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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Regional News - Wellington County
    Guelph this spring Though the water was close to freezing 155 participants dove in wearing costumes from bikinis to pajamas The event raised 32 000 significantly more than the original goal of 20 000 Twenty four teams entered the event and almost 900 sponsors made donations to the plungers Hearing amplification heading to Nunavut schools GUELPH New hearing opportunities are being offered to elementary school students in the Quikiqtani Baffin region of Nunavut County residents receive reprieve on increase in user pay garbage fees GUELPH Wellington County residents will get a reprieve on a planned increase in the cost of user pay garbage fees Drinking and driving On Feb 4 at about 9 55pm Wellington County OPP officers responded to a driving complaint about a 2012 Hyundai on Highway 7 here Community mailboxes damaged mail stolen WELLINGTON CTY Police are seeking the public s help after numerous community mailboxes were broken into and residents mail stolen last week Campaign aims to aid homeless GUELPH Guelph Wellington has joined 28 other communities from across Canada as part of the 20 000 Homes Campaign a nationwide campaign aiming to permanently house 20 000 of Canada s most vulnerable homeless people by July 2018 Minto Mapleton first up at Bowl for Kids MOUNT FOREST The North Wellington Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids campaign is celebrating its 40th anniversary Many new blood donors needed in 2016 GUELPH Canadian Blood Services is asking people to make regular blood donation a goal in 2016 Why not find out your blood type and give the gift of life throughout the year Advertiser up for several OCNA awards TORONTO The Wellington Advertiser has been named one of three finalists in three categories for the 2015 Better Newspaper Competition BNC BUZZ Phase one of Morriston streetscape project

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto recognized for Diggin’ It campaign; Bridge cited for economic development
    and others promotions Our local media partners played a large role in the success of this campaign as well providing large amounts of in kind advertising Wick Graham explained It was a collaborative effort with the downtown committee businesses staff media and contractors that made this project work Everyone talked worked out issues and came together to contribute to this award Bridge was recognized for having a significant impact on his peers the industry his community and being an overall positive influence within economic development Now in his second term as mayor and second year as Wellington County warden Bridge has championed community development for years having worked with downtown associations and community groups before taking on his municipal roles He championed the creation of a Wellington County Economic Development Department and supported cooperation between government businesses and regions He recently added work with the Western Warden s Caucus to his resume I am thankful for the award and appreciate the support I have from family colleagues staff and the community stated Bridge whose wife Sue and daughter Amy were on hand for the presentation The annual EDCO conference is an opportunity for the economic development profession to gain insight into new trends and recognize the previous year s work Over 115 submissions were received for the 2015 EDCO awards February 12 2016 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 Town unveils long term water

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29725 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - February is heart month; 60-year history of raising awareness and funds
    led by Dr Wilfred Bigelow committed to raise 600 000 to fund heart research In Ontario volunteers in Hamilton Kingston Lakehead London Oakville Oshawa Peterborough and Port Hope launched a modest door to door campaign to raise a provincial goal of 250 000 By the end of the campaign they had exceeded their goal raising 320 000 In 1962 the canvass named the Heart Sunday Canvass was expanded to include additional cities Canvassers consisted primarily of Air Cadet Squadrons Ladies Auxiliary and Canadian Legion branches and medical students from the University of Toronto Today the February Heart Month canvass is a national community based fundraising campaign The success of this program depends on its 100 000 volunteers who make friendly personal requests to their neighbours and online networks Volunteers canvass for donations in February to support life saving research and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke within their communities Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians and alert them to the risks of heart disease and stroke Volunteers are the face and the voice of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Heart Month is a critical time when we depend on you to share our message February 12 2016 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 Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29736 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Reduce risk of kidney cancer, melanoma with My CancerIQ
    146 000 Ontarians have learned about their cancer risk and how to lower it With these new additions Cancer Care Ontario wants to help Ontarians better understand kidney cancer and melanoma and how to reduce their risk It is estimated that as many as half of all cancers in Ontario could be prevented by eliminating risk factors To find out more about kidney cancer and melanoma risk factors residents of Waterloo Wellington can visit MyCancerIQ ca to complete the assessments and get personalized action plans For more information follow Cancer Care Ontario on Twitter and Facebook February 12 2016 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 Rangers face off for charity cause Group tickets available now for Wicked Local girls shine at soccer tournament Twirlers return home national champions Racing lovers sought for film project Regional kidney patients benefit from growing nocturnal dialysis program Centre in the Square announces coming season World premiere of new Canadian choral work at Centre in the Square on Feb 12 CAO of area LHIN left Sept 27 Former Community News publisher passes away Philharmonic choir announces Vuorinen will be artistic director conductor The Museum extends Our Body The Universe Within show for three weeks Heppner sings Gerontius on Jan 16 Queen show coming to Centre in the Square Mental as Anything tour comes to centre March 5 Museum launches advance tickets for Canadian Premier The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29737 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Tips to deal with stress
    and awareness about how and why we perceive situations the way we do can make a huge difference between making new better choices or falling into views and behaviors that have been with us for years Many choose journaling to help Good friends or the right family members can help too or a good counsellor therapist Finding someone you can talk to can make a critical difference to help you sift through events consider perspectives and move forward Especially consider self care Consider four cornerstones to avoid fight depression healthy eating Frozen pizza and soda pop won t do much to help your brain stay strong exercise Stress is reduced by exercising but it s common to cut out exercise to reduce time stress It s about the chicken or the egg Remember that getting the exercise helps get your body and brain to work efficiently stay social Connections share the load A single stick breaks easily while a bunch is much stronger and good sleep habits Too much sleep is not good for us Learning how to sleep well at night is important While there is not one answer for everyone it is in everyone s best interest to look carefully at how we manage our stress What feels easy is rarely good for us and what is good for us is rarely easy And remember there is always help to be found submitted by Paul Young Young Solutions Family Counselling and Meditation Ariss February 12 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29738 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Iles retires after 55 years as mail carrier
    the changes over the years When she started the first contract position she was sworn in but that was the extent of it Today with mail carriers being actual employees of Canada Post fingerprints and a criminal record check are required No one under the age of 16 is allowed into the post office to help sort the mail let alone drive along the routes You sure can t take your kids with you now said Maureen She delivered mail six days a week when she first started and had to deliver mailbags for both Conn and Cedarville to the Conn post office even on Christmas Day though the mail wasn t going anywhere Both post offices closed years ago She won one of three contracts to deliver to community mailboxes 25 years ago and added that to her daily trek along RR1 That took a lot more time she said I certainly don t miss standing out in the blistering cold and putting mail in the community boxes If the snow hadn t been cleared you had to climb over it to put the mail in the boxes Maureen also doesn t miss some of the snowy drives along RR1 She recalls one spot on Concession 6 where her vehicle regularly wouldn t make it up a hill if there was snow She would get out walk to Irwin Nelson s nearby farm and he would come with his tractor and pull her vehicle up the hill so she could continue with the mail delivery She says she had a lot of fun over the years including birthday and Christmas celebrations with fellow mail carriers Those days ended a number of years ago The amount of mail to be delivered also declined drastically over the years now there are more parcels than letters being delivered At Christmas there used to be so much mail said Maureen But now there s hardly any mail at all Noting her customers were great she mentioned one fellow in particular a woodworker who surprised her with several handmade gifts over the years Mount Forest Postmistress Irene Ash Livingstone said Maureen always did an excellent job At the time of her retirement there were seven people delivering mail on 12 routes out of the Mount Forest office including three community mailbox routes in town Ash Livingstone notes Ken Iles and the couple s oldest daughter are among those still delivering mail and at one point a few years ago the Iles granddaughter was also responsible for a route There were three generations of the Iles family delivering mail at the time said Ash Livingstone The Iles family is hosting a come and go retirement tea for Maureen on March 26 at the Mount Forest library Former mail customers friends and family members are invited to drop in between 2 and 4pm to congratulate Maureen At the tea she will be presented with a plaque from Canada Post and gifts from co workers at the

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29749 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Solar crosswalk beacon to be installed in response to accessibility issue
    solar powered cross walk beacon this also meets our responsibly under the disability act Solution for Main Street At the Feb 2 Town of Minto council meeting county councillor David Anderson advised the local council of the decision Minto councillor Ron Elliott asked if this style of crosswalk signal could be a solution to long standing pedestrian concerns about crossing Main Street in Palmerston It s getting more and more difficult for people to get across the street So this is something we could maybe consider for downtown asked Elliott This is a directive under the accessibility act Anderson pointed out Elliott noted It s basically the seniors and children more children that have difficulty getting across the street the average person can get across the street What would we have to do as a community if we desired something like that for our Main Street Anderson pointed out there s been quite a history of discussion on traffic control in downtown Palmerston Initially there was a request of stop lights and there were many traffic studies at the time and there was a conclusion there wasn t a need for a set of stop lights at the time Anderson suggested the town could consider sending a letter of concern to the county asking is it time to reevaluate the downtown part of Palmerston Warden George Bridge has suggested it could cost around 1 million to install a set of traffic lights The cost of the solar crosswalk beacon for Toronto Street is about 7 000 February 12 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=29753 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto ponders partnership on plaques
    is really important to Minto and to showcase it is more important McKenzie told council We d like to continue that program as a local marker program in a partnership with the people that own the property or if it s a municipal building with you people The society requested council join them in forming a committee to work out the details of a heritage plaque program McKenzie also suggested council could set aside funds to pay for plaques at municipally owned heritage sites or contribute to the cost of plaques for privately owned sites He said plaques could cost 1 500 to 3 000 depending on materials used Once a plaque is approved for a site said McKenzie the historical society would be glad to do the history on that facility Rather than striking a new committee council referred the mater to the Minto Cultural Roundtable Committee to work with the historical society February 12 2016 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 Town unveils long term water sewer plans Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Committee structure gets second look CAO Building activity remains strong Minto signs on to Road Watch program Minto to join Road Watch Canada in attempt to combat dangerous driving Womens Institute celebrates milestone Christmas house tour this weekend Minto Farmers markets prove popular Town revises policy for bad weather building permit values up

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