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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Thousands attended Industry Day and saw big upset in $300,000 race
    as Machapelo became the 14th victor in the 300 000 race and at the same time provided plenty of entertainment and disappointment by creating the biggest upset in the history of the race Leaving from post four driver Scott Zeron scored a three length victory over Two Guys driven by his father Rick Zeron Meanwhile heavy favourite Warrawee Needy finished third with trainer Carl Jamieson driving It was Warrawee Needy s first defeat in six career starts It was Machapelo s first win in five starts He finished fourth in the previous week s elimination division Owned by Enviro Stables of South Hampton New York he s trained by Mike Keeling of Cambridge For Zeron 22 this was the largest stakes win of his career He won the inaugural Battle Of The Belles in 2009 with Fbs Terror Machapelo returned 56 40 for a 2 bet for the upset Local trainer Mark Austin won the 30 000 Battle Of Waterloo Consolation with Jettison in a mild 5 1 upset with driver Paul MacDonell in the bike It was the colt s second win in five starts in a new career best of 1 57 1 Later in the meet driver Stuart Sowerby of Guelph guided the filly Your Beautiful to victory in the 150 000 Battle Of The Belles Her 1 56 1 victory was three lengths over the field of two year old pacing fillies Eat Me Up race favourite Mindsweeper and Classy Lane Rose rounded out the top four Stephen Gillard trains and shares ownership of Your Beautiful with his wife Marilyn of Tavistock Sauble Claire and driver Trevor Henry of Arthur wired the field to win the 20 000 Battle Of The Belles consolation race for those horses that failed to qualify for the big event The filly is owned by breeder Sauble Hill Farms of Tara At the track itself fans wagered 90 000 on the 11 race card The total wager was 225 000 In other Industry Day happenings the eighth annual Drivers Edition of the Bouncy Pony Stakes was won by James MacDonald who held off Aaron Byron Ryan Holliday and Scott Young to secure his first title Donna Wood won the Battle Of The Belles grand prize draw and a receives a weekend getaway at the Breadalbane Inn and Spa in Fergus which includes dinner one night s accommodations breakfast and spa credit John McKenna was the big winner in the Battle Of Waterloo grand prize draw Machapelo s win secured McKenna two seats in this weekend s bus trip to the World Driving Championship and Hambletonian in New York and New Jersey Ken Koch won the Industry Day handicapping tournament with a bankroll of 920 from seven dashes He won the lion s share of the 1 000 prize plus a spot in the 25 000 TROT Canada National Handicapping Championship on Nov 12 at Western Fair August 5 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Fivetime Battle Of Waterloos winning trainer looks good Aug. 1
    co owners at a yearling sale in 2010 for 20 000 and has already banked 113 500 He has paced quicker than any of his contemporaries in Canada and without any real display of effort His biggest tests are in front of him but he is by all accounts the horse to beat going into the Battle Of Waterloo It s been four years since Jamieson had a victory in this race and Warrawee Needy seems the likely candidate to turn it around Hopefuls will start in elimination races at Grand River Raceway on July 25 The top nine performers will advance to the final on Industry Day That event now in its 21st year is recognized by racing enthusiasts as one of the best afternoons in harness racing across North America The Industry Day program offers top notch horse racing worth a whopping 550 000 in purses Included in the stellar lineup is the Battle Of Waterloo s companion race for the girls the Battle Of The Belles That 150 000 race will be contested by the province s top rookie pacing fillies Other Industry Day activities include pony rides horse crafts and facepainting for the wee ones plus free photos with a local celebrity horse Industry Day is held at Grand River Raceway 7445 County Road 21 in Elora on the Aug 1 holiday Monday Races begin at 1 30pm Admission and parking are always free The event features 11 races For more information visit www GrandRiverRaceway com or call 519 846 5455 July 22 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

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hundreds attend grand opening of new Guelph Legion
    Watson Parkway South and guest of honour Jack Frost the Honorary Grand President of Ontario Command congratulated locals on their new branch Others dignitaries at the ceremonial ribbon cutting included the Legion s Ladies Auxiliary president Jean Harron Rev Dr Ron Smeaton Guelph MP Frank Valeriote Guelph MPP Liz Sandals Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge and Legion Zone C 2 Commander Lynda Hagedorn and veterans Frank Taylor Army Dr William Winegard Navy Michael Seitz peacekeeper and Cold War Clint Martin Korea Steve Nessner Air Force and Kevin Doyle Afghanistan 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 Rainbow Chorus brings Broadway to Guelph stage Arts council welcomes new executive director Council rejects request to waive fees for event Council approves early sweeper purchase Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Board of healths elected officers Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum OFA President speaks to stand for green energy Auditions for Youth choir Concert band hosts celebration Sample of Scotland coming to town with Robbie Burns night Living with Less free workshops start Jan 16 Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply Township to assume Rockwood subdivision after lengthy process The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington Wellington North Mapleton Minto Guelph Eramosa Erin

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9833 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Lack of active members threatens survival of Legion
    stressed there is nothing structurally wrong with the building which once served as a hotel although he admitted the Legion does need some work particularly updated washrooms There s a whole bunch of money to be spent but there s no money there he said A lot of people have just given up From time to time the Drayton Legion struggles financially with everyday costs Moore said adding a few members have put their own money into minor repairs or purchases for the branch never asking for reimbursement You get a little sick of it after a while he said solemnly It s an ongoing problem In fact many Legions across the country are facing similar problems A dwindling number of veterans an aging membership and older buildings often result in the bulk of the workload falling on fewer and fewer members The problem can be amplified in smaller communities such as Drayton Nobody seems to know what the answer is Moore said The gravity of the situation in led to a meeting earlier this summer to discuss the fate of the Drayton Legion Spurred on by vocal support from local service clubs like the Kinsmen and Optimists 15 members of the Drayton Legion voted 12 3 to keep Branch 416 open But still nothing s happened Moore lamented Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale who was informed of this summer s meeting is familiar with the problems at the Drayton branch If there s anything we can do to help them out we ll try to do it but we don t want it to become a municipal building either Whale said The possibility exists of eventually amalgamating with another Legion nearby but both Moore and Whale would prefer to see the Drayton branch once again thriving on its own Whale said the Royal Canadian Legion continues today its proud tradition of providing valuable services and it would be a shame for any branch to close its doors for good I think they re still an important centre in any community Whale said They play an important role in reminding us of the role Canadian men and women played in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War He noted many from the Mapleton area fought in those conflicts and added That part of our history without the Legion could become too easy to forget Anyone interested in joining the Drayton Legion should call membership chairman Rod Lambert at 519 338 5174 September 9 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 Slower calendar sales could mean less funding for two local events Mapleton

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Packed room, 1,400 yellow ribbons welcomed veterans
    going into a Tin Hortons and being sent to the head of the line then being told his money was no good there It was really nice to serve in your country he said As for his work I love it It s the best job I ve ever had He said he is very pleased he joined the Armed Forces Sometimes I sit down and astound myself at the places I ve been Hardy is now in Pickering after growing up in Fergus He is part of the Armoured Division the Royal Canadian Armoured Corp and he was stationed outside of Kandahar It s an experience I ll never forget he said noting he just turned 21 He is a reservist and said his goal is to join either a police department or become a firefighter But he added he has been in the reserves since 2007 and no matter what career path he takes he will stay in the reserves All three servicemen saluted the recent announcement by the Canadian government that the designation Royal will again be applied to the Navy and Air Force Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino announces the royal designation was being re instated to the Canadian Forces That came after much lobbying by veterans and Legions As a result Maritime Command is once again the Royal Canadian Navy RCN Air Command returns to the Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF and Land Force Command is now the Canadian Army These were the names under which Canadians fought and emerged victorious from the First World War the Second World War and from Korea under which they contributed to the deterrence and defence of Europe and North America from the early days of the Cold War said Fantino These were also the names under which Canadians served on the first international peacekeeping missions Hardy said It s good that they re being recognized properly He indicated many of his fellow servicemen feel the same way Tonkin said I don t know if I ever really stopped considering the services as being designated Royal He said in Edmonton it was Army personnel he was with and it had never had that designation but units within it still do have it In Trenton there were a lot of retired Air Force people and they never gave up the designation in their minds Major Stewart said of the announcement about the Royal designation being returned to Air Force and the Navy I think that s wonderful I think that s long overdue He said the designation was bestowed on Canadian Forces by the King of England The Navy received it in 1919 and the Air Force in the 1940s He said the reason for amalgamating the services several decades ago was to save money Stewart said he was pleased with the reception he and the others received in Fergus It s very nice It comes back to a nice extension of our roots He added he has

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Jumpstart fundraiser at Canadian Tire
    cream and prizes donated by local businesses Then there was also the barbecue sponsored by local restaurants and a 50 50 draw Vision of Jumpstart According the Canadian Tire website one in three Canadian families cannot afford to enrol its children in sport and recreation activities because of financial barriers That means that many kids are missing out Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers so children can participate in organized sport and recreation Organizers see the Jumpstart program as equipping kids for life because participation in organized sport and recreation increases a child s chance for success in life Young people discover and participate gain self confidence develop self esteem and learn leadership skills Canadian Tire s Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation by helping to cover registration equipment and transportation costs There is now a national network of more than 310 local chapters whose members are volunteers who are committed to helping get kids active and healthy Those volunteers work in partnership with other local non profit organizations to discreetly identify kids with the greatest need in their community Since its launch in 2005 Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given 330 000 kids across Canada the chance to play August 5 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 Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Habitat for Humanity launch

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9518 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Legion official: Its time for cenotaph upgrade
    were killed in action but succumbed to wounds diseases sickness and accidents He added that Veterans Affairs Canada used the word died rather than killed no matter the cause of death He also pointed out a number of names and spellings need to be corrected as well Kirkwood explained the changes are based on the soldier s attestation paper and signature Plus there are soldier names which were inexplicably missing since the cenotaph was installed Similar types of wording spelling changes and name additions were also recommended for the plaque for those who died in World War II Kirkwood added the Korean War plaque is currently in two parts He recommended name additions and space be provided to permit future names to be added Kirkwood agreed the proposal could run into a fair bit of money because bronze plaques have become quite expensive He provided a ballpark figure of about 5 000 Another suggestion was to use granite at a cheaper price which could then be engraved at any time His suggestion was that approach might be used for listing the names of peacekeeping and future names but that for the bronze plaques there might be a way of screwing on the additional names rather than recasting the plaque Kirkwood suggested these improvements are needed to honour the memory of these people who served our country so well The town may be eligible for assistance as a partner under the Veterans Affairs Canada Cenotaph Monument Restoration Program As one of the Honour Guards resting on arms reversed at the dedication of the Cenotaph on Nov 11 1956 it is of particular importance to me As the Service Officer of Branch 442 representing all veterans I feel obligated to bring this matter to the attention of council He said members of the Legion were prepared to work with council on the matter When it was noted the town might be eligible for assistance councillor Deb Callaghan wondered if that meant the Legion was not Kirkwood explained the reason is that the town not the Legion owns the cenotaph therefor the town would apply for the grant He said Veterans Affairs Canada may grant up to 50 of the cost Kirkwood agreed that while time was short he had hoped to have the changes made for the 55th anniversary of the Cenotaph on Nov 11 of this year Councillor Josie Wintersinger said she d like to see council work with the Legion on this project Councillor Barb Tocher who chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Lou Maeiron said There is no doubt this should be corrected I love the way it looks now and I would love to see it stay looking that way She suggested changing the wording or portions of the script will require more than adding something onto the bronze plaque Tocher said in the resolution before council it is suggesting that staff investigate costing information so that it can be reviewed in the 2012 budget considerations

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9412 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Highland decries unprecedented Environmental Assessment of quarry
    Resources Act The press release stated According to the Ministry of Natural Resources The State of Aggregate Resource in Ontario Study known as the SAROS report Ontario faces a critical shortage of high quality aggregate Our population and communities are growing and demand comes from having to build new hospitals schools and bridges as well as maintaining an aging infrastructure The report concludes that over the next 20 years Ontario will require an average of 186 million tonnes of aggregate per year with most of the demand coming from the Greater Golden Horseshoe region Highlands also cited the benefits of the Melancthon location for a 2 400 acre pit that would be dug 200 feet below the water table and require the handling of 600 million litres of water a day Critics say the proposal threatens up to five major rivers including the Nottawasaga Grand and Pine Highlands stated The proposed Melancthon Quarry is uniquely situated close to market but outside of areas identified as environmentally sensitive The proposed quarry is in an area of low population density and offers a large quantity of aggregate that would supply the province for decades Today most high quality stone required to meet building standards in Ontario comes from one source the Niagara Escarpment In addition to being outside the Niagara Escarpment as well as other environmentally sensitive areas the proposed Melancthon Quarry has no rivers lakes or other water bodies contains no wetlands woodlots or areas of natural and scientific interest that are considered significant by the province The company also cited local benefits if the plan is approved The Melancthon quarry would provide an additional 165 on site jobs and 300 trucking jobs and would generate approximately 140 million in salaries and spending on goods and services much of it in Dufferin County For the local government the quarry would increase revenue including the Township of Melancthon and Dufferin County These increases would include about 750 000 in aggregate license fees and an estimated 297 000 in property taxes and education fees each year Critics disagree Groups from across Ontario are opposed to the proposal Opposition began in Melancthon Township and spread as far as Toronto Signs against the plan can be seen in Wellington County Despite the Highlands statement the Ministry of Environment has become tougher with its stance towards the proposal Several weeks prior to the announcement of a full environmental assessment the MOE stated the proposal had numerous discrepancies between the text and the observations and data the absence of a three dimensional conceptual model of the site including the overburden stratigraphy bedrock stratigraphy and connection of surface water features with the bedrock geologic and hydrogeologic data not presented in three dimensions statements and conclusions were made in the text that were not supported by either data or citations and the recharge system proposal was supported neither by proof of concept data nor by comparisons with existing recharge systems at other quarries As well Wellington Halton Hills MP

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9848 (2016-02-16)
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