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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Elora Festival Singers present Brubeck March 28
    my friends got killed in World War II that it just seemed impossible that I wouldn t see them again Brubeck said in a 2001 inter view Brubeck was really ahead of his time when he wrote this said conductor Noel Edison It s an intense dramatic work with a virtuoso solo part and exciting jazz portions for or chestra and choir The under lying message of this oratorio is as compelling today as it was 41 years ago Baritone Douglas Mac Naugh ton joins the Elora Festival Singers for this en gage ment Dave Warrack a jazz virtuoso in his own right brings his jazz ensemble and also accompanies on the piano The Centre for International Governance Innovation is at 57 Erb Street West in Waterloo Tickets are 35 and can be purchased at the Elora Festival office 33 Henderson Street in Elora by phone at 519 846 0331 or 1 888 747 7550 or at www elorafestival com The 30th Elora Festival runs July 10 to Aug 2 Details will be avail able April 15 Vol 42 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 The Wizard of Oz at Country Playhouse starting Nov 16 Older adults to shine at Country Playhouse Drayton Entertainment holds open casting call for kids Four county residents honoured for 35 years of diabetes work Hairspray not really permanent fun musical ends on June 4 Award winning

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=2946 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Arnott: Complain here about wind farms
    don t have a complete and full understanding of what the health impacts may be he said Arnott has had numerous conversations with other Pro gressive Conservative MPPs who are interested in the issue as the Ontario Legislature has been sitting since Feb 16 He has also requested a compre hensive briefing from Ministry of Energy staff Clearly this is not an easy battle because Premier Mc Guinty wants these wind farms up and running yesterday Arnott said His Green Energy Act was intended to eliminate normal democratic public pro cesses and he used his majority in the legislature to ram it through Arnott said Still he added concerned residents need to express their views and hope for the best He recommends that com ments should be addressed to the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure as well as the Minister of the Environment and the Ontario Power Auth ority with copies sent to Mr Arnott s office Email addres ses are Brad Duguid Minister of Energy and Infra structure brad duguid onta rio ca John Gerretsen Minister of the Environment minister moe ontario ca Ontario Power Authority info powerauthority on ca and Ted Arnott MPP ted arnott pc ola org 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 in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Veteran Mervin Fisher From guilt and silence to disclosure and inspiration CANADA DAY 2011 Belwood Lake Flotilla Celebrates Canada Day Alpaca farm open house

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5647 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wind turbine project plans and details of Invenergy proposal
    grid turbine access roads one meteorological tower which is already installed and operating staging areas for assembly of wind turbines only during construction and a temporary concrete batch plant required only if con crete cannot be sourced through local suppliers The wind turbines consist of the supporting tower tower foundation rotor blades and gearbox and electrical genera tor housing While the final model selection is still un certain company officials stated it is expected that either GE 1 5xle or GE 2 5xl turbines will be used Each tower will be approxi mately 80 to 100m high and the length of the rotor blades 40 to 50metres The total tip height will be up to 150m The land base required for each turbine excluding the access road is 0 25 acres excavation 0 15 acres of maintenance clearing once in operation The exact placement of the turbines is being confirmed and is subject to change based on comments from government agencies aboriginal commu ni ties the public and land own ers The turbine layout takes into consideration the follow ing factors results from wind profile studies and anemometer data site access existing land uses environmental and socio economic information such as the Grand River Conservation Authority regulated buffers presence of wildlife habitat vege tation communities loca tion of historical resources results from the sound assessment interconnection econo mics and REA setback requirements Other facilities Each wind turbine will re quire an access road and under ground electrical collection sys tem Access roads will be required to connect each tur bine site to existing public roads or private driveways dur ing the construction and operation phases of the project Additional temporary crane travel paths will be required during construction Along the temporary con struc tion access roads topsoil will be relocated temporarily stored and used to rehabilitate lands affected by construction Where required a gravel base of sufficient depth is to be installed for the movement of heavy construction equipment The location of the perma nent access roads will be de termined based upon turbine locations accessibility of equip ment to adjacent sites and consultations with the landowner with a view to minimizing effects on agricul tural operations Potential project effects Invenergy officials stated there are effects that are possible with the project and those are under study as part of the environmental review Any identified effects must be mitigated and those measures outlined in the REA reports that are being prepared Short term construction effects could include erosion and storm runoff may require mitigation meas ures to ensure no impact to water quality increased sedi ment loads of local streams protection of surface and ground soil and water from any spills of fuel and oil removal of active agricul tural land from production increase in particulate matter dust in the local area noise from the operation of construction machinery and transport of materials into the project area protection for loss of fish habitat as a result of stream crossings by

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hall overflowed with citizens angry over Invenergys wind farm plans
    consultation process with the provincial government and We have to complete a lot of studies He added the Ministry of the Environment will make the final decision It has a six month time frame to make a decision after all the studies are submitted Murphy noted the provincial Liberal government wants such projects and said of his company s proposal I don t expect to lose it When asked what economic benefits the turbines would provide Murphy promised to email his projections They arrived and for the Raleigh Wind Energy Centre they are Once operational the wind farm will require approxi mately eight full time operation and maintenance staff and some secondary staff During the construction phase the labor force is ex pec ted to peak at approximately 150 people Based on previous projects over half of the labor will be hired locally Local construction con tracts are anticipated to have a value between 25 to 35 mil lion Property taxes are ex pected to add 150 000 to 250 000 annually to muni cipal coffers while placing a minimal demand on municipal services Option and lease payments to landowners during the 20 year term of the Ontario Power Authority OPA contract are forecast to be more than 15 million Murphy added that the re newable energy permit Inven ergy is seeking sets operating conditions and the company must either meet them or repair the machinery Family divided A number of residents had opinions on the project For Michelle McFadden the idea was to try to keep an open mind If this project is going to go through I want the best possible scenario She added she does not want the project but if it arrives They have to make it work Marianne Bultena moved to Belwood almost 20 years ago and as an amateur photog ra pher she estimated she has taken over10 000 photos of the area She said she is opposed to the turbines for health reasons because they will decrease prop erty values and Where are the owls going to go But Josh Frank and his half sister Gwendolyn Bultena Mary anne s daughter were on opposite sides of the fence Josh Frank said I just moved out of Belwood but my father s farm is here He s strongly opposed I ve given him all the information he added Frank said of the turbines I like them Is it a great thing There needs to be more study But Gwendolyn Bultena said The entire community should agree on it She also wanted to know if people are 100 sure about the health of people living near the turbines Are they going to guar an tee people get their property values back she asked But Frank pointed out there is a wind turbine on the 5th Line already and It s been there a long time Belwood resident Sonia Day said in an interview the meetings are not finished She said she hopes to have plans

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5623 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - 800 plus anticipated to take part in Belwood Triathlon this weekend
    across Ontario and Quebec The event is comprised of two different distance races the Sprint Triathlon Duathlon which starts at 8 30am with the Duathlon start at 8 45am these athletes run the first leg instead of swimming the race merges together on the bikes At 1 15pm the Merrell Try a tri will start this race is a beginner event To find out more about the Belwood Lake Triathlon visit www trisportcanada com There is also a need for more volunteers For more information e mail help trisportcanada com it s a great way to learn more about the sport of Triathlon 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 800 plus anticipated to take part in Belwood Triathlon this weekend Poor weather led to poor fishing but three main prizes won Alpaca farm open house on June 19 Lions Club launching Garden Share Project Sixth annual fishing day for kids runs on May 7 Take a Kid Fishing Day runs May 8 at Lake Belwood New hydro plant at Shand Dam Subaru Triathlon Series will be at Belwood Lake this Sunday Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Professional is offering two equine photography workshops in May Third Annual Belwood Lake Flotilla Celebrates Canada Day Two trailers destroyed four others damaged in fire at Maple Leaf Acres Take a Kid Fishing Day to run at park on May 5 The Wellington Advertiser

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9418 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Sixth annual fishing day for kids runs on May 7
    tying station archery lessons and trout fishing Children will be divided into groups and will spend a set amount of time at each of six stations The morning session begins with registration at 8 30am with lunch at noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 4pm Kids will learn about fish with a biologist rig lures and tie knots fish for rainbow trout in the stocked pond have an introduction to archery tie their own fly and attend a bait and lure workshop The event is free but park admission of 2 75 per child and 5 25 for adults is required Space is limited to 120 children and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian Register for the morning or afternoon session by calling 519 843 2979 or email Derek Strub at dstrub grandriver ca Vol 44 Issue 17 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 800 plus anticipated to take part in Belwood Triathlon this weekend Poor weather led to poor fishing but three main prizes won Sixth annual fishing day for kids runs on May 7 Take a Kid Fishing Day runs May 8 at Lake Belwood New hydro plant at Shand Dam Subaru Triathlon Series will be at Belwood Lake this Sunday Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Professional is offering two equine photography workshops in May Third Annual Belwood Lake Flotilla Celebrates Canada Day Two trailers destroyed

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=8699 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Take a Kid Fishing Day runs May 8 at Lake Belwood
    and their par ents Kids will learn how to cast rig lures tie flies identify various fish species and their habitats and how to find and catch more fish The event is free for reg is tered participants but park entry fees 2 50 children and 4 50 for adults apply There is also a free barbecue lunch Organizer Derek Strub said the event is usually full but he has about 100 spaces left this year about half of the regis tration Participants must be supervised by a parent or guardian For more information or to register a child contact Belwood Lake Conservation Arutes at 519 843 2979 or email dstrub grandriver ca Vol 43 Issue 18 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 800 plus anticipated to take part in Belwood Triathlon this weekend Poor weather led to poor fishing but three main prizes won Sixth annual fishing day for kids runs on May 7 Take a Kid Fishing Day runs May 8 at Lake Belwood New hydro plant at Shand Dam Subaru Triathlon Series will be at Belwood Lake this Sunday Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Professional is offering two equine photography workshops in May Third Annual Belwood Lake Flotilla Celebrates Canada Day Two trailers destroyed four others damaged in fire at Maple Leaf Acres Take a Kid Fishing Day to run at park on May 5 The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5980 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New hydro plant at Shand Dam
    also has tur bines at its Conestogo Dam near Drayton and the Guelph Dam near Guelph The Cones togo plant which was also up graded in 2006 generates about 550 kilowatts The 23 year old plant at Guelph Lake produces about 110 kilowatts Combined the three plants produce just over 1 350 kilo watts of electricity enough to power about 1 200 homes The GRCA sells the electricity to the Ontario electricity system producing about 450 000 in revenue a year which is used to cover operating and main ten ance costs as well as repay the investment in new equipment The net profit of about 120 000 a year is used to help finance the environmental work of the GRCA The water powering the tur bines is water that is re leased from the reservoirs to maintain flows in the Grand Conestogo and Speed Rivers The im proved efficiency of the Shand and Conestogo plants means they can still generate greater amounts of electricity even in low flow periods 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 800 plus anticipated to take part in Belwood Triathlon this weekend Poor weather led to poor fishing but three main prizes won Sixth annual fishing day for kids runs on May 7 Take a Kid Fishing Day runs May 8 at Lake Belwood New hydro plant at Shand Dam Subaru Triathlon Series will be

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=4033 (2016-02-16)
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