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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 1, 2010­­

Public service Announcement

The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance Shop Local Program draw was held this week at Herbal One in Fergus. Drawing winning ballot is shop owner Del Dolman and FERA representative Derek Roberts. The winner is Annette Boyd who won a $50 gift certificate from Art of the Bloom in Elora. Congratulations! The FERA draw September 27-29 was from Vito’s 2 for 1 Pizza in Elora. A ballot will be drawn October 4-6 from Hilltop Variety in Elora. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers!

Belwood Women’s Institute

Craft Sale

Sat. October 16th, 2010 9am-2pm Belwood Community Hall Corner of Queen & George Streets

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Elora Community Centre, 60 David St. W. Wednesday, October 6, 3pm-8pm

Clinic Sponsored by: Irvine Masonic Lodge No. 203 ­­Fergus Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave. Tuesday, October 19, 1:30pm - 8pm

Clinic Sponsored by: Mercer Masonic Lodge No. 347

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Community euchre, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Puslinch, at the Puslinch Community Centre at 7:30pm. $3 per person. Refreshments provided, 50/50 draw, all welcome. Call Neil Smith for info. 519-837-3838. *** Moorefield United Church Pork Dinner, 5 - 7pm at Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield, Ont. Advance tickets not necessary. Prices $12. for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11, preschoolers free. *** The Red Chevron Club is hosting Karaoke. 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** University Basketball at the main gym at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus. 6pm. The University of Waterloo women will compete against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and at 8pm, the University of Guelph men will take on the University of Waterloo. Tickets at the door. $6 for non-students and $4 for students with valid ID. All proceeds will support the CWDHS Aboriginal Club and Exchange Program. For information, contact Jack 519-843-2500, ext 522. *** Tom Howell’s Fish Fry at Teresa of Avila Parish Hall, 19 Flamingo Dr. Elmira. Two sittings, 5 & 6:30pm. Adults $14, children (5-12) $6, Under 5 free. Advance tickets are available until Sept. 29 and may be purchased at the Church Office 519669-3387. *** The Elora Acoustic Cafe is a place to perform, listen and converse in a warm and welcoming cafe environment. The evening begins at 7:30pm with open stage sign up, music at 8pm and feature artist at 9:30pm. “Peter Hillam, Tricia Brubacher, and Julie Corey” collaborating in a Trio to play and sing and bliss out on 3 part harmony. *** St. Martin’s CWL Annual Euchre. 12 Union St., Drayton Parish Hall. 7:30pm. Penny table, lunch. Admission $5. *** Spaghetti Supper, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Mount Forest. 5-6:30pm. $10. *** Fish and Chip Night, Arthur Legion 6 - 8pm. $10. *** Ladies Night Free Skate! Mount Forest & District Sports Complex. 7-9pm. Grandmas, Moms, Daughters, sisters and girlfriends welcome! Please bring a non-perishable food item for our community food bank. Info. 519-323-0255.

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Arthritis Society/Mount Forest Family Health Team. Free monthly arthritis workshops. Learn how to manage your arthritis. Call today for session dates and to register. 519-323-0255. *** 1943 Army Cadets is a youth program which is free to youth. We would like to has started back up. Army cadets is open to guys and girls,12 - 19 years old. We meet at Norwell District Secondary School, 6:45 - 9:15pm. For any questions, please call Captain Bill Dobson at 519-343-4305.

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Sunday October 3, 2010 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)

“proceeds to local community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway

7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora Held under lottery license #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

Oct 2

Dufferin Town & Country Farm Tour 9am-4pm. A self-guided driving tour to farms in East Garafraxa and East Luther Townships. Fun and educational activities for the family - see farming first-hand. Admission – Donation for Food Bank. Tour Information 1-800-332-9744. *** Mimosa United Church Annual Fundraiser. Dance to the country sound of the Muir Family at Belwood Community Hall 7:30pm. Tickets $10. Lunch. Call Gerry 519-855-4630 or Betty 519-8362331. *** Elora Rockers Sports Assoc. Fall Dance Elora Legion 8pm – 1am. D.J., Door Prizes, Light lunch, $10 per person. Advance tickets call 519-846-9277 or 519-846-5589. *** Mixed cribbage, two person teams, tournament. Starting 1pm sharp. Entry fee $20 per team. Registration 11.30 am. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Special Event: 4th Annual Active Living & Retirement Trade Show! 10am-2pm. Free admission! Free presentations! Free giveaways! Lunch available! Call 519787-1814 for more information. *** Basement sale at St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen St. E., Fergus, 8am -12pm. *** Empowering Exceptional Parents. This 1 day seminar will empower parents of children with exceptionalities with tools, skills and laughter. Everyone is invited to attend this seminar at Ariss Valley Golf Club (5700 Hwy 86 Ariss) 9am – 3pm. To register or for more information call 519-821-8089 ext. 552. *** Ladies Night Out Hosted by Fergus & District Kinsmen Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave. E., Fergus. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Showtime at 8pm featuring Yuk Yuk’s Comediennes. Age of Majority event featuring Yuk Yuk’s comediennes Martha Chaves, Laurie Elliott, and Joanna Downey. Proceeds to Groves Memorial Community Hospital. $40 per person, $300 Table of eight. For tickets call 519-843-4852. *** Crib Tournament, Arthur Legion. Contact Diane 519-848-1106.

*** Masonic Lodge Harvest Breakfast. 8-10am. Adults $6, children $3. Prince Arthur Lodge #334, Edward St., Arthur. *** Churchill Community Church will hold their annual Chicken BBQ 5-7:30pm. $12 for 1/2 chicken, $10 for 1/4. Take-out available. Churchill Church is located at the corner of Erin 3rd line and Erin/Halton Townline. *** Mapleton Historical Society Barn Tour and Old Tyme Barn Dance. A bus tour of historically significant barns and a log cabin in Mapleton Township. Bus boards at 12:30 at Reg and Liz Samis, 7332 Sdrd 16 Drayton. Light supper at 5:30pm followed by Barn Dance. Advanced tickets only $10 for bus tour $10 for Dance. For more info. call Floyd Schieck 519-638-3169 or Liz Samis 519-638-3268. *** The final Household Hazardous Waste event day in 2010 will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at Liquidation World, 480 Smith St (Hwy.6), Arthur, from 9am - 3pm. This service is for residents in Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph/Eramosa, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch and Wellington North only. There is no charge. Only household materials defined as HHW will be accepted (e.g., paint, chemicals and motor oil). For more information contact SWS at 519-837-2601. *** Turkey Dinner with trimmings Woodford Community Centre. 107 Woodford Crescent # 26 county Rd #18 E. of Owen Sound W. of Meaford to reserve tickets 519 -376-8246 ask for Melissa

Oct 3

Catch the Wind, Catch the Spirit of Hope. Ceremony and walk to celebrate the lives of those living with Breast Cancer and to remember those who have died from the disease. 1pm at Silvercreek Park, SW corner of Wellington and Edinburgh. No Pledges. More info. Karen at 519-856-2089. *** Hike the Trail Series. 10am start. “Cornstalks & Goblins”. Elora Cataract Trailway Gerrie Road entrance. *** Ontario Hiking Day 1.5 hours. Bring water and sunscreen. We start at 1pm from the Starkey Trail parking lot on Arkell Road, approximately 1 km east of the Arkell Village intersection with Watson Road. Leader: Kathy 519-836-9147. *** Anniversary Choir Singers from the area join in rehearsal with the Elora United Church choir to help them celebrate Elora United’s 175th anniversary. 7:30pm under the direction of Louise Elder.

Oct 4

Puslinch Historical Society - Virgil Martin will discuss changes in the local rural landscapes and woodlands over the past 25 years. Recent photos compared with old photos will illustrate dramatic and intriguing changes over the span of a lifetime. 7:30pm at Puslinch Township Offices, 7404 Rd. 34, Aberfoyle. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre Poker Walk! At designated stops you will receive a playing card, at the end of the walk (2kms) we will see who has the best poker hand! No poker experience necessary! Prizes! No charge! Call 519- 787-1814 to register. *** Sacred Heart Parish & St. Peter’s Mission Turkey Supper. Rockmosa Hall, Rockwood. Sittings 5 & 7pm. Adults $14, children 10 and under $6. Call Fred 519-824-0454 or Maria 519856-9196.

Oct 5

St. John’s Lutheran Church Turkey Supper at the Clifford Community Hall from 4:30- 7pm. Adults $12.50, 12 and under $5, preschoolers free. For tickets call Ethel 519-327-8135 or Denise 519-367-2120.

Oct 6

Until October 24- Twelve Angry Men. A Riveting Courtroom Drama. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-747-7788 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic 10am-12noon - no appointment needed! Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Givin’ Gourds! Drop-in and make a grateful guy out of a gourd for Thanksgiving. Bring your own gourd. Between 5 & 8 pm. Aboyne Library. *** New Members’ Night. All welcome at Zehrs Community Room, Imperial & Paisley, Guelph. 7 -9pm. Come out & find out what Hiking is all about!

Oct 7

Belwood Lions Jamboree. 7:30pm Belwood Hall. Come and Play, Sing, Dance & just enjoy the Entertainment. Admission $5 pp. (Performing musicians: free). Call 519-843-7011 for information. *** The Arthur Lion’s Club will host a meet the candidates night in Arthur 7pm. Arthur Arena Complex. Sponsored by Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Arthur Lion’s Club. Continued on page 15

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H&R Machine: Local company making a difference for firefighters across North America by Chris Daponte Owner Jamie Hiller stands outside H&R Machine’s 6,000 square foot shop in Fergus. The company has made a name for itself by manufacturing several pieces of equipment for fire departments across North America. FERGUS - Whether it’s an out-of-control blaze or a seemingly routine medical call, for firefighters timing is everything. Minutes, even seconds, can mean the difference between life and death. And proper training is vital to ensure firefighters are at their best when emergencies strike. “It has to be second nature,” says Jamie Hiller, whose Fergus company H&R Machine produces specialized forcible entry training equipment. Also a volunteer firefighter with the Centre Wellington department, Hiller says it’s his personal experience as a firefighter that sets his company’s fire service products apart from those of his competitors. “When I build something I have to think like a firefighter,” he said. “I also have a reputation to keep - as a business and as a firefighter ... There’s a trust that goes on in fire services.” That trust, in addition to offering top-quality products, has helped H&R Machine develop a client base that includes fire departments throughout Ontario and across North America, including in western Canada, Miami, New York state, Virginia, Chicago and North Carolina. H&R Machine, which was started in 1982 by Hiller’s father, Fred, is a “very diversified company,” Hiller said, specializing in equipment for heavy and light industries and agriculture, in addition to fire services. “You name it, we do it,” he said. But since

delving into fire services equipment about three years ago, that part of the business has taken off. “Our American market has really exploded ... free trade is good,” he said with a smile. H&R Machine does not advertise its fire services equipment - Hiller does attend trade shows - and almost all of its clientele is acquired through word of mouth. The Fergus company offers eight training “props” used to train firefighters in forced entry, including one to work on prying out hinges, one for breaking open locks, another for cutting various types of metals at different heights and angles and, the most popular item, a dual-sided, dead bolt steel door device that firefighters can literally smash open thousands of times. Hiller works closely with Brotherhood Instructors, which offers basic, hands-on training to fire departments across the continent, to help decrease the time required for firefighters to enter buildings. Andrew Brassard, a Milton firefighter and co-owner of Brotherhood Instructors, designed the props now built by H&R Machine and he feels they are an invaluable tool for firefighters. He noted forcible entry training used to - and for many firefighters, still does - consist only of watching a video or PowerPoint presentation. “Good luck at 3am at your first fire,” Brassard said, when there is no

hands-on practice. “It’s the combination of the props and training that does it ... it’s a great combination. [The props are] a great product for fire services.” Randy Fleming, training officer with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, agrees. “The ability to get a large number of personnel through each evolution in a timely fashion aids greatly to delivery of

dozen drying units for bunker gear and water rescue equipment - all of it made of solid steel. “We try to do everything as local as we can,” Hiller said, adding H&R Machine uses companies in and around Centre Wellington for materials and delivery. The idea for the equipment dryers was developed to address several operational and safety issues with the usual

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course content,” Fleming said. Like Brassard, Hiller also stressed the difference between in-class and hands-on training is like night and day. “What do you think firefighters would rather do? What do you think is more effective?” Hiller asks rhetorically minutes after demonstrating how the training equipment works. H&R Machines’ five fulltime employees have over 100 combined years of machine shop experience and work around the clock out of the company’s 6,000 square foot shop on Gregson Court. In addition to about two dozen training door units per year, they also manufacture about a

way of doing things. Hiller explained firefighters regularly just hang their gear in fire halls after a call or at the end of their shift. Not only was that messy and disorganized, especially if outsiders are touring the facility, but it also took a lot of time and meant if not properly dried, the suits still contained contaminants from the fire. “Why are we exposing a patient to that?” he asked himself. “It’s like a doctor not washing his hands.” Regular clothes dryers are not an option, he said, because of the temperature involved and the repeated crinkling of material, which can weaken the insulating

function of the bunker gear. And a lot of the specialized dryers on the market are stationary, hard-wired in place and/or not suited for the fire hall. But H&R Machine’s 110 volt, 15 amp “Phoenix Dryers” are mobile and can be plugged into any electrical outlet. Plus, the structural steel tube design makes them very safe for fire halls, which also welcome many young visitors throughout the year. “We build them so durable and the design is meant not to tip over,” Hiller said. “Fire departments really like them.” Kevin Roach, deputy fire chief with the Welland department, recently told Hiller, “Personal protective equipment is now being returned to service, completely dried, in less than half the time it took previously.” In addition to his experience and quality craftsmanship, Hiller feels his price point and delivery also give him a leg up on the competition. His equipment can often cost half the price of similar equipment sold by some American companies, and he can have items delivered as far away as the southern U.S. within two weeks of receiving an order. “The delivery of the product is almost as important as the prod-

uct that I’ve built,” he said. And while many fire departments still view equipment like the dryers as somewhat of a luxury, that’s a mentality Hiller is hoping to change. “It becomes a necessity” if firefighters are unavailable because their equipment is out of service, he said. While he does run a successful business - “the recession really hasn’t affected us,” he said - Hiller’s main focus is always safety and helping firefighters do their jobs. “Train to live and live to train,” he said, evoking a common motto among firefighters. “The goal is for everyone to go home safely at the end of the day.” *** The Centre Wellington Fire Department will be hosting basic and advanced Brotherhood Instructors’ forcible entry courses on Nov. 13 and 14, at station 40 on Queen Street in Fegus. The course is open to all municipal firefighters, although space is limited. “We have a wide variety of experience,” Brassard said of the instructors, who come from across North America. “These are some of the best guys in the world.” For information contact Andrew Brassard at or 905699-9966.

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ENTERTAINMENT Sensational Elora to run 11 days; starts Oct. 1 ELORA - The onset of the fall season is the beginning of Sensational Elora. This year the 11 day festival starts on Oct. 1 with a new event – Art-o-bus – in colla­ boration with the Elora-Fergus Studio Tour. Guests will be treated to cocktails at the Elora Centre for the Arts, which is featuring a display of art from each of the members of the Studio Tour, and a bus will then take a private tour to a number of artists’ studios for an up close and personal look at some area productions. Also starting Oct. 1 will be the beginning of the Elora Empty Bowls and Glasses Project. This year bowls and glasses will be available at Styll Gallery, at the Sensational Elora offices (9 Mill Street East, River Level) and at various artists’ studios during the Elora – Fergus Studio Tour, at the Sensational Elora Grand Gala, and, at the Sensational Elora Soup-off that will be held at Bissell Park on Thanks­giving Oct. 11 from 1 to 4pm. Organizers said people can pick up their bowls quickly

GUELPH - The recent ­­ project, Yahweh, by Canadian by city musician Trevor Dick has re­ ceived endorsements, ­ industry acclaim and accolades. Yahweh has received nomi­ nations in five categories for the GMA Canada Covenant Awards: Instrumental Album of the Year, Jazz/Blues Song of ­ the Year (The Path), Instrumen­ tal Song of the Year (Passion), Classical - Traditional Song of the Year (Interlude - The Calling), and CD/DVD Art­ work Design of the Year. Inspired by Exodus 3:1315, Yahweh (a 12 song album) is a fresh instrumental collec­ tion of timeless songs of faith mixed with some original com­ positions portraying the “I Am” character of God. It is an instrumental worship CD featuring the five-string electric violin, acoustic violins, and a live band production: a Empty glasses - Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj handles an “empty glass” created by Blown Cana­dian fusion of pop, urban, Away Glass, Tim McManus while executive director Karen Thomas looks on. jazz, world beat rhythms with For more information and expan­sive sound track styling. ($25, and every cent goes to $15 more dollars diners will One of the ingredients assist in alleviating hunger in have an opportunity to taste to purchase tickets please visit the community) and bring it to all of the competing soups and us at www.sensational­elora.­ behind the acclaim is the heightened production and recording the Soup-off where, for only vote for favourites. com or call at 519-846-5638. quality. It was recorded live at

Bob Milne’s Ragtime returns for two concerts

HILLSBURGH - One taste of Bob Milne’s special brand of piano magic, and people come back time and time again. Add to that some baked goods from the Pantry Shelf, and it is a recipe for world-class entertainment at the Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh, as Milne returns for the eighth year. Universally acclaimed as the best ragtime and boogie-

Religious based album is up for five awards

woogie pianist on the planet, Milne is regarded as an American treasure. A PBS film crew followed him for a year to make a documentary of his concerts, typically over 200 a year, worldwide. The American Library of Congress is collec­ting memorabilia and making a film of a day in his life as part of the American Music Project, to be stored for posterity, along with such

other American icons as the Declaration of Indepen­ dence. Milne has been made an honorary citizen of Japan. Along with his music, he shares stories of the great musicians who penned that music, and regales audiences with tales of his own adven­tures on the road as a journey­man piano-player. His CDs and books will be on sale at the theatre. Milne will be playing two

concerts on Oct. 16. There will be a one-hour show at 2:30pm, followed by a gourmet afternoon-tea with Milne, catered by The Pantry Shelf, of Hillsburgh. Saturday evening there will be a two-hour con­ cert at 8pm. Tickets are $29 for either event, and may be reserved by calling the box office at 519-855-4586, or visit www.centurychurchtheatre. com.

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Phase One Recording Studios in Toronto and engi­neered by Richard Cleaver, Dick said, “We had the great honour of working with chief engineer, George Seara, whose recent clients include Anne Murray, Loreena McKen­ nitt, Rihanna, Holly Cole, Sting, Herbie Hancock, and Finger Eleven. We more than met our goals. I am very pleased with the results so far – a beautiful, warm, sound and excellent playing from each band member.” Recording artist Mike Janzen said, “The album sounds really great - refresh­ ingly tight and well-produced.” Five nominations for an in­ strumental album is com­ mendable and Dick attributed the nominations to the Flyin­ gbow ministry team effort. The Yahweh album cover is from a commissioned painting by award-winning artist New­ love, who painted while lis­ tening to some early cuts. More information on Yahweh and Trevor Dick is available at or

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ENTERTAINMENT Review - Guys and Dolls: a crap shoot turns into a real winner by Marie Male DRAYTON - Going to see Guys and Dolls ain’t no crap shoot. ’Cause it’s the real article. It’s a lot of great song and dance numbers strung together by an ongoing game of craps and the musical personal­ ities it ensnares. It is the underground world of Times Square, New York City in the 1950s. The gaudy, pinstriped, double breasted suits and New Yawk accents are all over the stage. The gangstas are endearing and the gals are lookers, though it is hard to decide who is ditzier; the guys or the dolls. The action starts with a bet. Crap game operator Nathan Detroit bets high roller Sky Masterson that he can’t make the most random girl fall in

love with him. An idle finger points to Sergeant Sarah Brown, of the “Save a Soul” Mission. The plot thickens. The characters are campy; it is all about the music as the audience is treated to the tunes that made Guys and Dolls a Broadway classic. Though some­what dated, the song and dance is universal in its appeal, with Luck Be A Lady Tonight still playing in the head days later. The doll with it all is Jackie Mustakas, as Miss Adelaide, engaged 14 years to Nathan, played by Eddie Glen. Her ingenuous manner is as believ­ able as her flawlessly fun ac­cent. She bemoans the single life as she sniffle sings “If she’s tired of gettin’ fish eye from the hotel clerk, a poyson

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Singing dolls - Guys and Dolls is currently playing in Drayton until Oct. 9. Director and choreographer Michael Lichtefeld brought a great deal of experience to his Drayton Entertainment debut including several Broadway and off-Broadway musicals and nine seasons at the Strat­ ford Shakespearean Festival.

Music Director Steve Thomas leads the unseen orchestra with omnipresent skill. Guys and Dolls is the final show of a fantastic 20th season at the Drayton Festival Theatre. Much more than a

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Art and antiques appraised this Sunday in city CAMBRIDGE - The Cam­­bridge Galleries will present its 12th annual Art and Antique appraisal day on Sept. 26 from 11am to 5pm at Queen’s Square, 1 North Square. The fundraising event,

conducted by Bonhams Can­ ada, provides the public with a chance to receive verbal ap­prais­als and identification of their fine art and antique items. All sorts of items can be ap­praised: Canadian and Euro­ pean paintings, drawings and sculptures; furniture and ac­ ces­ sories (photos of larger items are acceptable); china and silver.

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Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | A weekly press release prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you require further information, regarding this press release, please call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www. EQUINE ERIN submitted by Bridget Ryan Equine Erin is a special event being hosted in celebration of the 160th Erin Fall Fair. The Erin Fair runs October 8 - 11, 2010 on Thanksgiving weekend. Equine Erin includes a large Horse Tent with a Demo Ring and Exhibit Tables. There will be 20 different horse-related clinics hosted at the Equine Tent over 3 days. Our event is being sponsored by the Grand River Ag. Society/ Raceway and will feature mounted patrol from the Wellington County Mounted Police, A Paso Fino display dance, Horse Whisperer, Monday at 9:30 along with traditional Horse Events: Heavy Horses, Hunter Jumper Show, Ponies, Gaited Horses, Western Barrel Racing (OBRA) and the Gymkhana Youth Show & Costume Class. Go to for complete details. Monday October 11th, please join us for the All Breeds Equine Parade. Meet 3:00 p.m. at the Track. Parade starts at 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. The Parade is free for all who are interested, and prizes will be awarded. Email: or call 519-855-4562 for more information. Everyone Welcome! GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham, Program Representative The next Growing Your Farm Profits workshop is planned for Wednesday, October 6th to be completed Wednesday, October 13th in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room. No costs. Lunch provided! I keep hearing good reports from the farmers who attend these workshops. Some of the comments are about succession planning and improving record keeping. Some farmers have learned more about direct marketing and setting achievable business goals. I am sure you could learn too! ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN by John C. Benham, Program Representative The next Environmental Farm Plan workshop has not been set yet but will be in the latter part of October. The latest information we have is that the EFP Cost Share applications will be available on November 15, 2010 in the Aboyne Hall at the County Museum between Fergus and Elora. We plan to be there when the building

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opens at 7:30 am. We also plan to be in the OMAFRA boardroom on November 16, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. If you plan to request financial assistance in 2010 for a project you have identified in your EFP Action Plan we encourage you to attend and complete your application as soon as possible since there are more farmers interested and less money available. The money is expected to last for only a short time! UPCOMING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS: Ruminant Feed Industry Day: Wednesday, November 2 in Elora. This is in cooperation with OABA to provide enhanced skills for agri-businesses serving clients. OMAFRA Sheep Seminars “Keeping Lambs Alive” – November 16 (Atwood) and 18 (Napanee). This is the Provinces’s premier information vehicle for the commericially - focused lamb producer. The topic this year is surrounding lamb survival and features 2 American and 1 Scottish expert in addition to local talent: sheep/20091110.htm Sheep Infrastructure Workshops repeating every 4 months, the next two offerings are slated for Western (December 1 and 2) and then Eastern Ontario (April 6 and 7): COMING EVENTS: Oct. 2 Mapleton Historical Society Barn tour – start: 7332 Side Road 16, 12:30 p.m. on bus; $10.00. 5:30 p.m. - Supper and Dance $10.00 – old time barn dance, music by Dunc Lamond and Friends. Limited number of tickets available! Contact: Floyd Schiek: 519-638-3169 or Liz Samis: 519-638-3268. Oct. 8 -11 Erin Fall Fair, on Main Street. For more information, call: 519-833-2808. Oct. 13 - 15 Farm Credit Canada - Drive Away Hunger comes to Ontario from September 20 to October 15, to collect food and cash donations for local food banks. Join the drive by donating at your local FCC office, and watch for the tractor and trailer tours that will visit the Guelph, Walkerton, Listowel, Lindsay and Barrie areas: October 13-15. To find out more, visit: www. Oct. 15 Wellington County Plowmen’s Banquet & Awards Night at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora at 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales; tickets available from Les Darrington: 519-846-9210 or Gary Schieck: 519-638-3838. Oct. 19 & 20 “Leading Edge Summit – Innovating for Positive Change in Rural Ontario” – Rural Ontario Institute at Hockley Valley Resort (near Orangeville). Check the website: or 519-826-4204.

Oct. 20 - 23 International Maple Syrup Institute and the North American Maple Syrup Council Annual Meeting, “Sugaring 2010: Progress and Potential”, Arden Park Hotel, Stratford. For complete meeting details, visit http://www.northamericanmaple. org/index.php/annual-meeting. Oct. 29 Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency presents Producer Education Day - “Business Management for the Sheep Producers”, Holiday Inn, Guelph. For more information, contact the OSMA office 519-836-0043 or email or visit Oct. 30 Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) AGM & Economic Workshop, Holiday Inn Guelph. The AGM is where the Agency presents an overview of all business and financial information that has taken place over the past year. For more information, contact the OSMA office 519-836-0043 or email admin@ or visit

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Antique steam traction engine a feature at this year’s Erin’s Fall Fair This Sawyer Massey 20 – 60 steam traction engine was built in Hamilton in 1915. The 20 refers to its drawbar

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horsepower and the 60 refers to the belt horsepower. That was a very common size of engine. These engines were used throughout Ontario in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to power threshing machines, sawmills, rock crush­ers etc. This particular engine is thought to have spent most of its early years running a private sawmill in Algonquin park. It was subsequently acquired by Wilfred Leslie, of Georgetown, who owned it for quite some

time. In 1995, Gord Tuck, of St. Thomas, bought it from Les­ lie’s grandson and spent 10 years restoring it to its current condition, including preserving its original riveted boiler. The boiler is one of the first components to deteriorate and few engines were cared for well enough for the origi­ nal boiler to be usable. Many steam traction engines now have new replace­ment welded boilers. It is now locally owned and cared for by Alex Wilson, Bob Wilson and family.

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Agricultural entrepreneur puts focus on farming for the Motor City by John Clement I’m watching with interest a Detroit-based entrepreneur whose vision for his city could throw many of our paradigms about urban agriculture out the window. Seeing Detroit’s huge amount of vacant land as an op­ portunity, the entrepreneur is setting out to assemble large parcels of vacant inner-city land and create a large-scale, for-profit agricultural enter­ prise. The entrepreneur in ques­ tion is John Hantz, the head of Hantz Financial Services, a company with more than 500 employees and $1.3-billion in assets under management. He has created Hantz Farms De­troit and has committed $30-million over the next 10 years as start-up capital to create an innovative farming business wholly within the city limits of Detroit. In addition to the business opportunity, Hantz also hopes his contribution to the city will take some of the surplus land off the market, provide jobs with benefits, supply local markets with fresh produce and stimulate development around the edges of his farming en­terprises. And if ever a city needed such an entrepreneurial vision, it is Detroit. Once a city of nearly two million people, it has now shrunk to fewer than 900,000. Devastated by long-term changes in the auto industry, plus more recently the subprime mortgage crisis, the city has seen a steady exodus of people and capital. In fact, one source says that over 25,000 acres of abandoned land (be­tween 30 and 40 square miles) rests within the city, with the mayor currently pushing for­ward with a plan to demolish about 10,000 vacant houses.

Some community leaders say the city has to plan for a steady population of only 700,000 people, which means that lots and lots of vacant land exists that needs new uses. Hantz figures that a largescale, for-profit agriculture fits the bill for the vacant land. He’s starting slowly and is cur­rently in negotiations with the city to open up 77 acres for farm­ing on Detroit’s east side and is proposing to turn 40 acres of the Michigan State Fair­grounds into a demon­ stration farm. Along the way, he has met with plenty of naysayers who allege that Hantz is just performing a land grab. Also, resistance is strong from advocates of a more com­munity-oriented, less profit driven approach. Although early on in its

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“Smoke alarms: A sound you can live with.”

Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 3 to 9

WELLINGTON CTY. Fire officials throughout the county are urging locals to take a few minutes to make sure their smoke alarms are working in preparation for Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 3 to 9. “Too many people are complacent about fire safety,” said Mapleton Fire Chief Rick

Richardson. “People need to remember there is a one in ten chance of having a fire in their home. With all the plastic and synthetic materials we put in our homes today, fire burns hotter and faster than ever before. You may have just seconds to get everyone out of your home

safely.” Working smoke alarms provide the early warning of fire so that people have those extra seconds needed to escape a fire emergency. It’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Yet, all too often the fire service in Ontario responds to fires in

homes with no working smoke alarms. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With. Local fire departments will be holding a number of events throughout the week to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms.

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The Grand Valley and District Fire Department will be hosting a Fire Fighter for the Day contest again this year as part of the Fire Prevention Week Activities. Students in junior and intermediate classes attending Grand Valley and District Public School participate in a poster contest based on public fire safety information delivered in the classroom. Posters are judged by members of the Grand Valley and District Fire Board. One male and one female student are selected from each of the grade divisions; four students in total. Winners are picked up at the school at the end of the day in


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our front line pumper truck and taken home. The winners and their families are invited to participate in a Fire Fighter for the Day training session at the fire hall. Students will learn about smoke alarms, fire safety and fire fighter expectations during a response. Fire Fighter for the Day winners will be picked up at Grand Valley and District Public School, 120 Main St. North at 2:30 pm on Oct. 7. Fire Fighter for the Day Training Session will be held at the Grand Valley and District Fire Department, 173145 County Road 25, Grand Valley at 7pm on Oct 7.


A sound you can live with! Play SAFE! Work SAFE! Drive SAFE!

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Ready to spread the message - Emily Burgess, 18, of Harriston, was recently named Miss Ontario Fire Fighter. She is looking forward to talking to kids about safety during Fire Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 2 to 9. photo by David Meyer

Miss Ontario Firefighter urges fire safety by David Meyer HARRISTON - Fire Safety Week runs from Oct. 3 through 9 this year, but Miss Ontario Fire Fighter will be in local schools telling kids that fire safety should be considered all year long. Emily Burgess, 18, was named Miss Ontario Fire Fighter this year, having spent the previous year as Ambassador of the Fair for Harriston. She said she is really enjoying her provincial reign. “I’ve been loving it,” she said in an interview at the Harriston Fall Fair. “I’ve been meeting fire fighters and talking to kids about fire safety.” She said she expected those talks to increase during Fire Safety Week, a time that fire departments from professional to volunteer work hard to make

people aware of such things as the efficacy of smoke alarms to parents warning kids not to play with matches. “I’m really looking forward to working with students,” she said. “Kids tend to listen when somebody younger comes in.” So far, she has not been presented with a schedule for appearances. Burgess, in doing that work, will be in something of a rehearsal for her career. She is completing her grade 12 this year, and hopes to go to university for a business degree and obtain a masters in public speaking. That will allow her to fulfill her dream of travelling the world and speaking to youth for such organizations as Free the Children and War Child. In the meantime, she will be urging youth to be fire safe.

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Smoke Detectors: A sound you can live with

When you change your clocks, November 5th, change the battery in your smoke detector!

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Have a safe Fire Prevention Week from your friends at the Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue Fergus & Elora Stations

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“Smoke alarms: A sound you can live with.”

Three Wellington County firefighters celebrate 40 years of service this year joined the department in 1969 by Chris Daponte because it seemed “interesting” WELLINGTON CTY. and “That was the thing to do Over four decades as a firein those days,” says neither fighter, Puslinch Fire Chief he nor Stewart have plans for Robert Gordon has seen some immediate retirement. pretty horrible things, includ“I plan to hang around a liting a fiery crash on Highway tle longer,” Gordon said. “Don 401 in mid-September that and I have said we want to try claimed the life of a London to make it to 45 years.” man. Both men laugh when asked “That’s about as worse as it if they ever thought they would can get,” Gordon told Puslinch make it to four decades. council recently. “You see one “No, I did not - that’s for of those in your lifetime and sure,” Stewart said. that’s enough.” Like most firefighters, it’s And yet Gordon, and thouthe camaraderie and simple sands of firefighters like him, love of the job that keeps them keep coming back to work, coming back. despite what, at times, can be “You gotta be like a fama draining and emotionally disily, because you have to watch turbing job. each others’ back,” Stewart Four decades - Puslinch firefighter Donald Stewart, left, and Chief Robert Gordon were recognized “Overall, it’s been good,” said. earlier this year by Puslinch Mayor Brad Whitcombe for over 40 years of service to the fire department. he said of his 40-plus years of service with the Puslinch department. RAY ELLIS Along with fellow Puslinch firefighter Donald Stewart, PREVENTION he W E Esaid, K noting firefighters today is one of only two active fireat least two hours per October 3-9,train 2010 fighters in Wellington County week. “You have to be on top with four decades of service. of it.” Mapleton firefighter Ray Ellis, AUTO - Home - Farm Gordon agreed education PREVENTION who was unavailable for comTest your smoke alarms once a month is perhaps the biggest change, W E E K business - renters - commercial ment, retired earlier this year October 3-9, 2010 noting the department only and change the batteries at least once a year. after serving 40-plus years. Downtown Fergus 101 St. Andrew St. W. concentrated on putting out “It doesn’t seem that long, c Office of the Fire Marshal 2010 firessmoke in the beginning, but now Test your but it soon goes by,” said its training includes extricaGordon. alarmstion once a month and and many other aspects of He and Stewart are the only change the batteries least the job. atGordon, who says he remaining original members of the Puslinch Fire Department, once a year. which officially started on Jan. 1, 1969, after four monthsc Office of of the Fire Marshal 2010 uelph ramosa ire epartment training. “We were supposedly ready rd th to go,” Stewart recalled with invites you to their a laugh of the basic training provided for the department’s We want to hear FIRE EXTINGUISHER 35 original members. NON-REFL 5BC from you! FIRE A lifelong Puslinch resi$ .97 EXTINGUISHER SALE dent, Stewart says he decided to join the fire department NON-REFL1A THIS IS EXACTLY HOWCome visit the Fire Safety Trailer “Because I wanted to serve the YOUR AD WILL APPEAR IN SALE community.” THE NEWSPAPER.and Say Hi to Sparky the Fire Dog. Perhaps the biggest change Please check to make sure that BBQ, Draw & Prizes over the last 40 years is the the information is correct. Mark any errors volume of calls - the departCARBON MONOXIDE on this copy and faxWorking back to smoke alarms can cut your ment now responds to about & SMOKE DETECTOR (519) 843-7607 400 per year - and the type of risk of dying in a house fire in half. responses. or call (519) Are 843-5410 your smoke alarms in working order ? SALE “Thank heavens there’s not by TUESDAY NOON. too many fires,” Stewart said, IF WE DO NOT HEAR Have a fire escape plan. FROM YOU, YOUR AD noting there are tons of motor WILL BE PRINTED IN THEKnow at least 2 ways out of every room, vehicle collisions and ambuNEWSPAPER AS IT IS HERE. lance assist calls. if possible, and a meeting place outside. HOME HARDWARE & BUILDING CENTRE DEADLINES: The other big change, is the Our deadlines for 1 km East of Arthur on Wellington Rd. 109 training required nowadays. Practice your escape plan twice per year ad submission is “You’ve got to have the MONDAY AT 3:00 P.M. training up to date now,” he Our deadline for error corrections is






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“Smoke alarms: A sound you can live with.”

One million students will participate in the Great Canadian Fire Drill (NC) - Nearly one million Canadian school kids, from kindergarten to grade 3, will be taught the importance of

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The “Great Canadian Fire Drill” campaign is put on by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) in conjunction with the Fire Marshall’s Public Fire Safety Council. The official theme of Fire Prevention Week 2010 is “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with.” With corporate support from Scholastic, Kidde Canada and Duracell, the “drill” public education program distributes free fire safety lesson plans to more than 75,000 primary teachers across the country, free escape plan templates for students to take home, consumer and teacher prizes, and a special web site where teachers and families can “count themselves in.” This year’s “drill” is especially timely since a recent TNS Canada poll found that over 72% of Canadians say they never practice home fire drills, and another 17% of respondents aged 18 to 24 say they have not changed the batteries in their smoke alarms in the past year. “Local fire departments throughout Canada have an important and special relationship with schools and teachers,” says Calgary Fire Chief Bruce Burrell, president of the CAFC. “We hope that, by adding exciting prizes this year, more families will plan and practice a home fire escape plan and ensure they have working smoke alarms to provide early warning in case of fire.” To participate in the Great Canadian Fire Drill, students

will be asked to take home the escape plan template given to them by their teacher so they create their own family plan. Once the planning and drawing is done, families that practice their escape plan can go online to “count themselves in” and print off their own commemorative participation

certificate. Teachers will encourage students to bring back their escape plans and certificates to display in the school. “We know that smart fire safety habits start with children, so helping teachers discuss escape plans and the importance of smoke alarms

ultimately saves lives,” says Carol Heller, a home safety specialist at Kidde. “Children account for about 10 per cent of fire fatalities each year in Canada. Early education can help reduce those tragedies.” Victoria Maybee, external relations manager for Duracell Canada, the company that commissioned the recent TNS Canada poll, says the Great Canadian Fire Drill reinforces important smoke alarm awareness. “Part of creating an escape plan is ensuring children know what a smoke alarm sounds like, and, marking where they are located in the home,” Maybee said. “This helps the family ensure they have installed the correct number of smoke alarms in their home. Families should also change smoke alarm batteries every year, and importantly, replace any smoke alarm that is over 10 years old.” Teachers can win Scholastic gift certificates ranging in value from $500 to $100 and Sparky the Fire Dog glow-in-the-dark smoke alarms and plush toys for every student, simply by registering their classroom’s participation. Consumers who “count themselves in” can also win prizes from campaign sponsors Duracell and Kidde. More home fire safety tips and details on the Great Canadian Fire Drill can be found at drill. -

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Eden House residents, staff and management recognizes the leadership, dedication and commitment of the Guelph/ Eramosa Fire Department, Rescue Unit, OPP and Ambulance Services.

Be careful. Some questions have more than one correct answer. 1. The minimum number of smoke alarms required in a house is: a) one for each level b) one for the main floor c) none d) two. 2. The best place to locate smoke alarms is: a) inside front door of your home b) ceiling outside each sleeping area c) dining area d) kitchen. 3. Smoke alarms will last for: a) 8-12 years b) 13-20 years c) 20-25 years d) indefinitely. 4. Smoke alarms should be

tested to: a) make sure they are working b) make sure the battery has power c) make sure everyone knows what they sound like d) a, b, and c. 5. The best way to test a smoke alarm is: a) burn dinner b) use smoke from a match c) push the test button d) use an open flame from a candle. 6. Smoke alarms should be tested: a) once a year b) twice a year c) once a month d) every day. 7. Cleaning of smoke alarms is necessary to: a) remove dust and dirt b) make them look

nice c) keep the fire chief happy d) check for bugs. 8. Smoke alarms should be cleaned: a) once a year b) twice a year c) monthly d) weekly. 9. When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone should: a) get dressed b) get out quickly and stay out c) gather family photos before d) disconnect it leaving. 10. Most fatal fires in homes occur: a) during the Christmas holidays b) between midnight and 6am. c) in a living room d) both b and c ANSWERS: 1.a, 2.b, 3.a, 4.d, 5.c, 6.c, 7.a, 8.b, 9.b, 10.d

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Health & Safety Corporate Responsibility Enforcement Many of us have Corporate Responsibility Statements as part of our corporate philosophy, mantras, in our vision, missions and value statements, but do we live up to our corporate responsibilities when it comes to health and safety? The provincial governments across Canada have or are in the process of redesigning and evaluating their health and safety legislations, compliance mandates and enforcement of legislative requirements. Ontario has recruited new health and safety inspectors with the hope of educating and enacting compliance, reducing the number of injuries and deaths across the province and enforcing corporate responsibility. Do you know what to do when a Health and Safety Inspector comes knocking on your door? Do not: • send them away because they do not have an appointment, • tell them that you do not have time to see them, or • get upset with them. Inspectors are authorized to conduct workplace inspections and investigations to determine whether employers are in compliance with safe and healthy workplace standards in the province. Should an Inspector come to your door: • Politely invite them in and ask if they would like a cup of coffee (do not panic); • Ask to see their credentials – (Badge, Photo ID and Business Card). If they do not have proper ID, ask them for a phone number to phone and confirm who they are; • Contact your company Health & Safety Representative to respond to the situation; and • Ask the Inspector to state the purpose of the visit (employee complaint, targeted inspection, accident, etc.) Oblige them with the information they request in a timely manner. In preparation for a smooth workplace inspection, first ensure your Internal Responsibility System is up to date and that you have conducted your required inspections of the facility and documented them. Ensure all other health and safety requirements have been met or exceed the regulatory requirements. An Internal Responsibility System or IRS is not the US Internal Revenue Service we so often here about, it is Government legislation, mandatory across the country with a Health and Safety focus. The IRS is the very foundation of health and safety in the workplace, establishing workers and employers responsibility for their own safety, for the safety of their coworkers and for development of your Health and Safety Management System within the organization. For more information contact your Human Resources professional or Lynne Bard, President and Senior Consultant of Beyond Rewards Inc, a preeminent human resources, risk management and training consulting firm based in Guelph, Ontario. Contact Lynne at To submit your business news ideas for our Nov. 5 business page email:

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Local named Canada’s top Chrysler technician

Recently, Matt Runstedler helped Wellington Motors Chrysler Jeep Dodge celebrate its 70th Anniversary by being named the top Chrysler technician in Canada. Chrysler Canada has roughly 440 dealers across Canada, with about 3,500 technicians, and runs the “Master Tech Challenge program” across the country to help find the top technicians. Winning the prestigious award involves competing against 3,500 other technicians across the country and starts with technicians doing monthly web based courses and tests, along with a monthly advanced sec-

New Business - Picture Framing Studio & Gallery has now re opened at 440 Union St West (south river road) in Fergus. Established in 2003 & originally located in Mount Forest, Jane’s Frames specializes in archival custom picture framing. Birch plywood panels are also made on site for use by acrylic, encaustic & oil painters. This is also the location of Jane Longman’s encaustic studio. Hours of operation are Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm. Contact for more information. New Business - Mapleton Massage Therapy recently opened at 7405 Wellington Rd. #10 in Moorefield. Registered massage therapist Jackie Coverdale can be reached at 519-4981231. New Business - WR Designs - The Flower Co. recently celebrated its Grand Opening at 196 St. Andrew St. E. in Fergus. Owner Wendy Rykman

Chamber Events Wednesday, October 6, Business Lunch with Julie Bond – RBC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for 2009. Topic is ‘Pathways to success’. Fergus Legion. Cost $25 for Members and $35 for Future Members, plus HST Delicious lunch served by Ladies of the Legion Wednesday, October 20 3rd Annual Business Showcase At Grand River Raceway beside the Lighthouse Restaurant Open to the Public 4-8 pm – FREE Admission! We are looking for Exhibitors... cost is $45 for Members and $65 for Future Members. Come out and see what variety of businesses we have in Centre Wellington!! To RSVP or obtain more information, please contact Roberta at 519-8435140 or

ond level set of tests to have the opportunity to do an on-line National test at the end of the year. The top 100 technicians from this National test are invited into their respective Chrysler training centers where they do a hands on test where a trainer ‘bugs’ a vehicle and gives the technician 12 minutes to diagnose it. The 12 minutes sounds short, however the technicians are set up with everything ready to go including scan tools and internet access and the winner isn’t simply gauged by whether they find the fault or not, but rather on a points system on how they approach the problem.


specializes in wedding and funeral floral design. Wendy has been designing for weddings for over 10 years and is known for creative use of unconventional mediums. From fabric to jewels and feathers, from wood to steel and more. Wendy can be reached at 519-843-7161. Newly Expanded - Dave & Lynn Keller, formerly of Le Coffee Nog, opened a new Source 4 Electronics and NOG (Notta Ordinary Giftstore) at 183 Main St. S., Mount Forest, 519-323-0057. They’ve combined coffee, butter tarts, all your electronic requirements, and unique gifts into two levels. With Christmas around the corner, Dave & Lynn invite you to experience their newly expanded location for all your gift giving needs. New franchisee - Shop local and stop by and say Hi to Mary McArthur at the Hillsburgh Foodland. The store

From these top 100 hands on participants, Chrysler then takes the four Regional Champions (western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic) and brings them to a location - this year Grand Bend’s “Mopar Nitro Jam” - where they take the Master Tech National Exam, which includes questions that range from suspension to diesel to vehicle communications system to determine the National Master Tech Champion. To help Wellington Motors celebrate the Master Tech Championship and its 70th anniversary, Chrysler Canada was on hand to present Matt and the dealership with the award.

was newly franchised to Mary in August. Call 519.855.4512 or drop by 102 Trafalgar Rd. Hillsburgh for gluten free products, locally grown produce, fresh baked goods etc. Now available 7 days a week 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Best wishes in providing a quality service to the community. Newly Expanded - With their newly expanded Elora shop expected to be completed by October 1, Work & Play Motors will be able to service larger commercial equipment. Owner, Rob Morrison is a Small Engine Technician, with formal training for small engine repair and 15 years experience working with various small engines. Work & Play Motors 6729 Gerrie Rd. RR1 Elora, 519-820-2844 Work & Play Motors is a company offering repair and maintenance to small engine equipment, sales of reconditioned equipment and information regarding property maintenance.

Back in 2003 I wrote 2 articles about elections websites. The first one was for the California Recall Elections, the one that got Governator Aaaahhnold elected, and the second one for the Ontario Election. In both cases the candidate with the best website won… a coincidence? Websites can have a major impact regardless of what story you want to tell, or cause you want to promote. Websites are customer-based; consumers of Internet information choose which information to consume, when they are going to consume it and what type of actions they will take based on what they learned on a website – or Facebook page, Twitter page, online forum… New municipal, county and school board elections are coming up soon. And yes, even on a local level people will be researching their candidates on the web. With this in mind, the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce has created an electronic Town Hall Meeting on its website cwchamber. ca. An online Q&A section where voters can post their questions and candidates can reply to them. Voters can review and compare the answers from different candidates or look at the bios and election platforms of the candidates. Hopefully this will help the people of Centre Wellington decide who to vote for. Maybe some long-time disenfranchised people will get more engaged, and decide to vote again this time around! I am sure that this Chamber initiative ( will not be the only online elections arena. Political candidates of today (and their campaign managers) will certainly use the Internet to their advantage- with their own websites, commenting on online media, and engaging people with their Facebook and Twitter pages. Or will they…? There are still a few weeks to go. So candidates – get your online campaigns going, so that the people can figure out who to vote for. Or at least be actively involved in the Chamber’s electronic Town Hall Meeting. For more information: contact Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce Director Nardo Kuitert at

Guelph Women in Networking: Mind Mapping Mind Mapping is an organizational thinking tool developed by Mind Mapping guru - Tony Buzan. Use his technique to plan, decide, organize, note take, problem solve, think clearly, concentrate, recall, manage time, communicate and increase creative intelligence. With this tool in hand, forgetfulness and disorganization can become past habits replaced by focus, clarity and order. We all carry a huge library in our heads. With Mind Mapping, we provide ourselves a doorway into a phenomenal data retrieval and access system, tapping into its existing organization, storage and classification. The larger the library the easier the retrieval as new information merges with previous knowledge, creating data expansion and adding additional access points. Building our Creative Intelligence allows the formulation

of new ideas and problem solving with originality. A Mind Mapper will distinguish themselves in terms of their imagination, behaviour and productivity. Latch onto this fascinating and immensely useful technique to empower all areas of your life. It’s not always easy to assess our own projected image. Without professional advice and direction, all we can do is try our best—and, even then, there isn’t likely to be any professional, dependable feedback! Guelph Women in Networking: Mind Mapping takes place on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Reservations are required. Visit for registration information. Non-members pay $40 for dinner and networking at the Guelph Country Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and casual networking. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the presentation.


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A celebration of new Ministry at St. James Anglican Church in Fergus

FERGUS - On Sept. 8 the parish of St. James Anglican Church celebrated the induction of Dr. Pauline Head as its rector. The celebration began with dinner in the butterfly garden behind the church. Even with the sides up on the marquis, guests were able to get glimpses of the beautiful flowers blooming in the garden. Although the weather was cool with a little drizzle, everyone stayed warm and dry under the heated marquis. The Reverend Dr. Pauline Head comes to St. James in Fergus from St. John’s, Rock-

wood where she was Rector for five years. While Pauline was teaching at York University, she became involved at the Church of Redeemer in Toronto. Being inspired to learn more about scripture and the Anglican Church, Pauline enrolled in a Masters of Theology program at Trinity College. While continuing to teach part time, Pauline did a placement and curacy at the Church of St. David and St Patrick in Guelph under the leadership of Rev. David Howells. During the summers, Rev. Head did another placement on Manitoulin Island under the

Reverend Dr. Pauline Head and the Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara guidance of Rev. Bain Peever. On the Feast of Epiphany in 2005, Pauline was ordained a

priest right here at St. James. Pauline treasures the memory of this magical evening.


During the induction service, in the church attended by parishioners, friends and clergy, the Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara, stated that Pauline had been chosen to be the rector and pastor of St. James and that he had appointed her to this ministry which is shared among himself, Pauline and the people of the parish. This ministry continues the good work that has been done through the years and is a new beginning as Pauline brings her own special gifts. Several symbols of ministry were presented to the new rector: a bible (the story of God’s love) by Anne Warner, a vessel of water (baptism) by Naomi Dinniwell, holy oil (healing) by Laura McCartney, the keys to the church (welcome) by Caroline MacDonald and Russell

Halls, a hymn book (music) by Cathy Sweeney, a food basket (outreach) by Brian Dowling and Joan Cochrane and bread and wine (Eucharist) by Ruth Sproul and Vivian Chadder. The service continued with the Celebration of the Eucharist shared by all. Recently, as Pauline and her husband and son were driving by St. James on the way home from Manitoulin Island, Pauline remarked how happy she was to be the Rector of St. James. The parishioners are also excited to be sharing ministry with their new rector. Rev. Dr. Pauline Head would welcome people to drop by and get to know her. She is in the office most mornings or call ahead to make sure. While you are there, take a few moments to enjoy the butterfly garden.



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Fine show - Photographer/artist Gary Moon, of Listowel, opened his first solo art show at Studio Factor in Drayton recently. Moon, a photographer for over 25 years, invited the public to visit his exhibit, LOOK- See .. Saw .. which ran until Sept. 27. The images, ranging from wall prints to art cards, cover five mini-themes and many of the images were created just for presentation. The art show came about after Donna Hirtle, a graphic designer and owner of Studio Factor, attended a visual artists networking opportunity offered by the North Perth Arts and Culture Council in Listowel. LOOK: See .. Saw.. is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the government of Ontario. photo by Shaunacey Moon


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Continued from page 2 @519-822-2658. Guests are welcome to join the meeting for $5 which can be credited towards membership.

Oct 13

Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Storytelling at the Boathouse. 8pm Come listen to tales new and old by the river. Short open mic time. This month’s theme “Spoiling the broth”. Special Guest: TBA. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Rockwood & District Lioness Euchre & Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch & prizes to follow. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at 7:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fergus. Four amazing presentations with Quilt Frame set up Betty, Paper piecing Judy, Embroidery Dianne, and Beading Elizabeth. Everyone welcome. *** Euchre at Harriston, Legion #296, 8pm. Light Lunch provided. $5 per person. Bring a Partner. For more information call 519338-2843.

Oct 14

Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Learn To Play Bridge 9:3011:30am (8 weeks), Bridge Tricks To Make Your Contract 1-3pm (8weeks). Call 519-519-787-1814 to register.

Oct 15

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Seminar: “Homeopathy For Acute Ailments” 10:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Red Chevron Club is hosting Karaoke 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+ . *** Fish Fry at St. Mary Family Centre, Mount Forest, 5-6:30pm. Adults $13, children 10 and under $6, preschool free. Tickets at the door only. Call 519-323-3967 for delivery. *** Wing Night at Arthur Legion, 6 - 8pm. $12.

Oct 16

Fergus Biggest 5k Family Run/Walk for the children of Haiti, 9:30am start . Free brunch – great prizes. Registration forms at St. Andrew’s Church Office. 325 St. George St, W. Fergus. 519843-3565. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Social Networking 9:30-11:30am (1 class), DVD/CD Burning 1:30-3:30pm (1 class). Call 519-7871814 to register. *** Jamboree 2pm, Arthur Legion. Contact Nancy 519-848-5702. *** Craft Sale Belwood Hall 9am-2pm. New crafters & products. Something for everyone, Lunch available. Sponsored by the Belwood WI.

Oct 17

The Hilltop Singers and Friend Concert, 7pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. Join us for an incredible evening of Gospel Music. Tickets $10 at the Church Office 519-843-3565. *** Kid’s Karaoke, up to age 18. Arthur Legion. Contact Linda 519848-2622. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus, Sunday Morning Community Breakfast 9am – 12pm. $5 per person.

Oct 18

Women Cancer Support group. 3rd Tuesday of every Month. 10am-12pm. No Fee. St. Joseph Church Community Hall. 460 St George, St, W. Fergus. Lunch out 1st Wednesday of every Month. Call Joyce B. 519-843-3213 or Judy D, 519-843-3947 Ext: 100. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Seminar: “10 Simple Steps To Estate Planning” 10:15am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Roast Beef dinner at Monticello United Church 4:30 -7pm. Adults $12.50, children $5, preschool free. *** Harriston & District Horticultural Society meeting. Mini show in the auditorium, 7:30pm. Speakers: David & Erika Schuit, topic: Bees. Everyone welcome. *** Stone United Church Beef Dinner- 5-7pm, Rockmosa Centre, Rockwood Adults- $15, Children 12 & under- $7, Pre-schoolfree. Take Out available. Tickets available: 5pm Earl 519-8564052, 6pm Eileen 519-856-9648, 7pm Jack 519-856-4765.

Oct 19

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Rubber Stamping/Card Making Workshop at 9:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Pepper Cards at Harriston Legion #296. Start at 1:30 pm sharp. Come on out and have some fun.

Oct 20

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Wednesday Homemade Lunch at 12noon – Reserve Your Spot! Call 519-787-1814 to register.

*** St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual Turkey Supper at the Arthur Community Centre, 5 – 7 pm. Adults $12, Children 12 & under $5, Children 5 & under –free. *** Orton Fall Fashion Show. 7:30pm. St. John’s Community Church, Fashions by Special Effects, Brodericks, Big Monkey, Little Monkey. Admission $10 at the door or call 519-855-4243. *** Warm clothing sale at the Mount Forest United Church 5pm 8pm. And Oct. 21, 8am- 1pm.

Oct 20

BNI, Business Networking International, K-W Chapter guest speaker is Daniella Hunt from Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. The group meets at East Side Marios. 450 King St. N. Waterloo . Time is 11:30am till 1pm. Guests welcome! For more info contact

Oct 21

Coffee Hour 9:30am - 11:30am. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur. Enjoy Christian Fellowship, interesting speakers, product, service or craft information. Local music talent, Great Coffee, Tea and Homemade Treats.

Junior Choir Practice - 10:15am every Sunday Senior Choir Practice - Thursdays at 7:30pm Church School for children of all ages

Come & join us. Everyone is welcome.

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• Auditions for our spring musical - Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 at 7:30pm • Euchre in the Church Hall - Oct. 15, Nov. 12 & Dec. 10 at 7:30pm • Turkey Supper - Wed. Nov. 3, 2010 4:30-7:30pm • Newfie Supper - Wed. Nov. 24, 2010 at 5:30pm

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VON’stransportation Volunteer convenient to seniors and adults with Programs Include: disabilities, who live in • Office Support Fergus & Elora as well as • & Adult/Alzheimer Day Programs Guelph Wellington County

Oct 22

Annual Craft Bazaar Evergreen Senior Community Centre 10am2pm 683 Woolwich, Guelph free parking , wheelchair accessible. Light lunch served. For more info. call 519- 823 -1291. *** Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church - Harriston - Annual Roast Beef Dinner & Quilt Draw. Two sittings, 5pm & 7pm. Adults $12, Child 10 & Under $5. For tickets call 519-338-2624. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus is hosting “An Award Winning Tribute to Elvis Presley by Peter Irwin” 8pm. Advance ticket price is $15 per person available at the branch 519-843-2345. Ticket price at the door will be $25. *** Harriston Legion #296 Pub Night. Entertainment by Lindsay Morgan. Starting at 7pm. Draws to be held. *** All You Can Eat Wings Harriston Legion # 296 5-7pm. $12 per person. For more information call 519-338-2843.

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Oct 23

Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Bill Beattie”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** Dinner and comedy show hosted by Maryhill K of C. 6:30pm. $30 per person includes Chicken breast & Ham dinner followed by stand-up comedy entertainment. Call Mike 519-648-3394 or Dan 519-650-5523 for more information. *** Turkey Dinner at Knox- Elora Presbyterian Church. Settings: 4:45pm & 6:15pm. Tickets: Adults $12, 8 & under $6. Please call 519-846-0680. *** An Alternative Health Fair. 10am-3pm. St. John Public School, 50 Lamond St. Fergus. Admission by donation to the food bank. *** Duff’s Church Bazaar. 10am-1pm. Country store, bakery deli, stitchery, flowers and candy. Relax and stay for lunch. *** Karaoke at Arthur Legion 8:30pm. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus Cribbage Tournament, 1pm. Two person team. Entry fee per team is $20. Registration opens at 11:30am. Everyone welcome to play. *** Spookarama Bid Euchre tournament- Evergreen Senior Community Centre. Starts at 12noon. $10 per person. Advanced registration with payment is required. Dress in costume is encouraged. Everyone welcome. Call Ken Johnson for more information 519-824-9512. *** Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO launches the Guelph Symphony Orchestas’s new season, River Run Centre, 7:30pm. A concert performance of Mozart’s comic masterpiece. Conducted by Kristian Alexander. *** 7pm “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Melville United Church, Fergus. Favourite family musical by local talent with Matthias Schmidt at piano and keyboard. Dinner offered before, pie and ice cream after. Freewill for concert. 519-8435863/1781.

Inside Wellington Events Send your Non-Profit/Charitable event info to: 20-25 words, 4 weeks prior to event date

Here’s How it Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Find the answer below.

Horoscopes - For the first week of October -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 A difficult challenge lies ahead, Aries. Save up your energy for the next few days and keep the partying and socializing to a minimum for the time being. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, the path you are on seems very stable, and this is the way you should operate. You will find others are looking to you more for advice. It’s a role you enjoy.

Scorpio, the road might be bumpy, but luckily you have a car with a good suspension. Ride out this rough patch with a smile on your face and it will pass quickly. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a relationship is blossoming and you’re not sure in which direction it should be going. Trust your gut instincts with this and things will work out fine.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you’re stuck in a string of bad luck. Just like most things, this too shall pass. Keep your chin up and hang out with friends to keep your mind busy.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 You’re tougher than others suspect, Capricorn. You will prove your mettle with a difficult task that requires all of your focus and energy to master. Aquarius is impressed.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 There’s not much more to be done about a current situation, Cancer. Rather than struggle trying to figure out where things went awry, focus on a new plan.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, things are changing, but it’s for the best. Instead of going against the tide, simply let the waves take you where you need to go. Surprises are in store.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if it seems like others aren’t listening to you, simply speak a little louder. There’s more to a relationship than you had originally thought.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Think about moving in a new direction, Pisces, because you’re bound to become stagnant the way you have been operating.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an opportunity for new and more fulfilling employment is coming your way soon. If you are happy where you are, it may be time for a promotion. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Extra spending leaves you a little light in the wallet, Libra. A second job or another means to making money is the way to go for a few months. Try to curb spending. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

PAGE SIXTEEN Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 1, 2010

October committee meetings 2010

October 12

9:00 a.m. Roads 1:00 p.m. Solid Waste Services

Keith Room, Administration Centre Keith Room, Administration Centre

October 13

9:00 a.m. Police Services Board 1:00 p.m. Social Services 4:30 p.m. Information, Heritage & Seniors

Guelph Room, Administration Centre Guelph Room, Administration Centre Board Room, Wellington Terrace

October 14

9:00 a.m. Planning & Land Division

Keith Room, Administration Centre

October 19

9:30 a.m. Administration, Finance & Personnel Guelph Room, Administration Centre

October 28

10:00 a.m. County Council

Council Chambers, Administration Centre


TAX RELIEF PROVISIONS FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS AND LOW INCOME PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES The County of Wellington offers a property tax relief programme for low income seniors or low income persons with disabilities. This programme allows for property tax increases up to a maximum of $500 to be rebated to eligible property owners.

Eligibility requirements: A low-income senior must be 65 years+, and be in receipt of benefits under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programme. A low-income disabled person must be in receipt of benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Programme (ODSP). Application forms are available at local municipal offices, the County Administration Centre, or online at: For more information or further provisions of this programme, please contact Emma Reddish at: 519.837.2600, ext. 2940* or Applications must be made annually, and filed by November 1st.

Film on a Plate

Fergus Grand Theatre Know your Mushrooms - Wed, Oct. 6th @ 6:30 p.m. Tortilla Soup - Fri, Oct. 8th @ 6:30 p.m. Dinner Rush - Sat, Oct. 9th @ 6:30 p.m.


Sun, Oct. 10th @ 2:00 p.m. Returning with another fabulous line-up of foodie films cleverly paired with wine & local cuisine!

October 1-11, 2010 519-846-5638 County of Wellington Administration Centre 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3T9

Volunteers needed! Check us out online!

The County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme was recognized for its outstanding conservation and environmental work with the community.

The Erin Agricultural Society presents



Thanksgiving Weekend - October 8 . 9 . 10 & 11, 2010 Erin Fair Grounds 184 Main Street in the Village of Erin

Bottleshock - Sun, Oct. 10th @ 6:30 p.m. Junior Film On a Plate - Ratatouille

The County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme recently received a Grand River Watershed Award, at the 35th Annual Grand River Watershed Awards.

This year’s theme is: Trees - Rooted in the Past, Branching into the Future! “Ontario’s Preview to the Royal” A weekend full of the sights, sounds and smells of the Fair! • Animals • Produce • Displays • Vendors and great entertainment • Ride the Midway! • Truck pull • Tractor pull • Horse pull • Much more!

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Do you have an idea for an upcoming issue?

Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Officer 519.837.2600, ext. 2320* or *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1.800.663.0750

Inside Wellington 100110  

Art, entertainment, events, rural life, county page, fire prevention, horoscopes, sudoku, fire safety, Jamie Hiller

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