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Today's date: Sunday April 20, 2014 Vol 47 Issue 16
   
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Children’s services hosting NHL raffle

GUELPH - Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County is stepping into the hockey world with the launch of a raffle of authenticated NHL hockey collectibles.

Catholic school board appoints new director of education

GUELPH - Tamara Nugent has been elected the new Director of Education by the Wellington Catholic District School Board of Trustees.

OMAF and MRA Report

A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAF website: www.ontario.ca/omaf and/or the MRA website:

Enhanced access to community exercise and falls prevention classes for seniors

WELLINGTON CTY. - As part of reforms to physiotherapy services, Ontario is increasing access to publicly funded exercise and falls prevention classes across Waterloo Wellington. This will help more seniors stay healthy and independent.

Annual senior summer games

GUELPH - Stay active this season and participate in the Summer Games. This year, Guelph is hosting the 55+ event which includes swimming, tennis, shuffleboard, pickle ball, bocce, badminton and golf.

Canada Garden Day at the University of Guelph

GUELPH - Everyone is invited to tour the gardens of the University of Guelph on June 13, as part of Canada Garden Day, a coast-to-coast celebration of Canada’s unique garden aesthetic.

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

Signs of spring are popping up all over. Snowdrops and new tulip leaves are pushing through in some gardens.

Gardening Fundamentals workshops at The Arboretum, University of Guelph

GUELPH - Gardening Fundamentals is a series of courses designed for both the beginner and experienced gardener.

Blue earn bronze

Blue earn bronze

The Guelph U12R Blue Team (Sharpe Farm Supplies) won the bronze medal in the U12R Blue division at the Western Region Ringette Association Regional Championships.

Communities put on alert due  to rising water in local rivers

Communities put on alert due to rising water in local rivers

WELLINGTON CTY. - Heavy rains and melting snow caused some limited flooding, but little damage in the region. Flood waters that spilled over the banks of the Maitland River in Harriston and the Conestogo River in Drayton were already receding by Monday, officials report.

Teen theatre production sheds light  on suicide and depression

Teen theatre production sheds light on suicide and depression

GUELPH - To Be Determined Theatre Co. is producing John F. Ross’s Senior Acting & Technical Theatre Program’s production of A Permanent Solution... this spring.

Local students take home awards from science, engineering fair

Local students take home awards from science, engineering fair

Wellington County was well represented at the 41st annual Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair, with nine local students taking home awards.

Drinking and driving

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

OPP issue water warning

LONDON - Ontario Provincial Police are issuing a warning to all citizens to stay away from open water during this time of the year.

Community Living caught in funding bind over pay equity issue

GUELPH - Pay increases for some 430 Community Living Guelph Wellington workers are on hold pending a second order from the province’s pay equity commission.

Natural gas access a priority for rural areas, says Liberal candidate Stewart Skinner

LISTOWEL - Perth Wellington provincial Liberal candidate Stewart Skinner is hopeful the next Ontario budget will include funding to expand natural gas infrastructure to un-serviced communities.
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BUZZ

Councillors agree that a plan needed to fix Canada’s housing crunch
Ice storm brush cleanup in Erin
Bowstring bridge across Irvine has cultural/heritage value
BMX Skatepark information session
Victoria Park Senior Centre update
Public forum set to discuss quarry plan
Steve Revell named Erin’s Citizen of the Year
Centre Wellington to provide options to deal with brush from 2013 ice storm

COLUMNISTS

Barrie Hopkins
Bruce Whitestone
Stephen Thorning
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

Dave Adsett: We all need a home

Digital Publications

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 •  Drayton Fair Book
 •  Digital Flyers
 •  Guelph Township Horticultural Society
 •  Highland Games
 •  Inside Wellington Archives
 •  Lions Club Home & Leisure Show
 •  Minding Our Business Archives
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 •  Wellington County Plowing Match
 •  Wellington OPP Annual Reports

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