WELLINGTON CTY. - As temperatures dip, the familiar sight of smoke from chimneys and wood stoves becomes a staple of the local landscape. However, one tradition local fire chiefs would like to eliminate is the corresponding increase in chimney fires.
GUELPH - Join Artisanale French Country Cooking Jan. 29 for a special harvest table dinner in support of FarmStart, a local organization that encourages and supports a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers.
Onward Willow Better Beginnings Better Futures is hosting its first ever winter warm-up fundraiser Feb. 11 from 11am until 2pm at 20 Shelldale Cres.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Applications are now being accepted for grants for schoolyard and community environmental projects.
GUELPH - In February of last year a story ran about Avalon Specialized Foster Care and their need for foster parents in the Guelph and Wellington area.
WATERLOO-WELLINGTON - This area could see a reduction in health care services next month if 250 community care workers go on strike.
A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). For more information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call 1-877-424-1300 or visit www.ontario.ca/omafra.
A new 4-H club about cooking with milk has just been started.
GUELPH - In its 34th year, the annual Guelph organic conference is preparing to host hundreds of guests including speakers, exhibitors and attendees from across Canada and the United States.
GUELPH - Area agri-business Bioenterprise will receive $2.5 million from the federal government over five years, public works minister Diane Finley announced on Jan. 15.
The Guelph Ringette U-9 team played its best game of the year at the 38th Annual Waterloo Winterfest Tournament, coaches say.
GUELPH - Mental health is in the forefront for Ontario Hockey League (OHL) officials this season. Partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the league developed the Talk Today program to bring mental health awareness into the locker room.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Research shows reading to children is hugely impactful in their development, especially in the early years.
GUELPH - College Heights Secondary School (CHSS) students are building 30 doghouses over the next few weeks.
WATERLOO-WELLINGTON - Residents of Waterloo Wellington are stepping forward on Jan. 25 in support of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Police continue to lay drinking and driving charges.
Police continue to track down high speeders in Wellington County.
Officials are seeking help with two separate incidents involving the theft of cigarettes.
HOWICK - A man faces five charges after a Wellington County OPP investigation into illegal firearms found at a residence on Fordwich Line in Howick Township.
GUELPH - Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating anyone that may have witnessed a motor vehicle collision that is currently being investigated.
GUELPH - On Jan. 13 at about 11:55pm Wellington County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 6 North and College Avenue here.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Victim Services Wellington, in coordination with the Wellington County OPP and the Guelph Police Service, are reminding county residents about Project Lifesaver.
ORILLIA - With three Ontario snowmobile deaths already this season in OPP jurisdictions, drinking while snowmobiling was a hot topic as the OPP and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) kicked off provincial Snowmobile Safety Week on Jan. 15.
GUELPH - An enrolment cap will not be placed on students entering the French immersion stream at schools in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), trustees ruled on Jan. 13.
OTTAWA - Starting in June 2016, the new 548 area code will be introduced in the region currently served by area codes 226 and 519 in southwestern Ontario.
WELLINGTON CTY. - The Wellington Junior Farmers had a busy year in 2014. This year the main focus will be “member recruitment, community involvement and having fun,” organizers note.
Junior Farmer members participate in many fun events. The Wellington team placed second in curling at this year’s winter games. From left: Jason Schill, Simon Signer, Theo van der Meulen Elbert Bouwman, Jen van der Meulen, Katherine Clyne and Kate Mckenzie.
GUELPH - With the new year comes a new calendar, and that means it is time once again for Farm and Food Care Ontario’s annual “Faces of Farming” calendar contest.
PERTH-WELLINGTON - Local Liberal candidate Stephen McCotter was set to host two Members of Parliament in the riding.