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Today's date: Wednesday October 17, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 41
   
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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: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra

Municipalities, school boards prepare for cannabis legalization

WELLINGTON CTY. - With cannabis legalization just a week away, there are still many metaphorical balls in the air when it comes to law, policy and responsibility. Under new provincial rules surrounding cannabis, private stores will be allowed in cities and towns across Ontario starting April 1. However, municipalities will only have until Jan. 22 to decide whether to allow a business to set up within their jurisdiction.

County receives silver award  for hazardous waste program

County receives silver award for hazardous waste program

WELLINGTON CTY. - In June the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the County of Wellington won a Silver SWANA Award of Excellence for their Mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot. This award, classified in SWANA’s Special Waste category, was one of 21 awards presented to municipalities and private enterprises across North America.

Events happening in Wellington County

Events happening in Wellington County

WELLINGTON COUNTY - A couple local chambers of commerce and business organizations are celebrating Small Business Week taking place Oct. 14 to 20.

Ontario Chamber launches social media campaign

Ontario Chamber launches social media campaign

ONTARIO - The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has teamed up with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for the 2018 “Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign” to raise awareness of the important contributions of small businesses to local communities across the province and the economy. In addition to the social media campaign, the Ontario chamber has released statistics about the impact small businesses have on the province.

Residents encouraged to partake in pink ribbon campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WELLINGTON COUNTY - One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women.

Officials: OPP working proactively to combat drug-related crime

MINTO - There are problems with drug abuse in communities across Wellington County and across the province, but the Ontario Provincial Police are actively working to combat the problem and keep citizens safe.

Drinking and driving

On Sept. 29 at about 2:30am, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on the Hanlon Expressway.

Speeders of the Week

On Sept. 29 at about 11:30am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway.

Community champions to be recognized at the Children’s Foundation gala

GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington (CFGW) honours some of its most admirable community champions at the annual Around the World Gala on Oct. 13, presented by Dan Burnham and The Co-operators Insurance.

Local Liberals gearing up for federal election

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS - It may seem early but the Wellington-Halton Hills federal Liberals are organizing for the expected October 2019 national election by recruiting a candidate to champion the party message.

Guelph Humane Society seeks information about the owner of an injured puppy found on Waterloo Ave.

Guelph Humane Society seeks information about the owner of an injured puppy found on Waterloo Ave.

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information about a stray injured puppy that was found by members of the public the evening of Oct. 1.

Upper Grand District School Board meeting highlights for September 2018

GUELPH - The September meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) was held on Sept. 25. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter performs at River Run Centre Oct. 13

GUELPH - Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has grown an avid international fan base on the strength of hit songs including What I Wouldn’t Do, Stompa and Got Your Number.

Iconic Canadian band brings new music, old favourites to River Run Centre Oct. 12

GUELPH - One of Canada’s most popular and enduring bands will take the stage when Cowboy Junkies perform at River Run Centre on Oct. 12 at 8pm.

Fall best time to order trees for spring planting through GRCA program

CAMBRIDGE - Fall is the best time for rural landowners to start ordering trees from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) for planting next spring.
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BUZZ

Palmerston landmarks nominated for 2018 ACO Heritage Award
Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce marks 25th year serving local businesses
Erin council endorses system for deposit on plastic bottles
Local youth collecting pop tabs for sister
Fergus Legion ending loans of medical equipment
Drunk driving charge after golf cart, minivan collide
Three Fergus residents dead after serious crash near Rockwood
Two week closure for Wellington Road 18/Woolwich St. in Salem
Psychics at museum

COLUMNISTS

Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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Patrick Raftis: A timely example

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