GUELPH - Guelph-Wellington has joined 28 other communities from across Canada as part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign, a nationwide campaign aiming to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018.
ABERFOYLE - Community-based environmental groups are invited to participate in the fifth Sharing Experiences Workshop, held on March 5 at the Puslinch Community Centre.
FERGUS - Members of the Faith and Friends refugee group received a shock on Jan. 26, learning their Syrian refugee sponsorship family was arriving in Canada just two days later, on Jan. 28.
ELORA - Centre Wellington residents with an average assessment of $331,205 can expect their overall tax bill to jump by nearly $90 this year - but only $37 is attributed to a rise in the township portion of the levy.
PALMERSTON - Norwell District Secondary School students were busy writing exams from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
On a beautiful cold winter day a group of 14 NeighbourWoods members were off on a winters walk at Starkey Hill Conservation Area near Arkell in Puslinch Township. The group on Jan. 23 took the walk to enjoy fellowship and to give them a sense of how the trees are holding up during this peculiar winter.
MOUNT FOREST - Former Wellington North Mayor Mike Broomhead has died. Broomhead, 65, passed away at his home on Feb. 5. The Mount Forest resident served 21 years on local council, including two terms as mayor of Wellington North from 2003 to 2010. Broomhead is survived by his wife Norine, four children and five grandchildren. A celebration of his life is planned for First Baptist Church, Mount Forest on Feb. 12 at 11am.
ELORA - Knox Elora is running a clothing drive for a Syrian refugee family coming to Elora. The group is unsure when the family will be arriving and would like to be prepared.
The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Joseph’s Parish recently presented Groves Hospital Foundation with a $1,000 cheque raised through its annual Christmas bazaar. Funds will be designated to the New Groves Hospital campaign.
MAPLETON - The township announced the hiring of a new director of public works on Jan. 28.
WELLINGTON CTY. - County council adopted its 2016 budget with a 2.5 per cent increase in property taxes on Jan. 28 - but not without some heated debate on the county’s fiscal direction.
STRATFORD - Perth-Wellington MPP John Nater is encouraging all constituents to report instances of fraud.
KENILWORTH - A bright red bench will adorn the Kenilworth Public School playground to help kids see they are never alone.
KENILWORTH - David Culp, who ran in the Wellington North Ward 3 byelection in November, cannot be elected or appointed to office in the next election.
GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board has officially joined the growing number of organizations and communities that have embraced the Blue Dot environmental movement.
ABERFOYLE - Puslinch councillors recently endorsed waiving 40% of the rental fee for use of a room at the Puslinch Community Centre for a fundraiser to support those affected by the Classy Lane Stables fire in January.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Beginning this spring, the Wellington County Library branches will provide the public with internet “hotspots.”
Community members joined together for a Zumba class to raise money for Belwood’s Aleksa McWhirter, 14, (middle in sweater) and her family. McWhirter was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumour in September and her Grade 7 and 8 teachers Sarah Ladner and Heather Colburn, respectively, created a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising $5,000 for McWhirter and her family.
FERGUS - Walking into a classroom and seeing students holding cardboard goggles to their faces is cause for a double take.
MAPLETON - Council has deferred a decision on selecting a new contractor to handle canine control in the township after several councillors expressed concerns over costs and service levels.
CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) Managing Trees on your Property workshop will answer questions landowners have about trees and help them to develop skills and strategies to maintain and improve their trees.
How did you sleep last night? Do you feel well rested, refreshed, energized and ready to take on the day? Or are you feeling sluggish, “draggy,” lethargic and wondering how you’ll ever get through today? Is your thinking “sharp” and clear or do you find yourself unable to stay focused, your mind “foggy” and your thoughts scattered?
MAPLETON - Council here received some poor grades and nothing approaching an ‘A’ on the first Township of Mapleton Council Report Card.
MAPLETON - While a last-minute attempt to have the Drayton skate park project included in the 2016 budget failed, Mapleton council left open the possibility the proposed facility could still be built this year.
GUELPH - Too early to think about summer while the temperatures are low, and the snowdrifts are high? The Guelph Community Foundation is already knee-deep in summer as it opens up the application process for its Kids-to-Camp granting program.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - Local MP John Nater announced on Jan. 8 that employers can now apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2016 program.
GUELPH - The Auctioneer’s Association of Ontario is having their annual Convention here from Feb. 18 to 20 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre.
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