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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Annual heifer sale supports Mennonite charities
    over 4 million through the auctioning of 3 314 heifers and other donated items With plans well underway the organizing committee is currently seeking donations for the auction Local farmers agri businesses and individuals donate heifers sale facilities staff trucking feed straw veterinary and auction services and facilities Many agricultural businesses also sponsor ads and other expenses for the sale This year s sale will take place on Feb 17 at 11am at Carson Auction facilities 5531 Perth Line 8 in Listowel For more information about the sale to donate a heifer or to make a cash donation contact sale chairperson Clarence Diefenbacher at 519 669 2164 or John Brenneman at 519 662 1156 or hiltoper sentex net Donations to the sale will be issued a tax receipt For more information visit heifersale org For more information on MCC programs visit mcco ca 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 Parkinson Society VON launch exercise program Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Annual heifer sale supports Mennonite charities Grandmothers hold vintage glassware sale Combines set to roll for world record Sept 30 Nearly 100 combines have registered to set record in Harvest for Hunger Fergus BIA sends film funds to Goderich downtown area Guelph Legion branch holding sale of goods June 25 Fire Marshal s Report CHP leader in area on April 6 Tributes poured in after

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10864 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Correction
    municipality to fund the project The Advertiser regrets the errors 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 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 Minto signs on to Road Watch program Correction Minto to join Road Watch Canada in attempt to combat dangerous driving Hansen hired as new public works director Minto council hears two objections to expanded pit New pharmacy coming to Palmerston Mintos Norm Fisk set to retire Town gets top marks for drinking water quality Local fire departments receive over 35 000 from Pike Lake fundraiser Charity golf tournament still seeking teams

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Joint economic development meeting held
    use of computer technology that would allow entrepreneurs to establish businesses locally It was a philosophy shared by Wellington North councillor Andy Lennox in the round table discussions If the technology isn t there they business people can t do it Lennox said Dave Barrett project manager with the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation SEDC cited the success of community radio station Bluewater Radio 91 3 out of Hanover as an integral part of community promotion Ten years ago a couple of guys had an idea for a community radio station and it s grown from there Barrett said The non profit radio channel has been looking to expand its coverage area with the installation of a transmitter in Mount Forest that would boost its signal to a larger coverage area Wellington North business and economic manager Dale Small said his municipality has been in talks with the station and garnering support for the expansion which will eventually go with an application to the Canadian Radio television Telecommunications Commission CRTC which is charged with approving the expansion Small said he was happy with the turnout and economic development initiatives discussed during the two hour meeting I really don t know that this would have happened three years ago he said of the joint meeting We really weren t there at that time Minto councillor Rick Hembly head of the town s economic development committee would like to see walking and bike trails shared between the municipalities Minto is looking at a series of connected walking and biking trail links throughout Wellington County he said Small said attracting large business should be a priority for Wellington County which is currently establishing its own economic development committee headed by Minto Mayor George Bridge According to Small local efforts should focus on local initiatives such as the popular Buttertart Trail in Wellington North Some of the initiatives identified at the meeting included establishing farmers markets setting up localized cultural events downtown revitalization having industrial property for businesses looking to establish or relocate compiling community directories hosting business showcase events and exploring joint ventures between the municipalities Bridge said the meeting proved successful adding I think there s a great opportunity to move forward That sentiment was echoed by Wellington North Mayor Ray Tout I think this is fantastic We ve got three communities that can work together Tout said That s the start of a very good thing Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale said the meeting will give Mapleton s new economic development committee a lot to consider Our economic development committee is getting back into the swing of things said Whale 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Maieron seeks economic development information
    meetings with all the mayors to consider making Wellington Halton Hills more viable economically and to create more opportunities Maieron hopes the report will consider what is being done and see if it could be improved The original resolution at council requested a report on the history of Erin s involvement in Hills of the Headwaters and economic development Hass said she anticipated much of the information would be based on previous correspondence Councillor John Brennan said it seems staff is being asked to provide the impossible Maieron said he was asking staff to provide an overall picture for economic development Is it just our participation in Hills of the Headwaters he asked Councillor Barb Tocher commented But Mr Mayor you are aware we have an economic development committee Hills of Headwaters is strictly tourism It is a component of economic development not economic development alone She added it provides a statistical review every year of which staff could provide copies Tocher said once the mayor reviews those documents he might have a better understanding of what Hills of the Headwaters does Maieron understood Erin has an economic development committee and he would like to know about its achievements He included efforts of the Hillsburgh committee We should have something to promote the whole town He cited a recent query from a television production company wanting to do a five minute promotional video of Erin that would be broadcast throughout the United States Maieron said he hoped to be able to take an overall approach rather than dealing with smaller pockets Perhaps the little pockets are enough to do the job but I d like to see the whole big picture For clarification Tocher asked if staff was being asked to report on all economic development pockets or just Hills of Headwaters All of them Maieron said He said he used Hills of Headwaters as an example to see if it works for all or a specific portion of the town Of the group Tocher said They said very clearly the last time they were here that they work for all of the town Councillor John Brennan suggested the information from Hills of Headwater and a report from the economic development committee would get the information the mayor is looking for I think it is important that we strive to do our best in economic development He later added his hope was to find out what is being spent and what is being achieved 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 Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Rosalinde Baumgartner Unique art Centre Wellington

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - County council creates a new economic development committee
    a more equal distribution of committee seats White also noted that there had been a couple of requests by councillors to shift from one committee to another and he said the council would try to accommodate those requests He said the new committee would have a chairman and four members with the warden automatically sitting on all committees When elections for the chairman of the committee was held councillor George Bridge was the unanimous choice with no one standing against him That committee will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm Council then recessed to hold a striking committee meeting When it returned it announced the members of the committee at Bridge the warden and councillors Don McKay Ken Chapman and Ray Tout There were also a number of changes with the creation of the new committee as some councillors shifted duties Bridge left the roads committee for economic development councillor Gary Williamson who held only one committee seat added the roads committee to his workload councillor Ray Tout is now at solid waste services as well as economic development councillor Dennis Lever added solid waste services to his workload and councillors Ken Chapman and Don McKay The council also set its other committees White is a member ex officio of all of them They are administration finance and personnel councillors John Green Joanne Ross Zuj Bridge and Tout roads councillors Ross Zuj Lynda White Gord Tosh and Gary Williamson solid waste services McKay Williamson Chapman and Dennis Lever planning and land division councillors Sean Watters Jean Innes John Green and Bruce Whale social services councillors Tosh Lou Maieron Innes and Whale information heritage and seniors councillors Lever Maieron Watters and Mark MacKenzie and citizen appointees Jennifer Dixon Sheila Gamble Walter Trachsel and Brad Whitcombe Police Services Board councillor Lynda White and county citizen appointee Jeremy Vink and provincial appointees Linda Austin and Russ Spicer The county councillors and citizens also sit on a number of agencies boards and commissions with the Warden again an automatic member of all of them Those appointments are accessibility advisory committee councillors Green and MacKenzie St Joseph s Hospital and Home McKay Groves Memorial Community Hospital councillor Lynda White Family and Children s Services councillor McKay Board of Health councillors Green and Ross Zuj Macdonald Stewart Art Centre councillor Innes Wellington County Plowmen s Association councillor Williamson Wellington Federation of Agriculture councillor Whale doctor recruitment councillor Tout Centre 2000 management board councillor Chapman and Guelph Business Enterprise Centre councillor Lever December 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 Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Rainbow

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10631 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Council passes taxes, borrowing bylaws
    than in the past Last year for example Wellington County set its budget at the beginning of the year and found very competitive bidding for its capital project from companies that had yet to obtain contracts for the summer construction season County officials estimated they save thousands of dollars by getting the budget done early so the call for tenders can go out earlier in the year Mapleton council also approved a bylaw allowing it to borrow money if there is a shortfall of cash prior to the taxes reaching the office Chief administrative officer Patty Sinnamon said that bylaw is done every year but the township has never had to use it to borrow in the time she has been working in Mapleton 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 Council passes taxes borrowing bylaws Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Debris unlicenced vehicles keeping new enforcement officer busy Council could be using laptops by February Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Success at last Council to meet with CN Habitat for Humanity launch well attended Decision on turbines could be made Jan 24 Township residents appeal turbine ruling to environmental tribunal Year One Long term look at services one goal of new mayor Bruce Whale 2011 Mapleton Year in Review FHT Locals should make resolutions they can keep Doors Open seeking local

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Friends of Tikinagan: Canadians helping Canadians
    of helping our own people Marchment said I know the need overseas is great but I do think we need to take care of our own people too When you hear about how those people up on James Bay are living in terrible homes with no running water in the middle of winter I think it is deplorable that they have to live like that Marchment believes most Canadians don t realize the severity of the situation in these Native communities because they don t see it for themselves She hopes her support will highlight the issue It makes me think how lucky we are here Marchment said It s nice to send the blankets out with people who know where the needs are Bloomburg says she is overwhelmed by the continuous generosity from Marchment who has supported the cause for many years Laura is just an amazing woman Bloomburg said Knetsch noted other groups have done great work too Arthur United sends us many great items as well as the Blessings to You Centre in Palmerston the Agriculture Society of Arthur and our Drayton Christian Reformed Church gives a tremendous amount Items include warm clothes hand made items school supplies and sports gear The collected items are then delivered to Speroway a non profit relief organization with a warehouse facility in Guelph Speroway is an active partner in the North South Partnership for Children Mamow Sha way gi kay win which is an organization started in 2006 that connects First Nation chiefs elders and youths in 33 remote Native communities in northwestern Ontario with philanthropic organizations universities and private citizens in southern Ontario The blankets and other items are sent through North South Partnerships which sends a truck of goods to Pickle Lake a couple of times per year Knetsch said From Pickle Lake it is flown into the 33 remote communities Karen Ward First Nation program coordinator with Speroway overseas the delivery of these items and she knows first hand the positive difference this generosity makes The people in these communities really do appreciate it Ward said They feel connected to the people in the south even though they don t show it in ways like letters and photos because that is not their traditional way of acting The Drayton people give such good quality items that we d have to disperse it to many communities so everyone gets nice things Ward says the latest quilt shipment from the Friends of Tikinagan will head north in February with a shipment of bunk beds donated by other organizations Children will receive a new blanket with their new bed The best part is when you see the faces of the children said Ward Patricia Pearson communications advisor for North South Partnerships says the generosity of communities and groups like Speroway and the Friends of Tikinagan is about more than charity It s making a difference for sure Pearson said More than that there is a sense that people care and

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Jack family starts fund to help needy children
    much applause Without even a formal announcement we re at 42 500 Those donors include Jack and his wife Debbie and family his sister Heather and Brad Halls of Cobourg They ve come to their senses and are moving back to Fergus next year Jack quipped his sister Kathy and her late husband Keith Fitzpatrick There are gold silver and bronze sponsorships available and there are a number of gold sponsors already registered Those include the Ostic family Bob Cameron and his family and the Ken Lennox family of ETS Technical Services formerly of Elora and now located in Guelph Jack said he hopes to obtain seven more gold sponsors and he will happily accept any number of silver or bronze sponsors The Jack fund is set up through the Centre Wellington Community Foundation which oversees several funds that are used for community goods Jack said he was a charter member of that organization and still acts as its solicitor He said the idea for the fund came from Centre Wellington parks and recreation manager Andy Goldie who told him there is a strong need to help children in financial straits to enable them to take part in recreation opportunities that other children take for granted Jack added people need not worry about becoming a metal sponsor We ll take every donation The Community Resource Centre CRC will be the group overseeing the fund Executive director Ron MacKinnon told the gathering he likes to see a community where every child has a chance to succeed and added if a child does not have a chance You don t know what was lost He said the CRC already receives requests for aid for 280 children just in Centre Wellington this year for a variety of services and there are another 230 families that come the CRC for help He added every year there are 200 to 300 families that have difficulty paying for such things as their hydro bill There are families struggling and in need he said MacKinnon added I d be afraid to guess how many children would not play such things as hockey or soccer because their parents cannot afford it And he noted while some families might be able to afford some of the cost such as registration there is a high cost for equipment and travel for sports like hockey that might put it out of their financial reach MacKinnon added he particularly likes the Jack fund because it can look after people all year round He said such things as sports are valuable for young people because they teach lifelong skills such as socialization and conflict resolution The CRC s main office is located at 160 St David Street South in Fergus It can be reached at 519 843 7000 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

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