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Today's date: Thursday February 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 08
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Women of Distinction honourees announced; celebrating and inspiring strong leaders

GUELPH - Melissa Grelo from CTV’s The Social and Your Morning will be hosting the 23rd Annual Women of Distinction event themed “It Takes a Village” on May 3. “I’ve always believed in giving back and any opportunity I can have to encourage youth, especially young women, to be involved in contributing to their communities is important to me,” said Grelo. “I look forward to being part of an event where celebrating strong leaders and inspiring new ones is the key focus of the evening.”

Community Conservation Grants available for area school and community projects

CAMBRIDGE - Applications are now being accepted for grants for schoolyard and community environmental projects offered by the Grand River Conservation Authority and the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

OPINION: Rural Ontario needs dedicated infrastructure support

GUELPH - Investments in infrastructure in our rural communities support their long-term sustainability that, in turn, supports our farm businesses.

GRCA offers tree workshop

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority’s Managing Trees on your Property workshop will answer questions landowners have about trees and help them to develop skills and strategies to maintain and improve their trees.

Teaming up to go with the gut: horse and human investigations

GUELPH - Horse owners know the importance of team work. When your partner weighs 1,000 pounds, the importance of listening to and learning about their perspective is clear.

Moreau, McNair take home O’Brien Awards at annual gala

Moreau, McNair take home O’Brien Awards at annual gala

MISSISSAUGA - On a night of glitz and glamour two Wellington County residents took home some of the most prestigious awards in the horse racing industry. On Feb. 3, Standardbred Canada announced the winners of the 2017 O’Brien Awards at the annual gala in Mississauga.

Equine industry representatives discuss youth engagement

Equine industry representatives discuss youth engagement

GUELPH - “We are at a turning point in the history of Ontario equestrianism,” said Akaash Maharaj at the recent Equine Industry Symposium. “A time of both high potential and deep peril and the decisions that each of us make individually and collectively or the decisions that we fail to make over the next 10 years will undoubtedly determine whether Canada’s equine centre remains viable and acceptable.”

Flooding closes roads, parks in county

Flooding closes roads, parks in county

WELLINGTON CTY. - A significant amount of rainfall on Feb. 19 and 20 prompted officials to close roads due to flooding.

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County

Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County

WELLINGTON CTY. - Many county residents were pleasantly surprised last week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Rob Black to the Senate of Canada. Black, who lives just outside Fergus, is the first local representative in the Senate in almost 70 years.

Council position to be filled by appointment

WELLINGTON CTY. - A vacancy on Wellington County council created by the resignation of Ward 5 councillor Rob Black will be filled by appointment, and nominees are being accepted.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

Fergus Grand Theatre presented Sugar and Gold on Feb. 18. It’s the second in a series of three shows presented by the theatre. Sugar and Gold was the story of slaves brought to the Americas to harvest sugar cane and to mine gold. The underground railroad was born and through photos, music, song and stories Diana Braithwaite followed those who escaped hardships in the southern United States to come to Canada.

Drinking and driving

On Feb. 11 at about 2:30am, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision at Wellington Road 124 near Township Road 1 in Guelph-Eramosa.

Cold weather hinders CBS blood collection efforts

WELLINGTON CTY. - Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is urging county residents to step up to the challenge of maintaining the blood supply during the winter months.

Two Women’s Day events scheduled in Guelph

GUELPH - The University of Guelph and Guelph’s Canadian Federation of University of Women are hosting two events for International Women’s Day on March 8.

Last Call celebratory video screening at Public Health

GUELPH - Wellington-Duffering-Guelph Public Health and the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy will host a celebratory video screening for the awareness campaign Last Call: Real Stories of Alcohol’s Impact in Guelph and Wellington County (Alcoholstories.ca) on Feb. 23 at the public health office at 160 Chancellors Way in Guelph, from 2:30 to 4pm.

Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations

Advertiser receives OCNA award nominations

TORONTO - The Advertiser and its sister publication The Community News have received a combined six nominations for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) annual awards.

Erin high school top ranked school in region on Fraser Institute report

GUELPH - A Wellington County high school received the highest ranking of all area secondary schools on the most recent education performance report card released by the Fraser Institute.
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Wellington North Guide 2017-2018


Black to serve as fifth Senator from Wellington County
Mapleton hopes to quickly fill finance director position
Wellington North council happy with response for ice-making fix
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