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  • The Wellington Advertiser - County staff offer helping hand to families in need
    County Through the generous donations and the fun that day we were able to donate the 870 to this organization Ron MacKinnon executive director of the resource centre said On behalf of the families and individuals that we serve thank you very much We ll make sure the dollars go out in the community to help someone over the hump so they can be more self supportive He noted that this year marks the 26th year the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington has served the area as a community benefit agency The money donated will be used for the benefit of local families as outreach and support services program staff work with families and individuals most in need 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 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 Fire department unveils new education house Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Wellington North Health Care 66 000 surplus Habitat event signalling return to township Northern Big Brothers Big Sisters gets recognition Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Museum

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10713 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Parents upset by school board plan to transfer students from Guelph to Erin
    one of many negative impacts moving the children will have she said It doesn t take into consideration the psychological stability of our children said Zimmerman who has one child who will be affected by the proposal She explained many parents of the affected students have after school child care arrangements in Guelph and many students also enjoy extra curricular activities in the city This will dislodge our children from their stable roots Zimmerman said She noted is worried moving children out of the community they ve spent their entire lives in and transplanting them in Erin could increase the risk of alienation and poor attendance About 100 people attended an UGDSB public meeting on the boundary review on Dec 15 Most were parents of students from the east Wellington area and many like McClelland and Zimmerman said if the board approves the plan they would likely pull their children out of the French immersion program and send them instead to a Guelph Eramosa school A few said they may even move into Guelph so their kids can remain at Edward Johnson PS That s up to the parents to decide it s not up to the board McFadzen told the Advertiser when asked about those possibilities But if either materializes it could create other problems for the board as both the Guelph school and Rockwood Centennial Public are already over capacity Some east Wellington parents also have concerns about the timing of the boundary review claiming they were not given adequate notice of the plan and that the board should not be conducting the process over the Christmas holidays It s such a bad time of year to be facing this McClelland said adding parents were given just until Jan 6 to comment on the proposal They re just trying to rush this through McFadzen said that is not the case at all She explained the decision to proceed with the boundary review was made on Nov 22 and notices were sent home with students shortly thereafter We sent message home we posted messages on our website and on the school s website said McFadzen As for the timing she noted the board is under very specific constraints including the need to start filling staff positions a long and involved process for 2012 13 by February Parents counter board officials knew about those constraints all along but did not act on the boundary review until late November Many stress they have no problem with the community of Erin other than it is too far away and foreign for their children They live and go to school in a nice community now said Zimmerman McFadzen stressed the school board will take into consideration all comments received at the Dec 15 public meeting as well as those received directly in writing by Jan 6 before making a final decision That conflicts with the sentiments of some parents including Zimmerman who says transferring the students seems like a done deal because all

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10676 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Local emergency departments urge patients to prepare for holiday
    they offer or recommend when they are closed and find out where and when non urgent medical care is being offered at local clinics and knowing where the nearest 24 hour pharmacy is located Not all visits will be avoidable and an influx of patients could lead to longer than usual wait times for non urgent care Our staff and physicians will do their best to see patients as quickly as possible but the departments could be very busy As always patients will be seen by a doctor based on the severity of their illness he said If an emergency visit is necessary he offers this advice bring your OHIP card or other medical insurance information bring a list or supply of your current medications bring only one person for support visitor restrictions will be enforced and if bringing a child to the department don t forget diapers blankets and other comfort items A visit to the emergency department is stressful at any time but can be even more so during the holiday season said Smith Being prepared will ensure a smoother visit enabling our staff and physicians to provide the best care possible December 23 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10656 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Mount Forest woman accused as ringleader in Gaddafi smuggling plot
    was hired by SNC Lavalin a construction and engineering firm and travelled to the Tripoli area in the summer to report on the security situation in Libya She made one fact finding mission to Libya for SCN Lavalin She did not do anything to assist al Saadi Gaddafi flee Libya or to try to help him get to Mexico Copeland told CBC News Vanier is being held under Mexico s preventative arrest laws after being accused in connection with the alleged smuggling and money laundering plot It s unclear what specific charges she could face Poire said investigators received a tip in September about the plan to relocate Saadi Gaddafi one of the sons of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi Saadi Gaddafi was subject to a travel ban and asset freeze by the United Nations Security Council and was also wanted by Interpol on what the BBC has called allegations of misappropriating properties through force and armed intimidation when he headed the Libyan Football Federation Poire said the plot to relocate him to Mexico s Pacific coast included fake travel papers and bank accounts as well as the purchase of a property near Puerto Vallarta that was to serve as a safe house before Gaddafi was to flee to a mansion in the beach resort area of Punta Mita Also included in the plot according to Poire were false Mexican identities for Gaddafi and his family members and chartered flights of private planes in several countries including Mexico the U S and Canada A woman answering the phone at the Vanier Consulting office in Mount Forest told the Advertiser she did not want to be identified All I know is that they will be doing a press release at the time of their choosing she said She did not offer any other comments Several Advertiser calls to the Vanier residence were not answered However several of Vanier s family members came to her defence recently in the National Post She s the straightest person who ever lived and I can t tell you how out of character this would have to be said Michael Vanier Cynthia s brother in law Everybody s talking like Cyndy s done this it s established Nobody s giving her the benefit of the doubt or even asking for any evidence I mean this is crazy His wife Denise Robb told the National Post We don t even think it s possible for her to be a ringleader or criminal but possibly naively mixed up with somebody who is She might be guilty of being too trusting Cynthia Vanier previously Cynthia Elder married Pierre Vanier eight years ago and the couple settled in settled in Mount Forest now the home of Vanier Consulting The company s website says Cynthia is a negotiator mediator fact finder and consultant with a specialty in First Nation issues December 16 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10642 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Inspector Scott Smith: People are their own best crime defence
    dropping off someone to walk up the driveway to scout a farmhouse is used often Smith said Neighbourhood Watch programs are one way for people to protect each other but where that program is not in place people can still be neighbourly and look out for each other Alert neighbours can thwart such thieves Smith added anyone who sees an unfamiliar car in someone s driveway should take down the licence plate colour make and model If possible they should also take down a description of the occupants And he said if something looks suspicious people should call the police immediately He said officers will always come to investigate If you know your neighbour is away and there is a strange vehicle in the driveway call us he said just prior to county council on Nov 24 We would rather get a call and catch them in the act He noted it is easier for police to catch crooks on the spot than to have to seek them after they have left the area Smith also said people are a very good defence for their own goods People need to look after themselves he said You have the ability to prevent a crime Smith said most break and enter artists get most of their goods from out buildings although they will break into homes if it is easy and they have lots of time He said far too many garden sheds and in rural areas driving sheds do not get locked and it is simple for thieves to haul away such things as lawn mowers or even tractors Poorly secured houses are an easy target for thieves Smith said simply making it difficult for a thief is a good practice because The longer it takes them to break in the more chance they will be seen by neighbours I really want to prevent crime we ve got to make it more difficult for them to achieve their goal Smith is aware locks will not stop thieves but he said they might slow them down to a point where they might look elsewhere for an easier theft They want it easy in easy out he said Make it more difficult for them Smith noted it is not just in the northern part of Wellington where thieves are crossing municipal boundaries to ply their trade He said Wellington OPP is also constantly working with Guelph Halton and Caledon police on the same issues in the south and eastern part of the county 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 Mapleton Minto 81s have successful

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10492 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - King of the Pull winners announced
    12 Kyle Bossence Arthur NH 7030 12 Dave Overgaauw Orangeville Fendt 714 10 George Israel West Montrose JD 6030 10 Matt and Henk Dirksen Alma NH T7060 10 Darryl Frey Palmerston CIH 7220 8 Roger McAllister Grand Valley CIH CUX150 7 Todd Fraser Elora MF 7490 7 Nelene Brouwer Grand Valley JD 7810 6 Tom Schuurmans Floradale JD 7630 6 Jeff Koster Moorefield JD 8100 5 and Nick DeLange Belwood Fendt 712 2 In the 32 000 pound class for local Farm Tractors the winner was Larry Schill and Lardeb Farms of Alma on a JD 8345R with 54 points The rest of the field in order of finish was Javan Martin and Creek Edge Farms Elora JD 8270R 48 Joe Kieswetter Alma Agco DT 240A 47 Brandon Bults Alma JD 8420 47 Matt Ottens and Snetto Farms Moorefield JD 8530 43 Donkers Farms and Josh Smeltzer Fergus Fendt 936 39 Mike Schill Arthur JD 8420T 37 Justin Burns Belwood JD 8420 32 Steve Seifried and Trinier Farms Palmerston JD 8295R 29 Shawridge Farms and John Vallance Drayton JD 8430 25 Henk Dirksen Alma NH 8030 22 Adrian Donkers Elora Fendt 936 20 Bloomingdale Farms and Trevor Schoemaker Breslau JD 8330 19 Todd Schnarr and Shantz Equipment Alma MF 8660 17 Henk Dirksen Alma NH T8 300 15 Trevor Poot Gowanstown JD 8520 14 Neil Driscoll Moorefield CIH 305 14 Robert Jantzi Wellesley MF 8650 10 Brian Martin Floradale Fendt 926 7 and Lewis Horst Alma NH 8970 5 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10338 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - OPP caution people about 9-1-1 pocket dials
    do not have a holster should make sure to lock the device s keypad Since some cellular phones allow 9 1 1 to be dialled even with a locked keypad police say it is important to read the user manual or to contact the cellular phone service provider to find out what other features are available to prevent pocket dials The OPP is also reminding everyone that if a cell phone does accidentally dial 9 1 1 the wrong thing to do is hang up When operators receive 9 1 1 calls that result in a caller hanging up they are required to make call backs to ascertain if the call is legitimate or accidental while also dispatching an officer to attend to confirm the caller s safety when locations are identifiable It is important to stay on the line and tell the operator what happened The OPP is relying on the public to take those steps to avoid pocket dials so 9 1 1 lines can be available to those who need them December 23 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 OPP caution people about 9 1 1 pocket dials OPP has kids safety program online Aggressive commercial charges down OPP warning about of dangers of illegal marijuana growing operations OPP announces change to tows impoundment OPP is offering a new program for parents to protect kids online Amber Alert partners Ontario

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10651 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - OPP has kids safety program online
    accessing the Internet at home the OPP helped develop the program so that it effectively addresses current issues such as netiquette cyber bullying security and privacy Safe online practices by children have always been a priority to the OPP and this new program will help enhance their safety said Inspector Leslie Craig manager of the OPP Crime Prevention Section Internet exploitation and threats prevention is one of a number of objectives carried out by the OPP Youth Issues Unit and we are pleased to be working with the association towards achieving the same goals for our kids The program is being delivered to schools throughout Ontario in September and the OPP will be joining Ophea Kids Help Phone and the Ministry of Education to deliver seven regional training sessions on the program to ensure that teachers are supported in their efforts to educate their students about Internet safety September 23 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 OPP caution people about 9 1 1 pocket dials OPP has kids safety program online Aggressive commercial charges down OPP warning about of dangers of illegal marijuana growing operations OPP announces change to tows impoundment OPP is offering a new program for parents to protect kids online Amber Alert partners Ontario AMBER Alert program to be reviewed OPP reminds citizens to protect identification Police offer some tips to protect children using internet OPP return to peaked hats

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9916 (2016-02-16)
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