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Today's date: Wednesday September 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 38
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All Nations Grand River Water Walk stops in Fergus

All Nations Grand River Water Walk stops in Fergus

FERGUS - Centre Wellington hosted participants in All Nations Grand River Water Walk on Sept. 16 and 17.

New sign explains Stanley Park heritage designation

New sign explains Stanley Park heritage designation

ERIN - A three-year project to recognize the historic significance of the stone gates and wooden arch at the entrance to Erin’s Stanley Park ended with a celebration on Sept. 15.

Resident: council’s response to concerns about Morriston development ‘unsatisfactory’

ABERFOYLE - Morriston resident Jeffrey Blythe is not satisfied with Puslinch council’s reluctance to wade into water concerns he says were caused by a local residential development.

World Mental Health Day in Guelph

GUELPH - Mayor Cam Guthrie is hosting a World Mental Health Day on Oct. 11 with a series of guest speakers talking about the circle of care: self help, peer support, family support and service animals. The event will take place from 9:30 to 11:30am (presentation begins at 10am) at Guelph City Hall in the council chamber.

Rockwood native lands military helicopter in Acton

Rockwood native lands military helicopter in Acton

ACTON - Captain Chris Gallinger and his crew landed a CH146 Griffon search and rescue helicopter in Acton’s Prospect Park on Sept. 9.

Centre Wellington candidates tackle issues at Sept. 13 Elora Legion debate

ELORA - It was a packed house at the Elora Legion on Sept. 13 as local, county and school board candidates went head to head debating issues. Hosted by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, time was limited during the two-hour event simply because of the number of candidates.

Take Back the Night scheduled for Sept. 27

GUELPH - Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is planning its annual Take Back the Night event on Sept. 27. It will start at 6pm at Marianne’s Park on Gordon and will include a march and a rally.

UGDSB launches surveys to get student, parent, staff input on secondary school education

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is seeking secondary student, parent and staff input as part of the board’s strategic review of secondary school education across the district.

Cannabis legalization looms: health professionals concerned about youth, mental health

Cannabis legalization looms: health professionals concerned about youth, mental health

WELLINGTON CTY. - For Ontarians 19 and older, recreational cannabis will be legal in a little less than a month. “We’ve been talking about this for two years and we’ve been planning for it for two years,” said Allan Rewak, executive director of the Cannabis Council of Canada.

Water event

Water event

Council of Canadians’ national chairperson Maude Barlow, middle, spoke in Guelph at the Italian Canadian Club on Sept. 12. The event was co-sponsored by Guelph Chapter of Council of Canadians, GET Concerned and Wellington Water Watchers. Concerned Residents Coalition president Doug Tripp, made a presentation on the potential impacts of aggregate mining and the proposed “Hidden Quarry”in Guelph-Eramosa township on water resources and moraines.

Puslinch all candidates night on Oct. 4

ABERFOYLE - Get to know who is in the running to be your local municipal, county and school board representative as the Optimist Club of Puslinch host an all candidates night on Oct. 4.

Volunteers invited for tree planting Saturday at Barbour Field

ERIN - Volunteers are invited to help with planting of 150 trees this Saturday at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh.

Groundbreaking held for childcare and learning centre

Groundbreaking held for childcare and learning centre

ABOYNE - Ground was broken here on the Wellington Place Childcare and Learning Centre on Sept. 14. The County of Wellington has been granted $2.08 million from the Ministry of Education to open the facility in 2019.

Health and Safety Fair

PALMERSTON - A Senior’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Sept. 27.

Newcomers welcomed

Newcomers welcomed

The Palmerston Downtown Revitalization Committee hosted a reception for newcomers to the community on Sept. 13 at Palmerston Lions Heritage Park. There were over 100 individuals in attendance and 40 businesses/groups represented.

Erin town council to decide on backing deposits for beverage containers

ERIN - While considering whether to offer their two cents worth in the provincial debate over a deposit system for beverage containers, Erin councillors absorbed a few facts at their Sept. 4 meeting.

Mount Forest 30-house subdivision gets the go ahead

KENILWORTH - Property development company Mount Forest Development Inc. presented its plans to build a 30-dwelling subdivision for a second time at the Wellington North council meeting Sept. 10.

Musashi Auto Parts to expand warehouse in Arthur

KENILWORTH - =The owner of Musashi Auto Parts Canada has applied for site plan approval from North Wellington Township to build new warehouse space in Arthur.

Guelph-Eramosa enters fire dispatch services agreement with Guelph

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township has entered into a fire dispatch services agreement with the City of Guelph.

Council declines to waive hall fee for candidates meeting

MAPLETON - Township council declined a request to assist the local chamber of commerce with the cost of hall rental for a candidates meetings for the upcoming municipal election.

Zone change to allow residence questioned at public meeting

MAPLETON - Township council wants more information on Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) and traffic concerns before moving forward with a zoning change to allow residential construction on two rural lots.

2018 Journey for Jasper set to take place Sept. 29

PALMERSTON - The Journey for Jasper will continue despite the loss of a founding organizer Darren More in a tragic car accident on July 11.

Driscoll introduces notice of motion for report on school zone speed signs

MAPLETON - Mayor Neil Driscoll wants the township to move ahead with installation of solar-powered speed signs in school zones in Alma, Drayton and Moorefield.
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