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Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over

Kaden Young's mother thanks community, says search for son is finally over 
BELWOOD - The mother of Kaden Young is thanking everyone who helped search for her son, noting the search "has finally come to an end." "The amount of support was absolutely incredible and we can't really thank everyone enough," Michelle Hansen wrote in a Facebook post on April 22. The previous day police reported the body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge.

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing

Body of 'young person' found downstream from where Kaden Young went missing 
BELWOOD - A body of a “young person” was found underneath the north side of the Belwood bridge today. Police are not confirming the identity of the body, but many people involved in the search for Kaden Young, including family members, were gathered at the scene. The bridge is about 11km downstream from where the boy went missing two months ago.

Sound buffering to be included in plans for new kennel

MAPLETON - Council has directed that appropriate sound buffering be included in a draft bylaw for a zoning amendment to allow the creation of a kennel at a property on Concession 9 in former Peel Township.

Province releases candidates guide for municipal elections

TORONTO - Ontario has released the 2018 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections outlining rules for candidates as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.

Pizza party

Pizza party

The Rockwood Fire Department held a pizza party for the Grade 4/5 class at Sacred Heard Catholic School in Rockwood on March 26.

Rotary donations

Rotary donations

Pat Espina, the creator of the FEDS Special Needs Soccer Program, receives a cheque from Leanne Iravani, President of the Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora for $1,000 on April 10.

Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans

ELORA - Centre Wellington Township is looking for local input on both its transportation and water supply master plans.

Tree damaged

Tree damaged

Salem resident Michael Lee says a remembrance tree in Salem’s Veterans Park appears to have been damaged by a snowmobile. Lee wonders why the operator did not at least stop and pick up the damaged tree. In a letter to the editor on page 10, Lee issues a plea for respect for veterans.

Five UGDSB students qualify for Skills Ontario competition

GUELPH - Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) students participated in the Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition, which was held at Georgian College in Barrie, on April 7.

Rescheduled: Downtown Fergus watermain to be shut off overnight April 23 to 24

FERGUS - To complete the next step of the St. David Street Bridge reconstruction, work is required on the watermain.

UGDSB youth to participate in 2018 Student Vote

GUELPH - The Ontario provincial election is just around the corner, and many Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) schools are participating in the 2018 Student Vote.

Bracelet of Hope hosts 4th annual event

GUELPH - In Lesotho, Africa, 25% of girls at the primary level and 64% of girls at the secondary level are out of school.

Guelph-Eramosa considers new development charges bylaw

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township is undergoing a development charge review. “Development charges have been around for about 60 years now,” said Gary Scandlan, director of municipal finance for Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. at a council meeting on April 9.

Minto approves budget; typical tax hike is $104

MINTO - A typical residential tax bill in Minto will rise by about $104 in 2018. The overall tax rate, including Wellington County and education portions, increases about 3.6% for the average residential ratepayer or $104 annually. The town’s share of the increase is about $50, states treasurer Gordon Duff.

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington

WELLINGTON CTY. - Winter weather whipped through Wellington as a spring storm brought freezing rain and snow to the region last weekend. Thousands were without power at the height of the storm, with a few hundred homes still awaiting restoration in pockets around the county on April 17.

Pansy sales

Pansy sales

Doreen LaRose was among the dozens of volunteers selling pansies at various locations around Mount Forest last week. The annual sale of pansies is a major fundraiser for the Mount Forest-based Cancer Patient Services.

Wellington North looking to add fire paging repeater in Mount Forest

KENILWORTH - After having technical issues this winter, Wellington North Fire Chief Dave Guilbault sought council’s support to install an additional repeater at the Mount Forest water tower to enhance pager coverage for firefighters.

Final public engagement sessions for LTAP announced

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) draft final report will be presented at five regional public meetings throughout May.

Guelph-Eramosa council supports severance of GRCA-owned house

Guelph-Eramosa council supports severance of GRCA-owned house

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa council supports a farm dwelling severance on Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) owned lands.

Residents launch judicial review of Swastika Trail decision

Residents launch judicial review of Swastika Trail decision

ABERFOYLE - Some residents here are taking legal action against Puslinch Township and the Bayview Cottagers Association (BCA) in a bid to change the name of Swastika Trail.

Guelph Community Foundation awards $32,000 to help send over 600 kids to camp this summer

GUELPH - Many kids in the Wellington County area may no be able to afford to go to summer camp.

Seniors appreciation

Seniors appreciation

Many of the over 200 Victoria Seniors Centre volunteers attended an appreciation breakfast held in Fergus on April 17 to thank them for their valuable service to the centre

CWDHS teacher elected to Ontario College of Teachers council

FERGUS - Centre Wellington District High School teacher Diane Ballantyne has been elected as the English-Language Public Board Secondary representative in the 2018 College Council election for the Ontario College of Teachers.

Recreation restructuring results in new positions, not more staff

MINTO - A restructuring in the town’s recreation department will lead to the creation of two new positions, but no additional staff will be added.

GRCA installing warning booms upstream of dams in watershed

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is installing warning booms or white buoys upstream of dams in the watershed to warn paddlers, anglers and boaters to stay away from the dams.

Minto council approves pay increase for firefighters

MINTO - Firefighters here will be receiving their first pay increase in more than 12 years.

Breach of trust case put over until May 14

SARNIA - The case involving a breach of trust charge against Mapleton CAO Manny Baron has been put over until May 14.

County awards $1.9 million tender for bridge on Wellington Road 14

GUELPH - A Milton firm has been awarded the contract for replacement of the Gordonville Bridge in Wellington North.

Guelph-Eramosa paid councillors $120,053 in 2017

BRUCEDALE - It cost Guelph-Eramosa taxpayers about $120,053 to pay elected officials in 2017.

Asphodel fire trucks, equipment listed on auction site

ERIN - Multiple items once owned by Asphodel Fire Trucks Ltd. in Norwood are listed on an online auction site.

Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council approved the names of two streets in a future Kenilworth subdivision on April 9.

Smoke alarm saves lives in Moorefield house fire

Smoke alarm saves lives in Moorefield house fire

MOOREFIELD - Two Moorefield residents are alive today because they had working smoke alarms in their home, says Mapleton Fire Chief Rick Richardson. “The working smoke alarms saved their lives,” Richardson said.

More child care, more choice for families in Ontario

T - Ontario is making full-day licensed child care free for preschool children from the age of two-and-a-half until they are eligible to start kindergarten, beginning in 2020.

Winter returns in Mapleton

Winter returns in Mapleton

The view on Mapleton’s 12th Line on the morning of on April 16. The storm also caused power outages of varying lengths across the region, including some in Mapleton.
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Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans
Guelph-Eramosa considers new development charges bylaw
UGDSB holds first French cultural event
Wellington North proposes location for future skateboard/BMX park
Breach of trust case put over until May 14
Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision
Edison fired by Elora Festival and Singers

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