HARRISTON - Annual appeal convenor Alice Van Ankum recently announced volunteer canvassers raised $37,326 for the North Perth – North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).
TORONTO - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton, CAO Andy Goldie and Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott recently travelled to Queen’s Park in Toronto to voice concerns to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Greenbelt Plan that was released in May of 2016.
BELWOOD - About 14 members of the public and 11 Centre Wellington staff members and councillors attended a town hall meeting here on Feb. 8.
MAPLETON - Council has agreed to waive all fees for the use of the PMD Arena Complex for the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation’s 17th annual Starlight Gala on May 27.
WATERLOO - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) will create a new patient experience program for the organization.
DRAYTON - The Wine and Paint Night fundraiser scheduled for March 2 at Community Christian School from 7 to 9pm is being hosted by the Mapleton Splash Pad Committee.
CENTRE WELLINGTON - Dog licensing costs continue to rise here as the municipality moves towards full user pay of animal control services.
GUELPH - The definition of homework is taking on a new meaning for some bussed students at St. James Catholic High School with the launch of a pilot project that will equip several buses with wireless internet.
BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa councillors chose to defer approval of a county-wide parking bylaw amendment largely due to its ambiguity.
BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township is moving ahead with a public meeting to discuss housekeeping amendments to the new comprehensive zoning bylaw approved in August.
DRAYTON - The Seniors’ Centre for Excellence added something a little unusual to its monthly congregate dining program.
GUELPH - The city of Guelph is closing Niska Road bridge to all traffic - drivers, pedestrians and cyclists beginning Feb. 28.
MAPLETON - Council here has supported a call for the province to deal with discrepancies in the way urban and rural residents are charged for electrical power.
PUSLINCH - A cell phone tower will be constructed on GRCA land near Puslinch Lake.
BRUCEDALE - Tri City Lands Ltd. has submitted a “housekeeping amendment” for a new aggregate extraction pit in the southwest corner of Guelph-Eramosa Township.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Centre Wellington and Erin have had the largest population increases in Wellington County since 2011, according to new census data.
FERGUS - A trio of young girls is helping homeless veterans across Ontario. Organizers of the Leave the Streets Behind program, in its second year at Royal Canadian Legion Fergus Branch 275, are pleased with donations received from both its members and the community.
MINTO - The Town of Minto is once again budgeting for a $10,000 contribution to local health care professional recruitment efforts in 2017.
KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is considering a 3.5% tax levy increase this year. CAO Mike Givens presented a proposed 2017 $8.39-million capital and $4.61-million operating budget to the public at the municipal office in Kenilworth on Feb. 13.
MOUNT FOREST - Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington launched its 41st annual Bowl for Kids campaign on Feb. 12, with 188 bowlers from the Minto and Mapleton communities raising nearly $12,000.