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Three and zero

Posted: September 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm   /   County News

Not as good as it looks The Wellington Dukes rolled through the first weekend of the season, racking up three wins including a thrilling overtime win against the Kingston Voyageurs last Thursday night on the road. Jordan Ruby was strong in the Dukes net from the first whistle, turning back the Vees’ early push. Ruby […]

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Rough reception

Posted: September 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm   /   County News

Jack Dall has had rough start to his campaign. He is among six candidates seeking the lone council seat in South Marysburgh. Earlier this week Dall erected nine large (4×3) election signs around the ward. On Wednesday morning he found that all his signs had been defaced or torn down. He fixed the signs he […]

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Containing the madness

Posted: September 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm   /   County News

Provincial and County officials struggle to limit the damage caused by church wreck Jim Sinclair is on a short leash—unlike his dog, nabbed last week by canine officials—and it’s getting shorter. The demolition contractor, now scarcely moves on Main St. Picton without the close scrutiny of County building officials, engineering consultants, Ministry of Labour and […]

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On second thought

Posted: September 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm   /   County News

Council reverses committee decision and approves golf course residential development Taking a sharp U-turn, council reversed its committee decision, made just 10 days earlier, and voted to approve an Official Plan Amendment to enable a golf course residential development to proceed in the village of Wellington, in a meeting last week. EXPANDING LABYRINTH It has […]

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Young talent

Posted: September 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm   /   County News

Andrea Heuving (centre) is the first winner of the Willi Fida Culinary Bursary, established to honour the pioneering County chef who passed away three years ago. The award was presented by Fida’s children, Alex and Melanie, last week at Angeline’s—the restaurant he founded—at a dinner to celebrate the chef and his contribution to the County.

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The question

Posted: August 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm   /   County News, Size of Council

It’s your turn to answer the question: Is council too big? It is now less than two months before the County goes to the polls to elect a new mayor and council. Slowly but surely, the beginnings of a campaign are starting to emerge. At risk of being lost in the discussion is the fact […]

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Posted: August 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm   /   County News

Council was set to decide the fate of a proposed residential golf course development in Wellington after the Times went to press on Tuesday night.  As you are reading this the decision, or perhaps yet another deferral, will be known. There will be plenty of time and reason to comment on this later. Suffice it […]

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Mertens fights for County

Posted: August 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm   /   County News

Mayor Leo Finnegan and councillor Peter Mertens met with provincial Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Parliamentary Assistant Phil McNeely in Windsor on Monday. Together they are making the pitch that the province help out with the additional cost of the wastewater treatment plant in Picton. When the province and the federal government committed to pay […]

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