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Today's date: Saturday June 23, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 25
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Dragonfly and damselfly workshop at the Arboretum

GUELPH - Ontario is home to over 150 species of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), many of which are common in the Guelph area.

Wellington Catholic District School Board approves 2018-19 budget

GUELPH - The Wellington Catholic District School Board has approved a balanced budget that continues to ensure excellence in faith formation, learning and achievement.

Guelph and Wellington to collaborate with UK-based foundation on circular food economy initiative

GUELPH - The City of Guelph and County of Wellington have been selected to collaborate with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – headquartered in the UK with recent expansion into North America – as a part of the foundation’s Cities and the Circular Economy for Food initiative.

UGDSB county schools see seven principal/vice principal changes

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board has announced next year’s principal and vice principal changes.

University of Guelph kicks off summer with SummerFest on the Green

This weekend, the University of Guelph will hold its second annual SummerFest on the Green.

Health unit seeks input on impact of cannabis

GUELPH - The local health unit is asking residents to take an anonymous online survey about individual cannabis use and the potential impact of legalization on themselves, their family and their community.

RIDE program charges

GUELPH - On May 31 at about 2:30am, Wellington County OPP officers conducting a RIDE program on Highway 6 here spoke to the occupants of a grey crossover SUV and detected the odour of suspected marijuana.

Drinking and driving

On June 11 at about 2am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on the Hanlon Expressway. Police say officers spoke to a man driving a grey sedan and conducted a roadside screening device test.

Speeders of the Week

On June 5 at about 1pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway here. Police say the officer observed a newer model SUV that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at over 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Fatal transport truck collisions up 25%; OPP to conduct enforcement

ORILLIA - The OPP is set to conduct a robust commercial motor vehicle enforcement campaign, with the aim to reduce the number of transport truck-related deaths on Ontario roads.

Police issue fraud warning about automated phone calls

WELLINGTON CTY. - Police are urging residents to be cautious when answering automated calls with an “urgent” message.

Doctors versus doctors

Doctors versus doctors

Physicians from Groves Memorial Community Hospital and North Wellington Health Care faced off in a charity softball game on June 16 in Arthur.The players were all smiles prior to the game.

Wellington North, Minto part of new Saugeen Connects

NEUSTADT - In March 2017, the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation and five Wellington County municipalities including Minto and Wellington North, created a new partnership called Saugeen Connects.

Area schools certified as Ontario EcoSchools

GUELPH - This year, four schools in Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) certified with the Ontario EcoSchools program, joining a growing movement of 1,900 schools across the province.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane ...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane ...

Superheros of all ages gathered in Guelph’s Exhibition Park for a 5km run and wheelchair race, and a 1km run for KidsAbility on June 17.

UGDSB schools 100 per cent certified as Ontario EcoSchools

This year, schools across the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) are certifiably green.

Food skills take centre stage at Taste Real Local Food Fest

WELLINGTON CTY. - Interested in learning how to make sausages, gather wild edibles or ferment vegetables? At the upcoming Taste Real Local Food Fest, visitors have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with traditional food growing and preparation skills.


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.

University study uncovers link between pesticide exposure, Parkinson’s disease

GUELPH - A new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

GYMC’s Gala Evening promises to be its most entertaining fundraiser ever

GUELPH - After more than a year’s absence, the Guelph Youth Music Centre’s gala evening Bella Serata returns on Saturday June 23 at 7 pm with the theme We Could Have Danced All Night!

GYMC String Orchestras announce 2018-19 auditions

The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras have just completed another season. “I am very much looking forward to conducting the new season,” said Conductor Tak Kwan.
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Wellington North Guide 2018-2019


Minto Dance Academy celebrates 40th anniversary
Puslinch Township seeks to rebrand its identity to capture local spirit and energy
Township to host grand openings for two bridges
Construction begins at Wellington Road 32 and 124 railway crossing on June 22
Health unit seeks input on impact of cannabis
Council authorizes $31,000 sanitary collection system study


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


Dave Adsett: Rejuvenation celebration

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