Nov. 24 to 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week, and the Canada Safety Council encourages home cooks to put safety on the front-burner and prevent cooking fires. According to reports from Canadian fire commissioners, careless cooking remains the most common cause of home fires, and kitchens remain the most common place for home fires to start.
Erin town staff members Connie Cox, Dave Knight and Shelley Ballantyne were recent recipients of the Nov. 7 Random Act of Kindness Day gifts from members of East Wellington Community Services.
QUEEN'S PARK - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott continues to push the Ontario Government to place the Highway 6 Morriston bypass on the Ministry of Transportation’s five year plan for new highway construction.
ABERFOYLE - Councillors here are prepared for the phone calls as the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) begins mailing nearly one million property assessment notices to property taxpayers across the province.
Officials from Canada Home Stay, an organization which works with school boards to find appropriate homes for students to allow them to go to school in Canada, will be making a presentation at the Dec. 2 Norwell School Council meeting at 7pm at the school.
FERGUS - Ontario PC Party leadership hopeful Christine Elliott has the endorsement of federal and provincial politicians in Wellington-Halton Hills.
WELLINGTON CTY. - The county will experience a reduction in unconditional Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) grants in 2015, but four of the county’s seven lower tier municipalities will see increases. That represents a change from 2014, when only two lower tier municipalities received more funding than the previous year.
PUSLINCH - Many in Puslinch Township and beyond were saddened to learn of the sudden passing on Nov. 16 of former mayor Brad Whitcombe.
MOUNT FOREST - It was five votes that made the difference as members of OPSEU Local 291 voted on Nov. 19 to accept a final offer placed before them by the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (CMHA WWD).
GUELPH - “Live Green. Learn Green. Go Green” is the Upper Grand District School Board’s new environmental slogan.
The correct date for the Arthur Legion Ladies craft sale is Nov. 29 from 10am to 2pm at the Arthur Legion.
FERGUS - A donation by the residents of Highland Manor to the Centre Wellington Food Bank is proof that helping others is a big part of the community.
FERGUS - Once a month members of the Community Resource Centre Child Care centre at J.D. Hogarth School get on their jackets and their shoes to line up and take a hold of the donut rope.
GUELPH - Ontario is helping Guelph seniors stay connected to the community through the Seniors Community Grant Program, the province’s first grant program dedicated solely to seniors.
ELORA - Supporters of Elora’s Green Space are looking for some financial help.
GUELPH - Liberal MP Frank Valeriote announced on Nov. 14 he will serve out his term in the House of Commons, but will not run in the next federal election.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Annual allocations for the County of Wellington and its seven lower tier municipalities will total more than $1.5 million under the province’s new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).
KENILWORTH - Wellington North council held its final meeting here on Nov. 10 before the new government is sworn in on Dec. 1.
FERGUS - The Groves Hospital Volunteer Association is growing and its volunteers are being recognized.
Legion members march to the cenotaph in Drayton for Remembrance Day services.
From left: Claire Martin, Courtney Burnett, Emily MacDonald and Shayna Morphy with Canadian Forces veteran Garry Villemaire at the Remembrance Day service in Drayton on Nov. 11.
Gerrard Helmond of the Waterloo Police Auxiliary Band played the trumpet at the Remembrance Day service in Drayton on Nov. 11. Helmond was born in Gouda, Holland in 1941.
DRAYTON - Two-year-old Evan Conway of Drayton continues his battle with leukemia at McMaster Hospital in Hamilton.
MAPLETON - The township’s insurance bill will rise by five per cent in 2015.
Cancer, it is a complex disease and there are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans. It is a group of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth that have the potential to invade and spread to other parts of the body.
Mr. Bachuk’s Grade 4/5 class had the highest participation level among Alma Public School classes in the recent In Motion bingo event.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Mapleton Township is one of four Wellington municipalities, including the county itself, which will experience a reduction in unconditional Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) grants in 2015.
MAPLETON - Building activity remains comparable to last year’s pace in the township as 2014 winds down.
Community Christian School students held a food drive during the school’s Colour Week, Nov. 10 to 14.
MAPLETON - Council and staff here are frustrated after learning the township has once again been turned down for funding for a new water tower in Drayton.