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Today's date: Wednesday November 25, 2015 Vol 48 Issue 47
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Board defers discussion on cold weather school closures

GUELPH - The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) business operations committee discussion about protocol during frigid temperatures came to a stand still on Nov. 10.

Far and Near album release party for Guelph jazz artist Brenda Lewis

GUELPH - Local jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis will celebrate her hometown (of 25 years) CD release concert for her third jazz album Far and Near at the Diana Downtown on Nov. 21 at 7:30pm.

Study: healthy eating ‘impossible’ financially for some

WELLINGTON CTY. - It costs a local family of four $210 per week to eat healthy food, according to a new public health survey.

Drinking and driving

On Nov. 4 Dufferin County OPP officers were conducting a RIDE Program on Concession 2/3 in the Town of Grand Valley.

Speeders of the Week

On Nov. 9 at 9:40am, Dufferin County OPP officers were conducting speed enforcement on Dufferin Road 109. Police say the officers observed a 2002 Volkswagen that appeared to be travelling above the posted speed limit. The vehicle was allegedly clocked on radar at 135km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Guelph man faces child porn charges

GUELPH - On Nov. 12 members of the Guelph Police Child Exploitation Unit, along with the Waterloo Regional Police Technological Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant at a Speedvale Avenue East home.

Public elementary school teachers ratify new collective agreement

GUELPH - Public elementary school teachers have ratified a collective agreement with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the government.

Breast cancer awareness campaign raises $14,000 across Wellington

WELLINGTON CTY. - Last month, the residents of Wellington County supported the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign raising over $14,000.

City, Métis officials recognize Louis Riel Day

City, Métis officials recognize Louis Riel Day

GUELPH - The Grand River Métis Council commemorated Louis Riel Day on Nov. 16 by flying the Métis flag at Guelph city hall this week.

Tract named for Mac Coutts

Tract named for Mac Coutts

WELLINGTON CTY. - Gordon MacLeod Coutts set the course for the first 25 years of the Grand River Conservation Authority and a property in the northern part of the watershed is being named after him.

Junior Farmers host social evening

Junior Farmers host social evening

WELLINGTON CTY. - The Junior Farmers of Wellington County have had a busy year in community involvement, leadership and social opportunities.

GRCA offers erosion reduction workshops

CAMBRIDGE - Soil erosion can be a slow process, but over the years it leads to tremendous losses for farmers.


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.

Church concert to raise fund for Syrian refugees

GUELPH - On Nov. 22, St. George’s Anglican Church, in Guelph, will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the church’s rector, Reverend Canon Ralph Blackman.

FarmStart offers course on financial management for a viable farm

GUELPH - Farmers are using new strategies to maximize their profit margins and connect with their customers. Often, this lets new farmers establish on smaller farms and use more ecologically sensitive farm practices. But these innovative farmers don’t always have the resources for planning and evaluating financial viability. For farmers who want the financial management skills to plan their future farm business, or evaluate their current one, FarmStart is offering the brand new 3 part Farm Viability Course this winter in Guelph and Chatham-Kent.

Keep view clear, police urge

Wellington County OPP are urging drivers to clear their windshields of frost, ice and snow.
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Wellington County


Former local pastor invited to attend UN climate change conference
Centre Wellington offers comments on Nestlé Waters’ proposed pumping test
Council hears both sides of Sunday hunting debate
Board defers discussion on cold weather school closures
Study: healthy eating ‘impossible’ financially for some
Puslinch firefighters will honour fallen former Canadian soldier on Friday


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