DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript milonic menu
Today's date: Sunday October 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 42
   
column width padding column width padding
The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
39,925 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Facebook Slug
Enhanced_728x90
column width padding column width padding

Free massage therapy clinics in Belwood

BELWOOD - Free monthly massage therapy clinics are coming to Belwood.

Anniversary celebration

Anniversary celebration

Mission Thrift Store Fergus has served the community for five years while raising money for missions across the world. The store will be celebrating its fifth anniversary by providing a week of sales, starting with 50 per cent off the entire store on Nov. 6, exactly five years after it opened.

Gartshore Street project $100,000 over budget

ELORA - Using estimates based on preliminary versus final designs is one of the reasons offered by Centre Wellington officials to explain the latest in a series of cost overruns for construction projects. Work to bring that section of road up to urban design standards includes replacing ditches with curbs, gutters and storm sewers.

A tight ‘knit’ community helps to stop HIV stigma

GUELPH - HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) is launching the fourth annual Red Scarf Project in Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin and Grey-Bruce counties.

Tree of Bright Stars event on Nov. 17 unites grieving families during holiday season

KITCHENER - For people grieving the death of a loved one, the holiday season can be a difficult time. Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region Tree of Bright Stars event creates a caring and comfortable space for those who have been touched by loss to acknowledge this time of year can be especially hard.

Protest performance against bottled water

Protest performance against bottled water

LEFT PHOTO: A large group of protesters gathered at St .George’s Square on Oct. 13 in Guelph where the ceremonies took place and then they walked along Wyndam Street chanting “Say no to Nestle” to the office of MPP Liz Sandals to present the petition. RIGHT PHOTO: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aquifers performed Wynne or Lose on Oct. 13 in Guelph. From left: Snidely Bigwater (Athol Gow), Little Miss Middlebrook (Peter Skoggard), and Amy Corner as Premier Kathleen Wynne. Photos by Bill Longshaw

Crisis of a generation: health officials look to address opioid abuse problem

Crisis of a generation: health officials look to address opioid abuse problem

GUELPH - Opioid-related emergency department visits in the region have doubled over the last decade. Overdoses can be “immediate” and “irreversible,” which is why various government officials and community partners in Wellington County and Guelph are working to address the problem.

Inspired by nature: CVC gets new look

Inspired by nature: CVC gets new look

MISSISSAUGA - The board of directors of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) unveiled new branding with a new logo and visual identity at a staff ceremony at CVC’s administrative office in Mississauga on Oct. 13.

Food drive

Food drive

On Oct. 12, students of Centre Wellington District High School donated over 1,500 pounds of food to the Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger Campaign. Twenty-five students of the Interdisciplinary Studies and student council organized the food drive promoting awareness at the high school.

Guelph-Wellington Gatekeeper Project seeks to protect vulnerable older adults

GUELPH - The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) is committing its efforts to identifying and protecting older adults at risk in the community. Along with local partners, CMHA WW is launching the Guelph-Wellington Gatekeeper Project, an initiative aimed at helping vulnerable older adults who are at risk of abuse within our community.

Learn about preventing falls, injuries through five-part series in November

WELLINGTON CTY. - Fall prevention is identified by Safe Communities Wellington County as a priority in promoting health and safety.

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting

ABERFOYLE - A town hall session is being requested by Puslinch councillors as part of an upcoming Ministry of Transportation information meeting regarding improvements to Highways 6 and 401.

School board kicks off United Way fundraising campaign

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board’s annual United Way Campaign kicked off in schools and board offices on Oct. 16 and will run until Nov. 17.

Open house

Open house

A Fire Prevention Week open house at the Arthur Fire Station on Oct. 14 drew a crowd of visitors of all ages. From left: firefighter Maynard Weber, George Maxim, Cass Rabstein, Laura Maxim and firefighters Brad Bodz and Kevin Vanderhart. Photo by Patrick Raftis

Command vehicle

Command vehicle

Youngsters had the opportunity to try out a miniature version of the Wellington North Fire Service Incident Command Vehicle at the Arthur Fire Station open house on Oct. 14. Firefighters Brendan Gorecki, left, and Kevin Vanderhart helped Ev Bewick of Arthur get set to tackle a test course set up in the fire hall.

Township formalizes policy on petitions

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa has instated an official petition policy. “This essentially is a policy just to formalize what staff has been doing in the past,” said township clerk Amanda Knight at the Oct. 2 council meeting.

Raising civic awareness during Local Government Week

GUELPH - This week the Upper Grand District School Board and partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) worked to raise civic awareness among students by observing Local Government Week.

Bagged leaf pickup begins Nov. 6 in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - “Leaf” it to staff to pick up bagged leaves beginning Nov. 6 as part of the annual bagged leaf collection program in Centre Wellington.

Mayor Kelly Linton to adopt Fergus blood donor clinic

FERGUS - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

Proclamation planned for Fergus, Elora

FERGUS - The Centre Wellington branch of the Canadian Bible Society is hosting a three-day proclamation in Fergus and Elora from Oct. 27 to 29.

Puslinch on shortlist for relocated truck inspection stations

ABERFOYLE - The widening of Highway 401 in Halton Region may result in truck inspection stations being relocated to Puslinch. On Oct. 4, councillors were updated on the Ministry of Transportation project to identify new sites for the Highway 401 north and south Halton truck inspection stations.

MYAC celebrates first anniversary

MYAC celebrates first anniversary

PALMERSTON - The Minto Youth Action Council (MYAC) marked its first anniversary with a celebration at the CNRA Clubhouse in Palmerston on Oct. 13.

Random Act of Kindness Day in Centre Wellington Nov. 3

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) has taken a lead role in initiating Random Act of Kindness Day in Centre Wellington. This year, the event will be recognized on Nov. 3.

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations

MAPLETON - The township’s chief administration officer has resigned. Mayor Neil Driscoll and council announced the resignation of CAO/clerk Brad McRoberts on Oct. 13.

Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h

Weekend storms produce winds up to 130km/h

MAPLETON - A cold front pushing into the region produced winds up to 130km/h that downed trees and power lines across Wellington County on Sunday afternoon.

Erin to video record council meetings

ERIN - Town council here has decided to move forward with video recording its meetings.

Foster parents recognized for 15 years of dedication

Foster parents recognized for 15 years of dedication

MAPLETON - It’s been 15 years since Brad and Dianne Schieck started fostering children, but for them it has passed in a blink of an eye.

New forestry specialist working with GRCA and Trees for Mapleton

MAPLETON - The Trees for Mapleton committee has announced new forestry specialist Meghan Clay, who works for the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), will be helping the local committee and providing support to landowners interested in planting trees.

Legion invites entries to youth competitions

DRAYTON - The Drayton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is inviting local youths to participate in its annual poster, video, and literary contests.
column width padding column width padding

ReliableFord

Spacer

Community Guide Fall 2017

BUZZ

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting
Puslinch on shortlist for relocated truck inspection stations
Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations
Erin to video record council meetings

COLUMNISTS

Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Drugs in my pocket

Digital Publications

 •  Browse Our Publications
 •  Highland Games 2015 Pictorial Book
    —  
 •  Acton Fall Fair
 •  Canada 150 Special Edition
 •  Community Guide
 •  Business Leader
 •  The Community News
 •  Drayton Fair Book
 •  Digital Flyers
 •  Erin Fall Fair
 •  Estate and Funeral Planning
 •  Fergus Fall Fair
 •  Groves Foundation
 •  Guelph Township Horticultural Society
 •  Fergus Scottish Festival
 •  Inside Wellington Archives
 •  Lions Club Home & Leisure Show
 •  Mapleton Community Guide
 •  Minding Our Business Archives
 •  NEXANS Celebrating 50 Years in Fergus
 •  Purebred Sheep Breeders of Ontario
 •  70th anniversary of D-Day Feature
 •  Equine
 •  Wellington County Plowing Match
 •  Wellington North Guide
 •  Wellington OPP Annual Reports
 •  Wellington Weddings
 •  Wellington Advertiser - Newspaper Week

 

column width padding column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser

News

Opinion

Community

Deaths

Digital Publications

Classifieds


Twitter Logo

Free Press News Network Logo