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Today's date: Thursday April 27, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 17
   
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Popular visitor visits Guelph

Popular visitor visits Guelph

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Guelph on April 25 visiting Linamar’s Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing. Trudeau, with the assistance of Linamar general manager John Zardo, toured the facility and spoke about women in the workforce with electrical apprentices Heather Cormier and Sawsha Seeley, machining apprentice Sasha Bosse and electrical apprentice Lisa Winer. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Wellington North brush pickup dates announced

WELLINGTON NORTH - Wood, brush and garden material disposal dates have been announced for Wellington North.

Local health unit identifies three blacklegged ticks with Lyme disease

GUELPH - Three blacklegged ticks in the region have tested positive for Lyme disease.

Celebrating Wild Ontario

Celebrating Wild Ontario

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - Viktoriya Hlamazda of Wild Ontario shows off Whistler , a broad-wing hawk, during the tree planting near Guelph Lake on April 22. Photo by Mike Robinson

Guelph Rotary Tree Planting near Guelph Lake celebrates environment, planting of Canada 150 Maple Grove

Guelph Rotary Tree Planting near Guelph Lake celebrates environment, planting of Canada 150 Maple Grove

GUELPH-ERAMOSA - It was a two-for-one celebration of Earth Day on April 22 as the Rotary Club of Guelph held its annual tree planting and Canada 150 Maple Grove.

Green Legacy distributes trees to residents

WELLINGTON CTY. - Every spring Green Legacy distributes trees at no charge to Wellington County residents. Each municipality receives 5,000 seedlings to hand out to residents on a first come, first served basis. A variety of hardwood and coniferous species are available.

Community cleanups in Clifford, Harriston

MINTO - Community clean ups are planned in Clifford and Harriston for May 6.

Centre Wellington council votes 4-3 to move to internet/telephone voting in 2018

ELORA - In a narrow 4-3 recorded vote, Centre Wellington has decided to use internet/telephone voting for the 2018 municipal election.

Clean-up

Clean-up

On April 22 Rockwood firefighters and their families held their annual roadside clean-up on Wellington Road 44 in Rockwood.

Local Lions Clubs launch ‘Lions for Groves’ campaign

WELLINGTON CTY. - Nine local Lions Clubs have pledged to raise $200,000 in support of the Diabetes and Patient Education program at the new Groves hospital.

Nestlé discusses Middlebrook well purchase

ERIN - Nestlé Waters Canada officials opened up about the purchase of the Middlebrook Well outside of Elora during an Erin council meeting on April 18.

Residential construction fuels boom

MINTO - This municipality is experiencing a building boom that has local council members worried about running out of lots.

Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night

Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night

ERIN - It was a packed auditorium at Centre 2000 on April 22 to celebrate local “works of heart.”

Outstanding Arthur citizen passes away

ARTHUR - Dave Stack, a cherished volunteer in Arthur, passed away suddenly at Groves Memorial Hospital on April 22.

Minto receives Connecting Link cash for Elora Street rebuild in Clifford

MINTO - A provincial contribution of nearly $1 million will help pay for the northern segment of the Elora Street (Highway 9) reconstruction project in Clifford.

75 years strong

75 years strong

The Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary hosted the District C Zone L.A. Convention in Fergus on April 23, to celebrate 75 years of dedicated service to the Royal Canadian Legion, Fergus Branch 275 and the local community.

Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year

Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year

ABERFOYLE - Stella O’Krafka is the 2017 Puslinch Volunteer of the Year. O’Krafka was presented the award on April 19 in the township council chamber by Mayor Dennis Lever.

Erin moves forward with Stanley Park gates designation

Erin moves forward with Stanley Park gates designation

ERIN - Erin council is moving forward with the process to designate the Stanley Park gates as culturally and historically important.

Water tower maintenance May 1 to 9

ERIN - The Erin water department will be performing maintenance on the water tower this spring.

Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year

Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year

Donna Leach is Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year. She was honoured on April 21 when the Mount Forest District Chamber of Commerce held its annual Excellence Awards Gala.

Applied suicide intervention skills training in Fergus May 16, 17

FERGUS - It’s an opportunity to gain the skills to save lives. Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington community education worker Marilyn McFarlane explains ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is taking place in Fergus on May 16 and 17.

Wellington Terrace Family Council hosting dementia education session

ABOYNE - The Wellington Terrace Family Council is hosting an upcoming educational session for families caring for a loved one with dementia.

Volunteers enhance health of watershed

CAMBRIDGE - During National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is celebrating the vital role of volunteers who give back so much to nature.

Bridge on 16th line closed for repair

MAPLETON - A portion of the 16th Line will be closed for bridge deck repairs until mid-May.

Youth council plans Canada Day Chalkfest

MAPLETON - Since November, members of the Mapleton Youth Action Council (MYAC), under the guidance of Mapleton economic development coordinator Martin Bohl, have been busy planning a Canada Day event during the township’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Township seeking new finance director

MAPLETON - The township is now looking for a new director of finance, as well as a permanent deputy treasurer.

Community Improvement Plan moves toward implementation

MAPLETON - Implementation of a Community Improvement Plan for the township moved a step closer following a public meeting on April 11.
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Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night
Grand event offers taste of the good life
Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph
Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year
Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

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