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Today's date: Wednesday October 22, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 42
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2014 Municipal Election

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Quickview of Wellington County Wards

Quickview of Wellington County Wards

Image from the weekly Wellington County page of the Wellington Advertiser.

John McCrae to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

GUELPH - Guelph’s John McCrae is one of six “medical heroes” being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015 for contributions to the field of medicine and health sciences.

Local foster families to be honoured for service

GRAND VALLEY - In honour of national foster family week, Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County hosts an annual appreciation dinner to recognize foster parents and the important role they play in the community.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). For information call 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call 1-877-424-1300 or visit www.ontario.ca/omafra.

OPINION Agri-food harvests big benefits for all Ontarians

GUELPH - Agriculture fuels Ontario’s economy. It’s big business for the province, and nobody knows that better than the farmers bringing in the fall harvest or delivering their produce to markets.

Extended winter wheat insurance deadlines

GUELPH - Grain Farmers of Ontario would like to thank Agricorp for extending winter wheat planting dates for insurance.

Candidates report theft, damage of election signs

Candidates report theft, damage of election signs

WELLINGTON CTY. - The OPP warns that stealing or defacing election signs can result in a fine or jail time and they ask anyone witnessing such incidents to report them to police.

County, agencies to investigate coordinated rural transportation system

GUELPH - County staff will facilitate discussions between various agencies providing services in rural areas of Wellington in an effort to find a workable model for a coordinated rural transportation system.

Learning disabilities and anxiety to be explored

GUELPH - Dr. Patricia Peters, a community-based clinical psychologist will discuss the relationship between anxiety and learning disabilities at an event presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County.

Ontario announces more support for seniors’ centres in Guelph

Ontario announces more support for seniors’ centres in Guelph

GUELPH - Ontario is helping Guelph seniors stay healthy, active and connected to their community. The province is providing almost $110,000 to support the Evergreen Seniors’ Centre and the West End Community Centre.

Canadian consortium on neurodegeneration

Canadian consortium on neurodegeneration

WELLINGTON CTY. - The vision of the CCNA is to bring together 20 research teams involving over 340 top Canadian researchers in the field of neurodegenerative diseases affecting cognition such as Alzheimer’s in a collaborative and synergistic space.

BDC launches 35th annual Small Business Week

BDC launches 35th annual Small Business Week

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has launched the BDC Small Business Week 2014 microsite in preparation for the 35th edition of its trademark event.

Get back to basics of business with the ‘foundational five’

Business owners often get so caught up in chaos management, which can be a daily reality, that they forget the core concepts.

Benefits of an up-to-date business plan

Regardless of what you are trying to accomplish - from finding new customers, to keeping great employees, to preparing for Ontario’s new Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) - a properly documented and well-thought-out business plan can only make it easier.

County to save $2.2 million on police costs annually with new billing model

WELLINGTON CTY. - County officials expect policing costs to decrease significantly here over the next five years under the new OPP billing model.

Drinking and driving

Police continued to crack down and lay drinking and driving charges.

‘Big Four’ deaths declining

ORILLIA - Over the Thanksgiving long weekend the OPP joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national campaign focusing on impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and lack of occupant restraint - what police call “the Big Four”.

MPs safe; 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'

MPs safe; 'We can't let people like this intimidate us'

OTTAWA - Local MPs are safe and among those under lockdown at Parliament Hill after shots were fired inside the building and a soldier was reportedly shot at the National War Memorial. "I'm in my office right now … The situation is still unfolding," Chong told the Advertiser by phone about an hour after shots were first reported at Parliament Hill just before 10am. "I don't know much more than you guys do."

GRCA accepting tree orders

CAMBRIDGE - As the leaves fall, it is time for rural landowners to start thinking about ordering trees from the Grand River Conservation Authority for planting next spring.
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Wellington County


Candidates urged to make use of social media
Candidates report theft, damage of election signs
Edmonton murder suspect arrested in Fergus
Township completes water main break repairs
Missing Erin girl located after search
Hearing begins on Municipal Conflict of Interest allegations


Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse


Dave Adsett: More election talk

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