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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Protesters shouted, heckled at local election debate
    in families Strengthen families She said her party advocates income splitting up to 60 000 to give parents a break if one stays at home She said right now people work for 10 an hour at McDonald s and the government pays for child care Something s wrong All day kindergarten is ripping families apart Papenburg said the NDP would take the HST off essentials such as home heating costs She added the province needs more jobs and her party would have incentives for small businesses Smink said child poverty is a red herring He said paying less taxes would create more jobs As for junior kindergarten he said the province is using teachers paid 40 000 to 60 000 as baby sitters He would also get rid of minimum wages Kids can t get a job so they can t get experience Smink said One resident at the meeting said voters in the riding are still upset about the school bus changes that forced numerous family run companies out of business The questioner called the process that replaced the former bidding process a candy scramble in Ontario and asked what each party or candidate would do to re evaluate the current policy DeVries said Our party believes in free enterprise She said all contracts should be tendered and local should have first dibs Papenburg agreed local providers should continue the service Smink said All problems are government created problems As for the school bus difficulties he said that is fixing what isn t broken and the result is devastating to the drivers and the owners This is just another example of the government sticking its nose into something he said Pettapiece said the government never should have become involved and his party would review the issue and bring fairness back Wilkinson said the province has no contract with school bus operators It simply sends 900 million to school boards which then do their own hiring He said the sector needed a competitive process but in talking to a trustee he learned it was neither local nor transparent so his government initiated a task force review that will be done by December It will recommend changes if they are needed On the wind turbine issue someone asked if municipal governments should be handed back the right to decide on wind turbines a right the province removed with its Green Energy Act GEA Smink said Absolutely Yes He added property rights should be enshrined in the constitution We can look after ourselves Pettapiece said he was a councillor for two terms but he had never seen anything like the GEA That municipal authority will be reinstated if elected he said Wilkinson said he has been asked by thousands of people about the mega quarry in Melancthon Township and his government decided it was not right a small municipality should be forced to fight a huge American hedge fund company He said with wind turbines there were over 900 approved by townships

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9958 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Optimist club has candidates meet
    at the debate September 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 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council Township writes off taxes of over 90 000 Alma Optimists seeking people to take the plunge Pettapiece named deputy critic Perth Wellington NDP hosting annual meeting this weekend Pettapiece unseats Wilkinson in close Perth Wellington race Arnott cruises to another easy win cites need for parties to work together Randy Pettapiece wins Perth Wellington riding WFA announces winners of Ray Baptie Memorial Bursary Protesters shouted heckled at local election debate Optimist club has candidates meet Full slate of candidates set for election in Perth Wellington riding Wilkinson stop the dirty tricks UPDATE Two local candidate nights cancelled 40th provincial election offers more days and more ways to vote Liberals choose Johnson

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hundreds attend new Optimist Hall opening
    the drawing board since he got on council about seven years ago when Wallace Cumming donated the land for a park He noted that 20 years ago the Optimist Club had developed another community hall from an old church but simply outgrew it This project would not have been made possible without the financial contribution of the federal and provincial governments and the contributions of the Alma Optimist Club and community members Whale said Optimist Club president Les Skerritt said This is pretty awesome He said it has been a long time goal and thanked everybody that supported me over the last five years noting that there was help from the club and the community He said he learned Something will happen if your keep pushing and you don t quit Geddes then noted that while Cumming donated the land for the park He didn t expect something like this Geddes then introduced Cumming s sister Alberta Auger who told the audience about times in Alma many years ago She was a teacher but taught only boys That was just prior to World War II It s a beautiful building she said Geddes then introduced Mapleton councillor Mike Downey who sat on the building committee Downey said he was thrilled to see the public school children at the grand opening since many of them had attended the previous year s sod turning ceremony We had a lot of community help from a lot of people he said Dunn Construction built the building and owner Al Dunn told the group I hope you get the same enjoyment of this building as we had in building it While it had an official opening at midday Alma planned to keep on celebrating with a second ceremony that evening that included clowns face painting

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Church hosts strawberry social on June 21
    The Goldstone Garden Party has been annual event for over 100 years Over 100 volunteers are busy with behind the scenes preparations including menu planning decorating food preparation and clean up Each family in the church contributes to the event The menu for this year will be an old fashioned country style meal with all people can eat ham potato salad cabbage salad jellied salads devilled eggs and pickles Dessert will feature home made tarts cakes and fresh strawberries June 17 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 Alma Optimists seeking people to take the plunge WFA announces winners of Ray Baptie Memorial Bursary Protesters shouted heckled at local election debate Optimist club has candidates meet Hundreds attend new Optimist Hall opening Church hosts strawberry social on June 21 Perth Wellington candidates faced large number of questions NextEra three project changes offer a net benefit for residents Alma Toy Show marks first year in new community hall Alma WI shares Christmas spirit Roadkill Race raised over 4 000 for MS ELECTIONS 2010 Township residents suspicious of mail in ballots 2nd Roadkill Race for MS is on Saturday Optimists hold all candidates meeting on Oct 14 Great turnout on May 14 for Alma hall groundbreaking ceremony Alma WI pays tribute to Canadian women The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph Eramosa Erin Puslinch Police Report

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Perth-Wellington candidates faced large number of questions
    should be no tax cuts for corporations Pappenburg said if corporations get tax breaks it is people who have to compensate for that lost cash She said big companies got tax breaks and still moved jobs out of Canada Cowling said subsidies to oil companies in Canada are over 1 billion yet they are the most profitable in the world His party would remove those subsidies immediately McTavish said tax reductions started under former Prime Minister Paul Martin and they did make a difference for companies then He said instead of working in the past few years that extra tax cash went straight to the bottom line Liberals would hold tax cuts to 2010 levels Someone asked how to attract young farmers Pappenburg advocated an orderly market system and said Canada will have to protect its farmers in trade agreements Cowling said the key is to make farming profitable McTavish said a good risk management system is vital and the Liberals would consult with farmers and see what they think is best DeVries said the average farmer is over 52 and said quota systems need to be managed so young people can afford them She also likes personal income security accounts similar to RRSPs where farmers could save in good years and have cash available in bad times Schellenberger said it is tough when a 150 acre farm in the riding recently sold for 14 000 per acre and young farmers cannot borrow the money to get started He sad 2 3 billion in equalization payments are going to Ontario to aid agriculture Another question was directed to Schellenberger about veterans and how to help them when they suffer after giving service to Canada Schellenberger is the chairman of the veterans affairs committee for parliament He said there were upgrades for veterans aid before the election He said in 2006 there was a new Veterans Charter implemented but Parts of it didn t work very well He added the committee is working on issue to help veterans DeVries said Canada s Armed Forces deserve the best equipment and veterans and wounded deserve the best treatment including counselling for post traumatic stress syndrome Pappenburg said veterans have been left in the lurch That has to change She said Russia did not succeed in Afghanistan so why does Canada think it can Cowling said it was morally reprehensible to take away veteran support I think it blew up in the Conservative s faces McTavish agreed with Cowling but added I take Gary at his word great improvements were made in this Someone wanted to know about immigration policies for Canada DeVries said it is a big issue because only one in ten accepted is actually screened She said the immigration department is broken And she would like to see a moratorium until there are corrections Pappenburg said We are all immigrants a lot of us She said Years ago it was not easy Now she added We get people here with skills

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - NextEra: three project changes offer a net benefit for residents
    the transformer will result in an overall slight decrease in noise levels at non participating homes And changing the turbine layout will increase the distance to the nearest non participating home from 890 metres to 1 138 But resident John Krul whose property borders one host landowner is not impressed with the changes or the explanations provided by NextEra Lots of questions and concerns but very few answers Krul said when asked to sum up the open house Our concerns were as in the past brushed off with their answer of We are following the governments recommendations so there will be no problems Krul told the Advertiser he remains concerned about shadow flicker and the project s effects on livestock not to mention a possible impact on water and human health and other concerns Studies have been done for birds bats and trees and the history of the area has been considered but nowhere in the application does it indicate how many people live here or how many head of livestock there are Krul said He questioned the reasoning provided by NextEra for changing the collection route It had nothing to do with visibility Krul said adding he was one of several residents whose main concern was that their hydro quality could be compromised due to having the power produced by two turbines run on the same lines providing residents with power Krul also refuted claims by NextEra officials that the project has received a lot of support A year ago we canvassed the neighborhood for signatures on a petition against the project and nine out of 10 people were against the turbines and that sentiment has not changed he said Regardless Hernandez said the MOE accepted the NextEra application as complete on Feb 15 She expects a decision from the MOE within six months of that date and noted the ministry will offer a 60 day public commenting period However she is unsure exactly when that period began Anyone wanting to comment can check the MOE environmental registry at www ebr gov on ca and use the reference number 011 2606 Comments can also be provided by phone at 416 326 6089 or toll free at 800 461 6290 and by fax at 416 314 8452 According to the EBR website the MOE is waiting for NextEra to inform residents of the project changes before it will formally post the REA application for an extended 60 day period to allow ample opportunity for the public to comment on this proposal Hernandez said if the project is approved by the MOE NextEra plans to have the Mapleton wind farm operational by the end of this year with construction beginning in late summer or the fall For more information on the Conestogo Wind Energy Centre proposal including various reports filed by NextEra visit CanadianWindProposals com Vol 44 Issue 12 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=8421 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Alma Toy Show marks first year in new community hall
    instead of being all business they can visit with one another It s a more relaxed atmosphere it s been that way from the start she said John Broadfoot added there is a difference other than the location When the event was held in Elora organizers left when the last vendor left Because we re members of the Alma Optimists we have to clean up ourselves at the end of the day he laughed Long time participants Marilyn and David Perry have been long time participants in the toy show David said they have been to most of the shows starting in Elora As for the new location I think it should be okay It s been well received by the vendors and service club He has been a collector for the past 30 years partly because he is a farm equipment mechanic His collection which stems from attending various toy shows and through the farm dealership fills up far more space than what he brought to this year s show The items in Alma were primarily his horse collection I could fill this table again with other farm equipment he said Two Cylinder Club promo Also on hand was Kyle Bosomworth a first year director of the Upper Canada Two Cylinder Club He was at the show not only promoting this year s show in Drayton on July 22 to 24 but selling raffle tickets on various items including a quilt pedal tractor and toy tractor which also promote the club and the event Bosomworth is hoping for a good turnout this July The guest tractor is an Allis Chalmers Hopefully there will be a few new events and possibly a corn roast again this year he said Vol 44 Issue 11 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Alma WI shares Christmas spirit
    she was assisted by many elf members The program included all the reasons for Christmas celebrations the birth of baby Jesus the history of Christmas traditions sing a longs winter weather love of friends and family and Santa gave a small gift to each member President Helen Moffatt and secretary Wilma Snowe conducted a short business meeting recording members volunteer hours and calling to roll answered by favourite Christmas music Silent Night O Holy Night and White Christmas were high on the list along with many other favourites The lunch conveners Wilma Snowe and Margaret Hall served a Christmas pudding complete with sauce plus a variety of Christmas cookies submitted by Pat Salter Vol 43 Issue 52 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 Alma Optimists seeking people to take the plunge WFA announces winners of Ray Baptie Memorial Bursary Protesters shouted heckled at local election debate Optimist club has candidates meet Hundreds attend new Optimist Hall opening Church hosts strawberry social on June 21 Perth Wellington candidates faced large number of questions NextEra three project changes offer a net benefit for residents Alma Toy Show marks first year in new community hall Alma WI shares Christmas spirit Roadkill Race raised over 4 000 for MS ELECTIONS 2010 Township residents suspicious of mail in ballots 2nd Roadkill Race for MS is on Saturday Optimists hold all candidates meeting on Oct 14 Great turnout on May

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