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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25
    blue box programs were just getting started said Warden Chris White Wellington County municipalities were on the cutting edge of waste diversion I m pleased that this program continues to be provided to all households across the county and is well used A gold box reward program is one initiative the county will be introducing to celebrate the anniversary It will be awarded to 25 of the best recyclers in the county Recipients can use the gold box to show their neighbours they are a superior recycler The slogan for the 25th anniversary is Silver past golden future keeping Wellington green More information on the gold box program will be available later this year January 20 2012 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 Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council Joint economic development meeting held Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP Inspector Scott Smith reviews the issue January is Crime Stoppers Month Buddy Holly Anniversary Concert comes to county Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Habitat event signalling return to township Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Museum to hold first Winterfest Reports Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10858 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Warden: little interest in elected at-large head of county council
    He noted though county council had a pretty good discussion last term about county governance County council has made some changes since amalgamation with regard to the top job There is no longer a sense that each person can have a turn at the top post simply by being on council a long time Further wardens have in the past ten years been elected for more than one term The most recent move was to make the warden s job a two year term The province helped with that move by extending municipal council terms to four years instead of three The public must also be consulted before Durham changes the rules to allow people to elect the regional chairman Durham Region includes Oshawa Pickering Ajax Whitby Clarington and the townships of Brock Scugog and Uxbridge The regional chairmen in Halton and Waterloo Regions are elected directly by voters while other heads of regional and county councils in Ontario are appointed by their elected councils White said of the possibility of a warden elected by all the people instead of county council I m not averse to it But he added The current system is working reasonably well He noted the county system is similar to the provincial and federal governments where parties choose leaders and not the electorate We ve got a longer term for warden that makes sense White concluded It takes time to learn the system January 20 2012 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10855 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - January is Crime Stoppers Month
    on a warrant and highlights the program to further heighten awareness the community through its local volunteer board of directors community members who provide tip information and others who provide funds and donations for the maintenance of the program and law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from office staff and follows the information through to its conclusion Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington is a non profit corporation and formed in May of 1988 Money to pay tipsters is raised through donations and fundraising activities held by the board It is comprised of a group of volunteers dedicated and concerned citizens in the community To become a board member or assist in volunteering at an event call the office at 519 846 5371 or visit www crimestopersguelphwellington com Statistics for Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington since 1988 are number of calls 14 535 rewards approved 134 335 cases cleared 2 118 arrests 1 389 value of property recovered 9 839 499 narcotics recovered 25 318 767 and total cash recovered 35 158 266 January 20 2012 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 Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council January is Crime Stoppers Month Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10838 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hospital executives earn almost $700,000
    province s Public Sector Salary Disclosure better known as the Sunshine List But Ontario s Freedom of Information laws now require hospitals to release more information to the public such as financial plans board minutes and executive contracts including benefits and possible bonuses Locally the salaries of the executives could be penalized 2 for Quenneville it s 5 if the hospitals do not meet targets set out in their Quality Improvement Plans Quenneville and Ferguson are entitled to six weeks of paid vacation while the other three executives receive five weeks vacation All executives but Quenneville also have their choice of receiving an additional week s pay or time off in lieu for their inclusion on the administration on call roster All executives receive life insurance and extended health benefits with Quenneville receiving 3 000 annually for health and dental coverage beyond the standard plan All five executives can also be provided a laptop and can receive professional expenses including those for conferences and tuition In addition to being paid mileage Quenneville receive a monthly car allowance of 960 while Wilkinson receives 750 and Street receives 500 Both Hodgson and Feniak said the benefits and salaries paid to the five executives are fair compensation and in line with what other hospitals offer Both were also pleased with the current executives at the three hospitals We re very very cautious about who we hire Hodgson told the Advertiser I can t say enough about the people Both he and Feniak noted the partnership between Groves and NWHC helps the hospitals attract and retain staff and also to ensure employees are fairly compensated For the complete contracts of the five executives visit www gmch ca or www nwhealthcare ca and look under accountability January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10817 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care
    traction and then slow down keep the foot off the brake and be ready to shift to neutral or step on the clutch as the vehicle crosses those areas on snowy or slush covered roads large trucks and buses can splash slush or blow snow onto the windshield causing a sudden loss of visibility Always drive defensively and leave enough space to avoid their snow spray do not drive with cruise control in the winter Safety at rail crossings With the season s first snow accumulations reported in various parts of the country and parents driving kids to school and early morning hockey practices Operation Lifesaver takes the opportunity of National Safe Driving Week to remind Canadian motorists to exercise greater care and caution at highway railway crossings Much like the 1 100 passenger and goods trains that travel through Canada every day over some of the world s most rugged terrain and in some of the world s worst weather conditions Canadians must exercise care and good judgment when approaching grade crossings at all times but especially in winter said Operation Lifesaver s national director Dan Di Tota Drivers should prepare and adjust for a winter The Farmer s Almanac forecasts will be cold to very cold from Alberta east across Saskatchewan and Manitoba into western Ontario Heavy snowfall blowing snow snow covered roads and icy conditions are among the many reasons accidents occur on Canadian roads Without proper caution those conditions can prove deadly at rail crossings Operation Lifesaver reminds Canadians to clear snow and ice from all windows before departing replace summer wiper blades with rugged winter blades and ensure windows are free of condensation on the inside and ice on the outside by ensuring proper defrosting Operation Lifesaver also urges Canadians to adjust their driving habits and approach crossings cautiously leave extra space between vehicles stopping distances are at least double on snowy roads and even longer on icy roads look in both directions listen for approaching trains obey warning signals and stay off railway property and stay off and away from railway tracks if driving a a snowmobile The sound of snowmobile engines can mask the sound of approaching trains or a ski can get caught in track switches Di Tota warned Either way the result can be deadly Since 1980 the number of crossing collisions where a train and motor vehicle collide in Canada has fallen dramatically from over 800 annually to approximately 200 in 2010 While that reduction speaks to the success of safety efforts undertaken in that time there still remains unnecessary loss of life and injury with 79 fatalities and 47 serious injuries occurring in 2010 as a result of crossing collisions and trespassing on rail property Operation Lifesaver was established in Canada in 1981 and is a national public rail safety program sponsored by Transport Canada and the Railway Association of Canada January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10783 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - County adds items to blue box collection
    materials will divert an estimated 20 tonnes from landfill each year The revenue received from the sale of those materials are expected to more than offset the cost of collecting and processing them The county is consistently looking for ways to provide more diversion services to our residents said solid waste services chairman Don McKay I m very excited that the county was able to add these new materials to the blue box program at no additional cost to taxpayers The blue box program helps to extend the life of the county s two active landfill sites For more information residents can visit www wellington ca or call 519 837 2601 January 13 2012 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 Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council Joint economic development meeting held Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP Inspector Scott Smith reviews the issue January is Crime Stoppers Month Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Habitat event signalling return to township Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Museum to hold first Winterfest Reports Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding County staff offer helping hand to families in need

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10780 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Reports: Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days
    are being held without charge under Mexico s preventative detention laws accused of attempting to smuggle Saadi Gaddafi into Mexico Mexican authorities said the alleged plot included fake travel documents and false identities John Babcock a spokesman for Canada s minister of state of foreign affairs recently told the National Post that Canadian consular officials in Mexico and Canada are providing assistance to Vanier and her family Our officials at the Embassy of Canada in Mexico City are in contact with local authorities and are closely monitoring the situation he said Vanier s lawyer and several people with personal or professional connections to the 52 year old mother of two have called the allegations ridiculous 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 Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council January is Crime Stoppers Month Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Reports Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding County staff offer helping hand to families in need Parents upset by school board plan to transfer students from Guelph to Erin Local emergency departments urge patients to prepare for holiday Mount Forest woman accused as ringleader in Gaddafi smuggling

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10725 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding
    said Those who cannot appreciate the past can never anticipate the future He added there has been a fantastic response to the society s first mural which was unveiled earlier this year and recognizes the pioneer heritage in the area The mural kind of draws people said Turner He noted the society plans to do four or five more across the village Erin s town manager Lisa Hass submitted a 10 000 AgriSpirit Fund application on behalf of the town earlier this year for the skateboard park proposed beside Centre 2000 She said town officials were pleased with the 6 100 grant This will certainly help out she said The grant will be put towards equipment for the skateboard park though Hass said she s not exactly sure what that may entail as the park is still in the design stage The town whose council pledged to match any contributions from the skateboard park committee has also applied for a Trillium grant for the project expected total around 100 000 Hass said the municipality hopes to break ground and have the concrete pad completed in the spring Caroline Turnbull marketing and revenue development coordinator for EWCS said the organization is very grateful to receive 9 500 from the FCC For well over a year EWCS has been collecting funds and looking into ways to replace and or upgrade our seniors bus she said This latest addition to the bus fund has finally put a new bus within reach The board of directors will now be looking at the appropriate size and model to purchase Calling the seniors bus a vital part of EWCS programming Turnbull explained it is used to transport locals to the EWCS seniors day program and is also used for active adult recreation day trips In the plan to provide more transportation options and services we look forward to integrating a brand new bus into our programming she concluded About the fund The FCC AgriSpirit Fund annually awards rural community groups between 5 000 and 25 000 for community improvement projects To receive funding selected groups must meet specific criteria and finalize their projects before December 2013 In Ontario 1 576 235 has been given to AgriSpirit projects over the past eight years and across Canada the total is 5 5 million FCC officials encourage groups that did not receive funding to re apply next year Applications for the 2012 AgriSpirit Fund will open on May 7 2012 Visit www agrispirit ca for eligibility requirements and more information 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10718 (2016-02-16)
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