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Today's date: Thursday March 23, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 12
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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.

Lots to do at College Royal

Lots to do at College Royal

Massive milker - Pyper Knight of Guelph seems dwarfed by a giant inflatable holstein cow at the University of Guelph campus on March 18. The youngster was having big-time fun at the school’s College Royal open house, which ran Saturday and Sunday.

College Royal

College Royal

Kelly Fischer of the Ontario Veterinary College Food Animal Club explained a ruminant display to visitors at the University of Guelph’s College Royal open house. The event was held on March 18 and 19 with displays and activities throughout the campus.

Future vets

Future vets

Future Vets Club members made balloon animals for youngsters at the University of Guelph’s College Royal open house on March 18. From left: Shaela Horley, Kyle Lee, Cassandra Carolino and MacKenzie Hamelin.

County seeks input on child care system

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Children’s Early Years Division at the County of Wellington has launched a social media campaign, seeking input from parents and guardians on the current licensed child care system for children birth to 12 years of age.

National curling championships coming to Guelph

National curling championships coming to Guelph

GUELPH - The Guelph Curling Club is hosting the 2017 Hy-Grade Steel Roofing Masters Canadian Curling Championship April 2 to 9.



The Guelph Gryphons AAA minor bantam team captured the OMHA championship in Fort Erie on March 19. Centre Wellington team members include, from left: Zack Ranahan, Ethan Broderick, Mark McIntosh, Tye Anselmini and Ethan Gore.

JUNO winner Rita Chiarelli to perform at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH - “Blues goddess” Rita Chiarelli will perform a free Oh Canada Concert on March 24 at Guelph Civic Museum as part of the Fourth Friday concert series.

Province offers more support for not-for-profits

GUELPH - Ontario is providing more support for the not-for-profit sector in Guelph and Wellington County to better serve the community, promote diversity and encourage volunteerism.

U of G recieves nearly $600,000 in federal funding

U of G recieves nearly $600,000 in federal funding

GUELPH - The University of Guelph has received $596,395 in funding for six projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Impaired driving

On March 16 at about 1am, Wellington County OPP officers stopped a vehicle after it allegedly cut off a police cruiser on Main Street here.

Break-ins, thefts popular crimes across county

Wellington County OPP is investigating a break-in at a home on 9th Line in Erin sometime between 12:45 and 1:10am on March 15.

Police warn of tax scams

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington County OPP is again warning residents about tax scams.

Playing vet

Playing vet

Quinn Rausch, left, of the Ontario Veterinary College’s foal watch team, helps visitors Sarah and Nicholas Kruithof “treat” a stuffed horse at the veterinary station in the large animal clinic at the University of Guelph’s College Royal open house on March 18.

Guelph to host World Dwarf Games

Guelph to host World Dwarf Games

GUELPH - The World Dwarf Games are going to be held at the University of Guelph from Aug. 4 to 12. About 400 athletes from countries around the world are expected to flock to Guelph for the Games.

Food: Get informed, not frustrated

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition.
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Business Leader Spring 2017


Building permit fees might drop as result of increased growth in Centre Wellington
Construction to begin on Victoria Street in Elora
Centre Wellington council costs $171,339 in 2016
Polls paint two different pictures of popular opinion about bottled water
Hunter fined after stray bullet rips through passing car
People sent to hospital after CO leak at Grand Valley arena


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