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Today's date: Monday June 26, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 25
   
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County to open three waste facilities to handle flood-damaged items

WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington County will open three waste facilities on Monday for residents to drop off flood-damaged materials. "These sites will be open to accept flood damaged materials only," officials stated in a press release.

Minto, Mapleton declare state of emergency, open evacuation centres

Minto, Mapleton declare state of emergency, open evacuation centres 
WELLINGTON COUNTY - In the wake of massive flooding in the region, Mapleton and Minto have declared an emergency and opened evacuation centres. Mapleton Mayor Neil Driscoll declared the emergency at 11:15am on June 23 and announced the PMD Arena in Drayton has been set up as the township’s evacuation centre. Minto Mayor George Bridge declared a state of emergency at 10:04am on June 23. The Palmerston Community Centre has been established as an evacuation centre.

Watershed experienced over 60mm of rain

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River watershed has expereinced high levels of rain, said the Grand River Conservation Authority.

Local Food Fest on this weekend

GUELPH - On June 25, everyone is invited to celebrate local food in Guelph and Wellington County on the grounds of Ignatius Jesuit Centre from 11am to 4pm at Local Food Fest.

Superhero Run for KidsAbility

Superhero Run for KidsAbility

It was a packed venue for this year’s event at Guelph’s Exhibition Park on June 18. This year’s event raised more than $70,000. KidsAbility is a recognized leader in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential.

LHIN launches patient, family advisory committee

WATERLOO REGION - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is seeking patients and families from Waterloo Wellington to join its new Patient and Family Advisory Committee to help “drive meaningful system change and improve the patient experience the community.”

Board celebrates ‘Achieving by Believing’

Board celebrates ‘Achieving by Believing’

FERGUS - The Upper Grand District School Board recognized student achievement on June 6 at Centre Wellington District High School during the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards ceremony.

Drinking and driving

On June 9 at about 9pm, Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program at Roszell Road and Townline Road.

Speeders of the Week

On June 8 at about 7:50am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Laird Road in Guelph.

‘Operation Freeze’ on this summer

WELLINGTON CTY. - The OPP is partnering once again with Mac’s Convenience Stores across Ontario for this year’s Operation Freeze.

Prohibited weapon

GUELPH - A Rockwood man faces a weapon charge after an odd situation here last week.

Storms cause widespread flooding, road closures

Storms cause widespread flooding, road closures

WELLINGTON CTY. - Depending on the area, between 40 and 130mm of rain fell early on Friday morning, causing extensive flooding throughout the county. The storms flooded homes, closed many roads, caused at least one power outage and tasked area works crews with extensive cleanup. The hardest hit areas appeared to be Minto (notably Harriston), Mapleton (especially in Drayton), Wellington North and Centre Wellington.
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BUZZ

Mapleton declines monitoring proposal
Township hires director of corporate services/treasurer
Teens take on mental wellness education
Sounds of Support festival in Rockwood benefits local Syrian refugee family
Teens taken to hospital after fall over dam
Two Fergus men charged after drug bust
Motorists asked to bypass Harriston
Township: Mapleton water safe to drink
County to open three waste facilities to handle flood-damaged items

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