Monthly Archives: September 2009

Doors Open

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Fantasy Sky Promotions was one of the many Waterloo Region businesses to open their doors this past Saturday to the public. The hot air balloon manufacturer in New Dundee took people on a guided tour through the converted church.

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Clean up at Baden

NEWS - Baden cleanup

The eco-team at Baden was out in full force last Thursday as they cleaned up the school yard. Students were busy moving compost, mulch and picking up any scraps of garbage they came across. The school is celebrating a gold environmental rating they received for their efforts to conserve energy and reduce waste.

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Mud bogs down Waterloo Street construction

NEWS - STUCK CAR

This car got stuck in thick mud on Waterloo Street on Monday afternoon. After a day of rain, the construction zone along Waterloo Street was a mess. And although there are plenty of signs advising people not to drive through the closed road, plenty of people continued to do so. Senior project manager Don Pletch told the Independent that people should do their best to park on a side street and walk to businesses rather than try to drive down the streets. He said most homeowners have been parking off Waterloo to avoid the construction. And although Pletch said the construction crews have been making their best efforts to keep roads smooth, the rain and heavy traffic have foiled their efforts.

Tim Murphy, Independent staff

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New Dundee fish fry packs the community centre

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Bob Thomson, of The Village Caterer, keeps up with demand at last night’s New Dundee Board of Trade fish fry at the Community Centre. The annual event, which was completely sold out last night, is a way for the board of trade to donate money to a different cause each year. Board of trade secretary Alvin Sararus, who has been involved with the fish fry for 26 years, said this year’s proceeds will go to New Dundee’s recreation project to relocate the ball diamonds and rehabilitate New Dundee Park. The Village Caterer was also donating all proceeds to the project.

Doug Coxson, Independent staff

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Follow the detour to get around Waterloo Street reconstruction

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Acclaimed author Lawrence Hill comes to Waterloo-Oxford

Author Lawrence Hill came to Waterloo-Oxford Secondary School Wednesday to read from The Book of Negroes, his award-winning historical fiction detailing an African woman’s journey into slavery in the US. Hill discussed the five-year process of researching and writing the novel, its controversial title, the emotional toll it took on him and meeting the Queen after winning the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. The Book of Negroes was Waterloo Region’s One Book, One Community selection this year. The presentation included a drumming circle with Nii Addico, of Creation Africa.

Doug Coxson, Independent staff

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More photos from the Wellesley parade

The annual fall fair parade was held this afternoon. Here are some photos.

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