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Diabetes appeal raises over $37,000

Diabetes appeal raises over $37,000

HARRISTON - Annual appeal convenor Alice Van Ankum recently announced volunteer canvassers raised $37,326 for the North Perth – North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

Mayor, CAO meet with Minister Mauro of Municipal Affairs over proposed changes to the Growth Plan

TORONTO - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton, CAO Andy Goldie and Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott recently travelled to Queen’s Park in Toronto to voice concerns to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt Plan that was released in May of 2016.

Belwood town hall meeting addresses growth, communication

BELWOOD - About 14 members of the public and 11 Centre Wellington staff members and councillors attended a town hall meeting here on Feb. 8.

Township agrees to waive facility fees for Starlight Gala

MAPLETON - Council has agreed to waive all fees for the use of the PMD Arena Complex for the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation’s 17th annual Starlight Gala on May 27.

WWLHIN creating patient experience program

WATERLOO - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) will create a new patient experience program for the organization.

CLARIFICATION: Splash pad committee hosting wine and paint night fundraiser

DRAYTON - The Wine and Paint Night fundraiser scheduled for March 2 at Community Christian School from 7 to 9pm is being hosted by the Mapleton Splash Pad Committee.

Dog licensing costs continue to rise

Dog licensing costs continue to rise

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Dog licensing costs continue to rise here as the municipality moves towards full user pay of animal control services.

Wellington Catholic school busses go wireless

GUELPH - The definition of homework is taking on a new meaning for some bussed students at St. James Catholic High School with the launch of a pilot project that will equip several buses with wireless internet.

Ambiguity leads council to defer parking bylaw approval

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa councillors chose to defer approval of a county-wide parking bylaw amendment largely due to its ambiguity.

Guelph-Eramosa takes first look at zoning bylaw housekeeping amendment

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township is moving ahead with a public meeting to discuss housekeeping amendments to the new comprehensive zoning bylaw approved in August.

Seniors, students learn about alpacas from local farmers

Seniors, students learn about alpacas from local farmers

DRAYTON - The Seniors’ Centre for Excellence added something a little unusual to its monthly congregate dining program.

Niska Road bridge to be closed on Feb. 28

GUELPH - The city of Guelph is closing Niska Road bridge to all traffic - drivers, pedestrians and cyclists beginning Feb. 28.

Council supports rural/urban hydro disparity resolution

MAPLETON - Council here has supported a call for the province to deal with discrepancies in the way urban and rural residents are charged for electrical power.

GRCA will host communications tower for Rogers

PUSLINCH - A cell phone tower will be constructed on GRCA land near Puslinch Lake.

New bylaw postpones another pit application

BRUCEDALE - Tri City Lands Ltd. has submitted a “housekeeping amendment” for a new aggregate extraction pit in the southwest corner of Guelph-Eramosa Township.

Census 2016: Centre Wellington,  Erin see most population growth

Census 2016: Centre Wellington, Erin see most population growth

WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington and Erin have had the largest population increases in Wellington County since 2011, according to new census data.

Girls make a difference helping homeless veterans

Girls make a difference helping homeless veterans

FERGUS - A trio of young girls is helping homeless veterans across Ontario. Organizers of the Leave the Streets Behind program, in its second year at Royal Canadian Legion Fergus Branch 275, are pleased with donations received from both its members and the community.

Minto budgets for recruiting donation

MINTO - The Town of Minto is once again budgeting for a $10,000 contribution to local health care professional recruitment efforts in 2017.

Wellington North proposes 3.5% tax levy increase

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is considering a 3.5% tax levy increase this year. CAO Mike Givens presented a proposed 2017 $8.39-million capital and $4.61-million operating budget to the public at the municipal office in Kenilworth on Feb. 13.

Bowl for Kids off to great start in north Wellington

Bowl for Kids off to great start in north Wellington

MOUNT FOREST - Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington launched its 41st annual Bowl for Kids campaign on Feb. 12, with 188 bowlers from the Minto and Mapleton communities raising nearly $12,000.
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Belwood town hall meeting addresses growth, communication
Census 2016: Centre Wellington, Erin see most population growth
Girls make a difference helping homeless veterans
Wellington North proposes 3.5% tax levy increase

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