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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Roadkill Race raised over $4,000 for MS
    the 5km race and walk the top three were Kathryn John 24 46 Dave Geddes 26 05 and George Duquette 35 47 Oscar Dumpe 87 was the oldest walker He completed in the 1km event When asked why the race had such an odd name DeBock said the club used that to encourage interest He said it was similar to the annual Plunger Plop held in Alma which attracts interest just by its name He said such a name provides a little bit of an edge He also noted that the club decided to provide the money its raises to fight MS because for some reason there are a lot of people in Waterloo Wellington who suffer from MS The atmosphere was a festive one with music blaring a view stands full and lots of people cheering on the walkers and runners DeBock said that everything at the event was donated from the ambulance service that used its siren to cheer people on to the DJ and the music Vol 43 Issue 44 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - ELECTIONS 2010: Township residents suspicious of mail-in ballots
    to trust them It has worked in other townships and increased the vote by up to ten per cent Council candidate Dennis Craven said the ease of voting will help older people who want to vote and said security is 100 per cent Minto used it in the last two elections and had no problems Craven said Council candidate John Slot said as long as everything is accountable he has no objection to a mail in ballot Council candidate John Schneiders said he prefers going to the polls the old method Council candidate Dan McIntyre said he would prefer having more details about the procedure Council candidate Neil Driscoll said the mail in ballot might have worked in other times but with so many candidates he fears many will simply vote for the top names on the list and that will be it The first four and it s done he said adding he is not necessarily concerned with voter turnout We might have more voters show up and that s my concern Mayoral candidate Bruce Whale said the mail in ballot appears to be accountable and there are strict procedures to follow He added the method is cost effective and concluded We ll see how it works Township Clerk and Chief Administrative Officer Patty Sinnamon was at the meeting and was asked to explain the procedure and security First she said no one will see how anyone voted The vote goes into the secrecy ballot while the address and name for check off does not She said the envelopes with the ballots stay together until the end of the day and the entire pile is placed in the ballot box Then on Oct 25 the ballots are all opened and run through a tabulator to get the results She warned that if anyone voted for more than four council candidates the entire ballot is rejected and considered spoiled but people have the option of voting for one two three or four candidates Finally she said candidates can have scrutineers present or attend in person to watch the proceedings As for extra security she said two people pick up the ballots at the post office and two people work to separate the envelope with the vote Ballots are placed in a safe at the township office at the end of each day and remain their until election day Anyone reading this is likely too late to vote by mail and should take the ballot to the township office by Oct 25 Any ballots arriving after that will not be counted and they will be destroyed Vol 43 Issue 43 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - 2nd Roadkill Race for MS is on Saturday
    more information contact Angie alitzen live ca Vol 43 Issue 43 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=7311 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Optimists hold all candidates meeting on Oct. 14
    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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=7213 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Great turnout on May 14 for Alma hall groundbreaking ceremony
    and Wilkinson for their governments contributions noting the old Alma hall had become obsolete Downey again thanked the Alma Optimists including Tony Rowe and Les Skerritt who he said put their heart and soul into the project Downey also stressed the important role played by township staff and especially the township s original partner on the Alma site the late Wallace Cumming Downey said Cumming s memory will live on through the park that bears his name and the new community hall Cumming s sister Alberta Auger said she was proud to speak on behalf of her brother and thanked all those who are helping to make the hall a reality Now that construction has begun the Alma Optimist Club is also step ping up its work to find donors to help pay for its portion The club was formed in 1972 and has focused on op por tunities for youth since its inception Twelve years ago Wallace Cumming donated 30 acres of land in Alma to the club to be developed as parkland In order to avoid a big tax burden the club turned that land over to Mapleton Township with the intent of collaborating on turn ing the land into a multi use facility Since then the land has re ceived a picnic shelter walk ing trail tobbogan hill a play ground equipment area and tree plantings and it hosts an annual tractor pull and car show Five years ago the club de termined that its hall can no longer serve the needs of the community due to struc tural deficiencies and a lack of handicap access So the Op timists entered into an agree ment with Mapleton to co develop a new community hall The township will own the building and the club will assume the day to day operations The goal is to support the community with a central faci lity at the park to be enjoyed by the entire town A building committee was formed in January of 2009 and it obtained conceptual plans The groups also applied for a federal provincial grant through the township and was successful in obtaining a two thirds grant to help cover the costs Mapleton is paying half of the final one third cost and the club is sharing that cost needing to raise 300 000 The club hoping to open the hall on Nov 26 has launched a major fundraising initiative and is seeking corporate and personal donations To donate call Ray Grose 846 5329 or 846 5481 Lloyd Scott 846 0317 or 846 5871 or Linda Avery 843 3229 Vol 43 Issue 21 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Alma WI pays tribute to Canadian women
    Louise Arbour Dr Leonora Margaret Atwood Lucy Maude Montgomery and our local lady Jean Little from Guelph were featured The business meeting was conducted by President Lenora Arbuckle and Assistant Secretary Margaret Hall in absence of secretary Wilma Snowe Donations were given to three local fairs Drayton Fergus and Arthur Each member shared a favourite recipe from our mothers The Women s Institute planned a Community Euchre at the Alma Community Hall with proceeds from the evening going to support the CT scanner at Groves hospital in Fergus Lunch was served by Thelma Bosomworth and Bessie Bosomworth A social time was enjoyed by all Vol 43 Issue 16 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=5874 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Researchers will learn more about river health through organisms
    GRCA and those other agencies will also support the project by providing access to data and technical support and advice The researchers will study several selected species often called sentinel or indicator species and consider a number of things that could be affected by the presence of pollutants the number of organisms their ability to reproduce sex ratio genetics and other factors The pollutants come from three primary sources runoff from farmland urban storm water and the treated effluent from sewage treatment plants The pollutants include chemicals such as phosphorous and nitrogen that are found in animal and human waste such as manure and treated sewage as well as chemical fertilizers Excessive nutrients can result in lower water quality making the river a poor habitat Sometimes called biotic monitoring the process of examining living creatures as a way of assessing water quality is fairly common However it has not been done consistently or on a watershed wide basis in the Grand River basin The research team will build a framework to ensure that future biotic monitoring is done in a complementary manner to produce the best information Biotic monitoring is one of several ways to measure water quality The GRCA and the province also team up to do regular chemical analysis of water samples from throughout the watershed Servos is a leader in environmental toxicology and chemistry and has been conducting research for many years on the impacts of contaminants in the Grand River as well as other watersheds Other members of the team are Sherry Schiff William Taylor and Ken Oakes of the University of Waterloo Deborah MacLatchy of Wilfrid Laurier University Adam Yates of the University of Western Ontario Glen Van Der Kraak of the University of Guelph Joseph Culp of the University of New Brunswick and Patricia Chambers and Mark McMaster of Environment Canada The grant to the Grand River team is one of four recently announced by the Canadian Water Network which is based in Waterloo It also awarded grants to research teams looking at the Muskoka River in Ontario the Northumberland Strait in Prince Edward Island and the Tobacco Creek in Saskatchewan The grants total 2 1 million Established in 2001 the Canadian Water Network was created by the Networks of Centres of Excellence program to connect Canadian and international water researchers with decision makers engaged in priority water management issues The centres are a federal government program to bring together partners from academia industry government and not for profit organizations to carry out research in a variety of fields including natural resource management diseases prevention and industrial information technology January 6 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - More than a temporary solution needed for roads staffing
    policies allow staff to bank up to three weeks of overtime I have employees with five and six weeks holidays When all that is coupled together with statutory holidays and sick days I lose the equivalent of two employees for the entire year At the same time the intent is to have people take those vacations between April to November Snowplow operators are not much good if they are on holidays The result Van Wyck said is the problem is concentrated in a shorter period of time Alternate arrangements or more help is necessary He said it is difficult to meet statutory requirements and in some cases impossible with the work force we have Maieron suggested Van Wyck draft a report with options to alleviate the shortages so it can be considered at budget time I m not saying we can do anything but I d like to know what you think Van Wyck said that information was included in the 2011 budget where he had noted two of his staff were on the cusp of retirement and it was time to consider additional help to supplement the workforce and to have fully trained staff when those needs happen This council opted not to do that and we ve been short staffed ever since He explained Erin has a larger proportion of roads that are gravel and all it takes is one thunderstorm to create up to two weeks of work fixing a specific road Unfortunately it means every other work plan or project goes by the wayside when that happens Van Wyck said another possible solution is to pave more roads which while more costly to initially do require less ongoing maintenance Maieron again asked Van Wyck to put his challenges into writing with suggestions He hopes that will come sooner than later because the mayor anticipates budget discussions will begin soon Van Wyck said We spend the months of May and June putting gravel on the roads and it seems we re spending July August September and October taking it out of the ditch Maieron said one thing he has suggested is considering a 10 year paving plan to determine which roads should be a priority He agreed a paved road has a lot less maintenance than a gravel one Van Wyck said councillors need to be aware the town has spent very little of its own money in roads Capital improvements have all been funded by other levels of government He said there are financial implications It takes money that s the bottom line Maieron chipped in until we get a casino or a printing press added Van Wyck October 21 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10173 (2016-02-16)
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