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Today's date: Wednesday July 27, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 30
   
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Ninth annual kirking to be held in Guelph

GUELPH - In celebration of John Galt Day on July 31, the Old Stone Churches and the Guelph Historical Society, are hosting the ninth annual John Galt Sunday Kirking.

Summer Company grant gives students opportunity to be their own boss

Summer Company grant gives students opportunity to be their own boss

WELLINGTON CTY. - Seven Wellington County youths are hard at work this summer being their own boss.

UGDSB announces superintendent of education

GUELPH - Denise Heaslip, an educator with 20 years of experience in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), has been appointed as superintendent of education effective Sept. 1.

Electric vehicle charging station network to include seven Wellington locations

GUELPH - Local MPP Liz Sandals says a plan to install electric vehicle charging stations in this region by next spring is “great news for drivers.”

University of Guelph gets $13 million in NSERC funding

OTTAWA - The University of Guelph received about $13 million in funding for 65 projects and 18 fellowships and scholarships offered at the university.

OMAFRA Report

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.

AGCO seeks input for racing industry

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released a document seeking public input on the regulations, rules and procedures of horse racing in Ontario.

Guelph native rides with RCMP Musical Ride

Guelph native rides with RCMP Musical Ride

GUELPH - Atop gleaming black horses, riders in bright red uniforms concentrate as they steer the horses in graceful manoeuvres. Then a rush of thunderous hooves pound the ground as the 32-member troop charges together.

Report reveals details about homeless in Guelph and Wellington County

GUELPH - A new report from the Guelph-­Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign details the experiences of 295 individuals facing homelessness during a three-­day period in April.

Speeders of the Week

On July 10 at about 8:15pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was patrolling on Wellington Road 7 near Sideroad 10. Police say the officer observed a male driving a 2015 Chevrolet that appeared to be travelling above posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 147km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Child porn charges

GUELPH - On July 13, the Guelph Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit and Technological Crimes Unit executed a search warrant on a single family dwelling on Norton Drive here.

OPP: Drive safe in construction zones

WELLINGTON CTY. - Local OPP officials are reminding drivers to be extra cautious while travelling in construction zones.

Crime Stoppers group honoured at conference

SUDBURY - Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) recently received three awards for its work.

Fire ban lifted in Wellington North, remains in effect elsewhere in county

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington North has lifted the fire ban within the township - but the rest of the county remains under a ban.

UGDSB meeting highlights for June

GUELPH - The June meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on June 28. Trustees approved the proposed composition and terms of reference for a French as a second language advisory committee (FSLAC).

Province provides end-of-life care funding in region

GUELPH - As part of the 2016 budget, Ontario is investing an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to community-based palliative and end-of-life care.
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BUZZ

Mount Forest residents heading to Kenya with Free the Children
Grand River Raceway celebrates 26th Industry Day
Report reveals details about homeless in Guelph and Wellington County
Hoarding issue affects first responders
Wellington North introduces updated burn bylaw, higher fines
Fire ban lifted in Wellington North, remains in effect elsewhere in county
With humidex values on the rise, cooling stations are available in Fergus and Elora
Highland Rugby celebrates 25th anniversary with Calcutta Cup Friday night
Man charged in boat ramming incident
Man seriously injured in car-freight truck collision near Clifford

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