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Today's date: Sunday January 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 03
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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.

Helping people cope with the dreaded winter blues

GUELPH - Blue Monday – the third Monday of January – once touted as the most depressing day of the year, has proven to be a myth. But with the holidays over and the grey winter weather setting in, some Canadians may notice a shift in mood and energy. These ‘winter blues’ are all too real.

OPINION: CRTC gets it right: farmers need high speed internet access

GUELPH - Broadband internet access is a fundamental necessity for conducting business today, no matter where you are located. The recent Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruling couldn’t have come at a better time for Ontario farmers, rural residents and business owners.

Junior Farmers hosting New Members Night on Jan. 26

WELLINGTON CTY. - Wellington Junior Farmers are geared up for a busy and exciting year ahead.

College Royal set for March 18 and 19

GUELPH - As the New Year is still very young, March break may be the last thing on anyone’s mind ... except for numerous students at the University of Guelph.

Province proposes new fee for water bottling companies

Province proposes new fee for water bottling companies

WELLINGTON CTY. - The province has proposed a $500 increase to the fee charged to water bottling companies. Officials say the new fee of $503.71 for every million litres of water drawn is one of the highest in Canada.

Alzheimer Society introduces new campaign

TORONTO - Each year, 25,000 Canadians hear the words, “you have dementia.” But dementia is more than just numbers.

Canadian production coming to Guelph

GUELPH - Ballet Jörgen’s Swan Lake is coming to the River Run Centre on Jan. 28 at 2pm as part of the RBC Showcase Series.

Reading Rocks set to begin in February

WELLINGTON CTY. - Reading Rocks is a program offered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County in partnership with the Research Institute for Learning Differences.

WDGPH elects new board chair

ABOYNE - Nancy Sullivan was elected as the new board chair of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health on Jan. 4.

Speeders of the Week

GUELPH - On Jan. 7 at about 9:40pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was patrolling Highway 6 near College Avenue. Police say the officer observed

Mount Forest senior pinned, injured by ‘runaway’ vehicle

GUELPH - A Mount Forest woman was injured on Monday by a parked car that slid forward and pinned her against her own vehicle.

Martial arts for March break

GUELPH - Nathan Skoufis, owner and head instructor of Guelph Family Martial Arts, is operating a March Break camp that is ideal for martial artists with lots of experience and those with no martial arts experience.

Safety planning grants awarded to area agencies

GUELPH - Ontario is investing more than $200,360 to help the Guelph Police Service, Canadian Mental Health Association – Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (CMHA-WWD) and Victim Services Wellington work with local partners to build a safer, stronger community in Guelph and Wellington County.
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Centre Wellington Winter 2016 Community Guide


CVC has ‘significant concerns’ with EA for Hillsburgh dam and bridge
Groups seek recognition and support of water as a public trust
LaunchIt lease renewed, Business Flight program revamped
Township proposes $21.5-million budget for 2017
Mayor’s breakfast in Erin
Floodplain fringe designation may open up potential wave of development along Grand
Victim hit with sledgehammer
Winter Classic returns to Puslinch for Family Day Feb. 18 to 20


Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse


Dave Adsett: Focusing on common goal

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