Carolyn Vodarek was on hand to help at the annual Christmas for Groves event at the New to You store in Fergus on Nov. 25. Organizers thank members of the community for their donations, customers for their purchases and volunteers and staff at the store for “an outstanding sales day” to benefit the hospital.
GUELPH - Two more vacant buildings have been destroyed by fire in the south end of Wellington County. On Dec. 5 at 1:30am the Guelph Fire Department responded to an abandoned workshop fire on Silvercreek Parkway North. Then, just two hours later, the department was called to an abandoned barn fire on Fife Road.
ERIN - Despite one councillor’s objections, Erin council is moving ahead with the Station Street bridge and dam environmental assessment (EA) process.
ABERFOYLE - Councillors here are offering their support for the recently-introduced Bill 9, End Age Discrimination Against Stroke Recovery Patients Act, 2016.
Sensational Elora gave over $10,000 on Dec. 2 to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Sensational Elora holds various events throughout the year including a Jazz Series, Pumpkin Day and Soup Off.
MOUNT FOREST - The Kin Club here is no more. The handful of members left in the once-robust service organization announced on Nov. 29 that the club is disbanding.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Food banks and other organizations throughout Wellington County have put together various programs to help provide a Christmas meal and ensure there are presents under the tree for members of their communities.
CENTRE WELLINGTON - For Melissa Seagrove, community building is part of what she does as a local realtor for Edge Realty Solutions.
WATERLOO - Waterloo Wellington residents received some of the most efficient and highest quality care in the province according to data released on Nov. 30 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
CLIFFORD - Chairman George Van Ankum welcomed 21 people to the information meeting on Diabetes and vision held recently at Knox United Church in Clifford.
OTTAWA - Everyone over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine every year to protect against the flu.
ABERFOYLE - Like other municipalities in Ontario, Puslinch is raising concern about a new Ministry of Municipal Affairs requirement that anyone wishing to run for council must submit the signature of 25 voters supporting the nomination.
FERGUS - Grade 7 and 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to Centre Wellington District High School (CWDHS) on Dec. 14 to learn more about the opportunities the school offers – from academics and trades to sports, music and art. Learn about programs, pathways, course selection, and the registration process.
GUELPH - The Tree of Remembrance will be at Stone Road Mall in Guelph until Dec. 23.
ABERFOYLE - Puslinch councillors believe bottled water companies should not be singled out when it comes to new proposed provincial regulations.
Retired Chef Alexander Mowatt perpared turkeys for a community dinner at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora. The turkeys along with all the fixings were served on Dec. 2 as an annual event.
MINTO - “Keeping it Real” is the theme of this town’s 2017 budget, presented in draft form at a special council meeting on Dec. 2.
FERGUS - On Nov. 29 at about 7:50am Wellington County OPP received a report of items stolen from a locked construction trailer on Watt Street in Fergus.
GUELPH - Six months after the Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign announced it intended to help 30 of the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness find and maintain housing, the goal has been exceeded.
ABERFOYLE - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is adding his voice to support Puslinch’s bid to exclude the Highway 401 and Highway 6 corridors from the province’s Greenbelt Plan Area.
DRAYTON - Longtime community volunteer Jean Campbell has been recognized posthumously with one of the province’s highest honours.
ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Township is not going to receive as much money next year through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF).
MINTO - No one in this community needs to spend Christmas Day alone. Local residents Jean and David Anderson are organizing a community Christmas dinner on Dec. 25.
Edge Mutual Insurance has once again demonstrated its support for the local food bank. Staff recently donated food items, personal items, small gifts and new hats and mitts to the Drayton Food Bank. The company also made a $500 donation.
TORONTO - Hydro One is offering advice to help Ontario residents bring holiday cheer to their home and neighbourhood without breaking the bank this year.
Emma Clemmer, left, with assistance from elf helper Nicole Clayfield, picked out Christmas gifts for her family at the Santa Sale at Drayton Heights Public School on Nov. 26.