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Road work closing major Rockwood street for five weeks

Road work closing major Rockwood street for five weeks

Highway 7 traffic must detour around Rockwood during road and watermain repairs
Council unanimously approves strategy for new Fergus business park

Council unanimously approves strategy for new Fergus business park

Target industries include manufacturing, architectural/engineering services, and cultural industries like motion picture and video production
Centre Wellington approves tax incentive agreement with Pearle Hospitality

Centre Wellington approves tax incentive agreement with Pearle Hospitality

High level calculations estimate the agreement will see the company receive $3.8 million in tax rebates
Greens name federal candidate in Wellington-Halton Hills

Greens name federal candidate in Wellington-Halton Hills

Climate change and housing affordability are two key issues Ran Zhu plans to campaign on
Elora citizens group forms in opposition to development in historic core

Elora citizens group forms in opposition to development in historic core

The Friends of the Elora Heritage Area plan to distribute lawn signs and hold a public meeting this fall
Pearle withdraws application for extra story at Elora Mill development

Pearle withdraws application for extra story at Elora Mill development

Proposal faced opposition from residents worried about tall buildings in historic downtown
Erin Fire Department sees increase in grass and rubbish fires

Erin Fire Department sees increase in grass and rubbish fires

Fourteen of the blazes have been reported so far in 2021, compared to only two in 2020 and four in 2019
The mystery of who killed Lucas Shortreed remains unsolved

The mystery of who killed Lucas Shortreed remains unsolved

The 18-year-old Fergus high school grad was hit by a white Dodge Neon while walking home to Fergus from a party in 2008
Centre Wellington to consider $3.8M tax break for Pearle Hospitality

Centre Wellington to consider $3.8M tax break for Pearle Hospitality

The company has applied for an incentive grant that would see it receive approximately $3.8 million from the township to offset tax increases
Erin considers bylaw changes to allow agri-tourism

Erin considers bylaw changes to allow agri-tourism

Restaurants, cideries, culinary schools and overnight accommodations on working farms could soon be permitted and regulated by the town