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Today's date: Thursday July 02, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 27
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Duke visits council

Duke visits council 
Duke visits council - Warden George Bridge looks on with interest as actor Gary Bryant, portraying the Duke of Wellington, made an appearance at the June 25 Wellington County council meeting in recognition of the 175th anniversary of the proclamation that created the District of Wellington. Among the suggestions the Duke offered council were the creation of a larger and more prominently located statue in his honor, and a military campaign to retake Waterloo Region, which was part of the original district. photo by Patrick Raftis

Chong: Passage of act demonstrates Parliament capable of reform, renewal

OTTAWA - Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong calls the June 22 passage of the Reform Act a “big victory for Canadians.”

Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy

GUELPH - The 4Gs (Guelph GoGo Grandmothers) are planning a Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy on Oct. 3 at the Dublin Street United Church from 9am to 2pm.

A Night in Flanders opens July 2

GUELPH - This summer, Guelph Museums is presenting an original a play about John McCrae and the writing of In Flanders Fields. A Night in Flanders opens on July 2 and runs Wednesday through Saturday, until Aug. 8.

Drinking and driving

Police recently responded to two calls regarding possible impaired incidents.

School’s out: help keep kids safe this summer

WELLINGTON CTY. - With school ending, police want to remind drivers and parents to take extra care and keep local children safe this week and throughout the summer months.

Police warn residents of several ongoing scams

The OPP is reminding citizens about the potential of various home renovation scams and are appealing to residents to report any suspicious activity.

CRA: Beware tax scam

WELLINGTON CTY. - Residents should be aware of email/phone tax scams. The Advertiser recently received a call from a Belwood resident advising that he was recently contacted by what he felt were scammers seeking personal tax information.

Public health: Mumps won’t be on holiday

GUELPH - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has now confirmed 14 cases of mumps primarily in Guelph’s high school population just as students are about to start summer vacation or attend summer school.

Hospice Wellington welcomes new interim Executive Director

GUELPH - The Board of Directors of Hospice Wellington has announced that Jackie MacKenzie will be starting as Executive Director (ED) on June 29. Jackie will be working with Hospice Wellington as Interim ED until December 2015.

Rainy weather washes away Low Water declaration

Rainy weather washes away Low Water declaration

CAMBRIDGE - After a dry spring, the rains have returned in June – in buckets. It’s been wet enough, in fact, that a Low Water Conditions declaration issued a few weeks ago has been removed.

Huron agricultural landowners opposed to proposed G2G Rail Trail;

HURON/WELLINGTON - Some landowners in Huron County seem dead set against the proposed G2G (Goderich to Guelph) trail along former railway lands. In Wellington County, the matter is pretty much a moot point as those former rail lines in Wellington and Waterloo Region have long been established at the Kissing Bridge Trail which stretches from Guelph to Millbank.

MPP Arnott continues to fight for local projects as Legislature recesses

QUEEN'S PARK - Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott continues to fight for local infrastructure projects which he believes should be included on any long term provincial infrastructure plan.

Lock it or lose it local OPP warn

WELLINGTON COUNTY - Due to ongoing problems with thefts from vehicles, Wellington County OPP are reminding the public that the key to protecting your vehicle is in your hands.
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