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Special delivery at JD Hogarth school

Special delivery at JD Hogarth school 
Kindergarten students from JD Hogarth Public School in Fergus made a special delivery on Dec. 8, donating more than 120 toys to the Centre Wellington Food Bank for the annual Christmas hamper program. Each of the 60 kindergarten students was encouraged to bring in at least one unwrapped gift to donate to the food bank, but teachers said students and their families brought in more than double that amount.

Centre Wellington budget calls for 3.8% tax increase in 2018

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Residents here may be looking at a 3.8% increase to the township portion of their 2018 tax bills. Based on an average assessment of $352,296, the increase would mean a local tax increase of $38.96.

Guelph-Eramosa proposes $6.4-million capital budget

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa has proposed a $6.4-million capital budget for 2018. While the majority of capital projects are proposed to be funded through reserves ($2 million), gas tax ($1.4 million), grants ($957,513), development charges ($786,260) and donations ($31,000), the township is also proposing $1.2 million in long-term debt.

County raising council pay to compensate for tax change

GUELPH - Wellington County councillors have agreed to raise council salaries by a total of almost $190,000 to compensate for a federal decision to end a tax break for local politicians.

Integrity commissioner: Johnson violated code of conduct with Puslinch Today blog

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Township’s integrity commissioner has found that Kevin Johnson violated the municipality’s Code of Conduct earlier this year with a Puslinch Today blog.

BUZZ

Staff report presents council with options on Swastika Trail name
2017 Alma Santa claus parade features Canada 150 theme
Minto agrees to share meeting investigator, integrity commissioner
Erin approves remuneration increase
CWDHS announces ‘18 under 18’ recipients
Township on target for 10% levy hike in municipal budget
Lots to change if road name altered

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Structural grant approved for Old Post

HARRISTON - The Town of Minto will provide a $5,916 grant for structural improvements at the Old Post Centre for Business and Creativity here.

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Elora soccer player wins national title with university

ELORA - Maximilian Raab, 23, of Elora, is home for the holidays, celebrating a big win.

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