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Today's date: Sunday April 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 16
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Five UGDSB students qualify for Skills Ontario competition

GUELPH - Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) students participated in the Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition, which was held at Georgian College in Barrie, on April 7.

UGDSB youth to participate in 2018 Student Vote

GUELPH - The Ontario provincial election is just around the corner, and many Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) schools are participating in the 2018 Student Vote.

Bracelet of Hope hosts 4th annual event

GUELPH - In Lesotho, Africa, 25% of girls at the primary level and 64% of girls at the secondary level are out of school.

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington

Wicked winter weather wallops Wellington

WELLINGTON CTY. - Winter weather whipped through Wellington as a spring storm brought freezing rain and snow to the region last weekend. Thousands were without power at the height of the storm, with a few hundred homes still awaiting restoration in pockets around the county on April 17.

Final public engagement sessions for LTAP announced

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) draft final report will be presented at five regional public meetings throughout May.

Welcoming trees into gardens and neighbourhoods

Welcoming trees into gardens and neighbourhoods

GUELPH - Join guest horticulturalist/arborist, Martin Ford at The Arboretum at the University of Guelph on April 28 from 1 to 4pm for a workshop, which will explore more recent knowledge about trees and an understanding of how trees prefer to live when given a choice.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

4-H pie club started

GUELPH - A new 4-H club has commenced in Guelph. Kids from all over the region have gathered to bake delicious pies.

Guelph Community Foundation awards $32,000 to help send over 600 kids to camp this summer

GUELPH - Many kids in the Wellington County area may no be able to afford to go to summer camp.

Two local hockey players selected in OHL U-18 draft

TORONTO - The Ontario Hockey League held its second annual under 18 priority selection for Midget AAA hockey players in Ontario.

Brenda Lewis and Friends celebrate 25 years on April 29

GUELPH - The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series presents vocalist Brenda Lewis as she celebrates 25 years of singing and features a number of musicians who have often joined her on that adventure.

GRCA installing warning booms upstream of dams in watershed

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is installing warning booms or white buoys upstream of dams in the watershed to warn paddlers, anglers and boaters to stay away from the dams.

County awards $1.9 million tender for bridge on Wellington Road 14

GUELPH - A Milton firm has been awarded the contract for replacement of the Gordonville Bridge in Wellington North.

Speeders of the Week

On April 5 at about 1am, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway. Police say the officer observed an orange passenger vehicle that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at about 140km/h in an 80km/h zone.

More break-ins throughout Wellington County

Local police are again dealing with a rash of break-ins.
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Community Guide Spring 2018


Online survey input sought for transportation and water supply plans
Guelph-Eramosa considers new development charges bylaw
UGDSB holds first French cultural event
Wellington North proposes location for future skateboard/BMX park
Breach of trust case put over until May 14
Council approves names of future Kenilworth subdivision


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Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
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Chris Daponte: Devastated

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