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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Township given a clean report from auditor, but problems loom
    in the past Bradley explained the township now knows exactly what it owns Part of the new rules are municipalities must now plan for replacement of those assets He said that could take some time Bradley noted that Hamilton and Essex County have been through that exercise and even with a consultant it took six months We have 4 500 records Councillor Walt Visser said the township is already working on it Bradley said the water department is now completed but roads and bridges are still to come He added the consolation is most municipalities don t have that completed yet Councillors wondered if they can soon get back to having the audit completed and presented in June or July rather than so late in the year Bradley explained Many municipalities can t do the reports until July and August because there is not enough staff Ross Zuj said of the province It s a lofty goal they ve set for municipalities that we can t reach Bradley added much of the work calculating replacement costs should be done by an engineer rather than someone from the finance department Councillor Steve VanLeeuwen noted that there was a one per cent decrease in capital investments over the past year Bradley said We re slowly moving the wrong way Many municipalities are moving quickly Council then accepted the auditor s report October 7 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10033 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Proponents seeking additional signs for Aberfoyle Farmers Market
    local bylaws are in effect As you are well aware your local bylaw does not have effect on township properties So we have a policy void but at least the land ownership is clear Bulmer said the reason he was at council is there is no policy to follow regarding getting a permit So he is starting with the people who own the property the township All the rest is secondary until you get the permission of the property owner he said This would help identify the location of the market so that people coming in to the community can find it Councillor Susan Fielding congratulated Bulmer for what he had done with the market It s a wonderful boon to the community I hope it continues for many years Fielding said Considering how everything has been so well done and laid out I don t really have a lot of qualms about saying yes Anything we can do as a council to support our farmers market is a good thing Bulmer said thanked council for its support He noted that while there had been pressure from the vendors and the board regarding the signs it is the pressure from the residents to promote their market He noted one individual had scheduled to meet a friend at the market but that friend couldn t find it It may sound hard to believe but we all know where it is Councillor Wayne Stokley said he enjoys riding his bike to the market It s now part of my ritual He too agreed it would be good to have the sign there Stokley suggested it was a good idea to have something that could be removed in the off season I think it s a wonderful idea and we should go ahead with it Councillor Ken Roth said he is 100 supportive of any signage you require A business without a sign is a sign of no business Mayor Dennis Lever also supported the proposal But there is another issue that needs to be considered he said a sign on the road is one issue but he has also seen confusion in the parking lot of the community centre about where the market is on the property We know its in the recreation centre at the back but there does need to be something directing traffic back there Lever said his other question is actual location of the sign on the property to ensure it does not block sight lines to traffic It is a very busy road Bulmer said he has had talks with the county that indicated a preference for any permanent sign to be on the township side of the fence We don t want it to block sight lines either Clerk Brenda Law suggested Bulmer submit the plans to the township s chief building official who can then issue a permit She believes that would trigger any review needed July 29 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9473 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Farm Flicks contest is open to young Canadian videographers
    be encouraged to promote their videos to friends families and social media contacts Prize winners will be determined by the number of views each video receives on YouTube between Dec 10 and 31 The grand prize winner will receive a Playbook with secondary prizes of a digital camera or cash Full details can be found in the discussion section at www facebook com OntarioFarmAnimalCouncil The contest was launched on June 28 at St Anne s High School in Clinton during a breakfast for the graduating class which featured local foods grown in Huron County The Farm Care Foundation an initiative of the Ontario Farm Animal Council OFAC and AGCare Agricultural Groups Concerned about Resources and the Environment focuses its activities on promoting public trust and confidence in food and farming Entries received from the Farm Flicks contest will be used by the foundation in future educational efforts For more information visit www farmcarefoundation ca July 22 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 Survey confirms farmers use mobile technology Farm and Food Care opens for business Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding Elora team wins video competition National colouring contest encourages fun family learning Grain Farmers of Ontario add elevators to SellSmart app Council opts to consider judicial appeal after province approves wind turbines Anti turbine group Ministry played games Optimist Club sponsors essay

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9442 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Farmers get more for wildlife damage
    up to date The Wildlife Damage Compensation program is part of Growing Forward a joint federal provincial territorial initiative Federal Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz commented This new program is a positive example of cooperation between governments and industry to create effective business risk management programs that benefit the sector as a whole This program will help farmers recover from and prevent losses caused by wildlife Ontario Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Carol Mitchell added Not only does this program expand the number of wildlife species and the types of livestock they can be compensated for it also helps us refresh maximum compensation rates regularly keeping them in line with current market values Guidelines and applications are available at www ontario ca predation Since 2009 almost 13 700 livestock animals were injured or lost due to predators like coyotes or wolves in Ontario Public safety information can be found at www ontario ca wildlife July 22 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 Survey confirms farmers use mobile technology Farm and Food Care opens for business Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding Grain Farmers of Ontario add elevators to SellSmart app Council opts to consider judicial appeal after province approves wind turbines Anti turbine group Ministry played games First renewable energy wind farm approval resulted in first lawsuit Proponents seeking additional signs

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9433 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Money for new Hillsburgh fire station to be borrowed at 2.5%
    finance team Bienia McQuitty was hired in 2008 to fill the newly created financial analyst position Her enthusiasm and expertise have helped this position grow into a vital resource for good financial management of the town Bienia McQuitty was involved in numerous projects including the tangible capital asset inventory an updated development charges rates study tendering for the town s insurance program update water rate study sustainable water financial plan and the first steps to completion of a five year capital budget and long term capital plan Marshall is hoping to present a draft of the five year capital plan in early November She added it was being presented to department heads in the near future so the numbers can be double checked She noted these are the types of projects front line staff and even myself we just don t have the time to dedicate the hours the intensity and the investigation required to complete those types of projects The financial analyst position is for a numbers person who sits in their office and deals with that Marshall said Marshall said having a person on hand saved the municipality consultant fees Most importantly as financial analyst she ensured that the various studies drafted in the past several years are not just documents printed to fulfil a mandatory requirement but that these studies have also become working usable resources for staff and council Marshall planned to advertise for the position immediate with the goal of having someone ready to start in early November 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9985 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Town looks to future with $2-million fire hall
    best location for responders It s a modern building that will last a long long time Ballantyne said he attended a course in North Carolina that is well known and attracts fire fighters from around the world when they need a new fire hall He did more than just that Ballantyne said he visited probably 30 fire halls since we started this project We used the good ideas and avoided the bad ones When asked if Erin has been consulted by other departments about what he learned he said No one has asked but added he would be happy to help when someone is planning a new fire hall He did noted that the Ontario Fire Marshall has indicated he wants to see the finished product next year Brennan added that the town will offer an invitation to anyone who wants to see what is finally constructed The fire hall will have five bays Building will start at the west side of the current fire hall and when it reaches a point where some bays are completed workers will demolish the current bays and move the trucks to the new sections Then they will continue with the new hall until everything is done The final touches will be the offices and 3 500 of extra space Ballantyne said the use for that space has not yet been set but if the community needs it in coming years it is not that expensive to build now as part of the building but could cost up to 500 000 five years from now if a community hall is suddenly needed He said one of the things he learned at the seminar was to consider future needs and uses He added that the town also took environmental issues into consideration The building will be constructed so it can hold heavy solar panels if the town finds them to be worthwhile There is a high pressure well to the northwest of the current building with a covering that makes it look like a red dog house It will be completely inside the new buildings and Ballantyne said trucks will be able to pull up to it and fill up with water while indoors Ballantyne led the building committee for the final five years of the process He was joined by the fire chief the mayor and Brennan Mayor Lou Maieron said in an interview I think it s a well due project We re close to budget He added I hope we don t encounter an unknown variable Maieron added that Callaghan and the fire department worked hard and should be credited with doing the lion s share of the work It s a terrific fire hall The town is borrowing the money to pay for the new building September 23 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9918 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Maieron of two minds on ambulance service
    breathing The mayor said part of the problem stems from Erin being in an area served by two dispatch systems one in Cambridge and the other in Mississauga He said when one passed along a dispatch message somehow the emergency code was downgraded and that caused a delay Meanwhile nobody involved in dispatch called the fire department to respond But Maieron said despite that complaint he sees service from Guelph improving Guelph has been proactive he said explaining a new committee structure at the county means county council receives a full report on activities each month Further he said county residents and politicians can attend meetings to register complaints and concerns Further citizens now have access to Guelph s committee system and can also obtain information at the city s website and attend Guelph committee meetings Next month Guelph Emergency Services will review its three month trial of having an ambulance based in Erin but Maieron does not hold out much hope it will continue there He explained it is too close to hospitals outside of the county s ambulance system And once sent there and ambulance could be reassigned to other emergencies in that community September 23 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 accepts recommendation of 2 1 million county debenture for Fire Hall Town grants not for profit radio group another loan deadline extension Councillors agree to consider pay equity

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9904 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Shirley Valentine brings lifes changes to the stage
    been fulfilled She is neither supported nor appreciated by those around her and in dedicating herself to her husband and children she has lost herself along the way Married to a husband who wants everything always to stay the same Valentine wants to wake up not knowing what the day will hold she longs for new experiences She knows that she has to make a change How she does it is brilliantly revealed with humour sympathy and warm insight Underneath the wildly funny stories are realities everyone can relate to Starring Carol Beauchamp and directed by Neville Worsnop the show has matinees on Wednesday Thursday Saturday and Sunday at 2 30pm and evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm For tickets call the box office 519 855 4586 or visit www centurychurchtheatre com 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 must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Station street closed in Hillsburgh dam issue creates concern for council More auditions at Century Church Theatre Century Church holding auditions Mother Goose in rehearsal at Church Routes of Country returns to Church Council likely to reject mandatory water hook ups Town looks to future with 2 million fire hall Maieron of two minds on ambulance service Shirley Valentine brings lifes changes to the stage Hundreds packed communitys main street for annual Fun Day Summer Festival features comedy at Century Church Theatre Bluegrass comes to Century Church June 11 Murder at

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9823 (2016-02-16)
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