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Drug related charges laid after warrant executed at Dundalk home

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Wellington North accepts resignation of public works director

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New Family Growth Centre in Mount Forest the site of free youth workshops this winter

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Kinsmen Ball Park in Mount Forest among the eight local projects receiving Canada 150 Infrastructure Funding

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Snowmobile stolen from property on Grey Rd. 109 in Southgate

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Pledge completed

The Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary have started their 95th year on a very positive note, as it was revealed on Jan. 11 that they have fulfilled their $50,000 pledge to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation’s Always Here For You campaign one year ahead of schedule. The group pledged the money over five years, but after a lot of hard work and dedication from their more than 80 members, they reached their goal in four years. Present for the announcement were, from left: Auxiliary secretary Wendy Rogerson; Auxiliary president Linda Dunk; Foundation president Donna Leach; Auxiliary vice-president Penny Renken, and; Auxiliary past-president Wreatha Speers.

Recognized for 30 years of service

The Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation recognized long-time volunteer Verna Batenchuk (right) on Jan. 11 for her 30 years of volunteer service to the hospital in a number of roles. Batenchuk was presented with a cake by foundation president Donna Leach (centre) and John Dale (left), incoming auxiliary liaison to the foundation, to celebrate her achievement.

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Marty Young (left), owner of Young’s Home Hardware in Mount Forest, and his staff were presented with the Cornerstone Award by Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington program co-ordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter (right) on Jan. 12. The award is presented each January during Crime Stoppers Month to one individual, business or organization in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the program.

Fly the flag

As a part of Crime Stoppers Month, the organization’s flag was raised in front of the Mount Forest Museum and Archives last Friday to kick start the month in Wellington North. On hand for the flag raising were, from left to right: Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox; Wellington County OPP Sergeant Patrick Horrigan; Rob Mattice, member of the CSGW board of directors; Wellington County OPP Constable Gary Barnhardt; Wellington North fire chief Dave Guilbault; Wellington North fire prevention officer Marco Guidotti; Sarah Bowers-Peter, program co-ordinator with CSGW, and; Kieran Bates, winner of CSGW’s Sound of Crime Stoppers contest.

Blessing the mural

Elder Shirley Johns of the Saugeen First Nation “smudges” the mural that was unveiled last Tuesday at Wellington Heights Secondary School. The practice of smudging sees the smoke of a sacred herb spread over a person or object to help clear negative energy from the person or object.

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