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Old bones

Posted: January 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm   /   County News

Whose bodies are buried beneath the restaurant at Isaiah Tubbs Resort on West Lake? This question has been a mystery since the remains of a nine individuals were discovered over a decade ago underneath the corner of the restaurant now located on the site. The site was reported to the Registrar of the Cemeteries Act […]

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Food as a lens on being

Posted: January 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm   /   County News

Jamie Kennedy awarded one of Canada’s highest civilian honours Jamie Kennedy has been a celebrity chef since long before the Food Channel turned the preparation of food into a spectator sport. Likely Canada’s, and certainly Hillier’s best known chef, Kennedy was recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. He is among 54 […]

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Home stretch

Posted: January 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm   /   County News

Dukes prepare for a busy January TRADE DEADLINE With just a week to go before the Jan. 10 trade deadline Abrams hasn’t yet decided whether he is a buyer, a seller or a bystander. The Dukes need a back-up goaltender and would like some additional firepower up front as well as a sturdy defenceman or […]

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Wellington v. Russia

Posted: January 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm   /   County News

It was a game. Quite a game at that. In the end the bigger and older Russian squad was just a bit better as they skated to a 5-2 victory over the Wellington Dukes on Tuesday night. The game started fast and ended fast. With crisp tape to tape passes and unrelenting forechecking the Russian […]

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One step forward…

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm   /   County News

Development of 26 rooms at Fields on West Lake cleared to proceed Mark Henry and Lynne Ellis have crossed the final hurdle in their quest to amend the zoning for Fields on West Lake. In June of 2009 Henry and Ellis won council approval to allow them to build and operate 26 accommodation units—five in […]

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Fresh start

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm   /   County News

Regent Theatre receives $500,000 in grants toward renovation and expansion project It was a tumultuous year for the Regent Theatre and its volunteer board—but 2010 is ending on a very positive note. Indeed the board received an early Christmas present last week—learning that the venerable old theatre is receiving a federal grant worth $245,000. This […]

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Heritage value

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm   /   County News

With the temperature cooled a more reasoned discussion begins When does private property stop being private? Put another way, when do the collective rights of the community trump the rights of the private property holder? The finer points of these questions and its broader implications got lost this past summer as a distinctive church that […]

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Great start

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm   /   County News

Dukes go home to rest and prepare for the stretch drive The Wellington Dukes used the two-thirds portion of the regular season well. After 34 games the Wellington Dukes enjoy a nine-point cushion over the rest of the contenders in the east. This includes Kingston and Peterborough tied for second and Cobourg a point back […]

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First words

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm   /   County News

Mertens installed as mayor Peter Mertens officially donned the robe of mayor last week. In his inaugural remarks Mertens repeated his pledge that the municipal government “will not seek more from our taxpayers than we did in 2010.” “It is time for us to stop and take a breath,” said Mertens. “Two thousand eleven will […]

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Grand beginning

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm   /   County News

Many to be thanked on the opening of a new community centre “A lot of people describe this place as a proud community,” said Jim Dunlop. “I’ve experienced this pride firsthand over the last two years.” The crowd erupted in well-deserved applause. Dunlop earned the first standing ovation in the new Wellington and District Community […]

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