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Mapleton may proceed with water, wastewater projects

MAPLETON - The end of a long-standing development freeze in the villages of Drayton and Moorefield may be at hand.

Years of service

Years of service

The Arthur Legion gave out years of service medals at its Nov. 11 banquet and awards night. Sixteen people ranging from five to 45 years of service were honoured.

Tribute by candlelight

Tribute by candlelight

Fergus residents Carolyn Woods, left, and Sandra Woods were among those participating in the candle-lighting tribute on the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives in honour of the county’s fallen soldiers on Nov. 10.

Remembrance

Remembrance

St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Fergus held a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 10. Wellington Halton Hills MPP Michael Chong and Fergus Legion president Fred Hiller were on hand as guest speakers.

Sorbara development public meeting on Nov. 30

Sorbara development public meeting on Nov. 30

ABOYNE - Centre Wellington Township is hosting another public meeting on Nov. 30 regarding a proposed zoning bylaw and draft plan of subdivision.

Erin approves dog licensing increase and system

ERIN - A new system to regulate dog licences is coming to Erin for 2018.

Bulmer: tie agricultural mapping with farm tax rebate

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch councillor Matthew Bulmer is asking whether the provincial revamp of agricultural mapping in Ontario can be tied in with the farm tax credit program

Women of Distinction nominations open

GUELPH - Nominations for the 2018 Women of Distinction “It Takes A Village” season launched at the Guelph Y Power of Being a Girl Conference.

New online process for Kindergarten Registration set to begin in January

GUELPH - Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) staff are getting ready to welcome the newest group of young learners to local school communities.

Community donation

Community donation

Arthur 2nd Look distributed $9,000 to community groups and organizations on Nov. 10.

New LHIN office opens in Fergus to connect with local community

New LHIN office opens in Fergus to connect with local community

FERGUS - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) opened a new office here on Nov. 13. As the most northern office for the organization, the Fergus location will allow staff to better serve Wellington residents, providing care closer to home for many patients, officials say.

Remembering them

Remembering them

Cadets from the 1882 Wellington Rifles stood guard, top, and cadets from the RCAC 197 Typhooon Squadron from Acton lowered and raised the flags, above, at the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Rockwood last Saturday.

Learning centre hosts poverty simulation

ARTHUR - The Wellington County Learning Centre in Arthur is hosting a poverty simulation on Nov. 23.

Guelph, Wellington receive almost $1 million to combat opioid crisis

GUELPH - The Ontario government recently granted almost $1 million to three local organizations to combat the opioid crisis in Guelph and Wellington County. Announced on Nov. 9 at Stonehenge Therapeutic Community in Guelph, the $971,000 in funding is part of a larger $2.3-million commitment in the Waterloo-Wellington region.

GRCA to sell land by Starkey Hill

ABERFOYLE - On Nov. 1, Puslinch councillors were informed the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has declared surplus a property on Arkell Road.

Elora remembers

Elora remembers

LEFT: Comrade President Marjorie Walser presents the Elora Legion Branch 229 Ladies Auxiliary wreath. RIGHT: Residents lined the streets of downtown Elora on Nov. 11 to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

New building department vehicle approved in Guelph Eramosa

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa has preapproved a new fleet vehicle for the township building department.

Physical activity the key to healthy living

Too often, retirement leads to a sedentary lifestyle spurred by a lack of necessity to stay active.

Resident asks for more sign guidelines

ERIN - Too many portable signs are making an unsightly town, says one Erin resident.

Erin remembers

Erin remembers

On Nov. 11, a crowd gathered at the Erin Cenotaph to commemorate Remembrance Day. Members of council, Erin Legion, Lorne Scots Regiment, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and 242 Ross Ferguson Squadron took part in the event.

Humane Society seeks owner of three dogs found in deplorable condition

GUELPH - The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public after three small poodle-mix dogs were found wandering near the 7th Line and Sideroad 25 in Centre Wellington on Nov. 6.

In step

In step

In step - Cadets march in procession from the cenotaph following the Remembrance Day service in Palmerston on Nov. 11.

Great turnout

Great turnout

A huge crowd helped mark Remembrance Day at the at the Fergus cenotaph on Nov. 11. It was cold but bright and it was mentioned more than once that those being remembered fought in such weather - or much worse - in order to provide Canadians the freedom they enjoy today.

Mental health support available at Groves

FERGUS - Groves Memorial Community Hospital’s emergency department now offers patients mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Council removes holding provision on Bonarrow Meadows; enters encroachment agreement

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council has received an application to remove the holding provision on a portion of Bonarrow Meadows in Rockwood’s north end.

Council thanks Badenoch community centre volunteers

BADENOCH - Even though Puslinch Township no longer owns the Badenoch community centre, Puslinch councillors agree a letter of commendation should be sent to board members.

Mount Forest remembers

Mount Forest remembers

The snow and cold temperatures last Saturday didn’t stop a huge crowd from attending the Remembrance Day service at the Mount Forest cenotaph hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Capt. Fred Campbell V.C. Branch 134.

Arthur honours the fallen at Remembrance Day service

Arthur honours the fallen at Remembrance Day service

Honouring the fallen - Community members gathered at the Arthur cenotaph on Remembrance Day to remember the fallen and those who served in the First and Second Word Wars. The Arthur Legion Colour Party led a parade to the cenotaph followed by the placing of the wreaths at the base of the cenotaph.

Harriston remembers fallen soldiers and war veterans on Nov. 11

Harriston remembers fallen soldiers and war veterans on Nov. 11

Remembrance Day in Harriston - The Harriston Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion held Remembrance Day services at the local cenotaph on Nov. 11.

Town to negotiate agreement with new animal control service provider

MINTO - Municipal staff here were directed to pursue a five-year agreement with a new animal control services provider.

Radon, lung cancer information night in Fergus Nov. 21

FERGUS - The local health unit is hosting a radon and lung cancer information session on Nov. 21 at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus.

Town appoints new auditors

MINTO - The town of Minto has changed auditing firms.

Rockwood parish hall receives $43,000 in federal grants

Rockwood parish hall receives $43,000 in federal grants

ROCKWOOD - The St. John’s Anglican Church hall in Rockwood has received a facelift, largely due to three federal grants totaling close to $43,000.

Council approves funds for cenotaph repairs

ERIN - Erin council has given the okay to spend up to $2,500 to repair the local cenotaph after receiving a request from the Erin Legion.

New high school proposed near Arkell

ABERFOYLE - Guelph may soon tower even more over its Arkell neighbours.

Contract awarded for lift station upgrades

MINTO - The Town of Minto has awarded a contract for upgrades to the John Street sewage lift station in Harriston to Xterra Construction Ltd.

Minto purchases land for park use

MINTO - Town council here has agreed to purchase a parcel of land in Clifford for future park expansion purposes.

Puslinch remembers

Puslinch remembers

The community came out to remember the local war dead on Remembrance Day at the Puslinch Community Centre and Aberfoyle cenotaph.

Rotarian Trish Palmer collecting books for northern schools

Rotarian Trish Palmer collecting books for northern schools

CLIFFORD - Clifford Rotarian Trish Palmer discovered a school in Kugaaruk, Nunavut was lost to fire last fall.

Remembering them across Wellington

Remembering them across Wellington

On Nov. 11 communities across Wellington County gathered to pay tribute to those who fought and died for their country.

Cement truck crash

MAPLETON - On Nov. 8 at about 9:30am emergency crews responded to a serious single-vehicle collision involving a cement truck on Wellington Road 10 south of Moorefield.

Driver airlifted after cement truck crash

Driver airlifted after cement truck crash

MAPLETON - The driver of a cement truck was airlifted to hospital following a single-vehicle accident near Moorefield on Nov. 8.

Kinsmen celebrating 50 years of contributing to community

DRAYTON - The Kinsmen Club of Drayton is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the community.

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Mapleton remembers - The annual Remembrance Day service was held in Memorial Park in Drayton on Nov. 11. The colour party led the Remembrance Day parade from the Drayton Legion on Elm Street , through the downtown, to the cenotaph.

Walk through Bethesda Cemetery reveals local history

MAPLETON - The first person thought to be buried in the Bethesda Cemetery was Mary Luxon, wife of John Luxon, originally from Cornwall, England. (This is the second part in a series on the Mapleton Historical Society’s annual Cemetery Walk on Sept. 9 at Bethesda Cemetery.)

Victoria Street pedestrian bridge public Information meeting, West Mill streetscape improvements and special council meeting

CENTRE WELLINGTON - In preparation for the Nov. 22 public information meeting and special council meeting, the presentation and survey are now available for viewing and comment on the township’s website at www.centrewellington.ca/victoriastreet and on www.connectcw.ca.
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