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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wellington County group gets two awards
    Developers Association of Canada is Canada s national organization of economic development professionals representing over 900 members Its mission is to enhance the professional competence of economic development professionals and ensure placement of qualified people in the field of economic development to advance economic development as a distinct recognized and self governing profession and to contribute to Canada s well being Its awards program is open to those organizations that undertake to promote and market Canadian provinces territories regions cities towns and areas with a view to improving the economic well being of Canadians October 14 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 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 Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Habitat event signalling return to township County adds items to blue box collection Museum to hold first Winterfest Local Heart and Stroke fundraisers receive award fundraisers receive award AMO asks Centre Wellington to take part in municipal how to guide County staff offer helping hand to families in need Horticultural Society held festive Christmas party awards night County officials visit to put a names to faces for local municipalities Paper Hammers helps

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10110 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Fergus Lions Club receives GRCA conservation award
    South and Johnson Street at the south end of Beatty Line just past Colquhoun west of downtown Fergus There is a wall of plaques of the many individuals and groups that have made contributions The Grand River Arboretum was a project of the Fergus Lions Club who held many Saturday morning work days to plant and landscape the property It really brought the club together Every time we did something there was all kinds of stuff to eat and drink said Doyle Towards the centre of the park is the Lion s Tree a big old tree that stands strong and tall among those that have been planted over the past 10 years The beauty and quietness of this spot so close to the hustle and bustle of the town is a comfort and a refuge for family members who have planted trees in remembrance of loved ones said resident Roberta Vliestra of Fergus The land once belonged to the Grand River Conservation Authority but is now owned by Centre Wellington Township while Lion s Club members look after the maintenance Now the project is complete and no new trees will be planted The Grand Valley Trail is next to the arboretum and the trail leads down the hill and along the Canadian Heritage Grand River Janet Baine is a GRCA communications specialist September 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 Camping reservation

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9998 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Retired Arthur teacher Barbara Kidd wins GRCA award
    students was replaced with a new garden and a maple tree for shade Each student in the school received a tree seedling thanks to Copernicus Educational Products an educational products company Students also planted seedlings in a small tree nursery on the school grounds They have also planted trees in the community In one year Arthur Public School diverts 700 kilos of waste from landfill sites through the recycling and composting programs We have a great community partnership with All Treat Farms a composting company based in Arthur that also produces mulch Together we re doing our best to educate people young and old about the importance of composting Kidd said The school has a gold medal in the ECO Green School program It has also been designated as a gold medal school by Green Legacy the Wellington County tree planting program It is a level two Earth School through the SEEDS Foundation based in Alberta because it has completed 2 000 environmental projects In the process of those achievements Kidd has been nicknamed the Green Queen and her workspace was called the Green Headquarters A children s book in the works has a main character modeled after her Kidd has carefully recorded all of the school s efforts in a binder that she passed on to another Green Queen in September In fact she is hoping a few teachers will share the tasks that she has carried out because of the time and commitment it takes Her plan after retirement in June was to continue with environmental initiatives as a volunteer and perhaps as a consultant to other schools Kidd is one of five recipients of a 2011 Grand River Watershed awards and one of the three from Wellington County Janet Baine is a GRCA communications specialist September 30

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9976 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Jim Phillips growing a forest on his land in Wellington North
    habitat groundwater recharge carbon sequestration and a future source of timber In the spring of 2009 Phillips had 150 square metres of lawn converted to a naturalization area That was done to offset some of the company s carbon footprint and improve wildlife habitat The area is being expanded each year until the entire lawn of a quarter acre will be converted into a naturalized area In August 2009 the company received Backyard Habitat Certification from the Canadian Wildlife Federation for the project because it helps wildlife by providing habitat It always makes me happy seeing areas being naturalized Phillips said Just as the forest and naturalized areas are growing so too is the company Copernicus now has 60 employees and a large factory on the farm that ships educational products around the world The company too has undertaken many greening efforts including diverting 50 per cent of its waste from the landfill site over the past two years Some of the products are made out of recycled materials Since 2009 the company has been giving tree seedlings to local school children every year This year it gave out 5 000 trees to kids within the Grand River watershed The trees for schools program is something that I want to keep growing each year I m excited about it I love getting trees into kids hands and this is a program that committed to growing Phillips said He was one of five recipients of a 2011 Grand River Watershed award and one of three from Wellington County He was honoured at an awards presentation on Sept 15 in Cambridge Janet Baine is a GRCA communications specialist September 30 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9973 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Puslinch resident wants mayor to be in spotlight at community events
    would be nice to all of council attend events Other residents questioned which community events Soloman was referring to She cited the Nov 9 silent auction held the previous night in support of preventing domestic violence Lever said I pride myself on attending a great number of events within the community He added his wife would be surprised to hear those comments She s told me she sometimes comes to council meetings just to see me On Nov 9 while Lever knew the event was happening he had hoped to attend But he is a member of Wellington County council and one of his duties is to attend its information heritage and seniors committee meetings One was held that night and so he was at it There s been only one event that I was invited to that I could not attend and councillor Susan Fielding was there on my behalf Lever said every other event he s been invited to he has attended If you let me know I ll be happy to come as long as it doesn t conflict with something I ve already committed to Moderator Amanda Levy considered the message clear that if the mayor is invited he will try to attend November 18 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 Year One Mayor George Bridges goal is

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10376 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wilkinson: stop the dirty tricks
    our campaign We do not campaign on Sundays said Wilkinson If you receive such a call we are asking that you please take down the phone number so that it can be reported to the authorities In the spring in reaction to fraudulent calls being made during the federal election the Ontario government passed legislation making it illegal to impersonate a candidate campaign or election worker The Ensuring Integrity in Ontario Elections Act 2011 was passed this spring Those found to knowingly violate the law are subject to a fine of up to 25 000 and or up to two years in prison 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 Pettapiece named deputy critic Perth Wellington NDP hosting annual meeting this weekend Election results closer than originally reported Every vote mattered 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 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 to carry colours in Wellington Halton Hills

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9843 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Officials ecstatic as province announces new Groves hospital
    turns I would ask plead kick cajole shout flatter grovel yell beg whatever approach seemed to be the most appropriate at the time Arnott said Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross Zuj said wherever she went in the township people would ask her what is going on with the hospital I just can t thank you enough for this announcement she said adding The shovel is ready to go Let s push forward and get that shovel in the ground It could take some time for that The design comes first and Wilkinson said in an interview the hospital will likely be completed in 2016 Hospital board chairman Gord Feniak said it has been 10 years since the hospital board recognized the need for a new hospital He thanked the staff at the hospital for providing 21st century care in a 20th century facility Groves Hospital Foundation board chairman Jackie Ranahan thanked the community for its generosity She noted that since the board decided the hospital needed work and began fundraising in 2002 for a renovation project the community has raised 18 million in cash and pledges County Warden Chris White called it an historic day and said the new hospital will provide great 21st century medical care right in the heart of the county The hospital will be a centrepiece for the county lands at Wellington Place Dr Patrick Otto the Groves chief of staff said there is exhilaration from the medical staff and perhaps disbelief He remembered how he and his family moved to Fergus We came for one year to see how it would go That was 28 years ago he quipped Otto said the teamwork in the community is amazing and so is the teamwork amongst the hospital staff which he said is superior to what you will find elsewhere I ve seen our medical staff just bloom I believe we teach better than any other institution in the province He added to Wilkinson When you build this new hospital Mr Minister you will find this will be a stellar stellar institution I can t thank you enough Wilkinson was reluctant to put a cost to a new hospital He said in an interview after the announcement the government would prefer not to let the companies know projected costs Plus with the building still not designed nobody knows exactly what it the final cost will be Some estimates from nearly four years ago ranged from 60 to 65 million Groves chief executive officer Jerome Quenneville said in an interview the plan is to start construction in 2014 and There s a lot of work to be done Construction takes about two years He added the public will probably be consulted about decisions before the work is done I m sure there ll be more consultation with the community as we move forward he said noting the zoning and site plans are yet to be approved and the zoning will require a public meeting For Arnott the work

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9711 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Centre Wellington rejects bid to be Fair Trade community
    ve expressed reservations and opposition He said in 1999 and again in 2007 councils decided they would not support political causes The problem is such proclamations attract others and courts have forced councils that support some causes to support what they don t like Morris said despite Linton s saying the issue is apolitical he disagrees He felt it would open the door to other requests By refusing all requests council has a firm policy He said to think otherwise is at best very naive and at worst political shenanigans Morris noted a German University studied the Fair Trade movement and concluded it holds groups that are supposed to benefit from it in a cycle of poverty He added usually when council makes a decision it has a staff report but there has been none on this issue and further all he has seen is a brief report and a pamphlet from the proponents The information given to us is scant He concluded having an open door is a irresponsible stand Councillor Kirk McElwain supports the Fair Trade movement by purchasing Fair Trade coffee but I am not feeling very comfortable supporting any motion that gives an advantage to some because they sell Free Trade coffee Councillor Walt Visser said the township taxes all of its merchants but only some would be able to provide coffee Councillor Mary Lloyd was in favour of the motion As a community we can stand up and make a difference she said adding the issue of Fair Trade would make it a trendsetter John Markvart of the Centre Wellington Fair Trade Working Group explained the Fair Trade movement began in England in 1999 when an Oxfam group won the endorsement of prominent politicians in a place called Garstrang After 11 years there are over 1 000 Fair Trade Towns in 22 countries In Canada there are 15 of them and there are 19 more campaigns in other Canadian communities including Waterloo He said Visitors to our township and citizens within it would see that Centre Wellington welcomes the choice of Fair Trade products in our community and supports the goals of the Fair Trade movement The idea behind the movement is people in poor countries are paid a fair price for their products Markvart said coffee is the signature product of the movement because it is behind only oil as a traded commodity The committee conducted its recorded vote and the motion was defeated 5 2 with Linton and Lloyd in favour and VanLeeuwen McElwain Mayor Joanne Ross Zuj Morris and Visser opposed November 18 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10394 (2016-02-16)
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