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Today's date: Friday November 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 47
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Habitat for Humanity shines a local light on National Housing Day

GUELPH - Nov. 22 marked National Housing Day and Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat WDG) recognizes the profound impact that Canada’s affordable housing crisis is having in the community, and how Habitat’s model of affordable homeownership is an important part of the solution.

Guelph vigil calls for action on violence against women

GUELPH - The community is invited to participate in a vigil on Dec. 6 at the Boathouse in Guelph at 6:30pm in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra.

Wellington County launches new website

WELLINGTON CTY. - The County of Wellington recently announced the launch of a new county website.

School board offers high school information sessions

GUELPH - Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to learn more about the opportunities at high schools in the Upper Grand District School Board, which range from academics and trades to sports, music and the arts.

CSGW receives international awards

WELLINGTON CTY. - Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) recently earned international acclaim at the 38th annual Crime Stoppers International Conference in Panama City, Panama.

Annual report sheds light on progress toward ending homelessness in Guelph-Wellington

GUELPH - The Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign released a 2016-17 annual report on Nov. 17 about the progress the community has made in a bid to end homelessness.

Guelph Chamber Choir and Bells Ablaze to perform Carols for Christmas

GUELPH - The Guelph Chamber Choir is ringing in the Christmas season with the bell choir Bells Ablaze at an afternoon concert of Carols for Christmas at St. George’s Anglican Church on Dec. 3 at 2:30pm.

AIDS Awareness Week is Nov. 24 to Dec. 1

GUELPH - The impact of HIV is felt globally, nationally and locally. The Public Health Agency of Canada estimated that 65,040 Canadians were living with HIV in 2014, of whom an estimated 52,220 were diagnosed.

Dekorte in court next month in sexual assault case

GUELPH - A former Elora Road Christian School principal is expected to appear in court in December.

Public health: flu season is here

GUELPH - There has been a laboratory-confirmed case of influenza B in Guelph, according to the local public health unit.

Relay for Life returns to Wellington County in June at Guelph Lake

KITCHENER - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is heading back to Wellington County in 2018.

Drinking and driving

On Nov. 15 at about 6:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Shamrock Drive in Erin. Police say the caller reported being sideswiped by a northbound motor vehicle, the driver of which allegedly tried to leave but could not due to damage to his vehicle.

Speeders of the Week

On Nov. 13 at about 3:15pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 123 in Minto. Police say the officer observed a 2016 Ford Fusion that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 132km/h in an 80km/h zone.

OPP: Drivers must stop for school buses - it’s the law

WELLINGTON CTY. - Police are reminding motorists it is mandatory for drivers to stop for school buses that are actively dropping off or picking up children.

Drive according to road, weather conditions: police

WELLINGTON CTY. - With the arrival of winter weather, police are reminding motorists to take extra care on roads.
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Community Guide Fall 2017


Couple raises funds to fight human trafficking
Annual Elora Santa Claus Parade set for Nov. 25
Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala
Relay for Life returns to Wellington County in June at Guelph Lake
Partial holding provision lifted from site of former Little Folks administration building


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


Chris Daponte: Collateral damage

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