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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.

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.

ROI’s census update highlights latest changes in Ontario’s rural population

GUELPH - The Rural Ontario Institute is sharing an overview of population change as drawn from the February 2017 release of 2016 Census data with the release of Rural Ontario’s Demography: Census Update 2016.

OMAFRA Report

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.

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.

Special Olympics Track and Field meet

Special Olympics Track and Field meet

LEFT: Break time - The two competitors from Aberfoyle Public School, Emma Munro, left, and Bronte Devries take a break for lunch during the Special Olympics Track and Field meet at St. James Catholic High School on May 17. RIGHT: Big throw - Thomas Ryan, a Grade 11 student from Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest, competed in the shot put competition at the Special Olympics Track and Field meet at St. James Catholic High School on May 17. This is Ryan’s third time competing.

Dekorte, Katerberg to appear in court this fall

A former principal and a former pastor of the Elora Road Christian Fellowship and School are expected to appear in court for hearings this fall.

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.

Guelph Little Theatre shows The Drowsy Chaperone

GUELPH - In the Drowsy Chaperone a neurotic recluse attempts to coax himself out of his blue mood by listening to his favourite record, the cast recording of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Special Olympics Track and Field

Special Olympics Track and Field

Brandon Greer of Minto-Clifford Public School in Harriston takes off during the 200m race at the Special Olympics Track and Field competition at St. James Catholic High School in Guelph on May 17. About 600 athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities, along with 600 peer mentors and 200 volunteers, took part in the day-long sporting event. Elementary and secondary school athletes from both the Wellington Catholic District School Board and the Upper Grand District School Board participated. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Drinking and driving

On May 17 at about 1:40am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 7 at the Woolwich-Guelph Townline.

Speeders of the Week

On May 12 at about 4pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Woolwich Street in the village of Alma. Police say the officer observed a 2011 Mazda 3 that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 95km/h in a 40km/h zone.

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.

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.

Celebrate Canada's 150

Celebrate Canada's 150

WELLINGTON CTY. - From the moment the calendar turned to 2017, Wellington Advertiser staff started thinking about a special project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of our great nation.
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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
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