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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Township hosts agricultural and business showcases in March
    the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex from 1pm to 8pm In addition there will be trade shows to provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services Organizers also plan to offer hour long seminars with experts on a wide variety of topics During the showcase there will be a Taste of Wellington North networking reception from 4pm to 8pm The event will host a sample fest of tastes and treats all grown produced or prepared in Wellington North Samples will include specialty cheeses dairy products artisan breads and spreads locally raised meat products baked goods and of course butter tarts While the event is free to the public cash donations to the local food banks is encouraged For more information call 519 848 3620 check the township website at www wellington north com or email ecdev wellington north com Vol 43 Issue 10 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 Two sides offer different projection of township costs for transit service MPP John Wilkinson announces 50 000 for South Luther Hall restoration efforts CANADA DAY 2010 Wellington North celebrates with ball tournaments kids activities and artwork Township hosts agricultural and business showcases in March Municipal Election 2010 Heinbuch tosses name into ring for Wellington County councillor seat Mount Forest makes the most of Olympic spirit Wellington County opens Mount Forest Community Services Centre Committee invites all to walk to Olympics

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Municipal Election 2010: Heinbuch tosses name into ring for Wellington County councillor seat
    care While Heinbuch admits to not having direct experience as a county councillor I have been exposed to municipal government for over 25 years I understand how municipal government county council operates and how it is governed He describes himself as a results oriented individual I will not make any political promises but I will strive to accomplish that the needs of the community of Wellington County are addressed and en sure growth economic growth and prosperity to County Ward 4 and Wellington County as a whole He stated The people of Wellington County are good honest and hardworking people and I would like to be given the opportunity to be of service to them Heinbuch added that he intends to be accessible available and approachable staying in touch with the people They will receive my undivided attention they have the same needs as I do He said he hopes opportunity to work for the people of County Ward 4 and the County of Wellington Vol 43 Issue 06 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 Two sides offer different projection of township costs for transit service MPP John Wilkinson announces 50 000 for South Luther Hall restoration efforts CANADA DAY 2010 Wellington North celebrates with ball tournaments kids activities and artwork Township hosts agricultural and business showcases in March Municipal Election 2010 Heinbuch tosses name into ring for Wellington County councillor seat Mount Forest

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5296 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Mount Forest makes the most of Olympic spirit
    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 Two sides offer different projection of township costs for transit service MPP John Wilkinson announces 50 000 for South Luther Hall restoration efforts CANADA DAY 2010 Wellington North celebrates with ball tournaments kids activities and artwork Township hosts agricultural and business showcases in March Municipal Election 2010 Heinbuch tosses name into ring for Wellington County councillor seat Mount Forest makes the most of Olympic spirit Wellington County opens Mount Forest Community Services Centre Committee invites all to walk to Olympics Expanded forensic lab for Mount Forest Area resident hopes to harvest heat from soil Smart metering in Wellington North may not save much money Highway 6 construction work slated between Arthur and Mount Forest Calls for ambulance assistance rising Water standards costly Subdivision gets 25 sewer units United front needed The

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5004 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wellington County opens Mount Forest Community Services Centre
    later meeting of Wellington North council Broomhead asked Ron Mac Kinnon the executive director for the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington for his opinion of the new centre Broomhead said he and MacKinnon sat on the committee for the new building Ron plays a big part in that building too the mayor said MacKinnon said the catchment area for the programs in cludes Centre Wellington North Wellington Minto and Mapleton The program includes licens ed child care one centre operates in Fergus and the other at St John s School in Arthur Another program is Ontario Early Years which brought him into contact with Broom head working at the new building operated by Wellington County The Ontario Early Years centre offers programs for families who have children to age 6 giving children a great start before going off to school Accessible transportation MacKinnon said his main purpose at the meeting was to speak on the Community Resource Centre s third program which is outreach and support services Those services are for families who are struggling he said One of the programs the organization offers is transportation service He noted his colleague Jennifer Hammond was at Wellington North last speaking to council on similar issues I thought it was time to give everyone a bit of an update MacKinnon said The transportation service was started because of a recognition by service providers there were issues getting people to the programs because they did not have transportation The Wellington transportation group is a combination of the Community Re source Centre Family and Child ren Services East Well ington Community Services Fergus Elora Transportation Ser vices North Wellington Seniors Council the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Seniors Centre for Excellence Instead of making the groups combine their services they are linked as a network The purpose is to get people to appointments when there is no other means available to them While fees apply to individuals above a certain income MacKinnon said the vast majority of trips are either free or subsidized Most are for medical ap pointments Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability program He said there are now 40 volunteer drivers up from 17 about a year and a half ago We re the one stop calling centre for the rides MacKinnon said He estimated the Com munity Resource Centre alone takes in about 300 calls per month It provides a very valuable service for the community There are plans to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle There are very few ways to provide a ride for someone who needs to remain in a wheelchair he said MacKinnon noted there will be fundraising and the centre recently had a bequest of 5 000 I m not here to request funds but if you have ideas please give us a call But he quipped If you have an extra thousand dollars or so at the end of the year let us know we could put that money to very

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=4277 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Committee invites all to walk to Olympics
    Coming events celebrating the relay include a bike to Holstein on July 4 starting at 8 30am at the Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce a Luther Marsh hike on Aug 9 at 2pm at the Mount Forest sports complex an Allen Park hike on Oct 4 at 2pm at the Mount Forest sports complex A Smale Tract hike on Nov 1 at 2pm meeting at County Road 6 south of Highway 89 and a trail walk on Dec 6 at 2pm meeting at the Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce Val Mitch ell of the Wellington North trails advisory committee stated this is an excellent and fun opportunity to encourage activity in our community while celebrating the fact that Wellington North has been chosen as a route community for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch relay Anyone can get involved in the once in a lifetime opportunity to become a part of Olympic history Interested parties can view the torchbearer requirements and submit their application online at www rbc com carrythetorch Vol 42 Issue 23 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 Two sides offer different projection of township costs for transit service MPP John Wilkinson announces 50 000 for South Luther Hall restoration efforts CANADA DAY 2010 Wellington North celebrates with ball tournaments kids activities and artwork Township hosts agricultural and business showcases in March Municipal Election 2010 Heinbuch tosses name into ring for Wellington County

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=3536 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Expanded forensic lab for Mount Forest
    of Ontario said Community Safety and Cor rectional Services Minister Rick Bartolucci Many existing OPP facilities have exceeded their useful life 40 to 50 years and were not designed to meet current requirements Since 2003 the provincial government has up graded or replaced 35 OPP faci lities with another six under construction or nearing com pletion in communities across Ontario The Mount Forest office is a satellite of the Wellington County OPP Detachment The development is part of the province s OPP modernization project which will build new OPP facilities in 15 communities over the next 18 months At Monday s council meeting Broomhead re announced the terrific news This is pretty good news because as we all know right across the country when we pick up a newspaper or turn on a television we hear signs of doom and gloom Broomhead said since the closure of the dispatch centre at the Mount Forest detachment there were concerns about its future We know over the years it has employed a lot of people The station has been an asset to our community for a lot of years He added of the new building It s something to be excited about Councillor Dan Yake agreed They ve been talking about it for a while it s good to see it come through In later discussion Broom head said the new building would be on the site of the current OPP detachment but he was not certain it would be a brand new building or an addition to the current building There s quite a chunk of property there even I was surprised he said Broomhead added he does not know if the cost of the new facility had been finalized Vol 42 Issue 06 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=2599 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Area resident hopes to harvest heat from soil
    up the temperature He said the amount of tubing required depends on the size of building to be heated It s always warm he said noting a circulating pump and a fan control the system He said neighbours down the road had an open system that drew heat from two wells This one he said is a closed horizontal system He explained there is the option of drilling a vertical well for the tubes but people doing that would have to go about three hundred feet down He said if the tubes spring a leak it should be able to be determined by a pressure drop at the pump panel He added the liquid is environmentally friendly stuff Basically what s out there is gin and tonic he quipped It is not contaminating the domestic water because it is within a sealed system and the pump keeps it circulating Substantial savings McLean said his oil bill in February was around 600 for one delivery while the annual bill for the geothermal system is anticipated to be 1 100 to 1 200 for hydro for heating cooling and hot water It means he can save about 2 800 to 3 800 per year in such costs or about 60 to 70 savings Unlike oil prices McLean suggested electricity prices are more stable He noted that between February and May he saw a 30 per cent increase in his oil costs a cost he believed he could no longer afford if it increased further As for the company doing the work he had them in a few years ago for an estimate Wellington North Mayor Mike Broomhead who was on the tour said he had heard that on similar systems for a 1 200 to 1 500 square foot house there was a seven year pay back But McLean suggested his personal pay back period will be between three and a half and five years His is a four tonne system roughly the equivalent of taking four cars off the road for carbon emissions McLean said One possible complication is the system is designed for the size of the home If it is expanded later the heating would need to be supplemented by another source or more loops would have to be added to the heat exchange pipes However in his own situation McLean said the system is designed slightly larger than what is needed The existing furnace was removed in addition to the connections to the duct work which remains essentially un changed Before putting the system in place he had to have an energy audit done in order to apply for grant money That included a door blow test to determine where the house is leaking The combined federal and provincial grant amounted to 7 000 plus money back for the EnergyStar doors based on the audits Once done testers do a second audit to determine how much more energy efficient the house is That is not based on a

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=2031 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Smart metering in Wellington North may not save much money
    in June there were time slots where the cost of electricity was under four cents kilowatt hour Currently residential users are charged five cents kilowatt hour There is some potential of saving money using the smart metering prices she said adding the government had intended to re open the spot market electricity prices at some point Historically the cost of hydro overnight has been much cheaper than during the daytime Rosebrugh said Therefore she advised people working during the day to shut off air conditioners at home during the day and move activities such as laundry or using the dishwasher to nighttime hours She said meters will be installed in all residences and small businesses in the areas served by Wellington North Power While Rosebrugh s seen daily fluctuations of costs ranging from 9 2 cents kilowatt hour peak hour to 3 2 cents kilowatt hour off hours she stressed the prices are always fluctuating But the savings may not be dramatic I believe it will take some time consumers to get used to the new pricing Rosebrugh said She told council she would also like to see Wellington North Power have the ability for web presentations of billing or at least a means of letting residents get a better idea of when peak hours are But without a government initiative to show hourly prices there is no real benefit to customers Councillor Ross Chaulk asked how residents would be able to view their hourly consumption Rosebrugh advocated the idea of a web presentation of the information and said people with computers and internet hookup could potentially access this information daily However she did acknowledge many people are not hooked up to the internet Chaulk foresaw the move as becoming a horrific use of paper Rosebrugh stated her own view is that the government never really closed the door on spot market pricing in 2002 However to be effective customers need to be in control she added Councillor Dan Yake said ultimately this is intended to benefit the consumers but if they do not know how much it is costing them it is no benefit Yake added Not many of us have the time to monitor the price of hydro hour to hour Rosebrugh favoured the idea of digital monitors within homes to make residents aware of peak energy hours Those monitors are not part of the smart meters and would be an added cost she said Yake countered that to understand the hydro bills now you almost need to be an engineer to understand them He did not expect providing information on a website would yield better results Rosebrugh said the utility had originally expected Smart Meters to be implemented in 2002 The government thinks this is the only way to open the market back up she said Yake still anticipated a public outcry over the costs involved If the public can t figure out how to use less electricity during the peak times they ll view this as

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=1497 (2016-02-16)
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