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Today's date: Saturday June 25, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 26
   
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French advisory committee approved

GUELPH - On June 14 the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) held a special board meeting. The following was decided.

Eighteen county schools certified as EcoSchools for 2016

GUELPH - Fifty-three Upper Grand District School Board elementary and secondary schools have been certified as EcoSchools for 2016.

Rural Ontario Institute unveils Youth Engagement Showcase videos

GUELPH - Short documentaries featuring four youth from rural Ontario were unveiled at the Rural Ontario Institute’s (ROI) 6th annual general meeting on June 14.

Skoufis heading to martial arts world championships

Nathan Skoufis is preparing for the upcoming U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida July 8 to 9. Skoufis is an eight-time world champion and third degree black belt and has been involved in martial arts from the age 6.

Superhero time

Superhero time

Hundreds of people gathered at Exhibition Park in Guelph for the 3rd annual Superhero Run for KidsAbility on June 19. KidsAbility strives to empower children and youth with special needs to realize their full potential.

Drinking and driving

On June 10 shortly before 5pm, Perth County OPP received two complaints about a car running a stop sign. Police say officers observed a Mazda 3 back out of a driveway and proceed north on Argyle Ave. North. Officers spoke with the male driver, administered a roadside breath test and transported him to a Perth County OPP detachment.

Speeders of the Week

On June 19 at about 8:41pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 south of Laird Road. 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 133km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Two men dead after serious crashes in region

An Elora man is dead after a serious crash here last Thursday. Waterloo Police reported the crash took place on June 16 at about 4:46pm on Northfield Drive East near Line 86 in the Township of Woolwich. Police say a vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a dump truck.

Equipment damaged

Police are still investigating after someone damaged construction equipment here recently. On June 4 at about 8:50am Wellington County OPP received a report of damage to property including construction equipment on Ross Street in Elora.

Nutritional consultant advocates balance to ward of inflammation and disease

LISTOWEL - Chair George Van Ankum welcomed 16 members and guests to last month’s Diabetes information meeting at Knox Presbyterian Church in Listowel.
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Scotland Street bridge work to begin June 27 in Fergus
Skoufis heading to martial arts world championships
Design guidelines and info session set for Elora bridges
Request for proposals issued for new Groves Memorial Community Hospital
Two men dead after serious crashes in region
Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by van
Frederick Street curb island to aid turning trucks

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