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  • The Wellington Advertiser - CAO: Building activity remains strong
    million this year up until the end of November despite 36 fewer permits compared to the same period last year So far in 2011 the town has registered a value of 14 979 000 based on 151 permits issued In 2010 there were 187 permits issued as of the end of November valued at 13 231 000 In November the town saw four permits issued valued at 611 000 compared to 13 issued in November 2010 valued at 1 803 000 Building activity remains strong White told council December 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 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 26 Hansen hired as new public works director Minto council hears two objections to expanded pit Heels for Hospital will run Saturday Town frustrated homeowners working on drainage New pharmacy coming to Palmerston Mintos Norm Fisk set to retire 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 the Editor

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10709 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto signs on to Road Watch program
    people It was started by Marion Morrison who knew one of the young people killed Wellington County has already signed on to support the program The county has allowed for the erection of signs along county roads informing motorists the Road Watch program is in place The program allows anyone to submit a report on the Road Watch website when they see dangerous driving on roads The report is also forwarded to the local police or OPP detachment An officer will contact the motorist if a second infraction is reported and will visit the motorist if a third incident is reported Subsequent infractions could lead to formal charges The safety committee will administer the road program and is expected to raise money for roadside signs December 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 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 Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Town unveils long term water sewer plans Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Northern Big Brothers Big Sisters gets recognition FHT Locals should make resolutions they can keep Committee structure gets second look CAO Building activity remains strong Minto signs on to Road Watch program Correction 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 26 Hansen hired as new public works

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10703 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto to join Road Watch Canada in attempt to combat dangerous driving
    claimed the lives of eight young people Senek told council The program has already received support from Wellington County councillors who have agreed to allow the posting of signs along county roads informing motorists the Road Watch program is in place Senek said anyone can submit a report on the Road Watch website when they see dangerous driving on roads The report is also forwarded to the nearest police detachment If you see someone doing something you can get a citizen s report form fill it out and police will take it and inform the individual that they had been observed doing something wrong on the roadway Senek said An officer will call an individual if a second report is made and on a third report an officer will visit the individual Further reports could lead to formal charges Councillor Mary Lou Colwell who is also a member of the local committee said names of people making reports are kept very confidential Fundraising for the purchase of signs is ongoing Council is expected to sign a formal licensing agreement at its next council meeting and pay 100 to join the group December 16 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 Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Town unveils long term water sewer plans Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Northern Big Brothers Big Sisters gets recognition FHT Locals should

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10628 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Womens Institute celebrates milestone
    was no exception Guests included Susan Dunlop curator of the Wellington County Museum and Archives who together with assistant curator Amy Dunlop narrated a film explaining how the work of the Wellington County Women s Institutes was instrumental in the formation of the Museum and Archives On display was the 1878 avocado green silk wedding gown as worn by the grandmother of Marion Bracken Bracken in her mid 90s and a member since 1972 is still a very active member and read a poem she penned in honor of the 85th anniversary Also in attendance was another 90 something still active Mildred Noble who has been with the institute since the early 1940s Marilyn Damen read a biography of her grandmother Grace Clyne who also had long term service with the women s club Also on display was a black bonnet as seen in several of the old pictures worn by Mrs William Crispin The hat was modeled by her granddaughter Marilyn Coupal Sharon Weber showed another Crispin heirloom a white lace two piece wedding dress worn by her great grandmother in the early 1870s That outfit also came with a set of bloomers Laverne and Gloria Stinson of the Harriston area sang several songs Following the official program the members enjoyed tea and anniversary cake while they reminisced and looked through the pages of various Tweedsmuir history scrapbooks December 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10577 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Christmas house tour this weekend
    passion for the season Just up the road is the Crossroads Community Church The former Canada Packers cheese plant was transformed into one of the largest and active church congregations in Minto The church has a large modern sanctuary with a large and unique foyer A new bistro style lounge will open for the tour A few blocks away is a custom built home designed for barrier free access Just out side of Harriston is a home encompassing two family businesses After 28 years of family living and several additions the old home is ready to be displayed on the home tour The final home also outside of Harriston is a sidesplit Each room is decorated in its own colour scheme with items collected over the years Those on the tour are invited to stop by the Harriston Curling Club for a complementary glass of wine cheese and home baked goodies Tickets can be purchased at the Harriston Home Hardware Leslie Motors and Prescription Shoppe Pharmacy in Palmerston or at the curling club on Dec 3 December 2 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 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10524 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto Farmers markets prove popular
    market we had quite a good mix of vendors Hall added Minto s business and economic manager Belinda Wick Graham said the markets offered an opportunity for residents to buy local products and produce According to Wick Graham the economic spin off can be substantial Did you know that if every household in Guelph and Wellington about 75 000 households spent an extra 10 per week on local food and business that this would equal 750 000 extra in our local economy weekly she said of findings in a Guelph Wellington local food challenge study That equals 39 million if we kept that up all year She added When money is spent in your community in a local small business it is spent again locally often five to seven times That helps to keep those local businesses in business keeping jobs in town The Palmerston market was open from 9am to 1pm each Saturday from June to the beginning September while the Harriston market was open from 3 to 7pm each Friday Organizers of both markets said plans are underway to host separate events such as family days in conjunction with when the markets are open to attract more people Hartung said next year s Palmerston market will run until noon rather than 1pm because vendors found customers dropped off at lunch Organizers from both markets thanked council and customers for supporting the ventures in their first year November 25 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10462 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Town revises policy for bad weather; building permit values up 26%
    soon as possible The same procedure will be in place for day meetings that regularly start at 3pm with inspection times about three hours prior In the event of road closures town staff and fire officials will be notified and town facilities such as community centres may be opened to accommodate stranded motorists The procedure will also ensure food and refreshments are available to anyone seeking shelter due to closed highways Under extended closures staff work rotations will be set up at the applicable community centre The number of permits is down but values are up for building activity so far this year in Minto We ve got good numbers chief administrative officer Bill White told council at its regular meeting on Nov 15 A report on building activity up to Oct 31 shows the town issued 147 permits so far this year compared to 174 for the same period last year However total value of the permits came in at 14 368 000 so far this year compared to 11 428 000 for 2010 an increase of 26 November 25 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 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10463 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hansen hired as new public works director
    the City of London engineering department Hansen also ran his own private construction company Hansen who has served as a volunteer firefighter is a civil engineering technologist out of Fanshawe College and is currently working towards his Bachelor of Arts through distance education He said he and his spouse Cheryl Ann are looking forward to relocating to Minto Hansen starts with the town on Nov 15 and replaces Norm Fisk who is retiring after 36 years of service Norm will be missed but we are confident that Brian will carry on the strong legacy of quality services in Minto said Mayor George Bridge November 11 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 Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Town unveils long term water sewer plans Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is to streamline towns procedures Fraud seminar in Erin council chamber Feb 2 Northern Big Brothers Big Sisters gets recognition Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum Public health seeking clients of tattoo parlour FHT Locals should make resolutions they can keep Living with Less free workshops start Jan 16 Committee structure gets second look CAO Building activity remains strong Minto signs on to Road Watch program Correction Minto to join Road Watch Canada in attempt to combat dangerous driving Womens Institute celebrates milestone Christmas house tour this weekend The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10317 (2016-02-16)
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