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Today's date: Tuesday July 25, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 29
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Firefighters battle three suspicious fires

Firefighters battle three suspicious fires 
WELLINGTON CTY. - Three suspicious fires in Guelph-Eramosa and Erin kept firefighters busy the morning of July 20. The three blazes, located within 10 kilometers of each other, are being treated as suspicious.

Business centre awards prizes at Pitch Night competition

GUELPH - Business Centre Guelph-Wellington hosted participants and 70 guests at its first Pitch Night competition for the Starter Company Plus program, funded by the province of Ontario on July 13.

Belwood, Conestogo lake cottagers seek court decision on MOECC request

Belwood, Conestogo lake cottagers seek court decision on MOECC request

BELWOOD - The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is requiring 735 cottages at Belwood and Conestogo lakes to obtain an environmental compliance approval (ECA) due to the high volumes being treated in septic systems. Each application costs $800.

Next phase of Hanlon Expressway upgrades underway

GUELPH - The Ministry of Transportation announced on July 14 it has started the next phase of design work to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) to a full freeway from Maltby Road northerly to the Speed River.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra.

Report released on newcomer engagement in rural communities

GUELPH - When newcomers and other community residents enjoy mutually beneficial relationships, rural communities are more likely to be healthy.

Global summit

Global summit

Four hundred and fifty 4-H youth, 4-H professionals and 4-H volunteers representing 35 countries gathered in Ottawa to discuss food security, environment, sustainable agriculture, healthy living, community engagement, culture and science and technology.

Province provides funding for fire and safety upgrades

GUELPH - The province is providing funding for repairs, renovations, upgrades and fire safety at Guelph and Wellington County agencies to provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services.

5th degree

5th degree

Nathan Skoufis, 22, a lifetime Guelph resident, owner and head instructor of Guelph Family Martial Arts and mother Sophie Skoufis have been promoted to their 5th degree black belt due to their continued dedication to martial arts.

Funding announced for four area hospitals

GUELPH - The province has announced financial support for hospitals in Guelph and Wellington County with funding for repairs and upgrades to four hospitals this year.

Drinking and driving

MORRISTON - On July 12 at about 1am, Wellington County OPP officers observed a male asleep behind the wheel of a Dodge Caravan on Queen

Speeders of the Week

WELLINGTON NORTH - On July 9 at about 6:30pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 here.
Police say the officer

OPP reminding drivers of ‘move over’ legislation

WELLINGTON CTY. - Local police are reminding drivers about a law they say helps keep officers and other emergency personnel safe on the road.

Metro Ontario celebrates Canada’s multiculturalism with free concert in Guelph

TORONTO - As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Metro Ontario is combining the tastes and sounds of local communities to celebrate those cities that have transformed this country via its Homegrown Tour. The tour, which is stopping in seven cities across Ontario throughout the summer, will include a food and music experience in Guelph on July 27.

GRCA: June 23 flood result of record one-day rainfall

GRCA: June 23 flood result of record one-day rainfall

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority says the flooding associated with a record rainfall event on June 23 was the direct result of more than 100 millimeters of rain falling in the span of two to three hours across a wide section of the northern portion of the watershed.

OPP urge parents to discuss summer safety issues

LONDON - The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding parents and caregivers to spend some time talking with their children about respectful and acceptable behavior during summer holidays.

UGDSB passes 2017-18 school year budget

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board has passed the 2017-18 school year budget. Trustees approved an operating budget of $388,474,690.

Precaution urged at Conestogo Lake due to possible presence of blue-green algae

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has collected samples at Conestogo Lake reservoir due to the possible presence of blue-green algae. The algae may contain a toxin called microcystin, which can cause illness when ingested by people or animals.

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic heading to Guelph

GUELPH - Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque, two classically-trained guitarists, not only have the cultural history that grants them an open-minded perspective, but also the musical credentials to transform cross-cultural music genres into a whole.
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Community Guide Spring 2017


Tenders approved for Colborne St. reconstruction and replacement of 27WG bridge
Next phase of Hanlon Expressway upgrades underway
Farewell open house held for Elora Gorge Cinema owners; new owners have local connection
Clarification on description of Mini Lakes community
Milton farmhouse added to growing suspicious fires list
Precaution urged at Conestogo Lake due to possible presence of blue-green algae
Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic heading to Guelph
Police issue warrant for clumsy Walmart shoplifter


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


Chris Daponte: Spare us the spin

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