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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Minto council hears two objections to expanded pit
    He said the crusher would be brought in one to three times a year for each session and the eventual goal is to reforest 3 5 hectares of the pit lands He said he did not think there would be any social impacts because the pit is located well away from neighbouring farms and is well buffered He said the closest residence is 600 metres away and the Murray Group owns the pit located between that residence and the proposed site so the pit operation is actually moving farther away from residences Stovel added the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority had no objections to the proposal Public works director Terry Fisk asked what trees will be used for reforestation Stovel said the list would be on the rehabilitation plan and the company will use native species Councillor Mary Lou Colwell asked about nearby residences Stovel said all of them in the area are closer to the existing pit than they are to the one the company is moving to He said the Plume family is the closest Councillor Ron Faulkner wondered about two residences on the 12th Line Stovel said They ve got to be far away There s another wetland and another pit in between those homes and the proposed pit Faulkner asked about the residences on Sideroad 1 Stovel said there is an existing pit closer to those than the proposed pit Van Patter explained the official plan is the first part of the application then the township would have to approve a zoning bylaw amendment and the Ministry of Natural Resources wold issue a licence if it deems the land a replacement source of aggregate Van Patter said there would no increase in the number of trucks and the soil in the area is poor being rated classes 4 to 7 He added the proposal excludes a cement or asphalt plant Van Patter said half the site is designated greenlands and that when the project was first proposed there were concerns but now the conservation authorities are no longer concerned When Mayor George Bridge asked is anyone was opposed Mark MacKenzie a county councillor and representative on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority said he wants to see a Ministry of Natural Resources report He said the map council was presented was not exactly correct and there is a stream near the proposed site that runs into the Saugeen River If I can be assured this pit won t affect the quality and quantity of water MacKenzie said Bridge asked if the SVCA had looked into the proposal Stovel said he believes the MNR raised a number of issues but the stream is well away from the property He volunteered to meet with MacKenzie after the meeting to discuss the issue and MacKenzie agreed Bridge noted that there was a handwritten letter of objection from an S Badojein of RR1 Harriston who complained about traffic and noise property values being lowered and the destruction of trees He noted many

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Heels for Hospital will run Saturday
    is falling on the 10th anniversary of the CKNX Wingham radio station s annual fundraiser for hospitals has been running since 2002 and parts of Wellington County in the north have always supported that event too There are 15 hospitals within the CKNX signal and people take part in that marathon to raise cash for the hospital of their choice Since 2002 the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon has helped raise over 6 million for local hospital foundations through the donations of people and businesses in midwestern Ontario Robertson said of the Clifford Heels for Hospitals event We d like to raise more money than ever before She added the previous two walks raised 9 000 You don t have to walk in high heels if you don t want to she said with a smile Mayor George Bridge promised I ll be there Councillor Ron Elliott said it was unfortunate but he cannot make the event this year Robertson said they can download pledge forms at wightman ca The event starts at 10am at the Rotary Park in Clifford October 14 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 Annual Fergus bonspiel fundraiser has new name more beneficiaries Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Student fundraiser features Canadian documentary film Quilt raffle fundraiser to support Groves

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Town, frustrated homeowners working on drainage
    built at the corner of William and James Street as contributing to the flooding and the overall degradation of the neighbourhood drainage system He pointed out he and his wife have had the property for 11 years and did not experience flooding until those homes were built Town drainage superintendent Greg Nancekivell told council he had looked at the properties and there definitely is flooding on them He spoke with the builder of the two houses but also found there is no drain registered anywhere in the area We can t find any records he said He added there were some small holes on the Eedy property so he was able to uncover part of an old drain but it does not appear to be connected to anything and it is plugged Nancekivell said Minto has no legal obligation to provide or maintain a drain and the issue is a private drain matter He said he can offer the property owners some advice He said the most economical solution would be an agreement drain Nancekivell said if the proponents are unable to reach an agreement with their neighbours over a drain and who pays for what they can petition for a drain under the Drainage Act But he warned such a step is very costly for such a small area and the price would hardly be warranted Chief administrative officer Bill White asked who would do the negotiating Nancekivell said it would be the landowners On occasion we have assisted as drainage superintendents Councillor Ron Elliott asked Are you one hundred per cent sure the new properties aren t causing this Nancekivell said Not 100 It could be verified Councillor Mary Lou Colville asked How many properties are involved Nancekivell said there are a minimum of three and there could be more He added the town has agreed to make a drainage outlet connection to a storm sewer in the area Phyllis Huntley said it is frustrating because they have been unable to get any answers She said their hired engineer was also unable to get any answers about drainage in the area Elliott asked what it would cost for a drain Nancekivell said there is no cost set out yet Huntley told council We want to know where the water is coming from Patricia Hugo Eedy said there is a pipe in the yards that just stops Nobody knows where it goes or doesn t Mayor George Bridge suggested public works director Norm Fisk the engineers and the delegation get together to thrash out the possibilities as the council meeting continued He added ruefully Some of these drains could be 100 years old He said of the meeting You can do that now I hope we can get this solved somehow October 14 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New pharmacy coming to Palmerston
    municipal office In case of rain White said the event will be held indoors Council agreed to host the event on Oct 18 around 6pm prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting with community volunteers invited to attend Legal matters Council is looking at obtaining a new law firm for the town s general legal work Minto currently uses lawyer Gil Deverell of Deverell Lemaich Harriston for general legal work White told council the town has been informed by Deverell that his firm is withdrawing its services Mr Deverell has agreed to continue working on current files that he has been involved with and transition over to new counsel in the coming weeks White told council Minto also receives services from Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti of Toronto for cases involving labour law and Ken Strong of Strong McDougall Oudekerk for general litigation The chief administrative officer has advised the other firms the town will be looking at proposal requests for services now conducted by Deverell Depending on the response received the town may be able to secure all legal services from one firm White said The town s legal services budget has fluctuated over the years from 22 500 to 33 500 For 2011 council has budgeted 22 500 Legal costs for 2012 will be based on the contract from the successful firm 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 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Mintos Norm Fisk set to retire
    town has already advertised the position and according to White has received about 20 resumes The town hopes to fill the position by mid or late October We re running up against at least 10 or 12 municipalities looking for the same thing also in our area White added Deputy mayor Terry Fisk said all of council will be involved in the hiring process along with the management team I would want input from all of the councillors the deputy mayor said White said the management team will also be looking at broadening the terms of employment for the position It is expected a formal retirement party will be held for the outgoing director later this year 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 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 director Minto council hears two objections to expanded

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Carly Campbell Cooper did well in horse competition in Peru
    adventure There was no electricity lots of snakes and spiders monkeys and parrots she said adding that it all added up to a bit of culture shock going back to Lima for the riding competition She particularly noted that city is filled with haves and have nots Peru is not the only way Campbell Cooper is involved in the international horse world She also sells horses for a group that has partnerships in Europe and Mexico They send horses to me which I sell and we split the profit she said adding she likes to have two or three available at her barns Triple C Stables just south of Fergus She is planning a trip back to Europe sometime in the near future but there are other things that are keeping her busy She is also acutely aware of other horses on the international scene including the recent deaths of Eric Lamaze s Hickstead right after a European competition and more recently the death of Monopoly owned and ridden by Beth Underhill at age 30 I rode with Beth for 10 or 11 years when she had Monopoly Campbell Cooper remembers adding In Canada we don t have the budget to buy great horses When you lose one you feel it She explained a lot of the world s best horses are purchased by the very wealthy in the United Arab Emirates and that means they leave North America While it is good for sellers it is tough for riders to find great horses with so many being bought and moved A lot of our talent goes overseas she said Keeping busy Campbell Cooper was riding for other people all summer and one horse she rode Chikita owned by Peter and Janet Steffens of Mount Forest was the 4 year old champion of Ontario She also teaches riding and spent a good deal of time at the Royal Winter Fair recently with three of her riding students Alexus Arbuckle of Guelph Neve Walker Moore of Hastings and Jennifer Mattell of Milton She was their coach at the Royal and said they all did well Mattell won the Small Pony Reserve Champion with her aptly named ride Shrunk in the Wash Campbell Cooper uses her riding lessons and the money from her stable to pay for her competitive riding The new stable has been operating for three years now and she thanked Herman Post of Post Farm Stabling for all his help and support Teaching and riding helps me pay to compete she said adding that she has learned since the stable opened how to keep costs down She currently has 15 horses at Triple C Stables Campbell Cooper will be heading to Florida early in the new year for the two month competition there that is one of the toughest and most lucrative on the professional riding circuit Campbell Cooper clearly loves what she is doing but she admitted that it is tough to balance a personal life when she

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Heading to Hawaii: Matt Ward aims to conquer Ironman World Championship
    He also called other family and friends to relay the good news It was a very exciting day he said Ward a married father of one has completed four other Ironman races and was already training for a half Iromnan race so the transition to training for the longer race was seamless I just doubled my training he said That meant dedicating 15 to 16 hours per week to biking running and swimming which Ward said is on the low side because he was already in decent shape A typical person training from scratch would likely spend 20 to 25 hours per week training he noted Considering the climate in Canada it can be hard to train for the Ironman race in Hawaii So Ward took advantage of some very hot and humid weather this July and took several long runs and rides on days when the temperature reached 40 C with the humidex It s something he never could have imagined doing when he was younger I was extremely overweight he explained Then one day about 15 years ago a friend challenged him to run a 5km race He accepted and started training at first barely able to run around the block The blocks have just gotten bigger he said with a laugh of his current conditioning Not long after completing that first 5km race Ward tried his first triathlon but it wasn t easy Growing up in former Guelph Township Ward never excelled at sports I sat on the bench a lot he admits and that s something he says has not changed despite his physical transformation I m not very athletic at all Ward said The phrase seems bizarre given what he has accomplished physically Yet he insists it is true and he smiles while describing his shaky hand eye coordination flat feet and terrible running form Yet he got hooked into a great community of runners in the Guelph Fergus area and over time Ward began to appreciate the other benefits of training and running triathlons including weight loss and increased self esteem It s one of the reasons he still likes to head to Guelph Lake and watch those taking part in their first triathlons They re doing it for the love of the event or to get in better shape or to challenge themselves he said After years of competing some people can become jaded he admits So he hopes his acceptance into the Ironman World Championship will motivate others to become involved I m hoping someone will look at me and say This guy is average and he s doing it so why not me Ward said If it gets a few people off the couch I ll be happy The magnitude of competing in the Hawaii event is not lost on Ward who says he wouldn t be able to compete without the help and support of his wife Colleen a physical education teacher and swim coach in Guelph She is very

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Cox Creek Cellars Estate Winery: A toast to the good life in Wellington County
    to consider replanting Fortunately with a wide variety of white wines in their product line they can continue to develop their fruit wines even when their crop suffers Cox Creek Cellars has high standards for the white grapes bought from Ontario farmers in the Beamsville St Catharines and Niagara regions The geography is really different and that creates a very different flavour so we use the grapes from these areas and pair them with our fruits to produce an Ontario fruit wine that is still local in nature said Jerry Being local matters It s a message Jerry and Kamil believe in not only as farmers but also as members of the community It speaks to the future of wine making and the farming practices required to maintain the integrity of their product but also the economic profitability to ensure the future of their business is viable More and more people are becoming aware of buying local not only for the reason of good economical practices but it is also an awareness that the more food and drink travels the more chemicals are needed to keep it fresh said Jerry Practicing natural farming techniques Jerry explained that while their winery is not organic by classification it is in practice We don t use pesticides or herbicides because the black currants don t need them Our apples don t need to be perfect to make a nice wine she said We only need to protect the trees but the fruit is perfect just the way it is Our grapes are sprayed with a copper sulphur blend to suit our region s climate The lack of added chemicals on the fruit means the final product has a naturally healthy component In other words you won t find yourself getting the headaches from our wines that many people experience with other red wines Jerry added Cox Creek Cellars is an active member of the Guelph Wellington Local Food GWLF organization participating on the GWLF map and represented as the only winery in all of Wellington County I find that instead of looking down on us as a small winery local people are realizing our wines can compare to the good wines of Niagara and we can beat the price too said Jerry With the average Cox Creek bottle costing between 9 70 and 10 70 the price is right to support local wines that have collected a total of 104 medals in wine competitions throughout Canada and the United States Wherever we send our wines they always come back with a medal Jerry said proudly And most of our wines have won something including our Red Velvet Cassis Style Sweet Black Currant Desert Wine which has brought home eight gold medals two silvers and six bronzes She added her husband Kamil who holds a master s degree in science loves making wine and is good at it He loves everything about the process how it transforms itself how what he puts into it

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