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  • The Wellington Advertiser - GRCA taking orders for trees to be planted in 2012
    of them were on private land The GRCA can also help landowners obtain grants to offset some of the cost Projects such as windbreaks shelterbelts riparian buffers and large block plantings can be eligible for grants covering 70 to 90 per cent of the cost from sources such as Trees Ontario and the Rural Water Quality Program For plantings that will be done by GRCA staff the deadline is Dec 1 The minimum order is 500 seedlings or 20 saplings or potted plants For plantings that will be done by the landowner the deadline is March 1 The minimum order is 200 seedlings or 20 saplings or potted plants For more information check the Forestry section of the GRCA website at www grandriver ca or call the appropriate staff member for your area at the GRCA office at 519 621 2761 In Wellington County Perth County Halton Region and Dufferin County call Nathan Munn extension 2262 In Mapleton Township call Myles Henderson at extension 2259 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 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 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9972 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Stokley: Conestogo dam funding model still unclear
    MNR requires that work to be completed by 2015 Two days after lobbying MNR came out with the long awaited technical guidelines for dams and dykes While Mitchell stated there may be hope for building the spillway at a lower cost she still encouraged local municipalities to lobby local MPPs Councillor Wayne Stokley agreed the letter spoke of the potential of a lower cost but still didn t address the township s earlier question on the funding model for the project At a previous meeting councillors had voiced concerns if funding would come from the levy or an addition cost on top He wanted additional information on the costs Lever said from the email from Mitchell it seems the GRCA is trying to convince the province to step up to fund a major portion of the project I would expect that once the decision is known one way or the other we will be approached about a funding model Lever said 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 Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9961 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Puslinch councillors concerned with possible dam costs
    London to get provincial assistance Lever said if the capital project is funded through the municipal levies it could be a substantial amount money Councillor Wayne Stokley wondered if the GRCA would be going to municipalities for the additional funds It would be a huge cost he said Lever said his concern is the levy formula would be used to cover costs Puslinch s cost may not be as high as others but it could still be substantial 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 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 Resident offers idea for future focus for Puslinch Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply Sticky situation over use of ice time at Optimist Recreation Centre in Aberfoyle The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9845 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - GRCA cracks down on illegal fill act; owner is ordered to restore property
    May and June last year that fill was being placed on the property Its staff met the owner provided information about the regulation and asked him several times to stop The rehabilitation order issued by Justice of the Peace Zeljana Radulovic and it requires Buta to remove up to 20 full dump truck loads of fill and then restore the property within 10 days of that fill removal The GRCA and other Conservation Authorities in Ontario administer regulations that control development near wetlands along watercourses and their flood plains steep slopes and the Lake Erie shoreline Regulated areas make up about one third of the Grand River watershed In recent years the GRCA has hired two enforcement officers to investigate complaints Most cases are resolved through negotiation with landowners without court action Landowners planning to undertake a project near a wetland stream river or other regulated area should contact a resource planner at the GRCA Email addresses and phone numbers are available in the Planning and Regulations section of the GRCA website at www grandriver ca They can also use Map My Property an interactive mapping tool on the GRCA website to see if any parts of their property are regulated 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 Camping reservation system now open Province supports GRCA water management plan with 903 000 GRCA Stay off the ice Stokley concerned with how costs

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9521 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - $600,000 for research will help GRCA agencies learn about water quality
    way the river is managed The information will be used to help develop an up to date water management plan for the watershed That plan is to be developed by 2013 and will consider water quality water supply and flooding issues The Canadian Water Network will oversee the spending of the grant money in conjunction with a group called the Grand River Watershed Research Consortium The consortium consists of the GRCA and 18 government and non government partners About 200 000 will be available each year over the next three years The commitment of our partners to this process will enable us to take what s learned and apply it to management decisions to improve the health of the watershed said Veale The Canadian Water Network based at the University of Waterloo was established by the federal government as one of its National Centres of Excellence to strengthen the country s research capacity build partnerships and translate discoveries and advances into economic prosperity and a better quality of life The Grand River group is one of four across the country to receive grants under the network s current program The others are groups doing research in the Northumberland Strait in New Brunswick Tobacco Creek in Manitoba and the Muskoka watershed in Ontario July 8 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 Camping reservation system now open Town unveils long term water sewer plans Province

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9339 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - GRCA parks offer new pricing to encourage usage
    visit one of the eight campgrounds on a weekday before June 13 or after Sept 3 That s a reduction from the normal summer weekday fees of 34 to 51 a night depending on the park and level of service Campers will pay a bit more on weekends and long weekends Fees for adult day use will range from 5 50 to 6 depending on the park and the day of the week The child s fee ages six to 14 will range from 2 75 to 3 Children five and under are free Season passes which allow unlimited access to all parks for a carload will be 122 More information on each park including fees can be found in the Parks section of the GRCA website at www grandriver ca June 28 2013 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=17398 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Farmers honoured for innovations
    12 types of artisan sheep cheese two types of yogurt and is looking at potential in the ice cream market With distribution to 60 stores and restaurants Best Baa is creating innovative growth opportunities for Ontario s sheep milk product market Lawrence Brubacher Calves in Wellington County get the royal treatment by having their milk delivered right to them whenever they want it Lawrence Brubacher spent several months devising an automated system that includes a heated outdoor tank and pipeline He knew there had to be a way to save the time it took to manually feed all his calves with buckets Now Brubacher is happy the calves are happy and healthy and the system may be coming to other farms in Ontario and Canada in the near future Ontario Farm Animal Council Do you want the real dirt on farming The Ontario Farm Animal Council offers a booklet under the same name just one of the many creative materials it has developed over the past 20 years to promote agricultural awareness The council continuously finds innovative ways to tell the story of Ontario s farmers Almost 100 000 visitors have accessed its Virtual Farm Tours with a click of their computer mouse People also enjoy the Faces of Farming calendar which is sold out each year The non profit education organization is a leader in developing resources and participating in events that help educate and raise awareness of Ontario s agri food sector About the award In its first three years the Premier s Award for Agri Food Innovation Excellence has attracted more than 550 applications highlighting on farm innovations A farmer primary producer groups of farmers combination of agri food businesses or an agri food related organization are all eligible for recognition under this initiative A farmer must be one of the applicants of any group This program is not intended for the research community as there are other government recognition programs available to this sector Applicant nominees must reside in Ontario and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Ontario public service staff and immediate family are not eligible to apply for this program Examples of innovations for this program include but are not limited to improved farm practices responding to consumer demands environmental stewardship health and safety on the farm energy innovations education and marketing of agriculture to society and promoting local food Ontario s agri food sector is one of the province s leading industries contributing more than 33 billion to the economy every year Vol 42 Issue 22 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=3471 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Annual heifer sale raised $202,000 for MCC
    the sale total to 202 000 Topping those at 5 000 was Earlen Dundee Cheecho don at ed by the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union and purch ased by Murrel Bauman DVM Two heifers were donated by Roy Snyder Associates and Murray Gerber Fradon Lick blick Gerty was purchased by Irvin Cook for 3 700 Fradon Gold Gal sold for 3 000 and was purchased by Bill Haalstra Many people contribute to the success of the sale said Clarence Diefenbacher chair man of the sale committee He extended special thanks to David Carson Farms and Auction Services for providing staff and facilities and to everyone who donated heifers especially the over 20 first time donors Volunteers and buyers also received thanks Volume buyers included Heiferville Laverne Martin of Holstein who purchased 38 head David and Brad Carson of Listowel who purchased 13 head and seven head respec tively Andy Alma of Smith ville who bought six head and Woodale Holsteins of Drayton who purchased five head Diefenbacher also credited corporate supporters Farm Credit Canada and Royal Bank Canada who purchased animals and re donated them Vol 42 Issue 11 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=2916 (2016-02-16)
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