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Today's date: Saturday August 29, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 35
   
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FEDERAL ELECTION 2015: All-candidate nights fast approaching

WELLINGTO-HALTON HILLS - While the upcoming federal election on Oct. 19 seems a long way off, communities are getting prepared to keep local residents informed with a series of all-candidate meetings throughout the riding.

Giant water slide event to aid United Way

GUELPH - United Way is hoping area residents will embrace their inner child and join them on a 1,000-foot water slide through the streets of Guelph, as they prepare to kick-off United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin’s 75th anniversary campaign.

Elementary teachers to increase strike action

WELLINGTON CTY. - Field trips appear to be off the table for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year for Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) elementary students.

Community Conservation grants awarded to local groups

CAMBRIDGE - Four community groups and 10 schools will receive Community Conservation Grants from the Grand River Conservation Foundation and the Grand River Conservation Authority.

OMAFRA Report

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: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra

Local youths semi-finalists for Ambassador of the Fairs

Local youths semi-finalists for Ambassador of the Fairs

TORONTO - The Canadian National Exhibition has announced Matt Garwood from Elmvale Fall Fair (Flos Agricultural Society) as the winner of the 44th annual Ambassador of the Fairs Competition.

African Grandmothers Tribunal screening in Guelph on Sept. 26

GUELPH - On Sept. 26, Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs) will present the documentary African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking Justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis.

Ontario investing in Guelph hospital

GUELPH - Ontario is renewing hospital infrastructure in Guelph to ensure patients get the care they need.

Riding for the Red and White

Riding for the Red and White

Holly Jacks-Smither and her horse More Inspiraton competed in the FEI Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany from Aug. 11 to 14, representing Team Canada in the eventing competition.

Back-to-school prep for high school to go on as scheduled

WELLINGTON CTY. - High school students heading back to class on Sept. 8 will see no changes to their educational environment.

Wellington Catholic students will hit the books come Sept. 8

WELLINGTON CTY. - School will begin in September as usual for Wellington Catholic District School Board students.

Power sources pilfered

WELLINGTON CTY. - Local police have recently been called about a number of thefts involving power sources and fuel.

Drinking and driving

GUELPH - On Aug. 23 at about 1:23am Wellington County OPP officers were conducting RIDE spot checks on Highway 6 near College Avenue here.

Police urge farm safety

LONDON - The Western Region OPP Community Services Unit is urging farmers to take time out of their busy schedules to talk about farm safety.
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BUZZ

Wellington North Ward 3 byelection update
Guelph-Eramosa sets Sept. 10 as date for ‘hidden quarry’ planning report presentation
Grand River Raceway will host inaugural Wiener Dog Race
Guelph-Eramosa council takes on fill bylaw appeals process
Camp out, barbecue for muscular dystrophy at fire station this weekend
Closed meetings over personal and legal issues keeping council busy

COLUMNISTS

Bruce Whitestone
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Barrie Hopkins

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