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Today's date: Thursday November 27, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 48
   
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Historical submissions sought by society

WELLINGTON CTY. - Have you ever thought of writing something historical? The publications committee of the Wellington County Historical Society is always looking for articles for its annual Wellington County History publication.

McCrae House closing for renovations Nov. 30

GUELPH - McCrae House, the historic birthplace of John McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of In Flanders Fields, is closing for renovations starting at the end of the day on Nov. 30. McCrae House will reopen in May of 2015.

OMAF and MRA Report

A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). For more information call 519-846-0941, 1-877-424-1300 or visit www.ontario.ca/omafra. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Wellington County taking special care of its citizens this Christmas

Wellington County taking special care of its citizens this Christmas

WELLINGTON CTY. - Throughout Wellington, food banks and similar organizations are stepping up to ensure families in need receive help to make the Christmas season special for everyone.

Guineas show

Guineas show

Kate Thring and her steer Tobi represented Wellington County in the Queen’s Guineas competition at the Royal Winter Fair on Nov. 7 at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Speeders of the Week

Police recently nabbed a number of high milers throughout Wellington County.

‘Violent wind storm’ downs trees, power lines

WELLINGTON CTY. - Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines on Monday, leaving thousands of county hydro customers without electricity for much of the night - and some in the dark well into Tuesday evening.

Local players have fine start to 2014-15 hockey season

WELLINGTON CTY. - A handful of hockey players from Wellington are making an early impact this season with their respective teams in the OHL, AHL and NHL.

Gold medalists

Gold medalists

On the weekend of Nov. 13 to 16, the Guelph U-14 ‘AA’ Predators ringette team won the gold medal at the Nepean tournament.

Chamber Choir offers Carols for Christmas

GUELPH - The Guelph Chamber Choir invites everyone to indulge in the joy of the season with an afternoon concert of Carols for Christmas at St. George’s Anglican Church on Nov. 30 at 3pm.

Guelph concert band Christmas concert

GUELPH - With winter now here, a wonderful way to celebrate is by attending the Guelph Concert Band’s concert of Christmas music on Nov. 30 at 3pm at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave.

Excellence recognized

Excellence recognized

The 11th annual Child Care Celebration of Excellence was held on Nov. 6 at the Hanlon Convention Centre in Guelph. About 200 people attended the event, which recognizes the efforts of child care programs and home child care providers in Guelph and Wellington County.

McCotter wins Perth-Wellington Liberal nomination

McCotter wins Perth-Wellington Liberal nomination

STRATFORD - Perth-Wellington has a new Liberal candidate for the next federal election. Stephen McCotter, a St. Marys municipal councillor, small business owner and area lawyer, defeated St. Marys businessman Colin Thomson at the Nov. 9 nomination meeting in Stratford.

Adopt-A-Family’s ‘workshop’ running at full steam

Adopt-A-Family’s ‘workshop’ running at full steam

GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation’s annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program is now running at full steam with volunteers preparing to receive and package donations.

Festive RIDE program now in full swing

Festive RIDE program now in full swing

Wellington County OPP and Guelph Police Service kicked off the Festive Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) campaign for the 2014-15 holiday season on Nov. 19.

Drinking and driving

Wellington County OPP officers were kept extremely busy recently with drinking and driving charges. In less than 24 hours, between Nov. 15 and 16, police arrested seven different drivers for alcohol-related offences.

Collective agreement ratified for local mental health workers

WELLINGTON CTY. - Five votes made the difference as members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 291 voted on Nov. 19 to accept a final offer placed before them by the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (CMHA WWD) branch.

MPP Pettapiece critical of ‘secret deal’ with consultant to manage ice storm fund

QUEEN'S PARK - Perth Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece says the Liberal government has made a “secret deal” with a consulting firm to manage a provincial ice storm relief fund, as municipalities continue to wait for financial relief.

2014 Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets

GUELPH - The Rural Ontario Institute released the first set of Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets for 2014 providing information on income in non-metro (rural) Ontario.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario celebrate 50 years at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

TORONTO - Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) celebrated 50 years at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Nov. 12, by highlighting the organization’s achievements and successes during the last five decades.

Seasonal songstresses

Seasonal songstresses

The Magnolia Cafe, 88 Yarmouth St., Guelph is once again hosting Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd for their second annual Christmas concert Nov. 29 from 8 to 10pm.
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Pet of The Week - Smokey

BUZZ

Long service recognized by Puslinch council
Drayton parade begins at 7pm, Dec. 5
One number will connect all township departments in Centre Wellington
Painting believed to be of Fergus founder discovered near Oakville

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Barrie Hopkins
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Stephen Thorning
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