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Today's date: Tuesday March 31, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 13
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Ontario sets new rules to protect bees

TORONTO - Ontario is taking the strongest action in North America to protect bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by proposing new rules that would reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seeds by 80 per cent by 2017.

Grain group offers marketing seminars

GUELPH - Grain Farmers of Ontario is inviting members to free marketing seminars in April. The seminars will show participants the basics of commodity trading and introduce them to advanced marketing trends and opportunities.


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

Opinion: Province hinders farmland preservation in park

The federal government is putting farmers first with its plans for the proposed Rouge National Urban Park.

GRCA opens new reservation system

CAMBRIDGE - The new camping reservation system for Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) parks has opened, allowing campers to set-up new user profiles and get familiar with the system before making campsite reservations at the end of the month.

Provincial winners

Provincial winners

The U-19 ‘AA’ Guelph Predators won gold at the recent Ontario Ringette Provincials in London from March 12 to 15.

Municipalities support campaign to rename highway after former MPP Jack Johnson

WELLINGTON CTY. - A campaign by Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott to have the local portion of Highway 6 renamed the Jack Johnson Memorial Highway has received support from several municipalities here.

Juried art show salutes McCrae

GUELPH - Since its publication 100 years ago, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields has inspired artists of all kinds. Now it is being interpreted by Guelph and Wellington County artists as part of a Guelph Museums juried art show, Remembering In Flanders Fields.

Minimum wage up 25 cents

TORONTO - Ontario is raising its general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective Oct. 1. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, students, etc.) are increasing too.

Impaired driving charges across the county

Police laid numerous charges over the past week relating to drinking and driving.

Speeders of the Week

Individuals in the north and south of Wellington County earned titles of Speeders of the Week.

Logging competitors at the College Royal

Logging competitors at the College Royal

Students and visitors alike enjoyed the great outdoors while exploring the University of Guelph last weekend during the College Royal open house. photo by Mike Robinson

Police warn of emergency scams

The OPP are reminding citizens to beware of emergency scams target vulnerable persons and seniors by playing upon their emotions and rob them of their money.

At College Royal

At College Royal

Melisa Sessa of Burlington was one of the many participants in last weekend's College Royal at the University of Guelph.
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Wellington County


Minto urged to keep taps running
Milder weather allows most Wellington North residents to turn off taps
Manslaughter conviction for 2012 death in hamlet
Badley Bridge work in Elora is slated to commence in late May


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