ELORA - It looks like the reopening of the east sidewalk on the downtown bridge in Elora (Badley Bridge) will be delayed until May 30/31.
Harriston - Wellington Road 109 (Elora Street South) in Harriston will be closed from Highway 89 (Arthur Street) south to Mill Street beginning on Monday, May 25.
FERGUS - On May 19 Centre Wellington director of infrastructure Colin Baker explained the 80-foot geyser of water here earlier in the day resulted from construction currently underway.
Fergus Lions Club president Eric Peterson surprised Lioness Darlene Heffernan at a recent meeting of the Fergus Lioness by presenting her with a Melvin Jones Fellowship.
FERGUS - With the recent grand opening of the Fergus Library, the Township of Centre Wellington is preparing for the next phase of the Downtown Fergus river land redevelopment.
The Rockwood 2nd Brownies Unit recently participated in a community clean-up on Earth Day. The group cleaned both water catchment areas at Highway 7 and Dunbar Street in Rockwood.
GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington (CFGW) recently launched a fresh new look for the organization to more accurately reflect the full scope of its work.
ERIN - Erin Council approved contracting Selog to install the well house data loggers at its April 21 meeting
ELORA - Centre Wellington council took time this week to celebrate completion of the construction phase of the Elora wastewater plant.
BRUCEDALE - A March haul route study for the proposed quarry near Rockwood provided “misleading” data, according to the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC). At the May 4 Guelph-Eramosa council meeting CRC members Doug Tripp and Perry Groskopf made a presentation about the recently-circulated study from Cole Engineering on behalf of pit proponent James Dick Construction Limited (JDCL).
Female fun - There were approximately 65 participants, 25 workshop leaders and 10 volunteers at the May 2 Just for Women Just for Fun event in Mount Forest, which raised over $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
PALMERSTON - The Amazing Lupies are hosting their first annual Walk for Lupus on Saturday, May 30 in Palmerston.
GUELPH - The Wellington Catholic District School Board appointed Michael Glazier as superintendent of education, effective, August 17.
ELORA - Residents and visitors in Elora were able to take a longer look at Mill Street as the west sidewalk on the Badley Bridge reopened to pedestrian traffic last weekend.
Lillie Massey has been attending Sparks meetings since before she was born. On May 7, Lille was officially enrolled at the annual Guiding Advancement ceremony in Elora, to become a “real Spark.”
CLIFFORD - The late Ruby Bell loved her family, her friends, her community, and all of the creatures and wildlife found in nature. With each passing year, she felt grateful and abundantly blessed to live such a rich full life. She passed away on Feb. 22, at the age of 99.
ABERFOYLE - On May 14, Puslinch councillors voted against a proposed site alteration agreement that would have brought several thousand loads of soil from the GTA to a property on Wellington Road 36.
The Grade 6 “Water Rockers” from Erin Public School surpassed their $5,000 crowd-funding goal, with a $1,000 donation made by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on May 15, taking the total to $5,595.
WATERLOO - KidsAbility hosted its 10th annual Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon at Conestoga Mall on May 1.
GUELPH - Three secondary school students from the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) are moving up to national competitions after winning gold medals at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo from May 4 to 6.
FERGUS - Building an ongoing commitment to support health care and nurses, on May 14 RBC announced its $10,000 donation to Groves Memorial Community Hospital here.
FERGUS - The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is celebrating 30 years of supporting Canadians with physical and medical disabilities, and Fergus is hosting one of more than 200 walks taking place across the country this spring. In Fergus, the annual event is on May 31 with registration at noon and the walk beginning at 1pm.
GEORGETOWN - Dr. Don Trant of Georgetown was chosen as the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Wellington-Halton Hills at a packed meeting on May 13 at the Georgetown Cultural Centre.
MOUNT FOREST - When engineers from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden saw the display for Victoria Cross medal recipient Captain Frederick Campbell in the stairwell of the Royal Canadian Legion here, they knew they had to do something to further honour the First World War veteran.
ELORA - An electrical fire on the morning of May 14 at The Metcalfe Restaurant here means the popular eatery and patio will likely be closed for at least a week.
ERIN - Erin Public School teacher Cathy Dykstra received this year’s fifth annual Edward Burtynsky Award for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education, and the honour came as a complete surprise.
MAPLETON - The township will hire a construction manager rather than a general contractor to oversee building of a new municipal maintenance facility.
DRAYTON - Two Drayton Heights Public School educators recently got a lesson on life with limited mobility.
RBC presented a $10,000 donation to the Palmerston and District Hospital (PDH) on May 14 to fund training programs and educational opportunities for nurses. The donation is part of a $70,000 RBC commitment that included donations to Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus and hospitals in Listowel, Orangeville, Walkerton, Hanover and Owen Sound.
Jennifer Pigozzo, left, of Build Together talks with Aaliyah Reyes of Harriston, right, and Allison Greene of Mount Forest about women’s roles in the building trades at the Norwell Job, Career and Volunteer Fair held on May 13 at the Palmerston Curling Club.
MOUNT FOREST - The Fred Campbell V.C. 895 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets held its 33rd Annual Ceremonial Review in Mount Forest on May 6.
GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington has a fresh new look.