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Police seek help to locate missing Puslinch man

PUSLINCH - Police are seeking the public's help to locate a missing Puslinch man. On May 28 at about 10:30am, Wellington County OPP responded to report that Ryan Nemett, 32, was missing from a residence on Gore Road in Puslinch Township.

O Canada

O Canada

On May 16, 40 participants painted Canada barn boards during the "Painting Event - Rustic Barn Board Flag" night at the Arthur Legion in support of Get in Touch for Hutch. The event, held to spread awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, was organized by Bridget Nankivell of Art120. Submitted photo

In from the farm

In from the farm

Centre Welllington District High School student Blaire Bauman took part in the school’s Co-op Expo on May 19 with a calf from Harcroft Farm.

Special donation

Special donation

Medela Canada Inc. donated a hospital grade breast pump valued at $5,000 to the Ramoth Life Centre in Mount Forest on May 11.

International student program looking for host families

GUELPH - Teens from Spain, France and China will be visiting Guelph in July and August. Canada Linc English, the company which organizes the program, is looking for families with an extra bedroom and some spare time, to host these young people in their homes for the month of July or August.

Farewell to Puslinch Fire Chief Steven Goode

Farewell to Puslinch Fire Chief Steven Goode

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Fire Chief Steven Goode has left the building.

Subsurface disposal ‘not viable’ solution for Erin wastewater

ERIN - A town consultant says subsurface disposal is not a viable solution for the treatment of wastewater in Erin or Hillsburgh.

Volunteers honoured with Everyday Hero awards by UGDSB

Volunteers honoured with Everyday Hero awards by UGDSB

WELLINGTON CTY. - Two county volunteers are being recognized as “Everyday Heroes” by the Upper Grand District School Board. Both Tara Armstrong of Victoria Terrace Public School in Fergus and Lynn Clack of Rockwood Centennial Public School saw a need at their children’s school and stepped in to fill a void.

RBC donates $10,000 in support of local nurses

RBC donates $10,000 in support of local nurses

PALMERSTON - The Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation received a $10,000 donation from RBC in support of local nurses on May 19.

Tire Take Back on May 23 to June 3

ERIN - Erin Auto Recyclers is taking part in the province-wide Tire Take Back campaign to raise money in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, a Canadian organization that makes dreams come true for children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

Author relays ‘13 ways to kill a community’ to municipal representatives

HARRISTON - Don’t attract businesses; ignore youths and seniors; don’t cooperate; grow complacent. These are just some of the ways to destroy a community, according to Doug Griffiths, author and former Member of Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2002 to 2015.

Owners may be missing common signs of pet pain

Owners may be missing common signs of pet pain

FERGUS - I was once talking to a relative who asked for advice about their dog who “was limping, but not painful.”

Consider visiting the dog park

Consider visiting the dog park

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Exercise for pets is an important part of their life and helps in keeping them physically fit and active.

Why microchipping your pet is important

Why microchipping your pet is important

GUELPH - Remembering your pet’s name is not that difficult but when it comes to describing how she looks, it can be challenging.

Winners

Winners

The Aberfoyle Public School Grade 8 team including, from left, Caroline Widdecombe, Colin Grant, Mason Hill and Duncan Waugh won the technology challenge at the Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre from May 1 to 3.

Watson Road speeds discussion deferred

ABERFOYLE - A request for speed reductions on Watson Road South is on the back burner until June, when road speeds at that location and others can be looked at in a comprehensive manner.

Palmerston man celebrates 104th birthday

Palmerston man celebrates 104th birthday

104 years - Maurice Audet, who resides with Betty, his wife of 53 years, at Royal Terrace in Palmerston, celebrated his 104th birthday on May 18.

‘Delayed but not denied’: groups host Middlebrook well meeting

ELORA - Save Our Water and Wellington Water Watchers continue their campaign to “Say No to Nestlé” and ask Premier Wynne to deny the Middlebrook well altogether.

City street sweepings concerns Puslinch

ABERFOYLE - Like others in Wellington County, Puslinch councillors are concerned about Mississauga street sweepings being shipped off to other municipalities.

Ontario bringing high speed rail to Guelph

TORONTO - Ontario is set to become the first province with high speed rail. The technology cuts down on travel times, gives people more low-carbon transportation options and creates new opportunities for workers and businesses, provincial officials stated in a May 19 announcement.

Historical mural installed in Harriston

Historical mural installed in Harriston

HARRISTON - Some very old photographs grace a new mural on a downtown building here.

Wayne Stokley Walking Trail dedication set for June 7 in Puslinch

Wayne Stokley Walking Trail dedication set for June 7 in Puslinch

ABERFOYLE - A former Puslinch councillor will be commemorated on June 7 with the grand opening of the Wayne Stokley Walking Trail.

Town won’t regulate horse manure

MINTO - A local resident would like to see manure bags required for all horses on public roads here, but council isn’t inclined to put its foot down on the subject.

Council not closing Aberfoyle Farmers Market

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch council’s recent discussion on the renewal of a lease agreement with the Aberfoyle Market Association resulted in a misconception.

Inuit students come to Fergus on exchange

Inuit students come to Fergus on exchange

FERGUS - Exchange students from northern Quebec spent the last week with Centre Wellington District High School students.

Liberals tout progressive, balanced budget; Pettapiece calls spending plan ‘reckless’

QUEEN'S PARK - The Ontario Liberal government approved what it dubbed “one of the most progressive budgets in provincial history” on May 17. However, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece called the budget “reckless” and joined fellow Progressive Conservatives in voting against it.

Farm safety

Farm safety

Marlene Ottens of the Wellington County Home and Farm Safey Association talks farm safety with youngsters at the Safe Kids Day at the PMD arena on May 18.

Fire truck tour

Fire truck tour

After learning about firefighting equipment on a fire truck from Mapleton deputy fire chief Daryl Brodhaecker, students from Goldstone Parochial School tested the weight of a SCVA tank used by firefighters. Students from Grades 1 and 4 participated in Safe Kids Day on May 18 at the PMD arena.

Pettapiece, Arnott question creation of climate change solutions agency

QUEEN'S PARK - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott and Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece teamed up in Question Period on May 15 to raise questions about a new provincial agency intended to address climate change.

EmpoWErment Day donation

EmpoWErment Day donation

Alma Optimist vice president Jim deBock, left, presented a cheque for $3,000 to Drayton Heights Public School students Silas Tamblyn, Morgan Maher and Reeghan Rumph.

Emergency preparation

Emergency preparation

Wellington County emergency management assistant Heather Lawson discussed the contents of an emergency preparedness kit with Community Christian School students Liberty Thalen, Iris Nieuwland and Kaeley Parker at the Safe Kids Day at the PMD arena on May 18.

Building department issues permits for $5.2 million for April

MAPLETON - The value of construction in Mapleton last month exceeded April of last year, although the number of permits was lower.
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Community Guide Spring 2017

BUZZ

Author relays ‘13 ways to kill a community’ to municipal representatives
Teen charged in alleged robbery with pellet gun at school
City street sweepings concerns Puslinch
Dekorte, Katerberg to appear in court this fall
Celebrate Canada's 150
Missing Puslinch man found dead

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Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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