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Today's date: Monday August 29, 2016 Vol 49 Issue 35
   
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OPINION: Review of land use starts farmland preservation process

GUELPH - The Ontario government recently released its Crombie Report – draft plans on the 10-year review of four significant land use plans for Ontario.

Mapleton fire, building departments support firefighter safety initiative

PERTH-WELLINGTON - The Mapleton fire and building departments are recommending council endorse a private members bill aimed at improving safety for firefighters.

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece promotes firefighter safety initiative

PERTH-WELLINGTON - On March 17, 2011, a fire claimed the lives of North Perth Fire Service members Ken Rea and Ray Walter. Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is working on a new fire safety initiative to help address one of the factors in that tragic accident: firefighters had no way of knowing the building used truss and lightweight construction.

Take Back the Night rally Sept. 22

GUELPH - Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis’ 30th annual Take Back the Night will take place on Sept. 22 at 6pm at Marianne’s Park, 176 Gordon Street, Guelph.

Wellington Junior Farmers host international visitors

Wellington Junior Farmers host international visitors

WELLINGTON CTY. - During the week of Aug. 7 Wellington County Junior Farmers hosted five international delegates. They came from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

OMAFRA Report

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.

Death Cafe on Aug. 30

GUELPH - What if accepting death meant that we could find more purpose and meaning in our lives?

Province approves ranked ballots for 2018

WELLINGTON CTY. - When voters head to the polls for the 2018 municipal election their ballots could look decidedly different. Earlier this summer, the province passed the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, which gives Ontario’s 444 municipalities the option of using ranked ballots, starting with the next election in two years.

Deadline announced for Jane Graham Memorial Award

GUELPH - In memory of Guelph visual artist Jane Graham the Guelph Arts Council offers an annual award to a regional visual artist(s) to pursue professional development opportunities. The 2016 application deadline is Sept. 30 at 4pm.

Lotto winner

Lotto winner

Kendra McFadden of Guelph won $500,000 with Lotto Max Millions in the Aug. 12 draw. The winning ticket was purchased at Zehrs on Kortright Road in Guelph.

Wardens’ caucus working on regional economic development strategy

GUELPH - The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) is working on an economic development strategy to grow the regional economy.

White back on AMO board

WINDSOR - Wellington County councillor Chris White will resume his position as director for the Rural Caucus for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors.

Car shows coming up in Alma, Palmerston this weekend

ALMA - The 2016 Alma Car Show and Swap Meet take place on Aug. 27 at Wallace Cummings Park, Alma from 9am to 2pm.

Impaired driving

Wellington County OPP received a call regarding an erratic driver on Alma Street in Rockwood on Aug. 12 at about 8:25pm. Police say officers located the 2016 Chevrolet on Main Street North, parked partially on a curb just prior to it reversing quickly and parking in a marked spot. Officers spoke to the male driver, conducted a roadside screening device test and transported him to a nearby OPP operations centre for further testing.

Grand Valley man charged after drink tampering

GUELPH - A Grand Valley man has been charged after a woman had something slipped into her drink at a bar here last weekend.
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