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Today's date: Friday March 23, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 12
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Here 24/7 to take place of Distress Centre

GUELPH - As of 5pm on March 29, Here 24/7 will take the place of the Distress Centre.

Additional funding denied for Puslinch road project

ABERFOYLE - There’s no top up provincial funding for 2017 infrastructure projects in Puslinch.

GWIN giving away $1,500 scholarship for female student

GUELPH - Guelph Women in Networking (GWIN) offers a yearly scholarship.

Website to ensure residents on voter’s list

CENTRE WELLINGTON - With the municipal election set for Oct. 22, Centre Wellington staff is encourages residents to take a few moments to ensure they are on the voter’s list.

GRCA looking for ‘watershed heroes’

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority is looking for watershed heroes.

Learn to protect your property at workshop

ERIN - The Erin Residents’ Association is hosting a SafeGuard Ontario property security program on April 3 in response to the break and enters, vandalism and other crimes that have happened in Erin since the summer of 2017.

UGDSB regional Skills Canada competition sets new record

GUELPH - Each year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) holds a regional Skills Canada competition for students in Grades 4 to 8. This year’s competition is the biggest yet, with 1,260 students from 61 elementary schools competing in design challenge events such as Lego robotics, Lego mechanics, character animation, TV/video production, health and safety, design and build, construction, green energy and a new challenge of Vex Robotics.

Groves Hospital now offering free Wi-Fi

FERGUS - Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) now offers free Wi-Fi service for patients and visitors.



The Fergus Lions Club donated $3,000 the Let’s Get Real: Employment for YOUth program in Centre Wellington. Lion Lee Thorne recently presented the cheque to the Wellington County Learning Centre’s board of directors.



Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of North Wellington held its 2018 Bowl for Kids Sake awards breakfast on March 17. The event, held over three weekends, saw 1,220 bowlers raise over $47,000.

Council approves $400,000 tender for culvert replacement

MAPLETON - A $398,000 tender to replace a culvert located on Mapleton Concession 8 between Sideroads 12 and 15 has been awarded to Wellington Construction Contractors Inc.

Local rescue

Local rescue

Emergency crews help rescue an 18-year-old Grand Valley man who fell into the Elora Gorge in the area of the high level bridge on March 18. Members of the OPP, Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services were on the scene.

Boot toll proceeds

Boot toll proceeds

On March 13 Mapleton Township firefighters from the Moorefield Station presented a $7,300 cheque to Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) official Carrie Fischer. The funds were collected by the department during the Fill the Boot campaign on the August long weekend near Rothsay. Since 1972, the Moorefield firefighters have donated a total of $99,952 to MDC.

Maitland Valley Conservation Authority presents 2018 budget to Wellington North

KENILWORTH - The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) presented its 2018 budget, including a $58,000 increase, to Wellington North council on March 12.

Mapleton fills vacant economic development and finance positions

MAPLETON - The township has filled two key staff positions.

Township commissions peer review of wastewater capacity expansion project

MAPLETON - The township has commissioned a peer review of planning for a project to expand capacity at Mapleton’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Search for minnows to cost township $95,586

ELORA - The search for a species of minnow known as the redside dace in West Garafraxa is going to cost Centre Wellington $95,586 over the next four years.

Guelph-Eramosa sells unopened road allowances

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa has approved the sale of four road portions.



The arrival of spring brings perfect weather for a hike. On March 18, about 50 members of Elora Cataract Trailway association gathered at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus for its annual general meeting.

OMB appeal of ‘Niska Lands’ OP amendment withdrawn

GUELPH - An appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) of a City of Guelph official plan amendment has been withdrawn after a settlement agreement was reached.

Niska bridge removal

Niska bridge removal

The Niska Road bailey bridge was removed as part of a Canadian Armed Forces training exercise on March 17. The bridge was installed in 1975 to replace a previous bridge, which sustained truck damage. The City of Guelph plans to replace the single lane bridge with a two-lane bridge.

County fears Greenbelt expansion will have unintended consequences

GUELPH - Wellington County is warning the province about “unintended outcomes” related to proposed expansion of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

Information sessions planned for potential council candidates

ABOYNE - Candidate information sessions are planned next month for anyone considering running for office in the 2018 municipal elections.

Rockwood man had lead role in development of polio vaccine in England 60 years ago

GUELPH - It has been 60 years since a Rockwood man helped develop the first polio vaccine in Britain.

Puslinch council salaries/expenditures reach $117,171 - up $2,000 from 2016

Puslinch council salaries/expenditures reach $117,171 - up $2,000 from 2016

ABERFOYLE - Including benefits, per diems, expenses, seminars and mileage, the township’s top paid councillor is Susan Fielding.

New playground equipment to cost $188,389

ELORA - Centre Wellington council is approving new playground equipment for two parks at a cost just shy of $200,000.

Lacombe receives Sovereign’s Medal for dedicated community service

Lacombe receives Sovereign’s Medal for dedicated community service

PALMERSTON - Local resident Robert Lacombe has received national recognition for his years of dedicated community service.

Search for Kaden Young, 3, continues along river

GRAND VALLEY - The search for Kaden Young is entering its fifth week.
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