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Today's date: Monday May 25, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 21
   
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Local food and agriculture highlighted annual spring Wellington Rural Romp

WELLINGTON CTY. - Taste Real’s fifth annual Spring Wellington Rural Romp will be held May 30, giving visitors a taste of local food, an opportunity to experience local agriculture and find the story behind their food.

New name for CFGW grant program

GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington (CFGW) recently launched a fresh new look for the organization to more accurately reflect the full scope of its work.

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: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra

New trails legislation does little for farmland trespassing

The Ontario government just introduced new legislation that would protect and improve thousands of kilometres of trails throughout the province. But Bill 100, the proposed Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act, is missing the mark on protecting private farmland where it meets public trails.

New superintendent of eduction

GUELPH - The Wellington Catholic District School Board appointed Michael Glazier as superintendent of education, effective, August 17.

SOAR takes off for 12th year of amazing racing from June 5 to 7

SOAR takes off for 12th year of amazing racing from June 5 to 7

GUELPH - The Southern Ontario Amazing Race (SOAR) is set to leap into its 12th year. On the weekend of June 5 to 7 teams will take part in a race around southern Ontario with many locations in Wellington County as potential stops.

Guelph theatre staging Edwardian drama

Guelph Little Theatre’s production of An Inspector Calls opens on May 22. J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller is an eerie piece of compelling theatre that focusses on the unravelling of the stage’s upper class Edwardian characters.

Program provides cash for summer jobs

PERTH-WELLINGTON - Sixty students in Perth-Wellington will have access to summer jobs thanks to $169,000 from the Canada Summer Jobs Program, says local MP Gary Schellenberger.

Trant selected as Liberal candidate

GEORGETOWN - Dr. Don Trant of Georgetown was chosen as the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Wellington-Halton Hills at a packed meeting on May 13 at the Georgetown Cultural Centre.

Drug drop off day successful

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police participated in the annual Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on May 9 at the Centre Wellington OPP Operations Centre. The event was spearheaded by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).

Spring Awakes supports old growth forest

GUELPH - The forest will be full of surprises – blossoming flowers, trees leafing out, birds singing, music, singing, dance, poetry, and more, all in celebration of the return of spring and the ongoing ecological restoration of the Ignatius Old Growth Forest on May 24.

CFGW introduces new branding

GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington has a fresh new look.
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BUZZ

Local food and agriculture highlighted annual spring Wellington Rural Romp
Grand Valley Lions Club set to host 20th duck race on May 23
CRC asks for peer review of haul route study
Belwood plane flip
Electrical fire temporarily closes The Metcalfe Restaurant in Elora

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Michael Chong, MP, Wellington-Halton Hills
Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
Kelly Waterhouse

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