A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA). For more information, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941 between 8:30am and 5pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAF website: www.ontario.ca/omaf and/or the MRA website: www.ontario.ca/mra
GUELPH - The Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination held its second community conversation on the “living wage” at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Stone Road Mall on April 16.
GUELPH - Terry Daynard of Guelph-Eramosa has been named the 2014 recipient of Farm and Food Care’s Champion Award.
KITCHENER - On May 10 between 10am and 4pm, visitors to any of the more than 400 M&M Meat Shops across Canada, including Mount Forest and Fergus, can support the M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ Day for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
QUEEN'S PARK - Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece recognized council and staff of the Town of Minto for a new initiative to offset its carbon footprint by raising money to plant trees in an April 10 statement in the legislature.
GUELPH - A track and field event will be held for developmentally-challenged students in the Wellington Catholic, and Upper Grand District School Boards May 21.
GUELPH - In 2014, there are even more cancer survivors to walk the Survivor Lap at Relay For Life. On April 28 the Guelph Relay For Life will host an event kickoff at Bigelow Flooring, 450 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph from 7 to 9pm.
GUELPH - In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Bookshelf in Guelph will be screening the inspiring true story: Nicky’s Family.
GUELPH - The Wellington Catholic District School Board has appointed a new trustee to replace Nan Anderson who died earlier this year.
GUELPH - Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group and 26th Guelph Scouting Group are holding the 4th Annual Plant Swap & Compost Fundraiser.
WELLINGTON CTY. - The OPP is teaming up with members of the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy in a bid to get prescription drugs off the streets.
CENTRE WELLINGTON – On April 18 at approximately 10:58am, a Wellington County OPP officer observed a southbound motor vehicle traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed on Wellington Road 7 near Elora.
GUELPH - Sometime during the evening hours of Feb. 2, an attempted theft occurred at a business located on Highway 6 north of Guelph.
LONDON - Every year the OPP investigate devastating incidents involving young children being injured by family members operating farm machinery or vehicles.
GUELPH - Tips for saving and generating on-farm energy is the topic of one of the latest publications in the Best Management Practices (BMP) series from the federal and provincial agriculture ministries. The 24-page booklet, On-Farm Energy: A Primer, outlines ideas for improving energy efficiency and reducing costs.
OTTAWA - 4-H Canada has announced the launch of a new campaign in partnership with Syngenta Canada, “Proud to Bee a 4-H’er.”
GUELPH - A county volunteer awards program has come to an end.
CAMBRIDGE - There’s still time to meet the May 1 deadline to nominate candidates for a Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) Watershed Awards.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Ice storms, blizzards, floods, tornadoes - it seems that over the past few years, this area has seen them all.
GUELPH - They put wings under our feet, inspiration in our hearts and when they depart, they never leave our memories.
ORANGEVILLE - The Headwaters Equine Leader-ship Group (HELG) has just released a baseline report on the economic impact of the equine sector in the Headwaters region.
With the arrival of spring, horse owners should watch out for “mud fever.”
GUELPH - Equine Guelph is proud to announce the launch of a new audio podcast on their popular web site.
As a horse owner, it’s likely that it will be necessary to trailer your horse.