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Today's date: Thursday February 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 08
   
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Black named to Canadian Senate

Black named to Canadian Senate

WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington resident and Ward 5 Wellington County councillor Rob Black has been named to the Senate of Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Feb. 15 that Black is one of two independent senators appointed by Governor General Julie Payette to fill Senate vacancies.

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County

WELLINGTON CTY. - Many county residents were pleasantly surprised last week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Rob Black to the Senate of Canada. Black, who lives just outside Fergus, is the first local representative in the Senate in almost 70 years.

Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

FERGUS - FERGUS – A local elementary school student has been recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen nomination. Hennessey Veit, 11, was the only local nominee for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association award.

 Local students recognized for acts of kindness

Local students recognized for acts of kindness

FERGUS - A group of local Grade 6 students is being recognized by the OPP for performing acts of kindness.

Bridges on top of list for residents at Feb. 15 Belwood town hall meeting

BELWOOD - Local residents feel bridges are no small matter. The Feb. 15 meeting at the Belwood town hall featured resident after resident citing concerns over timelines in which local bridges would be replaced, repaired or have weight and/or height restrictions lifted.

Community Conservation Grants available for area school and community projects

CAMBRIDGE - Applications are now being accepted for grants for schoolyard and community environmental projects offered by the Grand River Conservation Authority and the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

Council agrees to fee reduction

MAPLETON - The Drayton Kinsmen Club will be offered a 35 per cent rate reduction on PMD arena rental rates for the club’s annual farm show on an ongoing basis, council has decided.

Flooding closes roads, parks in county

Flooding closes roads, parks in county

WELLINGTON CTY. - A significant amount of rainfall on Feb. 19 and 20 prompted officials to close roads due to flooding.

Council position to be filled by appointment

WELLINGTON CTY. - A vacancy on Wellington County council created by the resignation of Ward 5 councillor Rob Black will be filled by appointment, and nominees are being accepted.

Mapleton hopes to quickly fill finance director position

MAPLETON - The township is hoping to quickly fill its vacant finance director position.

Cold weather hinders CBS blood collection efforts

WELLINGTON CTY. - Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is urging county residents to step up to the challenge of maintaining the blood supply during the winter months.

Township awards contract for water tower design and administration to Burnside

MAPLETON - Township council has awarded the contract for design and administration of construction of a water tower for Drayton to R.J. Burnside and Associates Consulting Engineers.

EmpoWEment donation

EmpoWEment donation

Students from Drayton Heights Public School attended a meeting with the Optimist Club of Moorefield on Feb. 15, and provided a presentation on the 2018 EmpoWErment Day event.

Seniors centre looking into grant for new programming

MAPLETON - The local Seniors Centre for Excellence Centre is seeking the support of north Wellington municipalities for a plan to secure funding for additional programming.

Township continues support for youth engagement initiatives

MAPLETON - The township has allocated $5,000 in support of the ongoing efforts of an organization that aims to engage and assist local youth.

Residents object to potential loss of parkland

ABERFOYLE - Residents of Fox Run Estates object to the idea of Puslinch divesting itself of open space/parkland to adjacent homeowners.

Two Women’s Day events scheduled in Guelph

GUELPH - The University of Guelph and Guelph’s Canadian Federation of University of Women are hosting two events for International Women’s Day on March 8.

Last Call celebratory video screening at Public Health

GUELPH - Wellington-Duffering-Guelph Public Health and the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy will host a celebratory video screening for the awareness campaign Last Call: Real Stories of Alcohol’s Impact in Guelph and Wellington County (Alcoholstories.ca) on Feb. 23 at the public health office at 160 Chancellors Way in Guelph, from 2:30 to 4pm.

Volunteer of year nominations sought

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch is seeking nominations for the township’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Erin high school top ranked school in region on Fraser Institute report

GUELPH - A Wellington County high school received the highest ranking of all area secondary schools on the most recent education performance report card released by the Fraser Institute.
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Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County
Mapleton hopes to quickly fill finance director position
Wellington North council happy with response for ice-making fix
Local students recognized for acts of kindness
Hennessey Veit nominated as Ontario Junior Citizen

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: Big news for Wellington County

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