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Popular visitor makes stop in Guelph

Popular visitor makes stop in Guelph

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Guelph on April 25 visiting Linamar’s Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing. Trudeau, with the assistance of Linamar general manager John Zardo, toured the facility and spoke about women in the workforce with electrical apprentices Heather Cormier and Sawsha Seeley, machining apprentice Sasha Bosse and electrical apprentice Lisa Winer. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Local dairy officials rebuff  Trump’s criticism

Local dairy officials rebuff Trump’s criticism

WELLINGTON CTY. - United States President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Canadian dairy industry, calling treatment of American dairy farmers “unfair.” Ian Harrop, Centre Wellington dairy farmer and Dairy Farmers of Ontario board member, says the industry is staying calm, but Trump’s comments are “totally wrong.”

Local health unit identifies three blacklegged ticks with Lyme disease

GUELPH - Three blacklegged ticks in the region have tested positive for Lyme disease.

Proposed marijuana legislation gets mixed reviews

Proposed marijuana legislation gets mixed reviews

WELLINGTON CTY. - The federal government has introduced new marijuana legislation and acknowledged its current approach to cannabis is failing. “It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth,” states a government press release.

Green Legacy distributes trees to residents

WELLINGTON CTY. - Every spring Green Legacy distributes trees at no charge to Wellington County residents. Each municipality receives 5,000 seedlings to hand out to residents on a first come, first served basis. A variety of hardwood and coniferous species are available.

Local Lions Clubs launch ‘Lions for Groves’ campaign

WELLINGTON CTY. - Nine local Lions Clubs have pledged to raise $200,000 in support of the Diabetes and Patient Education program at the new Groves hospital.

Andy Hughes releases first ever album

Andy Hughes releases first ever album

GUELPH - Guelph singer-songwriter Andy Hughes is releasing his first ever album titled Be Yourself.

Speeders of the Week

On April 15 at about 1:40am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 between Sideroad 15 and Sideroad 18.

Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph

Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph

GUELPH - Police are warning the public that a man with a history of convictions for sexual crimes against children is planning to live in Guelph.

Success

Success

Guelph’s Nathan Skoufis, 22, owner and head instructor of Guelph Family Martial Arts has qualified for the Quebec Open World Martial Arts Championships to be held in Quebec City on April 28 and 29 and has his sights set on capturing the title.

Guelph Historical Society presents Catharine Wilson

GUELPH - The Guelph Historical Society, Evenings with History presents True Stories of Love and Loss: The Rural Diary Archive Website after the annual general meeting, which will take place on May 2 at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph.

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.

Volunteers enhance health of watershed

CAMBRIDGE - During National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is celebrating the vital role of volunteers who give back so much to nature.

University   researchers studying horse contact patterns

University researchers studying horse contact patterns

GUELPH - University of Guelph researchers are delving into equine contact patterns for the first time. PhD candidate Rachael Milwid and investigators Amy Greer and Terri O’Sullivan are conducting a study to determine who comes into contact with whom in equine racing, as well as sport and competition, facilities.

Hound club offers summer rides

Hound club offers summer rides

WELLINGTON CTY. - A sunny morning in June, a lovely ride throughout the countryside with good friends, followed by lunch at a local restaurant or a barbecue at the home of one of the riders – Eglinton and Caledon Hound Club officials say it can be a great way to spend a summer day.
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BUZZ

Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night
Grand event offers taste of the good life
Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph
Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year
Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

COLUMNISTS

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

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Base pay and mission critical

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