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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Sandy Lake evacuees now home after week-long stay in Arthur
    a copy of its successful application to get some pointers Reflecting on the overall experience which he said was extremely positive White said if one individual deserves most of the credit it is the mayor of Wellington North Ray Tout has done an incredible job he really pulled this together White said But Tout repeatedly stressed the importance of the community buying into the idea He said it didn t seem to matter what the coordinating team asked of locals or at what time of day they just provided it no questions asked Our local businesses have been fantastic he added The mayor told the Advertiser every single business in the village opened its doors with open arms to the visitors and many went out of their way to do something extra As an example he mentioned Walsh s Pharmacy had someone on the scene in short order to ensure all the Sandy Lake residents had their proper medication as many left in a hurry with little to no baggage County spokesperson Andrea Ravensdale mentioned several other businesses that stepped up to the plate including the local Home Hardware Actuate Corporation which donated 1 000 for recreation equipment books and video games Nestle Waters over 50 000 bottles of water and All Treat Farms 500 in phone calling cards Ravensdale said Sandy Lake residents truly appreciated everything that was done for them Many told her they ll miss the food and the five star treatment OPP Constable Mark Cloes who said the role of police was to assist with any security issues and ensure the safety of visitors and locals alike also noted how thankful the visitors were The residents of Sandy Lake are extremely grateful for the way they ve been welcomed with open arms by the community of Arthur said Cloes Tout lauded the OPP for its role throughout the week and called the exercise a friendly test to the local emergency system And the system worked Other than a few small glitches things went extraordinarily well agreed Linda Dickson the county s community emergency management coordinator We ve had tornadoes and floods but we ve never had anything like this before Dickson said She added she received great feedback from others who have been through similar evacuations before including Red Cross officials In all the county s emergency responders will be much better prepared for future emergencies thanks to the Sandy Lake experience she said But that s not the only benefit there were also many personal connections made They came in as the Sandy Lake residents and left as our Sandy Lake friends Dickson said Tout noted he said goodbye to the evacuees with a heavy heart as their short stay did not allow as much personal interaction as he would have liked But that was the only real regret he had about the experience and he is not alone I asked the mayor if he would do it all over again and his response was

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Committee busy planning CWDHS Class of 79 reunion
    have been able to track down about 160 of approximately 180 or so classmates and close to 100 have confirmed they will attend the reunion I have been getting two or three new responses every day said Wittich Nikolasevic I guess that after 32 years everyone is eager to see the kids they grew up with She stressed graduating is not a requirement for the event We are just trying to get the people that went to school together for the majority of our school years whether they graduated or not she said Anyone interested in attending the event should RSVP to Wittich Nikolasevic at 519 846 2928 October 21 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 Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Fur friendly fashion Creations by Rose McCulligh Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Kill Joy brings suspense to local theatre Settlers Creek Band to compete in national online reality music show Target plans to spend millions to renovate local Zellers Some contamination at site delays construction for Walmart Habitat event signalling return to township Bears Cheerleading teams bring home provincial medals Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film Four babies made a grand entrance on Jan 1 Sample of Scotland coming to town with Robbie Burns night Quilt

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Chef helps to raise over $70,000 for charity
    farmers provided vegetables and meat for the chefs to use in their creations Sunrise riders entertained guests with two musical rides before the meal A live and silent auction raised additional funds for children with disabilities who use the centre Smith attended a meet and mingle the evening before the big event On Sunday afternoon activities took place on the Sunrise farm 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 Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Farm and Food Care opens for business 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 Shorter may be better for email addresses Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors Possible unity in water protection rules Family Literacy Day joins forces with Food Banks Canada Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Year one Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch Quilt raffle fundraiser to support Groves Memorial Community Hospital School hosts First Nations fundraiser Puslinch development charges to jump 4 3 The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph Eramosa Erin Puslinch Police Report Editorial Letters to

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Ellis Chapel hosting special services to celebrate 150 years
    location for summer worship services weddings and concerts The present day volunteer Board of Ellis Chapel is ecumenical in nature and is committed to maintaining the building and grounds in keeping with their historical and religious significance The Sunday afternoon programs held this year at 2 30pm on June 19 17 Aug 21 and Sept 18 will focus on the role the chapel played in the spiritual cultural and social life of its rural community Themes include the impact of rural churches on the life of the community A family barbecue will take place on Aug 20 from 3 to 7pm in the chapel garden For more information visit www ellischapel ca or email ellischapel sympatico ca Vol 44 Issue 19 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 Donkey Sanctuary open to visitors in December 4 H members sampling chocolate Sunrises Hoofbeat Challenge raised over 21 000 Nestle donates 37 235 to school Chef helps to raise over 70 000 for charity Ellis Chapel hosting special services to celebrate 150 years Nestl wins two awards for quality performance Puslinch groups partner to raise awareness about domestic abuse Steam museum hosting open house on April 30 From Tragedy to Triumph Sunrise Therapeutic Gravel production down almost 29 Sunrise riding centre gets 118 500 OTF grant Sunrise centre seeks volunteers for programs OMB dismisses citys appeal Ellis Chapel celebrates 149 years on Aug 15 Chapel group plans

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Nestl wins two awards for quality, performance
    CBWA Model Code As a condition of membership the company must pass an annual unannounced plant inspection administered by an independent internationally recognized organization That inspection audits quality and testing records reviews all areas of plant operation from source through finished product and checks adherence to the CBWA Model Code and its code of ethics A second condition of membership is that bottlers pass an annual water analysis administered by an independent government certified laboratory and regularly conduct microbial testing by qualified personnel We are extremely proud of these achievements as they confirm the quality of our manufacturing processes and ultimately the quality of our products said John Zupo President Nestlé Waters Canada It is through rigorous testing and adherence to high standards such as this that consumers can have confidence that we are producing and distributing a high quality healthy beverage choice Established in 1970 Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich Connecticut With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch bottling facilities in Hope British Columbia and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack British Columbia Puslinch and Laval Quebec approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada For further information visit www nestle waters ca Vol 44 Issue 19 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 Donkey Sanctuary open to visitors in December 4 H members sampling chocolate Sunrises Hoofbeat Challenge

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Puslinch groups partner to raise awareness about domestic abuse
    in his long policing career A representative from the local Women in Crisis group also shared services available to women in Wellington In a move to further raise awareness and reach out to victims local clergy and the COP committee are joining forces with the OPP to offer a screening of the movie Looking for Angelina on April 27 at 7pm at Duff s Church just north of the 401 on Brock Road The independent film based on a true story was made in 2005 and has been shown to rave reviews at many international film festivals It tells the story of Angelina Napolitano an Italian immigrant who lived in Sault Ste Marie and the first woman in Canada to use the battered woman defense in a murder charge Organizers invite all community members to view this film on April 27 Vol 44 Issue 16 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 Donkey Sanctuary open to visitors in December 4 H members sampling chocolate Sunrises Hoofbeat Challenge raised over 21 000 Nestle donates 37 235 to school Chef helps to raise over 70 000 for charity Ellis Chapel hosting special services to celebrate 150 years Nestl wins two awards for quality performance Puslinch groups partner to raise awareness about domestic abuse Steam museum hosting open house on April 30 From Tragedy to Triumph Sunrise Therapeutic Gravel production down almost 29 Sunrise riding centre gets 118

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=8616 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Steam museum hosting open house on April 30
    Model Railroaders Association Everyone is welcome and the event is free although donations to the not for profit private museum will be accepted In addition to over eight working traction engines the collection at the museum which is owned by Wayne Fischer also includes five very large stationary engines and 15 smaller ones two locomotives one boat road rollers a rock crusher and various other working machinery including shingle makers The museum is located at 7192 Gore Road in south Puslinch For more information about the event contact Jim Watson of the Royal City Model Railroaders Association at 519 856 4983 or Wayne Fischer owner of the museum at 519 740 7185 Vol 44 Issue 16 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 Donkey Sanctuary open to visitors in December 4 H members sampling chocolate Sunrises Hoofbeat Challenge raised over 21 000 Nestle donates 37 235 to school Chef helps to raise over 70 000 for charity Ellis Chapel hosting special services to celebrate 150 years Nestl wins two awards for quality performance Puslinch groups partner to raise awareness about domestic abuse Steam museum hosting open house on April 30 From Tragedy to Triumph Sunrise Therapeutic Gravel production down almost 29 Sunrise riding centre gets 118 500 OTF grant Sunrise centre seeks volunteers for programs OMB dismisses citys appeal Ellis Chapel celebrates 149 years on Aug 15 Chapel group plans its summer activities The Wellington

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - From Tragedy to Triumph: Sunrise Therapeutic
    realize all the hard work and toil that went into this place Caine said When I look back on it now it s amazing all the work that we ve done Indeed this is not a story of overnight success And it is one with a bittersweet beginning Caine s husband Christopher passed away in 1977 at age 39 leaving her and four kids a daughter and three sons on their own A pediatric and emergency room nurse by trade Caine had dabbled in therapeutic riding in her native England but it was not until after the death of her husband she fully realized the effectiveness of that work Our ponies helped the kids through the incredibly traumatic loss of their dad Caine recalled That realization eventually led Caine to come up with the idea for a centre in the Wellington County area She contacted her doctor and friend Jim McLachlan about the idea I just know what wonderful things animals can do for children she told him McLachlan came on board he served as the first president of the executive committee and things grew from there albeit very slowly It was hard Caine said of the early beginnings when the organization had five riders and three horses For 14 years sunrise operated seasonally and moved four times In 1990 it offered its first integrated summer camp although it was still without a permanent home with an indoor arena It got to the point everybody said we really need to have our own facility because the demand was so high Caine explained I don t know how we ever managed without an indoor arena but we were very tenacious and kept going She joined with other organizers to start a capital campaign and worked hard to find a suitable permanent home The Concession 1 property located not far from the original Sunrise farm on Victoria Road in Puslinch was appealing due to its indoor facility proximity to Guelph and Cambridge and its link between barn and arena When we came here of course everything changed she said There was a sense of ownership when everyone came here But the property was far from complete From 1996 to 2000 thanks to generous funding from local individuals and the OTF Sunrise officials made extensive upgrades to improve accessibility In 2001 a drive shed was renovated allowing staff to move out of a dark basement with no windows and into a new office space The shed also houses a children s activity room Also in 2001 Sunrise established its therapeutic riding instructor training program which now trains individuals from across Canada and all over the world In 2006 the centre launched the building Brighter Futures development campaign which provided a swimming pool farm discovery centre an accessible playground a pavilion expanded tack room and a new accessible washroom Much of the regular work on the site is carried out by volunteers There s always a job they can do Caine said adding the

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