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Donation to BBBS

Donation to BBBS

On behalf of the Power Workers’ Union Bruce Site Equity Committee, Larry Alderdice, right, presented a $1,000 cheque on Aug. 8 to Marianne Christie, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington, left, to be put towards its mentoring programs.

Township provides information on flood relief funding

MAPLETON - Township officials are reminding local residents of the availability of provincial funds for those affected by a major flood on June 23.

Council approves ABC Park location, supplier for splash pad

MAPLETON - Council has agreed the municipality will work with local citizens and a supplier to build a splash pad in Drayton’s ABC Park by early next summer.

Swastika Trail name to remain; council not in business of naming private roads

ABERFOYLE - It looks like Swastika Trail is here to stay. Explaining Puslinch council's decision not to move forward on the issue, Mayor Dennis Lever said “this would be a far different scenario is everyone was in support of the renaming the road.”

Centre Wellington’s Sideroad 20 Bridge 27-WG replacement is now underway

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Sideroad Bridge 27-WG is being replaced and expanded. The single-lane bridge will be replaced with a larger two-lane structure.

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

Construction officially underway on new Groves hospital

ABOYNE - Construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Aboyne is officially underway. After more than a decade of waiting, a ceremonial ground breaking on the 14-hectare new hospital site took place on Aug. 9 where it was announced the hospital is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Emotionally supportive virtual assistant could help Alzheimer patients

WATERLOO - Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo are creating a prototype of a virtual assistant to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease. It will prompt them to complete day-to-day tasks by taking the person’s personality and current state of mind into consideration.

Childcare centre to offer new toddler program

Childcare centre to offer new toddler program

FERGUS - Come September the Community Resource Centre Childcare at JD Hogarth Public School will be offering a new program aimed at toddlers.

Historical plaque

Historical plaque

The Harriston Town Hall Theatre is the latest building recognized through the Harriston Historical Society’s plaque program, operated in conjunction with the Town of Minto Cultural Roundtable.

Parade celebrates Clifford’s history

Parade celebrates Clifford’s history

CLIFFORD - Sharon Kaufman and her volunteers started handing out Canadian flags at 10am to people lining up for the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming parade on Aug. 5.

Erin to hire third party for LED street light conversion

ERIN - A third party company will be hired to help the Town of Erin convert its street lights to LED.

Elora student takes on Global Summit simulation at United Nations in NYC

Elora student takes on Global Summit simulation at United Nations in NYC

ELORA - A Centre Wellington District High School student was given a truly unique opportunity this summer. Sixteen-year-old Emma Nankivell of Elora recently took part in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the United States.

Gomes chosen as new Puslinch fire chief

Gomes chosen as new Puslinch fire chief

ABERFOYLE - Luis Gomes is stepping up as the new fire chief for Puslinch. On Aug. 9, councillors here appointed Gomes as fire chief of the Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service.

Future development may bring City of Guelph’s urban landscape even closer to edge of Puslinch Township

ABERFOYLE - The next stage of Guelph’s planning may bring the urban landscape even closer to Puslinch residents. In recent years, a wave of development brought the city landscape just south of the Gordon Street and Clair Road intersection at the southend of the city. This new study area is looking at potential development in the areas south to Maltby Road and east to Victoria Road.

EWCS asks council to lower rent for food bank

ERIN - East Wellington Community Services says the rent it pays for the space in Centre 2000 for the food bank is too high.

Municipal flood damage in neighbourhood of $400,000

MAPLETON - The municipality’s costs from a major flood on June 23 may total around $400,000, the township’s CAO estimates.

White’s Junction Trail bridge re-opened

MINTO - The White’s Junction Trail bridge between the 3rd and 5th Lines of Minto is open for use by pedestrians and cyclists, the municipality has announced.

Council grants second wastewater charge exemption

MAPLETON - Township council has agreed to allow a Moorefield business to install an additional water meter for manual calculation of wastewater discharge at a second location.

Township provides information on flood relief funding process

MAPLETON - Township officials are reminding local residents of the availability of provincial funds for those affected by a major flood on June 23.
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