PERTH-WELLINGTON - The Mapleton fire and building departments are recommending council endorse a private members bill aimed at improving safety for firefighters.
DRAYTON - A golf tournament planned to raise funds for a local skate park project has been cancelled - for now.
WELLINGTON NORTH - No decisions have been made on the newest gravel pit application in Wellington North. The proposed pit at Concession 4N and Sideroad 2E has to go through three steps.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - On March 17, 2011, a fire claimed the lives of North Perth Fire Service members Ken Rea and Ray Walter. Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is working on a new fire safety initiative to help address one of the factors in that tragic accident: firefighters had no way of knowing the building used truss and lightweight construction.
BRUCEDALE - This year Guelph-Eramosa Township plans to draw $329,500 from the Rockwood Hydro Fund, depleting it to $619,573.
ROCKWOOD - The floors are waxed, the walls are painted, the grass is finally growing and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rockwood is ready for students. The brand new school is opening on Sept. 6 - the first day of the 2016-17 school year - and the school’s mission is “heart for living, heart for learning,” explained principal Jeanette Ondercin.
GUELPH - Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis’ 30th annual Take Back the Night will take place on Sept. 22 at 6pm at Marianne’s Park, 176 Gordon Street, Guelph.
Belwood Lake Cottagers’ Association (BLCA) members John Hamilton, vice president; and Keith McKee, president; recently presented Groves Hospital Foundation with a $10,000 gift to the New Groves Hospital Project.
GUELPH - What if accepting death meant that we could find more purpose and meaning in our lives?
WELLINGTON CTY. - When voters head to the polls for the 2018 municipal election their ballots could look decidedly different. Earlier this summer, the province passed the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, which gives Ontario’s 444 municipalities the option of using ranked ballots, starting with the next election in two years.
ELORA - It turns out the competing offer that prompted Nestlé Waters to purchase the Middlebrook well property came from Centre Wellington Township.
Members of the Palmerston Lions Club were busy on the weekend repairing damage caused to pathways and newly-planted trees in Heritage Park by recent heavy rains. At right is a waterfall feature recently installed by the group.
BELWOOD - Warning signs advising people to be cautious around the water due to health risks associated with blue-green algae were removed from Belwood Lake park.
BRUCEDALE - Standby power, dog impounding fees and historical walls were a few of the items discussed at the Guelph-Eramosa council meeting on Aug. 8.
WINDSOR - Wellington County councillor Chris White will resume his position as director for the Rural Caucus for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors.
AYR - Statistics Canada is reporting the unemployment rate for youth was 16.7% in July, while the unemployment rate for the general population for this area was 4.5%.
ABERFOYLE - With the local region under Level 2 drought conditions, Nestlé Waters Canada has reduced its water taking by 20%.
ABOYNE - The much anticipated renovation of the Aboyne branch of the Wellington County Library system is scheduled to begin next month.
KENILWORTH - It was an easy decision for Wellington North council to name a new street in Arthur after respected veteran and local business owner John Walsh.
KENILWORTH - Wellington North has reached a collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 17 township employees.
In just over a week, the former Fergus high school is scheduled to reopen as Emmanuel Christian High School. The Sept. 1 opening includes an open house and barbecue from 4 to 6pm and a tree planting at 7pm, followed by a program and desserts at 7:30pm.