Sept 30 Nearly 100 combines have registered to set record in Harvest for Hunger Fire Marshal s Report CHP leader in area on April 6 Tributes poured in after two killed fighting fire Pettapiece nominated as PC candidate for Perth Wellington riding Perth Wellington PCs to have contested nomination meeting Saturday Scientist explains areas of progress to group Wilkinson announces 3 million to revive former Campbell Soup factory via Erie Meat Products

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Town gets top marks for drinking water quality
    its municipal drinking water licence and drinking water works permit and accreditation Your successful efforts to implement a quality management system within your drinking water system are an important element of Ontario s drinking water system he said in his letter acknowledging the award Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to mandate a water quality management system for municipal residential drinking water systems and the introduction of the municipal drinking water licensing program is one example of the measures put in place to keep Ontario s drinking water among the most protected in the world Stager said The town also received congratulations from the Ontario Municipal Water Association On behalf of OMWA I congratulate the Town of Minto for meeting the new provincial standard for drinking water safety established by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment said president Ed Hougton in a letter The Town of Minto has recently received the new five part provincial licence for your municipal drinking water system one of the most rigorous licenses of its kind in North America Council received notice of the town s award from compliance coordinator Darrell Buehler and accounting and water clerk Jackie Hymers who said the MOE notice of the award was received in late July The project has taken a lot of work and effort by a lot of town staff over a period of four years and is considered an accomplishment the pair wrote in a letter to council A safe drinking water supply which meets or exceeds all regulatory standards is our goal This accomplishment is an assurance to our customers that they have complete confidence in their drinking water supply Mayor George Bridge said the town will acknowledge work done by staff in achieving the award September 23 2011 Tweet Tell Us What

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Local fire departments receive over $35,000 from Pike Lake fundraiser
    they plan to purchase a new trailer for their ATV rescue vehicle Chris Harrow chief of the Minto Fire Department said his department s half of the proceeds will go to purchase new air tanks as well as several other necessary pieces of equipment All prizes were donated by Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited and the draw was sponsored by the Minto Lions Club The Cowen Forrest and Brown families thanked everyone who helped raise the money for the firefighters Among the draw winners were Jamie McLellan who won a new gas golf cart Stephan Wyile who won a campsite for 2012 and Erika Kelly who won a 2012 golf membership 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 Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Council accepts recommendation of 2 1 million county debenture for Fire Hall Town unveils long term water sewer plans Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Fire department unveils new education house Northern Big Brothers Big Sisters gets recognition FHT Locals should make resolutions they can keep Committee structure gets second look CAO Building activity remains strong Minto signs on to Road Watch program Correction New Hillsburgh fire pumper authorized by towns councillors Minto to join Road Watch Canada in attempt to combat dangerous driving Womens Institute celebrates milestone Christmas house tour this

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