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Off and running

Posted: April 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm   /   County News

Federal candidates make their pitch for your vote Wanted or not, Canadians will go to the polls on May 2 to elect a new government. The minority government of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives fell on Friday on a vote that found his party in contempt of parliament. The Conservatives say, however, the manoeuvre is just a […]

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Trapped in a well policy

Posted: April 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm   /   County News

Muncipality axes “unreasonable” rules regulating new water wells Bill and Sally Cowan have been trying to create a building lot from land they own near Milford for a year now. They have spent thousands of dollars drilling and testing to meet conditions set by the municipality’s building department for water quality and quantity. “It makes […]

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Federal election

Posted: March 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm   /   County News

We are just minutes away a non-confidence motion that will defeat the Harper government. In Prince Edward Hastings Daryl Kramp, Peter Tinsley and Michael McMahon are already making preparations for the campaign. Count on the Wellington Times to bring you the information and insight you need as you consider the future of this country

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Closed for business

Posted: March 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm   /   County News

Council slashes economic development in the County “Shortsighted” is how Picton Councillor Bev Campbell described council’s decision to slash $155,000 from the County’s economic development budget. In fact she used the term a couple of times as she tried to explain to her fellow councillors that they could not have chosen a worse time to […]

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A thrill ride

Posted: March 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm   /   County News

Stouffville and Wellington deliver entertaining hockey in opening game of semi-finals The Wellington Dukes thrilled their fans with another wildly entertaining and ultimately victorious playoff game on Sunday. The Stouffville Spirit came into the semifinal OJHL series having knocked off the league-leading Newmarket Hurricanes. All season long Newmarket was ranked among the top five teams […]

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Too much, too late

Posted: March 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm   /   County News

Are development charges killing new home construction in the County? Did the County overshoot when it finally adopted development and connection charges over the last couple of years? That is the question that is likely to be debated more urgently in the next weeks and months as the crashing new home market begins to claim […]

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Hot metal

Posted: March 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm   /   County News

Copper thefts rise as fast as prices As the snow recedes and temperatures rise, many seasonal and part-time residents are returning to their County homes and cottages to find a nasty surprise. Copper thieves have been busy stripping copper pipe from many area homes and construction sites this past winter. More than 31 thefts of […]

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Wellington fans 1 Villanova 0

Posted: March 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm   /   County News

Huge support assist in Dukes win in Toronto It was a game unlike any other. A game in which the score sheet offered little insight into the event. The Wellington Dukes and their fans had traveled to the arena complex at York University on Saturday night for game four of the OJHL quarterfinal series with […]

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Old habits die hard

Posted: March 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm   /   County News

Local Children’s Aid Societies discussing merger Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A provincial ministry believes it can save money by prodding local agencies to amalgamate. Despite abundant object examples of the failure of amalgamation to deliver efficiencies, from QHC to municipalities, the province is finding it a difficult habit to break. “Local services […]

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The worrier

Posted: March 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm   /   County News

Dukes win decisively but know Villanova won’t roll over His job is to worry. Where some see a 7-3 win as a good way to start a playoff series, Marty Abrams, coach and general manager of the Wellington Dukes, worries about his team’s power play output. The team went zero for four power play opportunities […]

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